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AUCKLAND BRANCH IO Psychology SIG: Developing High Performing Teams

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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Region: Auckland
  • Venue: National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research

Join us for an informative session from Mel Cash, OD Manager, NIWA and Eugenia McGrath, Senior Consultant, Winsborough Ltd.

“All significant human accomplishments - from discovering agriculture, to constructing the pyramids and the Great Wall of China, to building innumerable cathedrals, roads, cities and modern organizations - are the result of group effort, of collective and highly coordinated enterprise” (Dave Winsborough).

Most of us know what it’s like to work in a team that is highly effective and functioning well. We get results. It feels great. But what about those times when things aren’t going so well? Just because people are in a team does not mean they will automatically work effectively together. Getting things aligned and working well takes attention and effort.

This session will cover what teams need from leaders, and what leaders can do to grow and develop effective teams, particularly in the current context filled with challenge and uncertainty. We will introduce a robust team framework based on contemporary research and theory. We will also discuss a set of tools and resources that team members and leaders can use to raise the level of the team’s effectiveness, cohesion and subsequent wellbeing.

About our Presenters

Mel Cash, Organisational Development Manager, NIWA.

As a registered Organisational Psychologist Mel has dedicated the past 10 years to applying research in a pragmatic way, to help people and organisations develop and perform at their potential. She gets a genuine kick out of creating and delivering engaging tools, systems and programmes to develop leadership capability.

Mel’s five years as a Senior Consultant at Winsborough was spent assessing and developing individuals, teams and organisations across New Zealand. Having just made the move to the in-house role at NIWA, she is loving the opportunity to celebrate what’s already working and instigate improvements to support the delivery of the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Eugenia McGrath, Senior Consultant, Winsborough Ltd.

As a Senior Consultant at Winsborough, Eugenia helps identify and develop leaders across the New Zealand Public and Private sectors. It is through the use of robust assessment tools, coaching and application of scientific models that Eugenia helps leaders achieve actionable insights and stretch their leadership potential.

Eugenia’s recent work includes talent and leadership programme design, facilitation, and coaching; assessment and development centre design; facilitation of senior leadership team sessions; executive selection; and lecturing on executive University programmes.

Please note: If we are still at level 2 on 13 October, the event will be via Zoom


  • HRNZ Members $20.00
  • HRNZ Student Members $10.00
  • Non Members $30.00
  • Registered Psychologists and Chartered Organisational Psychologists can attend Free but must pre-register with HRNZ by emailing with their details.

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 and IO professionals where leadership development and team development are an integral part of their job (including Business Partners, People Managers, Consultants)


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.