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  • Atiqa Rashid finalist in design awards

    Structural design engineer for Manktelow Consulting Engineers, Atiqa Rashid, is a finalist in this year's National Association of Women in Construction Excellence Awards for her design work on two workshops.

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  • Leave a place better than you found it - with Alyce Lysaght

    It's no secret Māori and Pasifika are underrepresented across the engineering industry. Despite being aware of this, it can be difficult to know where to learn more about the issue and how we can help bridge this gap. For Māori engineering students, it can be difficult to see how the values of te ao Māori can be integrated into the industry. Alyce Lysaght explores these issues every fortnight in a new podcast series, Māori in Engineering.

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  • Challenge and encouragement with Dr Paul Wood

    On Wednesday 7 April we held the first of our Future-Fit Forums, a suite of ACE New Zealand workshops designed to help you develop and explore new ideas that will lead to improved business performance. Dr Paul Wood delivered a keynote presentation to a live Wellington and online audience, followed by a workshop with Wellington attendees. Through his unique story of a troubled childhood leading to imprisonment, Paul taught us how it is through challenge and courage that we can bring the best of ourselves to the table, navigate ambiguity, and thrive in a changing stressful world.

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  • Women event a 'wakeup call' for men

    On Tuesday night 50 people gathered in the Beca auditorium to discuss how we can encourage more women into STEM. As consultants and engineers, we build and design things for everyone - including women. And we know that diverse teams produce better outcomes. So why is our industry so underrepresented when it comes to gender? ACE CE, Helen Davidson shares her thoughts.

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  • Improve your business writing – with Shelly Davies

    Shelly Davies is a business writer, trainer, and keynote speaker who gets her kicks from helping businesses turn corporate jargon into plain language. Last year you told us through our training and development survey that you’d like to learn more about communicating clearly and persuasively. So we enlisted Shelly's support in upskilling ACE members on how to write the perfect executive summary (Wednesday 8 April), and at a workshop on business writing (Wednesday 14 April). We caught up with Shelly to find out how these events will make you a better communicator.  

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  • Stress is not a threat to avoid but a challenge to embrace - with Dr Paul Wood

    Paul Wood reevaluated his life when he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. By the time he was released, he'd attained a degree in psychology and philosophy, a master's in psychology and was two years into a PhD in psychology. Today people know him as Dr Paul Wood, who's energy, humour and engaging stories can change people's lives. Dr Wood is running our first Future-Fit Forum in April.

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