The Community & Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF) was officially established in 2014 to bring to life a mission:
"To build future leaders from all walks of life who can reimagine a stronger Waikato from a social, environmental, cultural and economic perspective. These leaders take charge of their lives while influencing others positively, resulting in a significant contribution to Waikato communities, society, and New Zealand as a whole."
The Community & Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF) leadership team has been carefully curated to combine the experience and wisdom of business leaders, subject matter experts, and researchers to constantly examine our work and the regional relevance.
In every programme we offer – current and future – a sponsor (local business) secures two seats.
The first seat is for a leader within their own company
Then they choose a community leader from a not-for-profit organisation to fill the second seat.
This creates a 50:50 mix of business and for-purpose leaders learning and growing together, building greater social capital, and a more empathetic, socially responsible region
Over the last 2 years, we have made significant impact to multiple sectors within the Waikato.
Every year, our vision grows through our Alumni as they harness their new skills and network.
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