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Together with Future Foundations, we invited students aged 11-18 to attend a virtual leadership weekend from 11-13 November.

The leadership weekend included two strands:

  • COBIS GSL World Catalyst – For students who were starting their journey as a social leader.
  • COBIS GSL Accelerator – For graduates of previous Catalyst programmes who were looking to further develop their social action skills.

The courses ran simultaneously, and provided students with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, future world of work skills and learn about the United Nations Global Goals. The courses also provided students with effective strategies to manage their wellbeing. 

Participants were invited to take on an independent challenge with a focus on People or the Planet. This 30 day or 60 day period (depending on whether they took part in the Catalyst or Accelerator course) was an opportunity for participants take positive action and support an organisation or cause that they are passionate about. You can view a selection of last year's participants' independent challenges here.

Students celebrated their achievements together at a virtual joint graduation ceremony on 26 January 2023. 

The programme has been designed by Future Foundations and the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute.