In July 2018 I had the privilege of participating in the second Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Platform (ONLP). The aim of the course was to develop, inspire and connect a new generation of innovative leaders working in the field of nutrition throughout Oceanic countries. I found the course incredible- the facilitators, content, people and geographic location (not to mention food!) was all top class. The course was run over 7-days in a rural location, which encouraged us to really connect with ourselves, other participants and the facilitators. The workshops consisted of various topics including communication, leadership, team building, influencing policy, industry, public health and social responsibility. I found all of the workshops thought-provoking and I still reflect on the content now.
The best word I can use to describe ONLP’s effect on me is ‘transformative’. The facilitators, support team and other participants at ONLP helped me identify and build on my attributes, and really dig deeper to examine my thoughts, values and how they influence my leadership style and the way I communicate.
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