Reflecting on 2012

As we draw to the close of another year, we thought we would take this opportunity to share with you a few of the highlights of our year in WYSE and to wish you a very happy and productive year going forward.

We have held a series of amazing programmes this year; January an ILP in Brazil, August the ILP in Italy, the WYSE elders programme in September and then a fantastic advanced programme in October. We can also celebrate a very positive completion report from the European Union from our European programme from last year. All of us at WYSE are continuously amazed by the incredible energy and good will of the emerging leaders who are drawn to our programmes who are drawn to the programmes and their incredible visions for the future and their courageous actions for their own development and in contributing to their organisations. It is very clear to us that the need for our work continues to grow and develop. We are very grateful and appreciative to everyone in our network who pulls together to support us to make the contribution that we make in WYSE. Everyone in the leadership teams, our voluntary trainers, coaches, our trustees, our ambassadors and the many participants who continue to spread the word and to live out the common values that we share towards: 

  • worldwide co-operation;
  • learning from diversity;
  • focussing on a positive future;
  • taking vision to action.

Looking forward we are excited about the upcoming ILP's - including our first programme in Japan (stay tuned to the WYSE website for details). We can also celebrate major advances in our communications, including this newsletterour website and we are happy to announce that we are now working on the development of a further online resource for emerging leaders around the world that will help them take their leadership to the next level. This resource will make more of the principles and ideals of WYSE available to millions of emerging leaders around the world who are not able to attend our programmes - news coming soon.

Some questions

We encourage all of you to put aside a little time before the end of the year to reflect on the year that has been and set your intentions for the new one coming no matter how your year has been and the challenges that you face going forward. We really encourage you to be appreciative of yourself, your good intentions and your desire to make a positive contribution.

The following questions may be helpful for you to reflect on:

  1. What are some of the things from the last year that you are most proud of?
  2. When have you felt most alive and thriving?
  3. What energises you in the present and what do you feel could be emerging from this?
  4. What are you excited about and looking forward to in terms of your own development?
  5. What values and qualities do you wish to express and live in the coming year?

Thank you for all your good intentions for WYSE, for yourselves and for your communities. We want you to know that your care, good intentions really does make a difference even if you don't see immediate evidence of that. We wish you every happiness in the coming year.

Our warmest thoughts and best wishes for the coming year. May 2013 bring you an expanding sense of your own purpose and a deep sense of meaning.

Andrew and Sam

John Cummings