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Young Maori Leaders' Conference 2007

YMLC 2007 Call for Papers

'Take Up the Challenge' Young Maori Leaders' Conference 2007 23 & 24 October 2007, The Wellington Town Hall

The F.I.R.S.T. Foundation / Tuatahi Nga Kaitaunaki is calling for abstracts from interested people who wish to deliver papers at the eighth YMLC in October

Much of Aotearoa's beliefs, policies and laws are based on a mindset which is unsuited to the growing diversity of our future. New Zealand is destined to become: A Member of the Pacific Community; Part of the Asian Neighborhood and actively functioning in a Diverse and Inter-Dependent World.

ABSTRACTS, in Maori or English, and not exceeding 350 words, are invite on the general themes below:

a.. Challenging and/or Successful Leadership

b.. Rangatiratanga and Mana Whakahaere

c.. Maori Leadership in Iwi, Regional and National Strategies

d.. Future Leadership Succession

e.. Leadership Training, Models, Case Studies and Diversity,

f.. Te Reo Maori: Leadership, Goals and Strategies

g.. Maori Leaders in Business; Economy; Education; Community; Polity and Society

Abstracts should be received by 10th June 2007 at ymlc2007@firstfound.org or by post at YMLC2007, F.I.R.S.T. Foundation, P O Box 1078, Shortland Street, Auckland. Notification of acceptances will be sent by 30 June 2007. For further information visit our website at www.firstfound.org

a.. At YMLC conferences committed young Maori hear, examine, present and discuss complex issues that affect their lives, their employment, their whanau, iwi and communities now and in the future.

b.. YMLC offers unparalleled chances to discuss both shared and alternative beliefs and visions and to strengthen networks which can become an exciting opportunity to effect positive change for Maori and for New Zealand.

c.. Participants and their sponsoring employers and iwi benefit from this innovative, stimulating and innervating conference for Maori leaders aged around 20 - 40 yrs.

d.. Leadership growth and development is not confined to one sector but is measurably portable between iwi, community, business and employment.

e.. Employers should make this an opportunity for leadership development for Maori employees where the Maori-friendly context and environment will bring out their best traits.


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