You’ve asked for more opportunities to get together as a group, so here’s your chance. We’re hosting the Big CQ Meeting in Wellington on the 9th & 10th of March 2018 in honour of CQ's 10 year anniversary. Register by 7th of February to secure your spot.
The Big Question for our Big CQ Meeting is: Do we have the ability to keep pace with the changing world? And how is this impacting the ways that we show up in the way we live, love and lead?
We will explore two main concepts, Addiction and Diversity. What do these really mean? How does it first show up in us, and what do we do about it? And then the bigger question becomes. What are we willing to do about this?
Our goal for the Big CQ Meeting is:
Build meaningful connections across our wider CQ community
Explore together how we activate our Collective Intelligence to the next level for effective action and positive impact
Fund more CQ Scholarships
How will it actually run?
We’ll have a members Meet & Greet on Friday evening, a full day interactive session on Saturday, followed by an Anniversary Cocktail & Dinner party at Te Papa that night.
This is your chance to get to know more of our CQers in real life. This will be part facilitated, part serendipity, with some drinks and dinner at Mac’s Brewery to boot. We hope you’ll come out of this with new networks and connections that you can deepen on Saturday and beyond.
As an Addictions Therapist for the last 16 years, and as a person in recovery from his own severe substance dependence for the last 21 years, Tommy Benefield knows a thing or two about addiction. In his personal and colourful talk, Tommy will cover a wide range of topics regarding addiction and other wide spread mental health issues. This will include; the nature of addiction, contemporary theories on addiction and treatment, an introduction to the full spectrum of addictive behaviours and how they affect people, the difference between an addiction and a habit, and how best to support yourself or others with addictive patterns.
We will run through an exercise with facilitators, Ali and Sarah Tocker on diversity. During the session we’ll experience and discuss what happens when we come across differences in people. How we respond, how we can develop our thinking and systems, how we can build a culture in our work, home and community that combines the best of what we offer and how to avoid the ‘us’ and ‘them’ stories that shape a lot of our conflict. You will also develop your own diversity plan.
Saturday Anniversary Cocktails & Dinner - CQ will host Cocktails and Dinner at Te Papa. You’ll get the State of the Union from Harv, and hear from Rod Oram, an acclaimed commentator on a wide range of economic and social topics.
Register now to secure your spot. Tickets range from $220 (Anniversary Cocktails & Dinner only) through to $870 (Meet & Greet, full day session at Te Papa and Anniversary Dinner).