14 September, 2016, AUT

Deborah Manning is a values-driven barrister who has been involved in some of New Zealand's most high profile human rights cases. She has frequently utilised law students to assist with her work in defending clients, often in opposition to the powerful and well-funded State. She is passionate about social justice and human rights, as well as providing opportunities for students.
 
The first step towards being an effective leader involves finding and knowing our turangawaewae/standing place. Following that, we must find our mentors, our best advisors and proactively seek out the training, expertise and support we need to lead. Deborah will outline what leadership means to her, with a view to arriving at an understanding of what great leadership looks like.