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HR 101: HR for Non HR People - Virtual

This programme is designed for line managers or those for whom HR is only one significant part of their role.

If you have a group who would like to attend this course, please reach out to [email protected] to see if an in-house session would work better for you!

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

All pricing includes GST.

Virtual Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $590.00
  • Non-member = $820.00

This programme is limited to 12 attendees and will be presented virtually via Zoom.

You have probably heard of 'Accounting for non Accountants' - well, this is HR for non HR people. While this event is primarily designed for line managers or those for whom HR is only one significant part of their role, group managers who have an overall although indirect responsibility for the HR function would also benefit from this programme. The focus is on the fundamental underlying principles relating to HR and good practice approaches.

HR 101: HR for non HR People is a jargon free introduction for those who have people responsibilities that focuses on the principles underpinning good people practice which they can apply to everyday people management situations in their teams and organisations.

Topics covered in this one day programme include:

  • Resourcing (recruitment and selection)
  • Learning and Development (training)
  • Performance Management (appraisal)
  • Legal Compliance and Employment Relations (staying on the right side of NZ Employment Law)

A workbook containing information and exercises will be posted to you. The programme is informed by leading edge research and is constantly being revised and updated.


“I have already put some of these skills into use. Very very good timing. I was a wee bit worried about it being so long via zoom but it was really awesome.” Lisa, Operations Manager

“Course was great. Covered everything that I needed.” Lesley, Senior Payroll Specialist

“Fantastic course that exceeded my expectations. I was particularly impressed with zoom as a teaching tool and the different learning methods used which kept the course engaging over a long period of time. I wish I had done this course sooner and recommend it for anyone starting out in a managerial position.” Julia, National Health Promotion Manager

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 08:30am Wednesday 19 April (unless sold out prior) to ensure enough time to courier your coursebook to you. Or you can opt to access the pdf only.

About the Presenter - Denise Hartley-Wilkins

Denise Hartley-Wilkins CFHRNZ is a people and organisation development professional with over 25 years experience gained in a diverse range of organisations in New Zealand, the UK and Canada . She has extensive strategic and operational experience and has held a number of senior corporate roles where she has implemented large scale OD programmes.

She has established a reputation for excellence and expertise in her field, based on her professional qualifications and extensive coalface experience. A skilled facilitator, trainer and executive coach Denise is known for her deep professional knowledge along with her ability to translate strategy and theory into real-life practice. Clients value her engaging, professional, friendly and down to earth approach.

Denise is a Chartered Fellow of HRNZ and is currently the National President of HRNZ. She is also an accredited Business Mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand. She has written numerous articles for professional journals and has presented at conferences and symposiums.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.