For the first time in several years, Blind Citizens NZ is holding a combined Leadership | Advocacy Workshop. This workshop will have a strong focus on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disability Convention). It will be held Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 October 2023 at the Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport. Ideally, participants will be keen to stay on for the AGM and Conference where you might even be a first-time attendee. 

Are you interested in learning more about the Disability Convention and how this can inform advocacy and awareness raising? Are you interested in developing your leadership and advocacy skills? If so, we encourage you to send through an expression of interest for the workshop. Highlight the skills and | or knowledge you bring. Tell us what you hope to achieve from the workshop.

If successful with your expression of interest, expenses for travel and accommodation will be Blind Citizens NZ’s responsibility. If you stay on for the AGM and Conference, full registration costs would be your responsibility. Expressions of interest with the information we have asked for, should be received by 9am, Monday 31 July 2023. Your expression of interest for the attention of the Chief Executive can be sent to:

  • Email: and put “Expression of Interest, Leadership | Advocacy Workshop” in the subject line; or
  • Post: PO Box 7144, Newtown, Wellington 6242; 
  • Fax: 04-389-0033