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OTAGO BRANCH: A Masterclass in Personal Branding

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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Region: Otago
  • Venue: Otago Polytechnic Campus

An evening Masterclass with Leanne Ross, Otago Polytechnic and Dean Delaney Platinum Recruitment

HRNZ Otago are excited to present this Masterclass in Personal Branding. Bend the ear of two seasoned professionals who can help you position your personal brand in the best way possible.

With hints and tips covering Social Media, Networking, accreditation's, and all in between. Get the Gold to make you stand out and be recognized.

About our Presenters

Leanne Ross emigrated from Ireland to Dunedin in 2016 and is now the Director of Marketing, Sales and Communications at Otago Polytechnic and board member at Startup Dunedin. A career spanning 14 years has focused predominantly on brand building and “selling” of some kind – from Not-for-Profits to Hollywood movies – as the world hurtled into the digital age. But her own journey with personal branding yields the most lessons; from setting up an industry blog in 2013, Leanne built a reputation for herself as an industry expert (despite being in her 20s).

Creating her own opportunities using mostly online channels led to invitations to guest lecture, conference appearances and, eventually, high level job head hunt offers. Two years later, Leanne would self-publish a book that became an Amazon best-seller in her industry, launching a consultancy career that enabled her to move to the other side of the world with a strong CV to kick-start networking from the ground up yet again in her 30s.

Dean Delaney is the Client Relationship Manager at Platinum Recruitment; having a career spanning more years than he cares to remember; he has held various roles in relationship management his whole career. He holds several professional memberships including Institute of Directors and Business Networking International and holds several governance roles within NFP sectors and is a regular contributor to Industry events.

Personal branding is often positioned around the ability to influence and being an industry expert; Dean considers himself none of these but someone that works consistently through various Channels on his personal brand to create credibility and a genuine ability to want to give back as he believes in the philosophy of ‘givers gain’. In his spare time; Dean is undertaking a BCom at the University of Otago with a double Major in Management and Human Resource Management and has a Whanau that includes a very precious 6 and 3/4 year old that puts his personal branding under more pressure than any CEO could.


  • HRNZ Members $20.00
  • HRNZ Student Members FREE
  • Non Members $30.00

Please note our prices include GST

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