Leadership Network Social Enterprise Hui

The Foundation is offering up to 15 places for Leadership Network members to attend the Social Enterprise Hui in Akaroa on Saturday 30 September 2017.

Applications have now closed

A photo looking out across Akaroa Harbour with a wharf in the foreground

This is an opportunity for members to connect with those interested in social enterprise and to learn more about the sector.

The event will leverage off the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) held in Christchurch from 27-29 September, and the presence of a delegation of Southeast Asian social entrepreneurs in New Zealand through the ASEAN Young Business Leaders Initiative.

The event will focus on building connections and team building, a panel session on social enterprise both in New Zealand and Asia, and a session on the Individual Leadership Pathway. The Foundation’s executive director, Simon Draper will attend.

Participants will fly into Christchurch on Friday 29 September where you will also take part in an interactive session on social enterprise in Southeast Asia led by Leadership Network members currently based in Myanmar and the Philippines. You will then travel to the Hui, which will take place over the course of Saturday 30 September.

Participants are not expected to be experts on social enterprise. Preference will be given to members in Christchurch already attending SEWF.

All costs associated with attending the Social Enterprise Hui (return [seat only] travel, meals, planned activities, accommodation) will be met by the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Participants will be responsible for getting to and from their local airport, and any other personal spending money.

Application process

Applications have now closed

Selection criteria

Up to 15 places are available for network members based in New Zealand. Offshore members will be considered, although the Foundation will only meet the equivalent cost of a New Zealand flight. We will not reimburse people for flights already booked.

As places and funding for the Social Enterprise Hui are limited, a selection process will take place. Preference will be given to network members who:

  • can demonstrate a genuine interest in learning about social enterprise
  • are connected and engaged in the network and with the Foundation
  • are attending the Social Enterprise World Forum
  • can demonstrate how this training fits in your Individual Leadership Pathway assessment of growth.

If you have any questions, in the first instance please refer to the FAQs. If your query is not answered here, contact Adam.