Jodi Senior and Hannah Tereapii gave a lovely presentation about their experience of the 2017 RYLA (Rotary Young-Person Leadership Awards). This is a week-long leadership development programme for 20-28 year-old participants, hosted and sponsored by Rotary Clubs in District 9920. RYLA is an experiential live-in programme designed to help young people develop their team work and communication skills and fulfil their potential as leaders. They were both taken out of their comfort zones by the outdoor group challenges. They also struggled initially with strong personalities in their groups, but through DISC personality profiling, learned how to harness individual differences. They also met, and learned from great role models by interviewing a range of leaders in Hamilton. RYLA was transformational for both, and they are using their new practical communication and leadership skills in their lives now.