With a record number of twenty seven College Delegations, 116 delegates and a brand new Board of Directors, there was no doubt great things would result from this gathering of enthusiastic, passionate and driven chiropractic students.
Among this group was a fresh new line up of NZCC students; Tara Dennis, Shira Michaeli, Caroline de Groot, James Evans and Shayne Rodgers, of whom was the only one in the team who had previously experienced Congress.
This strong and dedicated team of five brought the goods...they were inspiring, purposeful and made an indelible impact on not only their fellow delegates but also the work carried out during the week. Without hesitation they immersed themselves in the experience of Congress by sitting on project committees, facilitating key meetings and contributing to workshops; all the while proudly sharing the vision and values of NZCC.
This hard work was acknowledged with the Best New Delegate award going to James Evans and the election of Shayne Rodgers to the 2011/2012 Board of Directors. Both Shira Michaeli and Caroline de Groot were selected to represent NZCC on two standing project committees and Tara Dennis was deservedly commended for her involvement in the WCCS Visionary Committee.
This powerhouse delegation ignited fires, illuminated truths and empowered fellow delegations to charge forward in unity and ambition, well done team!
Congress makes the inconceivable, conceivable...in fact, it makes the inconceivable; ACHEIVEABLE!
The collaborative efforts demonstrated throughout Congress this year saw the organisation reach new heights of possibility with the formation of the WCCS Vision Statement, the beginnings of a 20 year strategic plan and the unanimous acceptance of the organisation’s Policy and Procedures Manual.
These achievements have built on a three year redefining process of which was proposed and implemented by previous New Zealand delegations.
The New Zealand delegation proposed the establishment of an official WCCS Standing Committee responsible for driving, coordinating and managing humanitarian/outreach centered proposals, committees and initiatives. This proposal was well received and had the full support of congress.
This year was the first year that WCCS Congress coincided with the World Federation of Chiropractor’s (WFC) annual conference. This experience brought about many opportunities for students to mingle with the profession’s movers and shakers, attend presentations and promote WCCS’s contribution to the chiropractic profession.
It was an opportunity that NZCC took full advantage of, building new professional relationships and upholding the ambitious and influential reputation of NZCC.
The week was momentous and empowering. Delegates departed with heightened aspiration…to dream more, do more and be more. WCCS’s commitment to its purpose and vision was evident and the organisation’s exposure to the wider profession was undoubtedly impactful.