Daily itinerary 1: Pre Conference – 12 September

Time What
4.30pm –  5.00pm Conference Registration Open
5.00pm – 6.00pm Welcome Reception
7.00pm – 9.30pm HRINZ Presidents Dinner (invitation only)

Daily itinerary 2: Conference Day 1 – 13 September

Time What
7.30am Conference Registration opens
8.35am Formal welcome and Conference & Expo opening
Master of Ceremonies – Jeremy Corbett
HRINZ Chief Executive – Chris Till
HRINZ National President – Huma Houghton
9.00am NZ HR Expo open to the public
9.05am Vivek Chaudhri
Strategic leadership: transforming organisations in an age of disruption
10.05am Morning tea and Expo
10.45am Dr Ganesh Nana
Leading the future – he tangata, he tangata, he tangata
11.30am Daniel Hummerdal
Learning from how things go right
12.15pm Lunch and Expo
1.05pm Lance Walker
The CEO’s Role as Chief Cultural Officer
1.40pm Yvette Montero Salvatico & Frank Spencer
How HR Can Lead From the Future
2.30pm Concurrent Sessions – 1
Session 1-A Jennifer Mahony – Fairway Resolution
Future-focused facilitation for better relationships
Session 1-B Iain Fraser
Changing Culture, Changing Direction, Boosting Value: 3 themes and 5 steps to go forward
Session 1-C Terry Williams
Engage people; improve results
3.15pm Afternoon Tea and Expo
3.50pm Concurrent Sessions – 2
Session 2-A Joanna Baker – Talent Propeller
How companies can utilise programmatic advertising and social media in the recruitment space
Session 2-B Sarah Gibson & Blair Loveday – Redvespa
Designing for Impact
Session 2-C Gil Sewell – Auckland DHB
Caring leadership
4.35pm Sam Johnson
The Future of Social Connection
5.15pm NZ HR Expo closed to public
5.20pm Southern Cross Health Society Networking Hour at the NZ HR Expo
6.30pm – 11.00pm Gala Dinner – Proudly sponsored by ELMO Talent Management Software

Daily itinerary 3: Conference Day 2 – 14 September

Time What
7.45am – 9.00am Executive Breakfast (spaces limited)
8.00am NZ HR Expo open with breakfast on the go
9.05am Rt. Hon. Paula Bennett – Deputy Prime Minister
What a National Government will do for Pay Equality and Pay Equity for New Zealanders to improve their quality of life.
9.30am Prof. Jeffrey Pfeffer
Dying for a Paycheck
10.30am Morning tea and Expo
11.05am Karen Walker
Taking the plunge to get to the thin edge of business
11.55am Concurrent Sessions – 3
Session 3-A Bernie White – BetterChange
Leading from Everywhere – Activating Hidden Influencers
Session 3-B Kate Daly – Fletcher Building
Diversity Leadership
Session 3-C Chris Till – HRINZ
Chartered Membership
12.35pm Lunch and Expo
1.35pm Concurrent Session 4
Session 4-A Bev Cassidy Mackenzie & Fezeela Raza– Diversity Works
Inclusive Leadership
Session 4-B Mark Williams & Rachael Mason – Lane Neave
Immigration – what you need to know
Session 4-C Kim Rutherford – Southern Cross Health Society
Culture of health – a recipe for business success
2.20pm Frances Valintine
Buckle in the ride ahead is about to get bumpy
3.05pm HRINZ AGM
3.05pm Afternoon tea and Expo
4.05pm NZ HR Expo closed to the public
4.05pm Presentation of Chartered Membership Certificates
4.15pm Nigel Latta
The Future of Work
5.00pm Conclusion of the NZ HR Conference & Expo

Post Conference Workshop – 15 September

Jeffrey Pfeffer, “The Paths to Power”

Time What
8.00am – 08.45am Registrations Open
8.45am – 08.50am Post Conference Workshop Welcome
8.50am  – 4.00pm Jeffery Pfeffer, Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Although power is a word that sometimes has negative connotations (Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter famously described it as the organization’s last dirty secret), building power and influence is what effective leaders do and is essential to getting things done.  Moreover, career derailments of high potential people often if not invariably arise from people’s inability to manage political dynamics.  Therefore, a) effective executives are skilled—and comfortable—in building and wielding organizational power; and b) it behooves organizations (and business schools) to educate aspiring leaders in power skills.

Over decades of research and teaching one of the most popular elective classes at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, we have uncovered what are effective ways of developing power and influence skills.  Of course, there are limits as to what we can do in one day.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. fundamental ideas about principles of interpersonal influence;
  2. basic concepts for understanding power in organizations;
  3. how to act and speak with power;
  4. coping with opposition and conflict;
  5. how to build coalitions of support in coming into a senior position from outside.  There will be lots of interaction and extensive use of video case material.