Lockdown, the health and wellbeing threats of Covid-19, record prices for roofs over our heads, low interest loans seemingly ever fewer people can access - these are challenging times.
Life Education Trust Rodney, the organisation that brings Healthy Harold to schools across the wider Rodney region, presents a two-hour event to give families skills and thoughts on how to face these times.
Harold’s goal is to help the big people build their resilience in troubled times. “We deliver resilience to school children region wide, and as adults we recognise that we all need skills relevant to our challenges,” says Life Education Trust Rodney chair John Davies. “For our children challenges revolve around school level bullying, their self-esteem, and other hurdles all too common at their ages. For adults we are facing different challenges that sometimes feel overwhelming as we try to manage a course through the choppy waters life insists on putting us in.”
Three amazing speakers will get families thinking around these big issues and finding hopeful solutions.
For just $20 per adult with a maximum investment of $40 per family* we will help our community grapple with the questions.
The night kicks off with Cameron Bagrie, managing director of Bagrie Economics. You may have heard him on the radio or read him quoted commenting on the economy. Previously, he was chief economist of ANZ for 11 years, has also worked at the New Zealand Treasury advising various ministers and is renowned for being a straight shooter. He sits on the national board of Life Education.
To follow Cameron is Christine Liggins. Christine has a passion for resolving money issues and personal debt difficulties. She is a tutor, holds educational seminars and has written various financial literacy programmes. Her work life is all about helping as many people as possible to manage their money, take control of their debts, and most of all put them in control of their money.
To end the evening, we will turn to 22-year police veteran, Lance Burdett. He trained in New Zealand, Australia, England and the US, operating with the elite units of police, prisons, emergency services, the military, and the FBI. He has a Master of Arts majoring in Terrorism, Safety & Security, a Diploma in Policing, a Diploma in Business Studies, and is completing a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. Lance provides keynote presentations and coaching workshops as well as making regular media appearances talking mostly about resilience.
All three presenters are giving their time to help our audience and ensure that all the proceeds are invested in Life Education Trust in Rodney. Lance and Christine have very personal reasons for that - being local residents. Cameron, as a trustee of Life Education nationally, has a huge commitment to the work the 32 local trusts do to help grow the best and most resilient future citizens we can possibly create.
*To make the evening as accessible as possible, a family is two parents and their children - in this way our parent teams are not meeting the extra cost of babysitters. It is a family night out.