Purposeful Young Professionals
Often it's the little things that make me really grateful for Intersect.
Wellington Activators recently organised a film screening of We Are the People We've Been Waiting For. I'd been wanting to see this film for a while but no-one had screened it in NZ. So we bought a copy and watched it with Intersect members. It sparked heaps of lively conversations and interest.
Afterwards, a teacher at the screening came up to me and said "This film reminded me of why I became a teacher." It had clearly re-invigorated her passion and her purpose for her work.
This event has helped to spread this film (and the important messages it contains) further afield. It's now being screened in Nelson. Intersect members in several government agencies, schools and research institutes are organising screenings in their organisations. It's likely to be shown at a Festival for the Future. I have a waiting list of people who want to borrow my copy of the DVD. Another Intersector told me that the film had left her pondering all week.
This is what Intersect is all about to me - connecting people across diverse sectors, having meaningful conversations, learning, and spreading change. It's a platform to amplify our personal and professional interests. We put a bit of energy into Intersect and it turns into something larger - even if it's just one person who has rediscovered her love for teaching.
I saw my current job being advertised on the Intersect Website...applied...and here I am now! Hadn't seen it advertised elsewhere