Leadership in New Zealand Travel Study

Leadership involves understanding people and helping them reach commonly held goals. Visiting other countries and cultures stretches our awareness of human potential and exposes us to new ways of doing familiar things. The Education Leadership travel study program focuses on Systems Thinking.  It is designed to immerse students emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually while providing students with a New Zealand cultural leadership experience. Specifics about global leadership styles and the importance of culture and context in organizational development will be covered.

Travel dates: March 1 – March 15, 2015

Prior Meeting dates: January 27, February 12, and February 23, 2015 and 2 online sessions

Post Meeting date: March 24

Approximate Cost: $6,400.00

Total Cost Includes: tuition, fees, flights (Minneapolis to Wellington & Queenstown to Minneapolis), travel in New Zealand, accommodations (double room in hostels), most meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners, travel insurance, & activities (see below for activity listing)

Application: All applications and a $500.00 non-refundable deposit for this travel study course are due by November 1, 2014.  The remainder of the bill is due on February 1, 2015.  The trip opens to other MnSCU schools on October 1st  if seats are available.

The application consists of the following five forms to be turned in to Dr. Theresa Waterbury:

Student Information Form (PDF)
Student Data Privacy Form (PDF)
Background Check Form (PDF)
Student Health Information Form (PDF)
Student Release and Waiver Form (PDF)

Activities included: Te Papa tour, ferry from North Island to South Island, wine tour, Abel Tasman kayaking, Nelson Lakes - water taxi/hike, dolphin encounter, Maori culture show ( buffet and gondola), Milford Sound overnight cruise  Optional activity:  Whitewater Rafting—Kawarau River
Detailed Trip Itinerary (PDF)

Course Titles: EL 612 Systems Thinking (Core course) & EL 692 Leadership Immersion: New Zealand  (elective course)

Number of graduate credits: 6 

Enrollment limit: 10 students (8 minimum)

Contact Us

Theresa Waterbury, PhD
Associate Professor
Gildemeister Hall 116A
507.457.5607
twaterbury@winona.edu