MONDAY 22 July 2019, 2.30 – 5.30pm
Foundation North


How can we build hope, courage and aroha in a time of healing?


As a movement of leaders across the full diversity of Aotearoa, Leadership New Zealand is committed to building an inclusive society in which all people feel they belong - a society in which aroha, manaakitanga and kotahitanga underpin our lives.

Recent events in Ōtautahi, Christchurch (and the actions and commentary that have followed) have shaken people’s beliefs about race relations in New Zealand. This has raised important questions about inclusion and our identity - who we want to become as individuals, communities and a nation.

In this year of Daring Leadership, we believe there is an urgent call to challenge racism, bigotry and discrimination, so we can learn more about each other. We must open our arms, hearts and minds to have the tough conversations, be courageous and share stories.


So, how do we build hope, courage and aroha in a time of healing?

Get ready to explore Daring Leadership at this inclusive afternoon workshop that embraces individual and collective reflection, sharing and sense making.

In true Leadership NZ style, this mind-and-heart stretching experience will enable and empower you to:

  • challenge your relationship with race (how it impacts on your attitudes, decisions and behaviours)

  • find new ways to have courageous conversations about race in your workplace, family and communities of influence to create societal change

  • move forward with hope, courage and aroha to build a more tolerant and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand

The afternoon will be expertly facilitated by Louise Marra, Programme Director for The New Zealand Leadership Programme and Dr. Matthew Farry, Director of the South Pacific Institute for Courageous Conversation, allowing you to explore unfamiliar territory with bravery and courage.

Light refreshments available on arrival.
Drinks and canapés served post-workshop

Places are strictly limited.
tickets will sell fast.

Truly daring leaders must be prepared to be vulnerable and listen without interrupting. We need leaders with empathy, self-awareness and self-love because who we are is how we lead.
— Sina Wendt

YOur Facilitators

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Louise Marra

Louise is Programme Director of The NZ Leadership Programme, a partner of Spirited Leadership and also the founder of Unity House.

Her leadership experience has spanned a broad range of sectors having held senior roles within Government, the private sector, philanthropy and the NGO sector. Louise has her coaching and development practice which brings together facilitation, meditation, mindfulness, nature-based programmes, yoga, qi gong, transpersonal psychology and shadow work.

Dr. Matthew Farry

Dr. Matthew Farry

Matthew is Director of the South Pacific Institute for Courageous Conversation. A committed educator and practitioner of racial equity, Matthew was Unitec’s first Equity and Diversity Manager for seven years. Under his leadership, the Institute for Courageous Conversation and its innovative protocol were first established in Aotearoa New Zealand.

we must be daring to create change, be the change – daring to challenge and stamp out racism, bigotry and all forms of discrimination.
— Sina Wendt

Hosted by


Leadership NZ

Founded in 2003, Leadership NZ has a vision to enrich New Zealand through active leadership in connected communities. Our purpose is to build an exceptional leadership culture that celebrates resilient, courageous and authentic leaders. We have a proud legacy of leadership education on the basis of diversity of perspective. Our two Programmes (The NZ Leadership Programme and The Mana Moana Experience) empower leaders to effect and transform positive social, economic and cultural change across society.





Foundation North’s vision, as the community trust for Auckland and Northland, is to enhance the lives of all the people of our region.

Our Ethnic Diversity Strategy is all about building connections - to respond to the aspirations of diverse communities, and find innovative and collaborative ways to create social cohesion, diversity and inclusion



The Institute for Courageous Conversation (South Pacific) was launched in 2016 in Aotearoa New Zealand. The first of its kind, the Institute was the inspired offspring of a unique partnership between the President of Pacific Educational Group, Founder and Author, Mr. Glenn Singleton, and academic and practitioner of racial equity, Dr. Matthew Farry. COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION is the Group’s award-winning protocol for effectively engaging, sustaining and deepening interracial dialogue to address racial disparities through compassionate, authentic, and effective interracial dialogue.