2018 Annual Conference

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Smarter Together - ACENZ / CCNZ Conference

The 2018 Annual Conference will be a joint conference between ACENZ and the Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ). This joint conference occurs once every 3-4 years and brings together both consulting engineers and civil contractors to network, learn, and collaborate for the benefit of the industry.

Join us August 1-3, 2018 at the Claudlands Event Centre in Hamilton. Visit the official conference website here.

If you are interested in sponsorship of this event, please contact Holly Morchat Stanko at hmorchat@acenz.org.nz.

Registration Open Now!

Take a peak at our confirmed keynote speakers including Gilbert Enoka, Peter Hilary, and Andrew Patterson.

 

We also want to thank our Sponsors! Without the support of our conference sponsors, we couldn't host such a wonderful event, so check out all our sponsors here

Pre-Conference Workshops 

Find more information on the Young Professionals Workshop here

Find more information on the Mental Health and Wellness Workshop below.

 

Mental Health and Wellness Workshop Descriptions

The Mental Health Foundation is pleased to facilitate two introductory workshops to support staff with responsibilities for the health and wellbeing of their employees.

The Working Well Workshops will provide organisations with the know-how to enhance and protect their people’s mental health, in order to harness mental health as a resource that leads to positive life outcomes for employees and better business results.

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:

(Workshop 1) Creating positive environments for mental wellbeing – the what, why and how

Organisations are only as strong as their people, and the culture of an organisation has a significant impact on the wellbeing of employees. A positive workplace culture leads to increased productivity, better employee morale and the ability to retain high quality employees.

This workshop will provide practical information and tips to help enhance and maintain wellbeing at individual, team, and organisational levels, with a focus on creating a psychologically healthy organisation and culture.

In this train-the-trainer workshop, you’ll gain an understanding of:

  • What is mental health and wellbeing
  • Why it’s important at work
  • How to create a positive work environment for positive mental wellbeing in the workplace

Hands on workshop activities and templates will allow you to start thinking and planning your wellbeing initiative, giving you a solid base to build upon back at work.

You’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to frame and explore the issues within your workplace, plus a comprehensive handbook, slides and notes, to enable you to deliver the workshops in your own organisation.

The workshop will support workplaces to explore their health and safety obligations to manage risks and enhance protective factors to mental health and wellbeing.

To help you get the most out of the workshop, we’ll send you some pre-reading material as well.

 

(Workshop 2) Enhancing mental wellbeing - Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work

This workshop will help you introduce mental health and wellbeing into your workplace and focus on promoting positive mental health, using five simple and proven actions.

You’ll find out about the Five Ways (CONNECT, BE ACTIVE, KEEP LEARNING, GIVE and TAKE NOTICE) and how to use them to create organisational change and support people and teams to find balance, build resilience and boost mental health and wellbeing.

In this train-the-trainer workshop, you will gain an understanding of:

  • Mental health and wellbeing, and the things that help people flourish
  • Why it’s important to think about wellbeing at work for both individuals and for the organisation
  • The Five Ways to Wellbeing and how these can improve mental wellbeing and create a positive work environment (and even at home with your whānau)

Hands on workshop activities and templates will allow you to start thinking and planning your wellbeing initiative, giving you a solid base to build upon back at work.

You’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to frame and explore the issues within your workplace, plus a comprehensive handbook, slides and notes, to enable you to deliver the workshops in your own organisation.

To help you get the most out of the workshop, we’ll send you some pre-reading material as well.

 

Timing:

  • 8.45am (for a 9am start) - 12.00pm: (Workshop 1) Creating positive environments for mental wellbeing - the what, why and how - This workshop will provide practical information and tips to help enhance and maintain wellbeing at individual, team, and organisational levels, with a focus on creating a psychologically healthy organisation and culture.
  • 12.00pm - 12.30pm: Networking lunch (for morning and afternoon workshop participants)
  • 12.30pm - 4.00pm: (Workshop 2) Enhancing mental wellbeing - Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work - This workshop will help you introduce mental health and wellbeing into your workplace and focus on promoting positive mental health, using five simple and proven actions.

Timing is subject to change at the discretion of the organisers.

 

Pricing

Pricing is below. To register for this workshop, please use the conference registration portal found on the conference website here

Registration Type
Prices are GST exclusive.
Early Bird Registration
Closes 31 May 2018
Late Registration 
From 1 June 2018
Wellness in the Workplace Workshop 1 & 2 $500.00 $500.00
Wellness in the Workplace Workshop 1 $300.00 $300.00
Wellness in the Workplace Workshop 2  $300.00 $300.00

 

Conditions of workshop participation

All workshop attendees will be emailed reading material one week before the workshop. It is expected that this material will have been read prior to the workshop. This will enable the participants to engage fully in the hands-on workshop and develop resources which can be brought back to your offices the following week. This cannot be done if the pre-reading is not complete before the workshop.

In addition, the standard T&Cs of conference registration will apply to this workshop as well. Find more information on the conference website, www.smartertogether2018.co.nz