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WEBINAR: How Time Machines change thinking about the Future

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All pricing includes GST.

Special Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = Free (for a limited number)
  • Non-member = $34.50

Diane will discuss the range of initiatives that Ports of Auckland have introduced to prepare their own staff for the future and develop a foresight mindset, from the Board and Senior executives through to the front line. This has included the development of a “Time Capsule”, provision of futures training and enabling opportunities for having futures discussions at each level in the organisations. Knowing that futures thinking does not come naturally to everyone, she will also discuss the challenges she has faced and the lessons learned.

This will be an interactive session and participants will be encouraged to come with examples of their own Future of Work initiatives and stories of what has work in their own organisation, and questions that can be thrown open to all participants.

Attendees will leave being able to:

  • Articulate the role of Future Foresight for business in general and HR in particular
  • Describe a range of initiatives designed to help people plan for the Future of Work
  • Leave with ideas about how to influence the leaders of their organisation to prioritise proactive thinking about the future.

Facilitated by Diane Edwards - Future Foresight Strategist, Ports of Auckland

Diane is the Future Foresight Strategist at the Ports of Auckland having formerly been their General Manager People, Foresight and Innovation. This new role was created in response to the Pandemic, to ensure sufficient proactive attention was given to growth and innovation at a time when most companies were focused primarily on reactive responses to the crisis. Her Future of Work programmes have been featured in both series of Nigel Latta’s “What Next?” on TV NZ, she has been a panelist on Radio NZ in their Future of Work series and appeared multiple times in the NZ Herald and a number of other publications talking on a range of initiatives.

She has had an eclectic career spanning roles in a diverse range of positions, working within the private, public, central government and not-for-profit sectors, including overseas experience in the UK, USA, Australia, India and Tanzania. Her success in business has been achieved through her ability to identify and solve problems, innovative thinking, and desire to make a difference.

A long-time member of the World Future Society and an alumni the Futures School in Orlando, Florida, she has brought future consciousness to many of the organisations she has worked with, both professionally and personally.

Diane has won multiple awards in NZ and Australia, including the HRINZ 2010 HR Specialist of the Year, HRINZ 2015 HR Generalist of the Year, SSON 2016 Australasian Award for Culture Creation, Governance NZ 2016 Gender Diversity in Leadership award and NZATD’s 2018 Learning and Development Person of the Year.

In her spare time Diane is a science fiction nerd and can also be found flying high above the countryside as an experienced glider pilot.

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

Cancellation Policy

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.