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  • Future-Fit Aotearoa - Unlocking our potential conference

    The Future-Fit Conference is for engineers, architects, project managers, surveyors, asset managers, scientists and planners to come together to talk about the future of our built and natural environment in Aotearoa.

    We're at the front line of delivering critical technology, construction and infrastructure and represent the essential expertise needed to shape the future. Speakers include:

    • Dr Siouxsie Wiles, microbiologist and science commentator
    • Vic Crone, CE of Callaghan Innovation
    • Sam Johnson, social entrepreneur
    • Jehan Casinader, journalist and mental health advocate
    • Jarrod Kerr, Kiwibank Chief Economist
    • Susan Freeman-Greene, CE at Local Government New Zealand
    • Ross Copland, CE of Infracom
    • Andrew Eagles, CE of New Zealand Green Building Council

    This is a joint ACE New Zealand and IPWEA NZ conference. For more information about the event visit 

    February 02, 2022 at 9:00am - February 04, 2022 at 9:00am
    Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010
  • ACE Awards

    Celebrate the outstanding work our consultants and engineers do for communities in Aotearoa at the ACE Awards. 

    Dress code

    Formal dress code.

    Our sponsors

    The ACE Awards are proudly sponsored by:

    • Tonkin + Taylor

    • AECOM 


    February 03, 2022 at 6:00pm
    Cordis Hotel
  • Design-Led Thinking workshop

    Design-led thinking is creative problem solving that has a human-centred core. It encourages organisations to focus on the people they're creating things for, which leads to better products, services, and internal processes.

    Learn how to implement design-led thinking into your business and practice a few activities with Claire Lyons from Aurecon and Fiona Millar from Harrison Grierson.

    We'll take a current issue that our members have and explore it in more detail. In a true design-led thinking style, we are not going to define the process but we do invite you to join us, learn more about the process and the power of truly understanding the right problems to solve.

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

    About the presenters

    Claire Lyons, Design to Innovate Partner, Aurecon

    Claire believes design-led thinking is useful for projects that aren’t clearly defined, lack data and have a lot of unknowns. A typical day in the office at Aurecon New Zealand for Claire is asking a lot of questions!

    Fiona Millar, Digital Business Partner, Harrison Grierson

    Fiona leads innovation, continuous improvement and strategy development at Harrison Grierson. She believes every industry has the potential to be creative, and uses the principles of design-thinking and a people-centred approach to inspire everyday creativity.

    Purchase tickets

    • ACE New Zealand member - $45 early bird price. $65 after 14 December
    • ACE New Zealand member young professional (35 years and under) - $25
    • Non-member $85

    A light lunch is included in the ticket price.

    Places are numbered to 20 people. To confirm your spot, purchase your tickets

    February 17, 2022 at 9:30am
  • Leading with strength and NZ Red Cross psychological first aid workshop

    Let's leave 2021 behind and focus on 2022 in this mental wellbeing two-day workshop with renowned author and leadership coach Kathryn Jackson.

    We all know there is a significant economic impact to our industry from work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses and now it has been quantified by research commissioned by the Australian Construction Industry Culture Taskforce through BIS Oxford Economics. The research found work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses in 2018 cost $6.1 billion, the productivity cost of employees consistently working overtime was $708 million, mental ill-health cost $643 million and the estimated costs of construction worker suicides were $533 million and this reflects the experiences and trends here in Aotearoa.

    If you're a leader committed to building your understanding of wellbeing and resilience at work, this is the workshop for you. 

    Kathryn will explore the science of wellbeing to help us lead with strength. She'll be joined by the New Zealand Red Cross for a full day of Psychological First Aid training (and certification) on day two. 

    Day 1 (12.30pm - 4.30pm)

    • Introduction to resilience and the link with wellbeing particularly in high-performing environments
    • The impact of mindset on our team
    • We'll introduce you to the foundations for resilience – emotional honesty, self-care, connections and learning
    • Ideas for building resilience and the link to preventing burnout including consideration of control and boundaries
    • Wellbeing in self where we'll develop a personal wellbeing plan
    • And wellbeing in others with discussion and practice

    Day 2 (8.30am - 4.30pm)

    • What Psychological First Aid (PFA) is
    • Brainstorm causes of distress
    • The role of adrenaline and cortisol
    • Introduce tools to help provide PFA:
      • The five elements (safe, calm, connected, self-efficacy, hope) create character – colleague / team member
      • The action principles:
        • LOOK: recognising distress (brainstorm)
        • LISTEN: active listening and calming techniques (h/o)
        • LINK: to whoever is appropriate:  internally within the org / family / friends / GP/ counsellor
    • Discussion on what to do if suicide is a concern
    • Practical group activities throughout
    • The day will end in New Zealand Red Cross Certification for Psychological First Aid

    To ensure your investment in wellbeing and resilience for yourself and your company is supported well into the future, registration for the workshop includes a one-year Gold membership to ROW Wellbeing – an online community full of resources and connection to other leaders who are making an organisational change to better support mental health and resilience in the workplace.

    About the presenter

    Kathryn Jackson is a leadership coach, facilitator and author who enjoys exploring and influencing change in a positive way. With significant qualifications in behavioural science, fellowship of the CIPD (UK) and over 15years of leadership coaching experience, she is hugely committed to creating a global legacy about how to thrive in a stressful world. She also has the personal experience of having to walk her talk after losing not only her home but also her office and job security as a direct result of the Christchurch earthquakes. She understands only too well how knowledge and choice can create confidence and strength, even when the world seems unimaginable. 


    There are 20 places available for this event.

    Prices are $595 for ACE New Zealand members and $715 for non-members. 

    Secure your spot by purchasing your ticket

    March 02, 2022 at 12:00pm - March 03, 2022 at 5:00pm