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WEB: Living and Working with Vaccination Support, Reluctance and Opposition

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Special Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $23.00
  • Non-member = $34.50

With COVID changing the way we work and live, there are many considerations for how to support health and wellbeing in the workplace, as well as ensure the ongoing development of capability at all levels.

A significant area which has the potential to rapidly change, and impact social and organisational cohesion is vaccination. There are a continuum of views, beliefs and behaviors on this subject which often evoke intense emotions. With at least 1 in 10 New Zealanders not being vaccinated, and the Government’s mandatory requirements for workplaces and employees; there is an unprecedented need to have these conversations, made difficult decisions and provide support.

Most people ask me questions about why people are choosing not to be vaccinated and the active exclusion of these individuals and communities is a common reaction.

In this session, Sam will explore some of the reasons for vaccination beliefs with a focus on practical steps that can be taken to maintain relationships during these challenging times.

This webinar will not be recorded in order to encourage an open and interactive session.

Facilitated by Samantha Patel

Kia ora, my name is Samantha Patel (she/her) and I’ve been working as a Psychologist for around 20 years. I was trained in the UK and initially worked as a Chartered Forensic Psychologist in HM Prison Service and later for a London Youth Offending Team. With the support of Ara Poutama Aotearoa (the Department of Corrections) I made the move to New Zealand 14 years ago. My career to date has involved working across public and private sectors in a range of practitioner focused and leadership roles (UK, Australia and Aotearoa) and from this I subsequently developed an interest in Organisational Psychology. I also provide risk assessments for the Court and have been called as an Expert Witness.

In 2017 I became a Chartered Member of the Institute of Organisational Psychology (IOP) and have since been self-employed. As a consultant, coach and trainer my areas of specialism include: - leadership, capability, and diversity, equity and inclusion. On a part time basis, I also worked at Massey University, initially leading the Criminal Psychology Paper and later as a Senior Professional Clinician within the Post Graduate Diploma Psychologist Registration Programme. The latter role involved the selection, assessment, supervision and support of interns.

As a registered Psychologist I apply contemporary psychological principles to my work and adopt a strengths, values-based approach. For 2021, I am consciously choosing to focus full time on my business with the aim of supporting Anti-Racism journeys aimed at creating equity in our communities.

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Registrations close 10:00am the day of the webinar.

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An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the webinar 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 webinar.

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