Apply now for Professional Development Exchange New Zealand 2019

Apply now for Professional Development Exchange New Zealand 2019

What is Professional Development Exchange?

Professional Development Exchange is an exceptional professional and cultural exchange opportunity for professional and business people between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers.

The program will provide funding for exchange visits of four weeks between Tasmania and New Zealand. Four team members from each region will see directly how their professions are practiced overseas, develop professional and personal relationships, and exchange ideas. They will also experience the history, geography, institutions, culture and the way of life of the host country. The team will be led by an experienced Rotarian selected from Rotary club nominations.

Team members will come from corporations, small businesses, and other organisations that are involved in the tourism and primary industry sectors.

Why Should I Participate?

The program is designed to have an invaluable impact on the career of a young professional in the increasingly global workplace by developing skills, creating networking opportunities and lifelong friendships. Individuals who participate in this rewarding once in a lifetime experience will return home with broadened cultural perspective and new understanding of the USA’s history, commerce and government. This program offers a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills, work on team building, and increase self-confidence.

Who is Eligible?

Professional Development Exchange participants should be:

  • Between the ages of 25 and 40
  • Be fully employed with at least two years of work experience in their chosen field
  • Be personable, articulate, cooperative, motivated team players, and enthusiastic about their professions.

Team members cannot be the spouse/partner, a lineal descendant or a spouse/partner of a lineal descendant of a Rotarian.

Professional Development Exchange at a Glance:

When:                         Mid April / Mid May 2019

Where:                       District 9980 South Island, NZ (South Canterbury, Otago & Southland)

Duration:                    4 weeks

Who:                           Rotarian leader and four non-Rotarian team members

Age requirement:     25-40 years

Accommodation:     Hosted by Rotarians

What is expected of you:

  • Be open to new experiences
  • Be willing to meet new people
  • Give presentations at meetings about yourself, your region and your profession
  • Be willing to have long travel days
  • Be open to an experience that can be life changing.

How do I Apply?

Application forms are available from the Rotary Tasmania website at:

Additional information is available from the District 9830 Professional Development Exchange Chair:

Adrian Wood   

M: 0414 902 450