Events & training banner - April 2013

Diversity Workshop - From Bias to Bullying 

Prevent - Jericho

Date: Thursday 6th November

Time: 9am - 3.30pm

Venue: EEO Training Room Level 1, 100 Mayoral Drive Auckland

Investment: EEO Member $245 + GST Non Member $345 + GST

To book:

This is a workshop for managers and team leaders aimed at identifying workplace bullying and harassment and appropriate strategies to deal with such issues in a timely and effective manner. 

You will explore common traps and pitfalls as well as learn how to challenge behaviour and make relevant interventions to resolve issues.  It is no longer acceptable both legally or emotionally – to ignore allegations or evidence of bullying incidents in any workplace of any size. 

Workshop facilitators:

Professor Tim Bentley is the Director of the New Zealand Work Research Institute at AUT University and Dr Bevan Catley, Associate Head of the School of Management at Massey University. 

Diversity Workshop - Employing people with divers-abilities                

Respect - Jericho

 Date: Wednesday 12th November

Time: 9:00am- 1:00pm

Venue: EEO Training Room Level 1, 100 Mayoral Drive, Auckland 

Investment: $175 + GST for EEO Trust members, $275 + GST for non-members 

To book:

One in five New Zealanders has a disability. Like other New Zealanders, their skills, experience and educational qualifications are widely varied, but they are an under-utilised talent pool. This presents a huge opportunity for workplaces, both in terms of tapping into disabled people's skills and talents in a skills-short employment market, and more importantly reflecting the demographic of a diverse society which includes people of all abilities. 

Employing disabled people makes good business sense. Benefits to workplaces include:

  • Attracting and retaining the best of the talent pool, including latent talent
  • Improving customer service
  • Strengthening workplace morale and productivity
  • Being a good corporate citizen
  • Complying with legislative requirements and meeting international standards

This half day workshop gives employers and employees the opportunity to understand and build a more accessible and inclusive working environment for people with disabilities.  If you currently have employees that have a disability you will learn strategies to build on to become a true Employer of Choice.  If you are working toward employing people with diverse abilities you will learn how to get it right first time.  Or maybe you want to tap into that extra 20% of customers that can’t currently access your business.  Being aware of possible barriers that may affect the productivity, freedom and wellness of your staff and your customers can make a significant and positive impact on your business. 

Our facilitator: Karen Beard-Greer, CEO of Idependent Living Services. Her vision is to raise the profile of ILS by taking its services into local communities across Auckland as a resource for all people. Karen has 18 years experience running businesses in the health and wellness sector and speaking professionally throughout Australasia.

Diversity Breakfast Series with Nadia Lim            Empower - Jericho

Date: Wednesday 19th November

Time: 7.30am - 9am

Venue: Wintergarden Room, Northern Club, Princes Street, Auckland

Investment: $70 + GST

To book:    

Our diversity breakfast series is an opportunity for business people to take time out of your busy schedule and reflect on your organisations' diversity journey, taking stock and considering where to next in terms of learning and continuous development. 

Our special guest speaker for this event is Nadia Lim who will be joining us to discuss the relationship between food, health and wellbeing. Nadia credits her mixed cultural heritage with giving her a love for interesting food! These days she's passionate about promoting healthy eating and combating the ever-increasing problem of diabetes in our communities.




Annual Group Meeting

Accept - Jericho

Date: Thursday 27th November

Time: 1pm - 2.30pm

Investment: Complimentary

Venue: Intercontinential Wellington, 2 Grey Street, Wellington 6011

To Book:                                                                                

The EEO Trust would like to invite you to join us for our Annual Group Meeting which will also showcase diversity leaders who are walking the talk for workplace diversity. 

Ranjna Patel, Founder & Director of the Nirvana Health Care Group took away the "Walk the Talk" Award at the 17th annual EEO Trust Diversity Awards NZ 2014 and her company East Tamaki Health Care, where she provides leadership for more than 500 medical professionals and support staff, won the Positive Inclusion Award. 

Ida Dowling, Lead Transport Engineer for Jacobs Ltd. will join us to talk about the importance of empowering women in the workplace and comes with a good pedigree after her organisation won the Empowerment Award and were the overall Supreme Award winners at this year's gala dinner celebration.   

At the AGM the EEO Trust’s chairman, Michael Barnett, will run through the Trust’s activities and touch on exciting plans for 2015.  So come along to hear more about the positive benefits of diversity in the workplace and how the EEO Trust can help you on your journey.

We also invite you to join us for refreshments after the meeting.