Become an effective leader while having a social impact.
Rethinking What's Possible (RWP) is a hands-on half-day workshop that will enable you to unlock your mindset, inspire you to overcome challenges you're facing, and empower you to become an effective leader.
The workshop is anchored in The Hunger Project’s 5-step methodology to effective leadership, which was developed as a result of needing to create sustainable solutions to end global hunger, beyond aid and food. Through this methodology, we partner with people living in hunger. We support them to become leaders that are nimble, resilient and willing to take risks. We empower them so they can inspire and motivate others to create generational change and sustainably end hunger and poverty in their communities.
The reality is that this kind of leadership is required everywhere - from the plains of Africa to the cities of New Zealand. Which is how these RWP workshops came about. If this approach can empower people to end their own hunger, imagine what it can do for leadership here in Aotearoa!
This is leadership development with a feel-good factor. While you’re refining your skills as a leader, you are also developing leaders in countries impacted by chronic hunger and poverty as ticket proceeds are reinvested in our global people and community development programmes.
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How is RWP different from other leadership workshops?
At the core of this workshop are the insights we share. They are based on the work that we do in India, Bangladesh, Africa and Latin America, where hunger and poverty is at their worst, and where our leadership development methodology has reached 15.9 million people.
RWP is not textbook learning.Using a combination of storytelling, 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 who, against all odds, are shifting beliefs and creating significant change.
We intentionally facilitate the workshop in a small group setting to enable an interactive learning environment. It’s an opportunity to step out of your everyday world to be inspired by the stories of courageous real life leaders and rethink new possibilities for you personally and professionally.
Who is RWP for?
This leadership development programme is specifically designed for emerging leaders who want to become more effective in influencing, motivating and inspiring others. The workshop also benefits those who are at a career or development stage where they are seeking clarity and practical tools to define their next steps.
What you'll get out of RWP.
- Practical tools to improve leadership, communication and management skills.
- The ability to reframe challenges and ultimately rethink what’s possible for yourself personally and professionally.
- A better understanding of your own leadership style and barriers that may be holding you back from achieving your leadership potential.
- Inspiration and motivation from the stories of courageous real life leaders.
- A unique learning environment which combines storytelling, personal reflection, group shares and facilitated conversation.
- A set of actions to get you to where you want to be!
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 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 a 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
I was one of those people that was a little skeptical at first but was quickly converted. I think the stories were so powerful that you’d be hard pressed to forget the key learnings from the day.
The workshop took me out of my day to day, made me think about how my mindset can impact my life and gave me a fresh perspective on some great practical tools.
I feel I can lead with purpose, that I am the architect of my work and personal life.
Have been to a lot of workshops over the years but have found this to be the most connected for me.
I came to find my purpose. I left with a plan on how I might find it.
Allesha - RWP Jul 2019
It was extremely inspiring! It’s astonishing how much each one of us can achieve and the change we can bring.
Sweta - RWP Jul 2019
The stories were so valuable to me as they applied more than the textbook descriptions and analogies to what we were discussing. It was also really inspiring to hear about women who had basically nothing but that didn’t stop them.
Brittany - RWP Jul 2019
Was challenged to get out of my comfort zone, look at myself from a different perspective, really rethink leadership and learn how to cultivate a growth mindset - from the most beautiful and unlikely leaders!
Amanda - RWP Jul 2019
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.