Rotary youth leadership awards

By TetraMap_Admin

TetraMap International sponsors the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) each year and has done since 2004! 

Unleashing leadership potential

“TetraMap provides a spectacular foundation to our Rotary Youth Leadership program. It is one of the first things we do and quickly orientates the participants to get the most out of the groups they are working with. It then becomes the go to mechanism to evaluate and improve team dynamics throughout the rest of the program. Participants regularly report that it is the most practical of all the skills we teach them and they go on to use it widely in their workplaces and personal relationships.”

Ganesh Cherian, Programme Director 2017-2020

In 2022 Louise Duncan was invited back to Wellington (for the 18th consecutive year) to present our Unleash Your Natural Potential sessions on days 1 and 2 of this 5-day event. TetraMap International supports the RYLA programme by donating their time and resources to this important event focused on those who will lead us into the future. TetraMap Facilitators Esther Bukholt and Kararaina McLean co-facilitated the activities, bringing fun, flair and depth into the learning.

The RYLA 2014 team at Government House meeting Sir Jerry Mataparae (credit to Government House photographers)

TetraMap is a way of learning about one’s self and others. It is an integral part of the RYLA Wellington Programme, and RYLA incorporates all aspects of the benefits of TetraMap throughout the programme. Team building, tolerance, working to one’s own strengths, and recognising the strengths of others, all come into play during RYLA.

Louise and Stuart have been exceedingly generous in providing their time and considerable TetraMap resources to RYLA for many years and this has led to the participants’ direct benefit. RYLA is very grateful for TetraMap’s generous and very valuable support and investment in future leaders.

Steve Lawton, Programme Director 2014-16, RYLA Wellington

TetraMap is an integral part of the RYLA programme and is consistently rated highly on participants’ feedback sheets. The value of TetraMap as a tool lies in its ability to help our participants better understand themselves and others over several energy-packed and fun sessions. It is a tool for action, enabling each participant to understand how to work effectively with others to attain their desired goal, and one which participants can integrate into their everyday life. As such it is a very important part of the RYLA program.

Debbie Noon, RYLA coordinator

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Each year, teams build geodesic domes as an exercise to put their leadership learning into practice.

A brief time-lapse of a geodesic dome build.

2013 participants tell us what they learned from the exercise.