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CANTERBURY: Developing EI in the Age of AI

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  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Region: Canterbury
  • Venue: Lane Neave

Join this informative session on the latest approaches to developing Emotional Intelligence in a world being shaped by AI

The future of work is going to demand new ways of thinking, and human-centred skills are going to be key for thriving in work environments dominated by artificial intelligence (AI).

Whilst machines can be thought to do certain tasks more efficiently and even more effectively than people, there are certain things machines cannot replace. The most important among them is a meaningful human connection.

Indeed, in this age of AI, many experts believe that emotional intelligence (EI) will become an essential capability. A person's ability to be aware of, reason with, express, and manage their own emotions as well as being able to positively influence the emotions of others makes it easier for employees to think creatively, innovate, and contribute to the growth of the organisation.

This session will enhance your knowledge of the latest approaches to assessing and developing Emotional Intelligence and how these will aid a world being shaped by AI. After all, a machine cannot easily replace a human’s ability to connect with another human being, so those who have high EI will be in demand.

About our Presenter - Simon Miller, OPRA

Simon started his career in adventure therapy and education using the great outdoors as a medium for facilitating improvements in self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. Since then, Simon has gone on to attain a BBS, PGDip Bus Admin, and MBS from Massey University. He is the General Manager for OPRA Psychology Group and an accredited Emotional Intelligence master coach and trainer. With 15+ years’ experience working across a variety of industries in the fields of organisational development, change management, and learning and development, Simon offers an exciting blend of research-based design and practical expertise.

Outside of work, Simon is a dedicated family man, and a keen mountaineer who has scaled multiple peaks in the New Zealand Southern Alps.

With thanks to our Sponsor

Founded in the 1860’s, Lane Neave is one of the largest and most highly regarded law firms in New Zealand. Lane Neave is a full-service law firm located in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown with a local and global client base, providing clear, decisive legal advice that gives clients real value and advantage.


  • HRNZ Members = $30.00
  • HRNZ Student Members = $5.00
  • Non Members = $40.00

Please note our prices include GST.

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

Who should attend

HR Professionals and People Leaders


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.