• A piece of New Zealand’s artistic kaleidoscope?

    Elsewhere Artists are considered economic icons and cultural ambassadors.  In New Zealand, what role do they play in contributing to the artistic landscape? And what can New Zealand do to tap into the talent that is in our backyard?

  • Young, vivacious and rocking the world

    If you are considering grooming the next generation of leaders for your community, this workshop will inspire you with diverse leadership initiatives.

  • Spotlight on the world’s coolest little capital

    Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon, Wellington City Council

    Interview with Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon, Wellington City Council
    Ian McKinnon, QSO JP BCom, Dip Ed Auck

  • Journeys connecting diverse worlds

    This session will highlight leadership journeys embarked upon by a community-minded entrepreneur, an active representative from the voluntary sector and a pan-ethnic leader.  They will discuss success strategies and narrate their contribution to their communities and the wider New Zealand society.

  • Melissa Lee, List MP and Parliamentary Private Secretary for Ethnic Affairs

    Photograph of Melissa Lee, List MP

    List MP Melissa Lee is the Parliamentary Private Secretary for Ethnic Affairs, and is Deputy Chair of the Social Services Select Committee. Born in Korea, she grew up in Malaysia before moving to Australia and finally settling in New Zealand with her family in 1988. She has an MA Honours (First Class) in Communication Studies and has worked extensively in the print and broadcast sector.

  • EthnicA Conference 2013 - Wellington Programme

    Programme for EthnicA Wellington 2013
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    Venue: Wellington Town Hall
    109 Wakefield Street

  • Tightropes and Triumphs – leading in the Muslim community

    Leadership within a community group is always complex and challenging. For leaders like Dr Anwar Ghani, satisfying both the needs of his own Muslim community and the wider New Zealand community has involved a careful balancing act. Ethnic Affairs Director Mervin Singham  talks with Dr Ghani about his growth as leader and how he has dealt with the challenges.  

  • Sisters are doing it for themselves: Women and leadership

    National Operations Manager, Lucy Liang leads a conversation with Sina Wendt-More with a focus on women who aspire to leadership roles and power dynamics between genders and ethnicities. The conversation will look at Sina's personal life journey and how she has managed to apply these important life lessons to the leadership programme.

  • The Elephant in the Room: Leading ethnic diversity in the workplace.

    The interactive session will present the latest evidence-based information around leadership competencies and ethnic diversity management.

  • Your future is safe with us – Office of Ethnic Affairs young leaders speak

    In 2012 Office of Ethnic Affairs started its Youth Leaders Auckland Pilot Programme. Ten diverse young people were selected and put through a 9-month leadership training programme. At EthnicA Auckland these young people will take the stage and facilitate an interactive dialogue about Leadership, its challenges for youth, and ways of overcoming these.  They are also passionate about Auckland and its future  and share their views on what they think the city should look like in 20 years and how they would bring this about.