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The world we grew up in is not the world we are growing in to. The future is coming much faster than we think. So, we have two choices – we can bury our heads in the sand and just hope it will go away, or we can choose to engage. To spend time thinking about the future. To prepare options. To talk and listen to others. This type of thinking is done best with people from different backgrounds, disciplines and roles as we all bring different insights and ideas to the party. As Amy Morrin said ‘the world will change with or without you!’.

This presentation will be a highly interactive and thought-provoking session that explores this critical question – what is the key skill we need to be developing in ourselves and others to thrive in 2020 and beyond?

If you have a strong desire to future proof yourself, this is a must-attend session!

About our Presenter

Linda Hutchings

Linda is one of New Zealand’s most respected adult educators. As a trainer, speaker and mentor she specialises in the development of emerging and new leaders.

Infuriated by New Zealand’s ‘sink or swim’ approach to leadership development she has developed a series of practical and highly effective programmes to address this. These provide new and aspiring leaders with pragmatic, day-to-day leadership 'how-tos', enabling them to hit the ground running.

Linda is fascinated by what works in practice and while theory underpins her work she is always driven by the question – how do you actually do that? Whether it’s facilitating a meeting that encourages vigorous, healthy debate, raising that uncomfortable body odour issue with a team member or influencing team culture you can be sure Linda has done the research and thinking around how best to develop the competence and confidence to tackle the issue.

Be warned! Her workshops are not for those who are just after a nice lunch – they are for aspiring leaders who truly want to make a difference where they live and work.

To Register

HRNZ Members: to receive the member discount please log in to the HRNZ website FIRST and register through the BUY TICKETS link in the event listing. This will give you access to your member discount.

Non members can register through the BUY TICKETS link


Fees will be due for payment in full for each branch event, and are non-refundable unless cancellation has been confirmed by email to at least two working days before the event.

Cancellations and Refunds

To receive a full refund cancellations must be received by HRNZ by email to two working days before the day of the event.

Cancellations after this time and/or 'no shows' on the day will be payable in full.

Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email with their details.