Guest Insights - Jason Dawson

Holding space for Jason Dawson

At the beginning of every module, we introduce a guest speaker. It's someone we admire for the way they approach community conversations. In Module 2, we hold this space for Jason Dawson, CEO of Hamilton Waikato Tourism (New Zealand). Jason shares his insights on working with communities and hosting community conversations.

We thank Jason for contributing his insights.

Topic: “Courageous conversations with cultural communities for change in tourism”

Key points

  • Place your stakeholders, your community, at the centre of the conversation.
  • Your needs are not important, ask instead what are their aspirations.
  • Make a positive contribution, tourism should contribute to the aspirations of your community.

Find out more about Jason on LinkedIn or on the Hamilton Waikato Tourism home page.