Conference 2022 in Otautahi Christchurch.

Lianne Dalziel - the Christchurch mayor since October 2013 spoke to us about leadership through adversity. Referencing schools as the heart of their community she talked about the increasingly challenging times we live in - for Otautahi - earthquakes, rebuilding the city, March 15th and Covid. Events however are situations that can create leaders, but also where leaders show leadership. Liane talked about Community (relationship between people) - Resilience (being able to adapt) and Leadership (the mark of character). In regards to Otautahi she referenced JK Rowling when writing Harry Potter in the coffee shop - "rock bottom is a solid foundation to rebuild from".