Self care and Mental Health, Dr. Mark Huthwaite

Dr Mark Huthwaite is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and a senior lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Otago Wellington, as well as being an experienced consultant psychiatrist. Dr Huthwaite has a particular interest in well-being, particularly in sleep, healthy eating, and the practical management of these. He will be speaking to us on stress resilience, emotional health, and general well-being as they relate to tertiary students with busy workloads.

Communications and Messaging, Huia Welton

Huia is the Communications and Campaigns Advisor at New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and has completed a prestigious Fellowship with the Centre for Australian Progress. Huia has a degree in Social Policy and is a skilled communications specialist committed to achieving a better world through campaigning and activism. She will be helping Volunteers develop strategies for communicating UN Youth’s message to participants, volunteers and potential sponsors.

Ensuring inclusive and accessible events, Erin Gough

Erin is the Human Rights Commission’s Disability focused Human Rights Specialist. The Commission works for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected. Erin will be talking about how UN Youth can insure its events remain open, inclusive and accessible – particularly for participants with disabilities.

Organisational Alignment: Evolving to Success, Joshua Walker

An aligned organisation is one whose performance influences are mutually supportive and are focused on effective and efficient delivery of results. It is clear that the best performing organisations are rallied around their strategy, yet they demonstrate that there is no single best way to organise. Our very own National Operations Officer, Joshua Walker, will walk us through key aspects of the benefits of a highly aligned organisation and methods of creating one.