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. 

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 developing your leadership and advocacy skills and knowledge? If so, we encourage you to send through an expression of interest for the workshop. Highlight the skills and | or knowledge you bring. As well, 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.

Details for the workshop which will include up to eight participants will be finalised mid-June 2023. In the meantime, expressions of interest are welcomed. We will publicise this opportunity again in our June Focus issue. Expressions of interest should be received by 9am, Monday 31 July 2023. Please send for the attention of the Chief Executive 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