2019 Summit Programme

“We have to create companies we want to work for so that we can create a world we want to live in “ – Dan Lyons – Author. More than ever, HR has a great opportunity to be at the forefront of bold, progressive business decisions. With a focus on the H in HR, our summit will help you provide a practical vision for the future of HR.

Introduction and Scene Setting, Facilitated by Dr David Keane

The Future of Work and Workplaces - Jo Cribb
Jo’s keynote will cover the trends affecting New Zealand workplaces and the implications for HR professionals. What are the new roles that HR people will need to play and what skills will these demand?
About Jo... Jo has a varied portfolio that includes working as a consultant facilitating strategy sessions with leadership teams, coaching emerging leaders and leading substantial policy, strategy and gender projects. Jo is regularly invited to deliver keynotes on gender equality, women and leadership and the future of work. Jo’s interest in the future of work and her subsequent research resulted in her co-authoring the book 'Don't Worry About the Robots: How to Survive and Thrive in the New World of Work'

Workshop Session - Facilitated by Dr David Keane

Morning Tea

Agile HR - Katie Williams, Human Resources Director, Vodafone
Our HR Person of the Year Katie Williams will provide practical insights into the use of Agile in HR and discuss the broader application within organisations. A case study from Katie will help participants understand Agile in action.

The State of HR Technology in New Zealand - Nick McKissack, CEO, HRNZ
In this session participants will hear about the results of HRNZ’s research into HR technology, undertaken in conjunction with Victoria University. Be the first to hear what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to using software to support HR functions in New Zealand workplaces.

Lunch - kindly sponsored by Lane Neave

In the second half of the day we’ll have a change of pace and look at the topical issue of attracting and retaining top talent. What is going to be needed in the future to ensure we attract the right people, with right skills.

Building a world class employee experience - Ryan Ghisi, General Manager of Global People Programmes, Xero
Xero's world class employee experience hasn't come about by accident. Using continuous feedback from employees and the market, they've made data-driven decisions to launch initiatives that have increased engagement, satisfaction and retention. Come along to hear about some of their 'secret sauce'.

The War for talent – changing talent pool, Rachael Mason, Partner, Lane Neave
In a tightening job market, both for top talent and changing legislation, the fight to ensure you get the right people for the job has its challenges. In this session we will focus on what the Immigration changes mean for the future employment pool of foreign workers. We will provide tips for getting accredited as an Employer in order to recruit overseas talent. How do you demonstrate that you’re a Good Employer and meet the accreditation requirements. Where do Employers often fail and how can you make sure you succeed and maintain that all important accreditation. What are the broader considerations to address when recruiting migrant workers.

Towards Inclusivity - Martin King, Director, Winter Pride
As Employers spread their net in terms of attracting the right talent there is an inevitable consequence of a more diverse workforce. In this session we’ll explore how to achieve higher levels of inclusion in the workplace when faced with a broader range of cultural, physical and social needs amongst your employees.

Afternoon Tea

Wellbeing that works! - Bridget Jelley, Registered Psychologist & Director of the Effect
In this session we will hear about how to take a proactive strategic approach to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. There are a raft of initiatives out there and its about how to find the right one for your organisation. This presentation will also provide the most recent research about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, so we can fully understand the true picture of what it is that we have to manage as organisations.

At the conclusion of these afternoon sessions participants will have an opportunity to participate in a break-out session with one of our four presenters.

Q&A with Keynote speakers
In this session participants will get to ask questions of one of the afternoons keynote speakers in a small group setting.

Your Success - Dr David Keane
In our final session of the day, we’ll talk about how you can be more successful in your personal and professional life in 2020 by adopting some simple tools and techniques for adopting highly effective behaviours.

Cocktail Function kindly sponsored by the Open Polytechnic to end the day and continue the conversation


Registration Fees (prices include GST)

Earlybird Rates valid until Friday 27th September 2019

  Earlybird Standard
HRNZ Member  $ 395  $ 595
Non-Member  $ 595  $ 795
HRNZ Student  $ 100  $ 150