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ANZ and EEO Trust Diversity Awards NZ 2014

On the 27th August we celebrated the 17th annual diversity awards that took place here in Auckland with 500 businsess people from across New Zealand joining us to celebrate workplace diversity initiatives in their organisations. It was a fantastic evening with so many wonderful and inspirational stories shared. The ultimate accolade - the Supreme Award - went to Jacobs who were recognised for their inclusive culture and programmes that empower their staff. The team here at the EEO Trust are very proud to have been a part of the night's celebrations and would like to congratulate everyone involved. Read more and see photos from the night here

The EEO Trust

The Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust is a national body mandated by government to provide support to employers around the issue of equal opportunities and diversity in the workplace. 

The EEO Trust assists employers in introducing and managing proven EEO thinking and practices, encourages diversity by promoting the recruitment and development of people on the basis of merit and generates awareness of the business benefits and rewards of an inclusive workplace.

Based in Auckland, the EEO Trust works with employers around New Zealand providing the latest resources, ideas and information to support workplaces to achieve success through effectively managing diversity. The EEO Trust is resourced by fees from member organisations and Government contributions. It is governed by a Board of Trustees. 

 Watch our introduction video 

Our Diversity platforms 


Accept   Balance   Empower   Engage    Respect   Value   Prevent - website 2

EEO Trust library and location

We have now moved our office to central premises

This is exciting for the team and brings many new opportunities with it, including a new and improved library space for our diversity reference collection and for you to come and use. Our fantastic new diversity library, is located on Level 1, 100 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, and we look forward to welcoming  members who feel like dropping in to discuss diversity workplace initiaves. If you are an EEO member and do not yet have a library membership, email to recieve the benefits of membership to New Zealand's largest diversity library. 

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EEO events coming soon 

Unleashing Literacy in your workplace

Date: Tuesday 16th September

Time: 9am - 1pm

Investment:  EEO Members $175 + GST Non Members $275 + GSTanne Alkema resize

Venue: Level 1, 100 Mayoral Drive Auckland chamber of commerce bldg

This half day workshop, facilitated by Anne Alkema will include the following topic sessions.

  • Understanding literacy and numeracy in the workplace. How does it impact on your workforce, workplace safety, productivity and profitability?
  • How to identify the issues in your workplace
  • Benefits of investing in workplace literacy and numeracy training
  • How to get started with literacy and numeracy training

To read more about Anne click here.

Book here now!

For further events from the EEO Trust, click here

Maximising a culturally diverse workforce.

Date: 17th Wednesday September

Time: 9am - 3.30pm

Investment: EEO Trust Members $245 + GST, Non-members $345 +GST 

Venue: Auckland TBC

Edwina Pio

This one-day workshop with Professor Edwina Pio is designed to help managers and individuals to deal positively with their increasingly culturally diverse workplaces. It will help provide attendees with:

  • A better appreciation of New Zealand’s unique diversity - over 200 different ethnicities in a country with 4.4 million people 
  • Strategies for effectively engaging with a multi-cultural workplace including the large numbers of migrants entering the workplace and the challenges that can present eg. literacy, cultural norms etc.  
  • The ability to identify cultural difference and similarity in the workplace
  • An understanding of meaningful engagement across cultures such as encouraging interaction between colleagues at shared lunches, celebration events etc.
  • Intercultural communication including autocues and body language. 

This workshop will be facilitated by Edwina Pio, who you can read more about here

Book here now!

For further events from the EEO Trust, click here

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