Fo­rum on de­vel­op­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of lead­ers

South Waikato News - - Community Cookbook - FRANCES FER­GU­SON

Like-minded peo­ple with a drive to shape the district’s fu­ture lead­ers were chal­lenged, in­spired and en­ter­tained at a com­mu­nity fo­rum.

Held at Am­is­field Pri­mary School a ‘‘Teacher Only Day’’, had pro­fes­sion­als, com­mu­nity lead­ers, teach­ers and par­ents come to­gether to learn and share ideas.

Guest speak­ers in­cluded psy­chol­o­gist Nigel Latta and peo­ple in­ter­preter and au­thor Ali­son Mooney.

Prin­ci­pal Bex Kil­go­ur­said the goal was to en­gage the wider com­mu­nity so they could be a part of the learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

‘‘I wanted to pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity to have ac­cess to speak­ers. It’s bring­ing the out­side into our com­mu­nity.’’

Kil­gour said the day’s learn­ing was about per­spec­tive and be­ing able to ap­ply strengths to get the best out of each other.

‘‘It’s about be­ing able to ap­ply your strengths so that it com­ple­ments those around you.’’

Spe­cial­is­ing in iden­ti­fy­ing dif­fer­ent per­son­al­ity types, Ali­son Mooney shared in­for­ma­tion on how par­ents and teach­ers could bet­ter un­der­stand chil­dren.

Get­ting ed­u­ca­tors to think about pur­pose and why they are train­ing chil­dren was at the core of Nigel Latta’s speech.

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