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  • ACE New Zealand Conference 2022

    To do better business, we need big thinking. Professional services consultants throughout Aotearoa are operating in an environment of uncertainty as we navigate the challenges of local government reforms, skills shortages, COVID-19, disruptive technologies and environmental change.

    We need to think carefully about the future of work – how to create a first-class consulting experience, engage authentically, develop our workforce, lead productive teams, deliver on climate change and sustainability commitments, and harness technology to work smarter, not harder.

    While we've been forced to rethink how we do business as usual, we also need to think about what our mahi looks like in the years ahead.

    We need to lift our game as a sector, and that means reconnecting face-to-face, being in the same room as one another, coming out of our silos and making new connections to shift our focus to the future.

    The 2022 ACE New Zealand conference will explore the challenges and opportunities that professional services consultants face in these uncertain times and provide practical business solutions that can be applied in small, medium and large firms.

    You will hear from innovative and inspiring speakers who will offer local and global perspectives on the issues we face, allowing us to think about the future of work with a broader lens.

    We encourage you to take this time to work on your business, not in your business, in a collaborative space surrounded by leaders who are delivering critical technology, construction, infrastructure and environmental solutions for Aotearoa.

    Rotorua is a remarkable location where we will be surrounded by natural beauty, thriving industries and manaakitanga – we hope to see you there.

    More information and registration

    To register and find out more about the programme, speakers and call for abstracts, see the ACE New Zealand Conference 2022 website.  

     

     

     

     

     

    WHEN
    September 01, 2022 at 8:30am - September 02, 2022 at 2:30pm
    Where
    Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
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  • How to create a mentally healthy workplace

    Employers have a responsibility to ensure their people are working in mentally safe work environments, and that they are taking action to reduce mental health risks in the workplace.

    Businesses that invest in building and maintaining good mental wellbeing report higher productivity, sales and customer satisfaction. But it can be hard to know where to start.

    We’re partnering with the Business Leaders' Health and Safety Forum to share their framework for managing mental health and wellbeing at work and strategies you can implement to design mentally healthy workplaces.

    This webinar is the first in a programme of work we are leading to grow awareness and encourage action in this space for our members, to enable more sustainable and enduring businesses.

    Join this session to hear from Dr Hillary Bennett, a health and safety leadership coach and mental wellbeing researcher who has worked with the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum to create the evidenced-based framework to support organisations to effectively design mentally healthy workplaces.

    About the presenter

    Dr Hillary BennettDr Hillary Bennett is a registered psychologist with a PhD in Organisational Psychology. She has taught at a graduate and postgraduate level at universities in South Africa, Canada and New Zealand, and consults to private, government and non-government organisations across many sectors.

    Dr Bennett is a Director of Leading Safety, a consultancy specialising in the leadership of safety and wellbeing and the assessment and development of safety and wellbeing culture. She developed the Business’ Leaders Health and Safety Forum’s wellbeing guides “CEO Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work” and “Protecting Mental Wellbeing at Work”.

    Register

    This is a free event. Register now to secure your spot.

    WHEN
    June 21, 2022 at 9:00am
    Where
    Webinar
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  • ACE New Zealand lunch with Christopher Luxon

    Join us for lunch with Christopher Luxon, Leader of the Opposition and National Party Member of Parliament for the Botany electorate.

    At a critical time for New Zealand construction and infrastructure, take this opportunity to engage with the Leader of the Opposition around the opportunities and challenges we face as a sector, and discuss ways to develop our communities of tomorrow.

    A two-course lunch will be served at the event.

    About the presenter 

    Christopher Luxon is Leader of the National Party and Member of Parliament for the Botany electorate. 

    He was born in Christchurch and raised in Howick, Auckland. As a graduate, Christopher embarked on an 18-year career at Unilever, working in New Zealand and around the globe, finishing up his time with the company in Toronto as President and CEO of Unilever Canada.

    In 2011, he returned to New Zealand after being appointed CEO of Air New Zealand. In 2019, he entered the world of politics by securing the National Party candidacy for the Botany electorate and in 2021 he became Leader of the National Party.

    Alongside his corporate roles, he has served as Chair of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council and is a Vice Chair and Trustee of the international aid organisation Tearfund New Zealand.

    Christopher lives in Auckland with his wife Amanda and their two children.

    Purchase tickets

    Ticket prices:

    • ACE New Zealand member – $185 + GST
    • ACE New Zealand member young professional (35 years and under) – $165 + GST
    • Non-members – $205 + GST

    Lunch is included in the ticket price.

    Confirm your spot, buy your ticket now

    WHEN
    June 15, 2022 at 12:30pm
    Where
    Mövenpick Hotel Auckland
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