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Teamwork was the catch word for the Waimakariri Youth
Council last week as they held a session devoted to bringing the group together
in the council chambers.
The Youth Council members were guided by Emma Chivers, a
strength network accredited coach, who helped them through the process of
discovering their individual strengths and how they could use these to assist
with building up the team.
understand each other’s strengths and working together is important for the
team as they get to know each other,” WDC Youth Development Facilitator Leanne
“This is especially
so at the moment as we have six new members in the team!”
Councillors were supported at the session by Mayor David Ayers, and Councillors
Dan Gordon and Wendy Doody.
This year the team
will be working on updating the Youth Development Strategy for Waimakariri.
As part of this
work, they are aiming to gather the thoughts of other young people around the
District to hear their hopes for the future.
training session is one of the first steps in that process and it received the
thumbs up from the participants.
“It was good to find out everybody’s strengths, strong points
and weaknesses,” one of the Youth Councillors says.
“I was surprised to find people with similar strengths. The
training and team building work helps you to understand how other Youth Council
Name: Leanne Bayler
Phone: 0800 965 468