Hui 2022: Leading for the Future

Welcome to Badminton New Zealand's 2022 Hui: Leading for the Future. Across the weekend, we look forward to an insightful and productive line-up of presentations and collaborative sessions.

Throughout the weekend, please feel free to submit any questions or feedback you have via this link - and our team will endeavour to answer them all in the final session.

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Hui Programme

Affiliation Model

This session discusses the current state of the Affiliation Model, with initial thinking on change and/or action required between now and the 2023 AGM.

Badminton in 2040

Have you ever thought about what badminton in New Zealand will look like in 2040, or what we want it to look like?

We explore this question further in this future-focused session.

Balance is Better

General Manager, Donna Trow leads the session on the Balance is Better philosophy, supported by members of the Advisory Group. Prior to the session, participants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Balance is Better principles.

More information on the Balance is Better philosophy is also available at:

Building Cultural Capability

Chief Executive, Stephen Nelson will run an introductory session into Tikanga Māori to build greater cultural awareness and to contemplate the journey we have in front of us.

Coach Development

General Manager, Donna Trow provides an update on Badminton New Zealand's Coach Development philosophy and framework.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Michelle Au facilitates two sessions centred around BNZ’s goal to embed inclusion throughout the organisation.
Session 1 shines a spotlight on Association success stories in Para badminton and Women & Girls initiatives and provides associations with the tools to implement like-projects/programmes.
Session 2 is a digitally-interactive session with the opportunity for association leaders to engage with Badminton New Zealand’s Asian Engagement plan and Inclusion strategies. Tablets, iPads and devices are recommended in this session.

Leading for the Future

Chief Executive, Stephen shares his initial thoughts on how and what needs to change for badminton within New Zealand. The presentation addresses how and what we need to do to develop future leaders within our sport.

Strengthen & Adapt

A 2023 and beyond initiative, which will allow Badminton New Zealand to implement significant change initiatives.

The Importance of Good Data

Utilising data requires a great database.

James Garner, of Friendly Manager will cover the importance of getting this right and the benefits that can accrue from a quality database.

Voice of the Participant

Community Manager, Sam Paterson leads a discussion on the benefits of insights for badminton organisations.

The session explores how Voice of the Participant can be utilised as a tool to assist in telling our story and designing high-impact activities.