Concurrent Session 1 – Wednesday, 13 September, 2:30pm
Fairway ResolutionJennifer Mahony’s professional career has been devoted to resolution of workplace conflict.
Speaker: Jennifer Mahony – Fairway Resolution
Jacobite Consulting LtdTo capture success, ultimately, every organization should thrive with a culture that embraces its purpose, people, and performance (or the “3Ps to Success”), so that aligned activity and empowered people can achieve the confidence to deploy new ways of working that adds value to the organization.
Speaker: Iain Fraser
3 + 5 = a huge step forward for your organisation!
To capture success, ultimately, every organization should thrive with a culture that embraces its purpose, people, and performance (or the “3Ps to Success”), so that aligned activity and empowered people can achieve the confidence to deploy new ways of working that adds value to the organization.
Using his vast experience and some extracts from his recently published book, Iain will deliver a provocative and engaging discussion using the conference theme to the maximum. The presentation will share and explore five steps for transforming towards an organization that is adaptive, flexible and future ready. This in a manner that sustains an increased value contribution to overall performance.
The presentation of the five steps will be blended with core themes around a value management framework, and organizational change management. Case study examples will illuminate in-depth discussions explaining the value management framework, implementation and delivery techniques, key roles and professional development, and change management. Also included is an overview of organizational maturity models to evaluate human performance as well as tools and techniques to implement, execute, and measure their benefits and value contribution. The huge opportunities for supporting functions should become obvious as the discussion unfolds and the dialogue deepens.
Getting Better Buy-in: Engage People; Improve ResultsGetting Better Buy-in: Engage People; Improve Results How can you move your people to move with you? Are you a…
Speaker: Terry Williams
Engage people; improve results
Want better returns from your people? Terry’s session will aim to unlock the keys to success within your organisation by harnessing the greatness that is your people.
Concurrent Session 2 – Wednesday, 13 September, 3:50pm
Talent PropellerJoanna Baker is the Group General Manager for Australasian recruitment solutions company, Big Splash. Under the arm of Talent Propeller Joanna manages six recruitment-based businesses.
Speaker: Joanna Baker
How companies can utilise programmatic advertising and social media in the recruitment space
As the media market fragments, simply placing an ad on a job board is no longer enough to ensure your company reaches the right talent. A strategy that includes social media and targeted digital delivery is the way of the future. Joanna will share some ideas and examples for your future recruitment campaigns.
Joanna suggests, in the current digital age awash with social media, HR professionals must think like a marketer to build a compelling employer brand. It’s a competitive market and attracting talent is as important for business success as attracting buyers. Now more than ever, tech-savvy job seekers look online to find a new role. Further to this – the perfect talent for your business may not even be active job seekers. So how do you find them?
Joanna Baker explains why businesses should make the most of tools available to them, including social media and programmatic advertising. These digital tools could make all the difference in finding not just good, but great talent for your business
RedvespaSarah is first and foremost a wife and mother and then a very proud CEO of Redvespa Consultants - a…
RedvespaBlair enjoys living life at the intersection of inspired design, business and people. As the Chief Culture Officer, he’s helping Redvespa become simply irresistible for their people and clients (easily said, not easily done).
Speakers: Sarah Gibson & Blair Loveday
Designing for Impact
Redvespa is not your typical consultancy. Our North star is based on an Agile approach and delivery of our strategy is aligned with a 20 year year Vision, Purpose and Values connected to our social purpose. Our belief in the value of Culture and Knowledge in our business drove the creation of roles with that very focus and creating a fresh vibe at the C-suite table. These roles are rarely seen in organisations of this size, more common in larger organisations. Sarah (CEO) and Blair (CCO) will talk about why purpose + talent + model are vital for transforming both leadership teams and your business. They will explain the importance of collaboration and getting the right people in the room and capitalizing on diverse perspectives and expertise. This inspired the design and implementation of their new Way of Working (WoW). They will share their insights in the shift away from the hierarchical business model towards cross-functional “networks of teams” that support and encourage agility and knowledge sharing – and most importantly, is more attuned to putting our people first in our company and creating an awesome “employee experience”.
Auckland DHBA commercially astute and highly successful capability, OD and learning specialist, Gil Sewell has a proven background leading global and local programmes and initiatives that maximise business performance, improve engagement and positively impact on bottom line results.
Speaker: Gil Sewell
EQ has been proven to make the difference between the most successful leaders and the rest, but in many tough business environments, there is a low tolerance for demonstrations of emotion and connection. Over the last decade or so, neuroscience has confirmed the profound importance of relatedness for humans, with no exception identified for people in the workplace. So, how can you show you care as a leader without incurring the “fluffy” label? What makes up caring leadership? How do you set up systems and processes that show care for your people? People like to feel cared for in a way that lines up with their own preferences, values and expectations. One size will never fit all.
This conversation will explore the concept of Caring Leadership and touch on a number of common models and approaches to stimulate ideas for actions, activities and approaches to be the caring leader your team and organisation need.
Concurrent Session 3 – Thursday, 14th September, 11:55 am
Director, Better ChangeBernie is a facilitator and coach. During his career he has led teams in the New Zealand dairy industry (NZ Dairy Board, NZ Dairy Co.), and the IT industry (Digital, Mastersoft, Unisys), in a range of sales and marketing roles.
Speaker: Bernie White
Leading from Everywhere – Activating Hidden Influencers
People have a lot to say about leadership. A Google search on ‘leadership’ yields over 500 million hits. Amazon lists 77,000 books on the topic. A massive industry has emerged to help with leadership development. There seems to be an increasing body of knowledge for leaders to understand about leadership.
But herein lies the paradox. Has anyone noticed that as ever-more diet books are published, our society has become more obese? Similarly, CEO churn has never been greater than it is right now. Also, the Edelmann Trust Barometer has shown significant drops in the level of trust in leaders. There appears to be little compelling justification for the investment in current leadership development.
Fletcher BuildingKate has been the Chief People and Communications Officer at Fletcher Building since 2011.
Speaker: Kate Daly
Fletcher Building is one of New Zealand’s largest Companies operating in 40 countries and employing over 20,000 people. Kate has led the development and implementation of the Fletcher Building Diversity Strategy over the past four years.
Their achievements include:
- Significant improvements in gender diversity across the Company, and in particular at Senior Management level
- The development of bespoke leadership programme, Whakatupu, which was designed to improve the pipeline of Maori leaders within Fletcher Building
- A foundation partner for TupuToa – an internship programme designed to increase the number of Maori and Pasifika graduates gaining employment in the Corporate sector
- Being first Company in the Construction and Building Materials sector in New Zealand to achieve the Rainbow tick accreditation.
- Foundation partner of Global Women and the First Foundation
- Long term member of Diversity Works NZ
- Youth in employment strategy developed and implemented in partnership with Ministry of Social Development and Te Puni Kokiri to provide employment opportunities to youth who may not have a clear path to employment.
HRINZChartered Membership Chris has been the Chief Executive of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand since February 2014, with…
Speaker: Chris Till
HRINZ is moving into a new world. Now we’d like our members and the HR profession to come with us, to drive our profession to the next level of quality and integrity. In April 2017 HRINZ completed the process of transferring all of its current members to our new Chartered membership model. In this session Chris Till, Chief Executive will explain what this means to you, how this will benefit your organisation, highlight how being a Chartered member makes you more valuable, the requirements to becoming chartered and more importantly how to become a Chartered Member.
Concurrent Session 4 – Thursday, 14th September, 1:35 pm
Diversity WorksBev Cassidy-Mackenzie has been in the Chief Executive seat at Diversity Works New Zealand (formerly the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust)
Speakers: Bev Cassidy MacKenzie and Fezeela Raza
To flourish, today’s businesses need to reap the benefits of a diverse market, diverse customers, diverse talent and diverse ideas. Inclusive leaders are best placed to tap into those benefits by allowing others to have a voice in decision making. This session will cover why inclusive leadership is the key to thriving in a diverse new world, the signature traits of inclusive leaders and the role unconscious bias can play in undermining diversity strategies, productivity, staff engagement and bottom-line profits.
Lane NeaveMark is one of the partners of Lane Neave – that operates New Zealand’s largest and most respected immigration law practice based out of offices located in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown.
Lane NeaveRachael is one of the partners of Lane Neave – that operate New Zealand’s largest and most respected immigration law practice based out of offices located in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown.
Speakers: Mark Williams & Rachael Mason
Immigration – what you need to know
An election year normally means changes and new interpretations of immigration law.
The aim of our session will be to help attendees better understand the changing landscape and learn practical tips for making the immigration system work for them through a presentation, corporate case studies and audience driven conversation.
We will discuss recent changes to immigration law along with some of the common pitfalls and challenges facing employers who supplement their workforce with migrant workers.
This session serves to arm HR professionals with information that will help them identify and communicate changes to their organisation’s immigration strategy and enable them to work with their key stakeholders to develop a more effective approach to recruiting and managing their migrant workforce.
Southern CrossKim has worked in a key account management roles with large corporate clients over the last 25 years. Prior to joining Southern Cross Kim worked in the corporate travel and hospitality sectors.
Speaker: Kim Rutherford
Culture of health – a recipe for business success
Join us to demystify workplace wellbeing – learn about international trends, local insights based on the most recent market research and actionable tips and advice for your workplace and your team.