MORE. 2018: Speakers’ PowerPoint Presentations

Understanding Trans-generational Culture: Sophie Guerin

HEAD OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION, ASIA PACIFIC, JAPAN & CHINA, DELL

Organisations span generations of employees with very different needs and behaviours. This session will tackle some of the key challenges relating to having employees feeling understood. Learn how we can create leaders who use their super powers collectively to implement stronger trans-generational cultures. Sophie’s expertise is in understanding how to manage people and foster diversity and inclusion. She plays a pivotal role in driving Dell EMC’s cultural initiatives and is the perfect person to tackle how we can challenge and take action.

Powerfull not powerful: Michelle Van Gaalen

MANAGING DIRECTOR, SMITH & SMITH

Michelle’s successful career history has gained her a sound understanding on how to evolve as females across male dominated industries in times of significant workplace change. Michelle will share how women must understand the fine line of achieving power in their roles and being effective without being controlled or controlling.

The Evolving Female: Alexia Hilbertidou

FOUNDER, GIRLBOSS NEW ZEALAND

How do we achieve an essential balance between power and control? Alexia’s vision to have gender parity in business at an executive level has led her to a level of influence well beyond her years. Alexia will share some key messages as to how young women leaving school can step into key business roles much earlier with confidence and also for those experienced leaders to adopt strategies to embrace and harness this talent.

Appropriate Work Place Communication: Jennifer Rutherford

CHAIR OF THE NZ HI-TECH TRUST

How do we get better at emotionally neutral communication and transcend sub- optimal cultures and behaviours? Jennifer’s background is in sales, marketing and management in the New Zealand tech industry, where the only thing that stays the same is change. This, coupled with her vision to ensure that future generations are aware of the opportunities available to them gives her the expertise to tackle this topic. Communication is the backbone to every organisation, from small to large, and cultures either flourish or stagnate because of it. Jennifer will share some key messages to help organisations implement emotionally neutral communication.

Are you High Performance Capable? Pete Smith, Founder

THECOACHSMITH.COM

How to work, live, age and perform WELL – every day. Pete is an international pioneer in the field of personal, occupational, performance and ageing wellness. Illness continues to be a growth industry even with access to information, government policy, advances in technology and thousands of dollars being poured into research. Pete will share his viewpoints on understanding if you are high performance capable and more importantly how you can start the journey to achieve this.

Navigating the New Landscape for Men: Kaisa Wilson

ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST, DIRECTOR OF MOSAIK LTD

The working landscape is changing for men. We need to understand why this is happening, and more importantly, how can we create strategies to work together, retaining identities and shedding old and unproductive behaviours. Dr Kaisa Wilson has a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh. She has worked to improve organisational performance in a wide range of organisations. Her specialty is in diversity and inclusion, and along with this measurement and evaluation. She will share her viewpoint on this big topic and provide some insights to consider in our own organizations.

The Corporate Spouse: Fraser Brown

BRANCH MANAGER, TAURANGA, CRAIGS INVESTMENT PARTNERS

How do we manage the often-unbalanced power dynamic between work and home? Managing the pressures of your team, your organisation and your personal life, while keeping your own relationship intact can be challenging. Fraser has had a very successful career across banking and finance in London and NZ and has swiftly become one of the top advisers for Craig’s Investment Partners. He knows first hand how difficult it can be to manage the power dynamic between home and work and will share with you some key learning’s to help keep that balance neutral.

Navigating the New Landscape for Men: Shelley Eden

PARTNER AT SHIEFF ANGLAND

How can men and women work better together in the workplace, retaining their identities while shedding unproductive behaviours? Shelly’s entry into law uncovered a culture that she was not wanting to be part of. After working in a senior leadership role she was able to see different perspectives but her passion for law called her back. She is passionate about promoting women in law and stamping out behaviours there is no longer a place for. Shelley will share her knowledge on why we must help navigate the changing landscape for men and women in organisations.

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