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Creating a place where talent wants to live

MCGUINNESS INSTITUTE MEDIA RELEASE 3 MARCH 2014


TalentNZ goes nationwide: Creating a place where talent wants to live.

The McGuinness Institute announces its next step in the TalentNZ project – a March 2014 tour throughout New Zealand meeting Members of Parliament, City Mayors, Councillors and other interested parties through a mix of private and public meetings.

Wendy McGuinness, chief executive, states that “the TalentNZ project builds on the thinking of Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision of making New Zealand ‘a place where talent wants to live’ – a vision first spoken at the 2011 StrategyNZ workshop hosted by the Institute.”

The 2013 TalentNZ Journal: Creating a place where talent want to live – “was our way of learning from 30 kiwis about how New Zealand might best implement Sir Paul's vision – the creation of a talent-ased economy. From this work it became apparent that the potential initiatives could be divided into four integrated work streams, what we have called four pillars: grow, attract, retain and connect talent.”

“The 2014 TalentNZ Tour builds on the learnings from the Journal – that cities and towns that have the vision, the tools and the commitment, are likely to be great places to live in five years' time.

Therefore our focus is on how best to identify and communicate the tools that work. This is why the Tour will report on the latest research on talent and, most importantly, will be a collaborative exercise to create a TalentNZ: Menu of Initiatives that focuses on how to create a talent-based economy.”

At each public event Wendy McGuinness will give a short introduction about the TalentNZ project, explaining what we mean by ‘talent’ and how this translates to connecting talent in local cities and towns across New Zealand as a whole. This will be followed by a brief discussion and a Q&A session with a number of the 2013 TalentNZ Journal interviewees. Koha drinks and nibbles will be available afterwards where you can discuss the ideas presented.

As the late Sir Paul Callaghan said:

So my take is, we simply push on, ignoring the pessimism, and lead by example. Then suddenly we find ourselves surrounded by success and telling ourselves that it was always meant to be this way.

[ENDS]

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