Very excited to announce that this year we are running scholarships in conjunction with Fairfax Media – there are four up for grabs and if you win, you get an all-expenses-paid trip to Fiji to the Nurture Change Business Retreat in November! Did we mention you’ll be staying at the luxurious 5-star InterContinental Golf Resort & Spa? And that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with NZ’s most dynamic business people?!
Read on for more information on the scholarships and prizes. Good luck!
Corporate wellness event Nurture Change Business Retreat is giving away four opportunities to get up close and personal with some of New Zealand’s best business minds.
Now in its second year, the five-day event held at a luxury retreat in Fiji is designed to help corporates recharge, learn, network and be inspired.
Founded by Sunday Star Times columnist and business coach Zac de Silva and lifestyle entrepreneur Steve Pirie, Nurture Change has 13 confirmed speakers including top business people, an Olympic gold medallist, authors and health experts.
Nurture Change founders Stephen Pirie and Zac de Silva selected speakers who have experienced ups and downs along their journey to success.
The organisers are hoping to attract 250 guests to this year’s event being held at the five star InterContinental Golf Resort & Spa from November 2 to November 6.
Nurture Change is giving away four “scholarships” worth around $4500 each. Each scholarship covers airfares for one person, four nights accommodation, including breakfast, lunch & dinner (excluding drinks), access to the speaker, health and wellness and morning fitness sessions and question and answer sessions with business leaders.
To enter applicants need to explain in 250 words why they deserve to be awarded a scholarship.
De Silva said a scholarship will be given to an applicant from each the following categories: under 25s, education, innovation and general.
Speakers at Nurture Change this year include businesswoman Diane Foreman, Icebreaker founder Jeremy Moon and Olympic gold medallist Hamish Carter.
Foreman is the founder and owner of the Emerald Group, which last year sold its its subsidiary Emerald Foods, which included brands such as Killinchy Gold, Movenpick and New Zealand Natural, to an overseas company.
Foreman was 2009 New Zealand entrepreneur of the year, was named by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful women in Asia in 2014 and was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business.
Last year she released her book In the Arena – a guide for what it takes to succeed in business. Her Nurture Change presentation will focus on how to build a company that takes on the world.
Moon will present on how to succeed as a New Zealand exporter – something he is well-versed in having built merino clothing company Icebreaker from the ground up. The company now has more than 450 employees worldwide, with offices in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Moon now works as Icebreaker’s executive chairman and creative director, focusing on product innovation, brand and marketing.
He was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in 2008 for his services to business and chairs the Government’s Better By Design group.
Carter – a former Olympic gold medallist – will discuss how to reset the clock when things don’t go to plan.
Carter has competed on the international triathlon circuit for 15 years. He has won 13 world cup races, a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
He was awarded Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours list of 2004/2005.
De Silva said they had a long list of speakers they would like to have present at the event over the next three or four years.
“They’re quite varied in different topics so you get a good sprinkling of stuff,” de Silva said.
Pirie said speakers openly shared what mistakes they had made which provided useful learning for guests.
“We wanted people with runs on the board who have experienced the ups and downs,” Pirie said.
This year Nurture Change has released an app, which allows guests to know who is attending the event and includes their contact details.
It also allows guests to submit questions to speakers and message other guests.
“It’s just a way to know who’s there, communicate, give feedback and be more well informed on what’s happening,” De Silva said.
ARE YOU LOOKING TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL? OR DO YOU HAVE A CORPORATE CHALLENGE AND NEED TO TAKE TIME OUT TO FIND A SOLUTION?
Our fabulous business retreat scholarship winners will be able to kick back and take time out to focus on their goals, while enjoying some well-earned rest and relaxation at the same time.
FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE WON WORTH $4,500 EACH INCLUDE:
* Airfares for one person
* Four nights accommodation, including breakfast, lunch & dinner (excl.drinks)
* Access to the speaker, health and wellness and morning fitness sessions
* Q&A sessions with business leaders* Access to a social network within the resort
TO ENTER: Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us in 250 words why would deserve to be awarded a scholarship. Mark your emailed entries clearly NURTURE CHANGE in the subject banner AND INCLUDE THE CATEGORY. Businesses are permitted to enter one, more than one or all categories.
Entries close Midday, Monday, July 18, 2016. Only one entry per person. Winners must be available to depart New Zealand from either Auckland or Christchurch on November 2, 2016 and return on November 6, 2016. For full terms and conditions go to Stuff.co.nz.
Competition Terms and Conditions:
1. Information on how to enter and the prize(s) form part of these terms and conditions. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
2. ELIGIBILITY: Employees and their immediate families of Fairfax NZ Limited are not eligible to enter.
3. HOW TO ENTER: Entry is by email only and accessed via email@example.com.
4. DATES: The Nurture Change Business Retreat competition closes on Monday July 18th, 2016 at 12 noon.
5. PRIZE DELIVERY: Fairfax is not liable for damage to prizes sent by post or courier.
6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The winner will be contacted using details provided.
7. THE PROMOTER: is Stuff.co.nz and the Sunday-Star-Times, Fairfax publications, with its registered office at Level 7, Spark Central, 42-52 Willis Street, Wellington (“The Promoter”).
8. NO CORRESPONDENCE: The decision regarding the Winners is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
9. NOT REDEEMABLE: The prizes are not transferable, exchangeable nor redeemable for cash.
10. INFORMATION: By entering the Competition, winners agree to their names being published.
11. OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES: Competition entries become the property of Fairfax New Zealand Limited and Nurture Change, which will keep the personal information it holds about entrants confidential and will not disclose it to third parties.
12. NO LIABILITY: The Promoter and its associated agencies & companies shall not be liable in any way (including, without limitation, in negligence) for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss) or for any loss or damage or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with promotion except any liability that cannot be excluded by law. The Promoter is not liable for any tax implications that may arise as a result of winning.
– As published on Stuff.co.nz