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The Silent Leadership Challenge

8 August 2017

The Silent Leadership Challenge

08/08/2017 by VHNZ

Our VHNZ CEO Carl McOnie recently completed the Silent Leadership Challenge run by the National Foundation for the Deaf (NFD).  An initiative to put a spotlight on the day to day challenges of the hearing impaired.

The challenge involved corporate leaders donning earmuffs, which simulated hearing impairment, during a range of day to day situations like team meetings or watching TV. The final test was attending a social setting with the ear muffs in place. 

Carl was joined by, MP for Bay of Plenty - Todd Muller, MP for Tauranga - Simon Bridges, Tauranga Mayor - Greg Brownless, VHNZ Training Manger - Marcus Bathan and GM for Tauranga Crossing - Jill McKenzie for some drinks, nibbles and hearing impaired conversation to experience for themselves the challenges those with hearing loss deal with day to day.

The initiative has been a success for the NFD who have raised $28,121.66