Rethinking What's Possible September 2019

This is a truly unique workshop that explores the fundamental characteristics of effective leadership told through the lens of the world’s most unlikely leaders who, against all odds, are shifting beliefs and creating significant change. You'll be challenged to re-think traditional leadership models, gain a fresh perspective on leading in the 21st century, and discover the tools to unlock your leadership edge.

Thu 19th Sep 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
GridAKL Event Space | John Lysaght Building | 101 Pakenham Street West | Wynyard Quarter |

Businesses have moved on from needing to prepare for when change will happen to riding the change wave – because change is a given.

The advent of AI, agile and design thinking models, reducing margins and significant sector competition all require a new breed of employee that is nimble, self-reliant and confident. Responding to the different market disruptors and anticipating the future impacts has required each of us to reimagine our approaches to product and service development, breeding a new tribe of unlikely leaders that break the mold of traditional structures.

Why RWP?

We understand the world around us is changing at a rapid pace. Organisations are being asked to do more with less, budgets are being reduced and resources feel scarce and limited. Consumers are demanding a new way of doing business where purpose is combined with profit, employees want to be engaged in meaningful work and measured on the difference they make, not just to the bottom line but to the community and environment around them.

That's why we created Rethinking What's Possible (RWP), a fresh, interactive and unique learning and development opportunity that supports:

  • Personal and professional development. We're passionate about developing leaders who thrive through change and disruption.
  • Corporate social responsiblity and sustainability. We're a registered charity committed to the sustainable end of hunger; by participating in our workshops you're enabling us to continue our work in ending world hunger. 
  • Organisational engagement. Attending our workshops enhances organisational social licence to your stakeholders - your customers, shareholders, employees and society as a whole. 

What is RWP?

RWP is a half-day workshop anchored in The Hunger Project's 5-step Methodology to Effective Leadership. It is a practical framework that allows you to reframe challenges and ultimately rethink what's possible for yourself and your organisation. 

Developed over 40 years, our methodology unlocks people’s leadership potential, enhances personal (and organisational) performance, and ultimately enables individuals, groups and communities to successfully navigate change.

Using our methodology, story telling, personal reflection, group shares and facilitated conversation we explore the fundamental characteristics of effective leadership through the lens of the world’s most unlikely leaders. People whom, against all odds, are shifting beliefs and creating significant change.

RWP is not text book learning. We intentionally facilitate RWP in a small group setting to enable an interactive learning environment. It is an opportunity to step out of your everyday world, be inspired by the stories of courageous real life leaders and rethink new possibilities for purposeful performance.

What will you gain from RWP?

This workshop will help you:

  • Examine mindsets and limiting beliefs that stop you from achieving leadership potential.
  • Identify and articulate what leadership means, regardless of job title.
  • Unlock leadership for the 21st century and be ready to face change and disruption. 
  • Set an achievable and sustaining vision for the leader you want to be.
  • Commit to actions needed to get you where you want to be!

Who is RWP for?

Individuals who are:

  • Managing a team and looking for new ways to unleash their own and their group's potential.

  • At a career or development stage where they are seeking new and unique ways to define their next leadership edge.

  • Looking to expand their personal voice and influence in an impactful manner.

People & Culture or Learning & Development leads or influencers who are:

  • Seeking a truly unique programme to take back to their organisation.

  • Seeking ways to unlock capacity, courage and resilience across all levels of their organisation.

  • Looking for a leadership development opportunity with social licence - building leaders not just for your business, but for the end of hunger.


What other NZ leaders are saying about RWP.

 “I’ve had the chance to work with The Hunger Project team on a number of occasions and I always find it incredibly rewarding, empowering and motivating. This is not your run-of-the-mill classroom learning.

For me it’s the impactful stories they share and the realisation that change comes from mindset shifts and community collaboration. Their passion for what they do is tangible and the connection to the achievement of reaching their purpose is powerful. I would highly recommend their programme.”

Sharron Botica, Chief Customer Officer, AIA & Sovereign

“The Hunger Project is not only a great cause that is changing the lives of millions of people living in hunger, it is also changing the lives of leaders globally. They have taken the well documented leadership training programmes being used around the world and are offering them in New Zealand. 

The feedback from the FlexiGroup New Zealand team who undertook the half-day workshop is that it is one of the most valuable and inspirational courses they have ever done. Everyone gets something different from the programme - personally the leadership programme has changed how I approach problem solving and has given me better perspective on real issues versus manufactured problems. 

I highly recommend the programme for anyone looking to inspire their team while challenging how they can work together better to create better outcomes.”

Chris Lamers Chief Executive Officer, FlexiGroup NZ

Meet your RWP facilitators.

Lisa Gunnery


Lisa is a management consultant with the ISB network of consultants in New Zealand. She has more than 25 years of experience within the health sector both here and overseas and has held a number of senior executive roles within the industry.  

In 2014 Lisa took part in one of our Leadership Programmes. From that experience, her view of the world, her potential and her outlook, were reshaped and transformed. Since then she has dedicated herself to sharing the work of The Hunger Project and in assisting others to grow their leadership and resilience in these demanding times.

Her belief, and that of The Hunger Project, is that everyone is capable of transformation that sees them achieve their goals. 



Darrin is a strategic shaper and weaver with a career built in strategy, leadership and transformation over the last twenty years.

He is passionate about the work of the Hunger Project, having been selected to be part of the 2016 leadership programme in India. This experience gave Darrin the belief that traditional leadership programmes fail to really connect. To solve problems like ending world hunger, we need to think differently, and lead differently.  

Darrin is an energetic facilitator with experience running a wide range of workshops and leadership programmes, as well as being a Trustee of the Hunger Project New Zealand.


If you require an invoice to purchase tickets to Rethinking What's Possible, please email by 13th September 2019 and request an invoice for payment. Payment must be received by 18th September 2019 to confirm your place at the workshop. 

Workshop Details.

Price: $495 per person (incl GST).

What's included: Morning tea and 1 follow up coaching session.

Where: Auckland CBD

When: Thursday 19 September 2019 | 9am - 1pm


  • 9am - Arrival.
  • 9.15am - Workshop starts.
  • 10.30am - Morning tea.
  • 1.00pm - Workshop ends.

Can't attend RWP September but interested in a future workshop?


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