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10th WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

15th - 19th, June 2020
Auckland, NZ

Inspiring stories, professional insights & practical training for leadership success

Speakers

  • Dawn Baxendale

    Chief Executive Officer

    Christchurch City Council
  • Lee-Ann Morris

    Managing Director

    PHD Media
  • Rob Campbell

    Director

    SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited
  • Helen Nicholson

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor, External Engagement

    University of Otago
  • Kerry Conway

    Deputy Chief Financial Officer

    Westpac
  • Roz Urbahn

    Chief People Officer

    Livestock Improvement Corporation
  • Glen Cornelius

    Managing Director

    Harrison Grierson Consultants Ltd
  • Nagaja Sanatkumar

    Non-executive director & Digital Strategy Adviser

    New Zealand Post
  • Claire Neville

    General Manager, Operations

    NZ Bus
  • Dr Elizabeth Valentine

    Chief Information Officer

    Massey University
  • Erika Henderson

    Chief Operations Officer

    iTICKET
  • Dr Ratneesh Suri

    Senior Management Consultant

    SAS
  • Michael Field

    Group Manager, Occupational Health & Safety Service

    Waitemata District Health Board
  • Nicole Manawatu

    Executive Director, Operations

    New Zealand Carbon Group
  • Lisbeth Jacobs

    General Manager, Innovation

    Fletcher Building
  • Gina Mills

    Asia-Pacific Operations Director, Global Compliance and Reporting

    Ernst & Young NZ
  • Michelle McBride

    General Manager, People & Culture

    Tower Insurance
  • Helen Aki

    Manager, Data & Analytics

    Ministry of Justice
  • Eva Smaill

    Continuous Improvement Specialist

    Auckland Council

Overview

- Give power to your confidence
- Practical insights into the multifaceted nature of leadership
- Spark your passion to drive a diverse future
- Set the foundations for success

Agenda

Fail to succeed - a guide to building authenticity and confidence
Learn to jump the hurdles
Facing challenges with a smile
Diversity is today, not tomorrow
The career cocktail
Change the game, don't let it change you
Fifty shades of grit
Create a purpose for teams to engage with
On your marks, get set, LEAD
Management vs leadership - What's the difference?
Looking to the future - Lessons for leaders
Maximise your opportunities
Culture is key - A guide to increasing workplace wellbeing
Customise your communication style
A tale of progression
Bring your whole self to work
Where next? Discuss the path ahead
Women's Leadership & High Performance Workshop - Day 1
Women's Leadership & High Performance Workshop - Day 2
Pre-Summit Workshop

16 Feb

Workshop

As a former Olympic athlete with a history of sporting successes (and failures), Alexis understands how making mistakes and focusing on your drawbacks can lead to you learning essential leadership lessons.


Failure seems to be at odds with the leadership picture we are painting, but Alexis Pritchard joins us to discuss why this oxymoron will help you blossom into a confident leader. You will walk away from this workshop with a new outlook on your mistakes and tools to turn these into building blocks for your success. 

 

Tell us about yourself 

- Introductory session

- Understanding your role and the challenges associated

- What are the setbacks in your leadership career? 


Developing authentic leadership

- Identify what your key strengths are

- Discuss limits to your leadership openly 

- Begin to trust in your instincts 

 

Building confidence

- Begin to view mistakes as one of your building blocks 

- Utilise your previous mistakes and build future successes 

- Understand that facing adversity is a part of leadership and does not undermine your skills 


Diving into a new future with failure and success side by side 

- Develop your processes to be your authentic self 

- Fail with confidence 

- Walk away with a personalised action plan to accept mistakes 

Summit Day 1

17 Feb

Case Study

Prof. Nicholson is no stranger to male-dominated leadership. As a biomedical and health sciences graduate, Prof. Nicholson entered a world of few women. The further she progressed, the fewer women there were. She learnt to navigate the hurdles and now works to increase leadership diversity, especially in the academic space. While everyone will have their ways of dealing with challenges, Prof. Nicholson will share some valuable insights about navigating leadership difficulties.


- Strategies to proactively address hurdles

- Discuss how the landscape of leadership has changed in recent years

- Establish your strengths through facing your challenges

  • Helen Nicholson Deputy Vice-Chancellor, External Engagement University of Otago

Case Study

Tackling difficulties, big or small, is the bread and butter of leadership. As you cannot escape these obstacles, you must face them with confidence. As the Chief People Officer at LIC, Roz has tackled many issues. Share a laugh with Roz as she takes you through what she has learnt about herself on her leadership journey, the mistakes she has made, strategies learnt and, ultimately, what success looks like to her.


- Leave this session with the courage and confidence to drive forwards

- Understand that making mistakes is okay

- Champion authenticity and back yourself to succeed

  • Roz Urbahn Chief People Officer Livestock Improvement Corporation

Case Study

Diversity is not a thing of the future - it's here and now. Our hyperconnected and multicultural world means workforces are culturally and ethnically diverse. With this in mind, organisations must reflect and support the heterogeneity of their stakeholders. Ratneesh will discuss why diversity is not a question but a necessity.

 

- Learn to create an inclusive atmosphere that cultivates diversity

- Inspire diversity in your organisation

- Empower a culture of continuous learning

  • Dr Ratneesh Suri Senior Management Consultant SAS

Case Study

Leadership is three parts impostor syndrome management, two parts initiating work-life integration, one part networking, a heaped tablespoon of a forward-thinking mindset, and a dash of mentoring. Whatever your values are, taking control of your career path is much like blending and perfecting a cocktail recipe. No single trait makes you a successful leader, but a mix of lessons learnt, inherent strengths and clear values mixed to your authentic taste will take you where you want to go. 

 

- Design your leadership recipe 

- Discover how Lee-Ann found her perfect blend of leadership

- Create a successful future

  • Lee-Ann Morris Managing Director PHD Media

Expert Commentary

Throughout her career, Eva has worked in traditionally male-dominated environments where the pathway to the top seemed - and likely was - harder for women. It soon became clear that reaching leadership roles would mean playing the corporate game and compromising her values. Instead, Eva took matters into her own hands, stepped out of this environment, and created her own pathway.


- Make your values known and strive to align these with your role

- Be inspired to pursue different pathways or make your own

- Be inspired to promote and play to your strengths

  • Eva Smaill Continuous Improvement Specialist Auckland Council

Panel

Resilience is a trait that many aspire to develop. However, many aspiring and current leaders perceive resilience as the art of pushing down emotion, being tough and soldiering on - but it's more multi-faceted than one might imagine. Discover how leaving the office on time or taking a holiday could be an act of resilience as our panellists share their thoughts, experiences and stories with you.


- Understand what resilience looks like to you

- Gain insight into what resilience has looked like to these leaders 

- Expand your understanding of strong leadership

  • Kerry Conway Deputy Chief Financial Officer Westpac

  • Glen Cornelius Managing Director Harrison Grierson Consultants Ltd

  • Claire Neville General Manager, Operations NZ Bus

  • Michael Field Group Manager, Occupational Health & Safety Service Waitemata District Health Board

Case Study

Don't overstate the value of employee engagement. A solid engagement strategy will reduce staff turnover, improve productivity and support organisational success, infusing everything you do with purpose, energy, and enthusiasm. Helen will share practical approaches to strengthen team engagement through determination, culture and communication.


- Develop a leadership presence

- Remain approachable as a leader 

- Discover how clear communication creates a dedicated team

  • Helen Aki Manager, Data & Analytics Ministry of Justice

Case Study

Are you in the race, or are you spectating on the sidelines? Leadership and success is the largest global sport we engage with every day. Nicole has always backed herself to achieve her goals and be her own biggest cheerleader. She's here to share these stories and her energy with you!


- Find the courage to back yourself, enter the race and succeed 

- Train yourself to acknowledge and promote your strengths 

- Muster the energy for a leadership marathon

  • Nicole Manawatu Executive Director, Operations New Zealand Carbon Group

Summit Day 2

18 Feb

Case Study

It will not be news to anyone that with each new role and organisation, you will change and finesse your leadership strategies. No one knows this better than Dr Valentine, who joins us to share her insights into the difference between leadership and management. Drawing on her skills in her current role as Chief Information Officer at Massey University, Dr Valentine will guide you through an engaging discussion about why understanding the difference between leadership and management in a digital world can be the difference between success and failure. 


- Maximising past skills to work in a new role 

- Find new ways to work, challenge norms and make the job your own

- The benefits of diversity in experience, skills, and approach

  • Dr Elizabeth Valentine Chief Information Officer Massey University

Case Study

As the Director at SKYCITY and other organisations, Rob has learnt some crucial lessons about leadership, New Zealand society and the future of our organisations. He believes that we must embrace inclusiveness and continue to push for growth and change. Rob will share his thoughts and the lessons he learnt from those around him. 


- Gain insights into the necessity of continuous learning 

- Discover what current leaders believe the future should look like 

- Become a champion of change in your network 

  • Rob Campbell Director SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited

Case Study

Career changes can be daunting. Sure, change fosters growth, but it comes with risk. To progress in your career, you must step out of your comfort zone and learn to embrace change. Taking smart risks will enable you to find opportunities you may not otherwise have considered. Dawn will discuss her past roles and her decision to move halfway across the world to pursue the top job at Christchurch City Council. 

 

- Support yourself with empowering beliefs

- Recognise your strengths

- Know when and how to take the leap 

  • Dawn Baxendale Chief Executive Officer Christchurch City Council

Expert Commentary

Workplace mental health, wellbeing and company culture are fast becoming a pressing issue, driven by regulation and a genuine desire to ensure health and safety at work. The benefits of getting this right are untold. However, it is all too easy to get it wrong and deliver nothing for your people, with a knock-on effect that leads to resignations. Michael is passionate about creating sustainable practices to increase workplace wellbeing for everyone and will challenge you to consider how you can improve wellbeing in your organisation.


- Busting some of the myths around building company culture

- Showing you how to establish clear and understandable guidelines for what ‘success’ looks like

- Highlighting new ideas and strategies that increase team engagement

  • Michael Field Group Manager, Occupational Health & Safety Service Waitemata District Health Board

Panel

As a leader responsible for different teams, open and confident communication is essential to success. The best results come when your peers feel valued and understood. You have to adapt your communication style with those around you, especially when working with overseas organisations. Today's panellists represent a group of women with a vast range of experience and have some fascinating ideas about what it takes to be an authentic communicator.


- Establish a balanced communication process, so all parties stay informed

- Retain and build relationships with those around you

- Foster confidence in your teams

  • Nagaja Sanatkumar Non-executive director & Digital Strategy Adviser New Zealand Post

  • Erika Henderson Chief Operations Officer iTICKET

  • Lisbeth Jacobs General Manager, Innovation Fletcher Building

Case Study

Michelle has spent her career working in rapid growth environments including finance, entertainment and health. She is no stranger to change - she thrives on it. Michelle has been responsible for instigating strategy changes and will share her tale of progression by addressing how the business has transformed with her. 


- Develop resilience and confidence in your skills 

- Embracing and instigating a growth mindset 

- Build and maintain executive level relationships 

  • Michelle McBride General Manager, People & Culture Tower Insurance

Case Study

Bringing your whole self to work is a simple but revolutionary act. Doing so won't just leverage your leadership profile - it will blaze the trail for others. Gina's commitment to workplace inclusivity and leadership as a service ensures all boats rise together. She will discuss her role as the Chair of EY's Diversity & Inclusion Council and the strategies they are using to drive diversity.


- The positive impact diversity has on an organisation

- Creating a successful culture of inclusion

- Remain authentic through adversity

  • Gina Mills Asia-Pacific Operations Director, Global Compliance and Reporting Ernst & Young NZ

Roundtable

Over the past few days, we have heard from a diverse range of speakers on a number of interesting and inspiring topics. Alexis will bring everyone together to discuss the key themes of the past few days.


- Walk away with a clear set of goals for your leadership path

- Tie session themes together and create your unique game-plan for success

- Create lasting relationships across industries

Post-Summit Workshop

19 Feb - 20 Feb

Workshop

Create your leadership foundation, inside and out

- Tap into your leadership brain

- Set the groundwork for your leadership

- Create a positive culture of success and engagement

 

Enhance your self-awareness to be a confident and authentic leader

- Use reflection as a leadership development process

- Communicate your authenticity with confidence and competence

- Identify and build your unique strengths

 

Develop high-level communication skills

- Understand the neuroscience of conversations 

- Manage conflict and execute difficult conversations with confidence

- Influence with integrity

 

Refine your leadership skills

- Lead from your values and purpose

- Connect leadership and wellbeing

- Cultivate a high performing mindset

Workshop

Build a high-performance team

- Leverage your leadership strategies to accelerate team performance

- Assess your team’s strengths and strategies 

- Develop your message to enhance your teams drive and motivation 

 

Drive change and innovation

- Recognise and overcome hurdles to change

- Step outside your comfort zone and trust your intuition

- Embed positive change culture in your organisation

 

Demonstrate confidence and resilience in the face of disruption

- Develop resilience to disruption

- Communicate with confidence

- Learn from your cohort of support to be your best self

 

Action plan for self-leadership and success

- Enhance skills for self-promotion and accelerated career progression

- Maximise your relationships and networks for professional opportunities

- Achieve improved leadership performance with your personal action plan


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22-26 Albert St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

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