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Future-Fit Forum with Dr Paul Wood

Engineering New Zealand, Level 6/40 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011 - April 07, 2021 at 9:30am - 1pm


Exclusive offer: Buy two tickets, and get the third free. 

Our world is changing with respect to new technology, globalisation, environmental pressures and evolving human behaviour. All these factors can disrupt the consulting and engineering sector and we know you need the tools to embrace the rapidly changing business environment.

As part of ensuring our sector is future-fit, we've created this future-fit forum with Dr Paul Wood to help you develop and explore new ideas that will lead to improved business performance.

In this event you'll: 

  • Get an insight into how positivity changes the way you see yourself
  • How you rate your capabilities, and
  • How you view the world in which you work

After Dr Paul Wood's presentation and Q&A session, we'll run a workshop for in-person participants where you'll challenge thinking, explore approaches to issues and encourage growth through collective learning and development. 

The forum is also a chance to network and build relationships with other businesses in our sector who're facing similar challenges.

This is one of four Future-Fit Forums we'll be running throughout 2021.

Event timetable

  • 9.30am - 10.30am - Dr Paul Wood presentation and Q&A (this element will be live-streamed)
  • 10.30am -  11am - morning tea and networking
  • 11am - 12.30pm - facilitated workshop 
  • 12.30 - 1pm - networking

About the presenter

Paul's life story can be summed up as "from delinquent to doctor." At the age of 18, he expected to join the army. However, things took a turn for the worse when he got into a peer group involved in drugs and then his mother passed away. Two days after his mother's death, he had a fateful meeting with a drug dealer, which ended in the dealer's death. Paul was sentenced to ten years in prison, and this prompted a complete re-evaluation of his life. When he started the prison sentence as a high school dropout, he believed he was too dumb to succeed in life. As time went on, he developed a completely new attitude to life. By the time of his release, he had attained an Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Philosophy, a Masters degree in Psychology and was two years into his PhD in Psychology. By 2011 he had completed the PhD and became an internationally sought-after keynote speaker known for his energy, humour, and impact.

Register for the event

To attend the event in person, it's $79 per person, with young professionals 35 years-of-age and under $49. This includes the presentation by Dr Paul Wood, morning tea and workshop attendance. We're offering a buy two tickets, get the third free promotion for this event. 

To attend the event online, it's free for ACE members. This is for the presentation only.