for all Rotarians seeking to grow their leadership skills in Rotary, business and life.
Monday 15 October 2012
Friday 12 October 1.00pm to Sunday 14 October 1.30pm - Rotary Institute, optional, but highly
recommended (see below)
Sunday 14 October 2.00-5.00pm- Future Vision Seminar, optional, no charge (see below)
Monday 15 October 2012 - 8.30 for 9.00am to 5.15pm Future Leaders’ Seminar, followed
by an optional, but highly recommended, dinner
Ascot Park Hotel, Corner of Tay Street and Racecourse Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
Who can attend
The Seminar is open to all Rotarians who would like to learn more about the current issues in Rotary and about
developing their leadership skills in Rotary at all levels (in the club, district and above), the volunteer environment and
For districts – This is an ideal chance to encourage the professional development of Rotarians who the district would
like to see take on future responsibilities at district level– that’s succession planning!
For clubs – Who in your club is an up and coming leader? Encourage them to register for this Seminar.
For individual Rotarians – You do not have to be nominated by your district or club – you can “nominate” yourself,
so register today.
Rotarians may only attend a Future Leaders’ Seminar once.
Seminar and dinner: $75 – it’s strongly recommended that Seminar participants also make the most of the
opportunity to socialise and network over dinner
Seminar only $45 (includes tea break refreshments and lunch)
Any other costs, including Rotary Institute, transport and accommodation (if applicable) are additional to the
All costs are payable in advance according to the registration terms. In some cases, the cost of the seminar may be
refundable from the district or club.
How to register
Go towww.rotaryinstitute.org.nz and use the Future Leaders’ Registration Form (not the general Rotary Institute
Registration Form which doesn’t include Future Leaders).
Note: Rotarians who are not current, past or incoming Rotary International officers (Governors) can only attend Rotary
Institute (see explanation below) if they also register and attend the Future Leaders’ Seminar.
Future Leaders’ Seminar: Smart casual
Rotary Institute: Men a jacket please
Future Leaders’ Seminar Background
The inaugural Future Leaders’ Seminar was held in association with the combined Zones 7B and 8 Rotary Institute in
Brisbane, Australia in November 2011. There were 156 registrants, of which 26 were from New Zealand and Pacific
Islands Rotary districts. It is interesting to note that 13 out of the 25 districts represented have since appointed their
District Governor Nominee from Future Leaders’ Seminar participants.
The Future Leaders’ Seminar and Rotary Institute are separately and jointly experiences not previously available to
Rotarians before last year. These Rotary doors have now opened…
Future Leaders’ Seminar Programme
The Seminar is a fast-paced interactive day of shared ideas, presentations by leaders from the highest levels of Rotary
International and The Rotary Foundation plus other community and business speakers with a special message to inspire.
The programme includes a mix of plenaries and discussion groups.
The aims of the Seminar are to:
Inspire a hunger for leadership and motivate future leaders
Create an excitement about Rotary – to encourage leaders in our clubs and districts
Open up the wider world of Rotary and to show the internationality of Rotary
Revitalise Rotary – help shape the future of Rotary in our clubs and districts, to foster a “let’s go and make a
All presenters are successful business people and some also have Rotary roles. Their topics include:
Opening Address – The Value of Leadership to Business, Rotary and Life. Presenters: PDG Bob Aitken, followed by
Leadership in the Electronic Age by Past President Mark Wallace, then Rotary International Director John Boag
Vision – the ability to reflect upon the current situation, identify a preferred future, take calculated risks, and / or
use initiative to develop an approach or way forward that aligns with Rotary’s beliefs and values. Presenter:
Immediate Past RI Director Stuart Heal
Communication – the ability to communicate the vision in a way that has people “buy” into it. Presenter: RI Zone
Rotary Coordinator PDG Rob Crabtree
Passion – the ability to maintain a high level of energy and focus on the vision/approach, directing action towards
this, bringing others along with you. Presenters: Tangaroa (‘T’) Walker, Ahuwhenau Young Maori Trainee/Cadet of
the Year and Mat Jackson, Owner of Mash Catering Ltd
Commitment – the ability to work towards the vision. Presenters: Giselle McLachlan, Lawyer and Director and Nick
Jeffrey, Chief Executive of Cycling Southland
Action – the ability to make decisions and take action, maintaining these over time. Presenter: RI Zone Public Image
Coordinator PDG Howard Tong
The programme also includes four Breakout discussion sessions to further develop concepts presented in the Plenaries.
Rotary Zone Institutes are annual meetings of current, past and incoming officers of Rotary International (i.e. District
Governors, Past District Governors, District Governors Elect and District Governors Nominee and their partners). The
Rotary International Director can also invite others to attend as observers– in this case, RI Director John Boag has
invited Future Leaders’ Seminar participants.
Rotary Institutes provide updates on Rotary International and Rotary Foundation policies and programmes, and are a
participative learning environment to help inspire attendees to continue leadership and service. Like the Future
Leaders’ Seminar, the speaker programme is highquality – for example, one keynote speaker will be the Christchurch
Student Volunteer Army Founder Sam Johnston.
For Future Leaders' Seminar participants, this is a rare opportunity to experience the internationality of Rotary, while
meeting and socialising with these senior Rotary leaders from around the world, including Rotary International
President Elect Ron Burton, Steve Brown, Vice Chair & Trustee of the RI Foundation and Joe Brownlee, RI Future Vision
Launch Manager to name a few.
Go towww.rotaryinstitute.org.nz for further information.
Future Vision Seminar (The Rotary Foundation)
This is an optional, no charge seminar run by Steve Brown, Vice Chair and Trustee of The Rotary Foundation and Joe
Brownlee, RI Future Vision Launch Manager to give an update on the workings and benefits of the incoming Future
You need to separately register for this Future Vision Seminar. Further details see theflyer at
Future Leaders' Seminar District Contacts
9910, 9920, 9930 & 9940: PDG Beryl Robinson 021 652 802 /firstname.lastname@example.org
9970: PDG Margaret Reeve 027 208 1032 /email@example.com
9980: PDG Lionel Wilson 027 227 9785 /LWilsonfamily@xtra.co.nz
Registration processing and payment enquiries: Institute Treasurer PDG John Henderson as per the Future Leaders'
Full contact details are available onwww.rotarysouthpacific.org (you will need to log on)We look forward to you joining us at the Future Leaders' Seminar