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Join us for a brand new video leadership series, exploring the challenges and opportunities of ‘Leadership from Lockdown’!  
Over the past few weeks, we have seen unprecedented disruption at all levels of sport and recreation in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. Women in Sport Aotearoa and our partners at the Trans-Tasman Business Circle are delighted to bring you a free series of live “V-vent” ZOOM interviews with key leaders. 
Date: Thursday 9 April 2020
Time: 13.00 (dial in from 12.55pm)
(To avoid long queues in the waiting room on the day we do recommend you register in advance)
This week we will kick off our new virtual series with Kereyn Smith MNZM, Chief Executive and Secretary General of the New Zealand Olympic Committee. We are delighted to welcome sports reporter Rikki Swannell as our week one moderator.
After many weeks of speculation and uncertainty, on 25 March the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were officially postponed by 12 months due to COVID-19. The Olympic Games will now take place from 23 July 2021 – 8 August 2021, with the Paralympics shortly after. It is the first time the Olympics has been moved since World War II. The NZOC had been vocal around the need for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Local Organising Committee to consider a postponement, releasing a survey of New Zealand’s top athletes in partnership with Paralympics New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand only the day before the final announcement, demonstrating overwhelming support. 
At the time, Kereyn Smith told Newshub: “It is an enormous challenge to reschedule the Olympic Games. The task is monumental but it’s great to see details coming to life and we are already looking forward to being in Tokyo in 2021.” 
We look forward to listening to Kereyn speak about the journey so far and what she now sees on the horizon as our athletes prepare for 2021.
Leadership from Lockdown is a brand new series designed to :
– Listen to the stories of a varied range of top leaders from across sport and active recreation
– Explore the major decisions they have made (or reacted to) and their decision-making processes
– Understand the practicalities of managing staff, stakeholders and volunteers through significant change
– Find out about the process of redeveloping an organisational strategic plan and budget “on the fly” 
– Learn about opportunities and challenges unique to their particular position or type of organisation
– Hear authentic insights about the journey they have been on personally, as they lead from lockdown