- Build the confidence to lead change
- Drive inclusivity to thrive in the face of adversity
- Develop your authentic leadership brand
- Strategies for career advancement
Programme Director, NEMA Transition
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet NZ
Chief Legal Officer
Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki)
Deputy Chief Executive, Policy Partnerships
Ministry of Maori Development (Te Puni Kokiri)
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
New Zealand Defence Force
Chief Information Officer
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Recognising where your strengths lie and how you can build your values into your leadership style forms the foundation of a personal brand. This interactive workshop will explore how developing your brand helps define your reputation and builds your leadership legacy. Build the confidence to communicate clearly with your values at the forefront and strengthen how you are perceived by others.
Realise the legacy you want to have and how to get there
- What do you want to be known for?
- Understand your values and the kind of leader do you want to be
- Develop an understanding of why lifting others develops you as a leader
Develop your leadership brand
- Craft a leadership style that plays to your strengths
- Create a positive influence within your organisation and leave a lasting leadership legacy
- Promote yourself positively and influence others
Understand the environment you need to create as a leader
- Understand the correlation between emotions, information and behaviour
- Earn trust and respect through authentic leadership
- Develop an emotionally intelligent workplace culture
Engage successfully with internal and external stakeholders
- Be prepared to have difficult conversations
- Be credible when communicating
- Develop an awareness of professional communication
Jen Tyson Communication & Performance Consultant JT Consulting
Creating a high-performing team can lead to better decision-making, higher engagement, and be your competitive edge - but first, you must establish trust and be prepared to manage underperformance. Jane's well-versed in team management, having turned around underperforming teams throughout her established career. Her wealth of knowledge will help you develop your leadership approach.
- Ensure team accountability and commitment
- Develop team cohesion and build trust
- Work towards a common vision
Jane Derbyshire Divisional Manager, Strategy & Coordination Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (Manatū Aorere)
Career journeys are challenging, so why travel alone? Sourcing a mentor relationship (with the right foundations) is a win-win for both parties. Join Bill and Suzanne as they share insights about their relationship, beginning from a graduate career fair to working together within three organisations. Their shared understanding of clear communication has established a reliable, honest, and trustworthy relationship.
- Develop and build trust
- Embrace the opportunity to learn and give back
- Navigate the conflicts and complexities of mentoring
Bill Moses Chief Information Officer Commerce Commission
Suzanne Pullman Business Solutions Manager Commerce Commission
To achieve your potential, you'll have to help other people. That means sharing knowledge and nurturing those around you. Having worked with influential female leaders throughout her career, Kim will share her story and delve into how you can lift as you lead.
- Be the mentor you wish you had
- Inspire and empower at every level
- Leave a leadership legacy
Kim Wiseman General Manager Ko Awatea
No matter who or where you are in life, there will always be something you wish you would have been able to tell your younger self. Our panel of leaders will reflect upon the experiences that shaped their career journeys - and inspire you to reach the next step.
- Advice to an aspiring leader
- Build influence as a new leader
- Lessons learned on the road to success
Rahera Ohia Deputy Chief Executive, Policy Partnerships Ministry of Maori Development (Te Puni Kokiri)
Fionnagh Dougan Chief Executive Capital & Coast District Health Board
Jane Mills Pro Vice-Chancellor - College of Health Massey University
Russell Cooke Government Chief Privacy Officer Department of Internal Affairs
Andrea has spent her career developing her leadership skills with an appetite for learning, though she's no stranger to imposter syndrome. Andrea has learnt that facing this mindset head-on is the only way to succeed.
- Know your strengths and be proud of them
- Defeat self-doubt
- Silence your inner critic
Andrea Morton Director, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management Homes & Communities (Kainga Ora)
No matter your environment, building a support network is a career necessity. But creating a meaningful network requires you to uncover your purpose. Agnes will help you invest in your future and create a purposeful, fruitful professional network.
- Realise the benefits of a strong support network
- Invest in your future
- Bring meaning to the relationships you create
Agnes Naera Member, Board of Trustees Global Women (New Zealand)
Change can be unsettling for staff, bringing rescoping of jobs, new processes and unfamiliar people. However, with the right culture, it can provide rewarding opportunities for staff to step up and take on new responsibilities.
Carolyn is heading up the NEMA transition project, responsible for setting the new national emergency body and establishing its culture to provide stronger oversight with a community-centred strategy. Carolyn will talk about the value of creating the right culture to bring people along for the journey and ensure the success of new programs.
- Understand how organisational cultures are formed and sustained
- Changing and creating the culture in preparation for NEMA to become its entity
- The importance of speaking to your people and the public throughout the process
Carolyn Schwalger Programme Director, NEMA Transition Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet NZ
With people from distinct cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds entering the workforce, it is up to their leaders to draw on the individual’s strengths and realise the benefits diversity can bring. Drawing upon her background, along with her working experience across New Zealand and China, Rebecca understands the need to create an inclusive and supportive environment.
- Understand the power of cultural diversity
- Foster an open and mentoring environment
- Develop your cross-cultural communication
Rebecca Needham Assistant Vice-Chancellor (International Engagement) Victoria University of Wellington
To ensure the lowest possible turnover and that your organisation is achieving the best possible results, your employees need to be engaged and valued for them to remain within your organisation. Join our panel as they discuss the approaches they have taken to entice the right people and develop the leaders of tomorrow.
- Entice new talent
- Create dynamic and diverse teams
- Support and develop emerging leaders
Nina Russell Director, Diversity & Inclusion New Zealand Defence Force
AJ Millward A/General Manager, Strategic Programmes Branch Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (Hīkina Whakatutuki)
Hellen Swales Councillor Upper Hutt City Council
As a public servant, your role aims to support and serve the community, ensuring they engage with your organisation with an approachable, trustworthy perception. Having been on the frontline as a firefighter, Rachael knows the importance of community confidence. Now in a leadership role, Rachael is involved with building strong links in the community to ensure they are supported and reduce the risk of emergencies. She will share some of the approaches that Fire and Emergency NZ are using to build community trust and the transferable lessons that you can apply in your organisation.
- Engage with the communities you serve
- Develop an approachable and trustworthy identity
- Understand the path from recovery to community resilience
Rachael Utumapu Manager, Women's Development Fire and Emergency NZ
The public sector is no stranger to change, and change is no more prevalent during an election year. During this turbulent time, it is up to leaders to hold themselves and their teams accountable. With Rosemary’s guidance, she will delve into what it will take for you to be a standout leader through the election chaos.
- Build unity, collaboration, accountability, and commitment
- Discover the untapped strengths within your team
- Develop shared understanding using values, principles, and behaviours
Rosemary Killip Learning Facilitator Switched On Learning
Leading through reform is an increasingly common responsibility for public sector leaders. Reflecting on her experiences reshaping the Council’s legal services, enterprise risk management, and project governance functions, Hayley will offer advice on how you can manage organisational change.
- Effective change management strategies in the public sector
- Professional techniques to maintain motivation, focus and build resilience
- Communicate priorities clearly to internal and external stakeholders
Hayley Evans Director of Strategy & Governance Wellington City Council
Understand change and your response to it
- Explore the changes on your horizon
- Understand your response and the response of others to change
- Learn to embrace change disruptors as new opportunities
- Have the conviction and confidence to 'walk the talk'
- Acquire strategies to overcome organisational stagnation
Develop the skills to embrace and lead change effectively
- Unpack leadership styles that drive effective transformation and change
- Bring the best out of people and build powerful connections
- Strategies to create diverse and inclusive teams to spur creativity and innovation
- Inspire buy-in through your network to achieve innovation and change through positivity and inclusion
- Enable a consistent flow of ideas into the innovation pipeline
Create your action plan for success in the public sector
- Identify and respond to both threats and opportunities for innovative disruption
- Identify and meet the needs that change ignites in you, your team and organisation
- Determine your areas for development, your key resources, change agents and networks
- Plan your actions - identify and pursue opportunities beyond your to-do-list
Ruth Hamilton Managing Director Splice Consulting
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