Events & training banner - April 2013



Diversity Overview  **SOLD OUT**  

Accept - Jericho

Date:Friday 19th  September

Time: 9:00am – 1:30pm

Investment: Complimentary   

Venue:Level 1, Auckland Chamber of Commerce Building, 100 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD 

To Book: events@eeotrust.org.nz                                                                                    

This half-day workshop is free and aims to give you an overview about the benefits of practicing Diversity in the workplace, and how to address various topics and/or issues that can arise.  You will learn about cultural diversity, the benefits of working with your aged workers in a time of labour shortage, along with our younger workforce. Other diversity platforms will be covered using winning examples from our Diversity Awards that include, gender, lifestyle choices, religious beliefs, parental leave and more.

This session also includes an introduction to dealing with workplace bullying and harassment as well as the merits of workplace wellness initiatives.  You will also hear about unconscious bias and how to avoid it.

Our facilitator Skot Barnett will give you some tips to take away and get started. Skot also specialises in employment strategies for businesses to recruit and cultivate the skills of people from all groups.  



Unleashing Literacy in your workplace         

Accept - Jericho

Date: Tuesday 16th September

Time:  9am - 1pm

Investment: EEO Members $175 + GST Non Members $275 + GST 

Venue: Level 1, AK Chamber of Commerce Bldg, 100 Mayoral Drive, CBD, Auckland

To Book: events@eeotrust.org.nz                                                                                    

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

Over the last eight years Anne has evaluated workplace literacy programmes in New Zealand and also provided advice to support employers seeking funding from the Tertiary Education Commission.



Value - JerichoMaximising a culturally diverse workforce

Date:Wednesday 17th September

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

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

Venue: Auckland TBC

To book: events@eeotrust.org.nz

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, Professor of Diversity at AUT's Business and Law School, Visiting Professor at Boston College, Massachusetts and Visiting Academic at Cambridge University in the UK.



Empower: Aspiring Women Leaders  

Empower - Jericho

Date: Thursday 16th October

Time: 9.00 - 3.30pm

Venue: Rendezvous Grand Hotel

Investment: EEO members $430 + GST Non Members $530 + GST

To book: eeo@chamber.co.nz 

Are you an employer that has women in your organisation who are potentials for your management pipeline? Are you a female professional seeking senior management roles and need some inspiration to help focus the mind to achieve your goals?

Our facilitator for this workshop is Anne Blackburn who has a background in banking, governance and strategic advice as well as being a professional director and consultant. Anne enjoyed early careers in journalism and diplomacy, and a diversion as a Treasury policy advisor. Her career has spanned both public and private sectors in New Zealand, the US and the UK, including the not for profit sector, where she currently holds governance positions.



Prevent: From Bias to Bullying 

Prevent - Jericho

Date: Thursday 6th November

Time: 9am - 3.30pm

Venue: Level 1, 100 Mayoral Drive, CBD Auckland

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

To book: events@eeotrust.org.nz

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. 



Employing people with divers-abilities                

Respect - Jericho

 Date: Wednesday 12th November

Time: 9:00am- 1:00pm

Venue: Level 1, Auckland Chamber of Commerce Building, 100 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD  

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

To book: events@eeotrust.org.nz

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.



Prevent - Jericho

Diversity Workshop Series: From bias to bullying

Date: Thursday 16th November

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Investment:  EEO Trust members $245 +GST, $345 +GST for non-members 

Venue: Auckland - venue TBC

To book: events@eeotrust.org.nz

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 Breakfast Series with Nadia Lim            Empower - Jericho

Date: Wednesday 19th November

Time: 7.30am - 9am

Venue: Auckland TBC

Investment: $70 + GST

To book: eeo@chamber.co.nz    

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, She 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 neighbourhoods.

 

 

 



EEO Trust Corporate Training & Consultancy                                                   

The EEO Trust delivers a wide variety of courses to meet the changing needs of a successful workplace.  Based on our selection of courses available, our experienced team of facilitators can assess your needs and customise the content to achieve your desired result.

Fees: To be determined in accordance with the course structure, length and location.

We can also offer a consultancy service on developing your diversity initiatives and programmes.

Find out how we can design and deliver an in-house diversity focused training course or presentation to meet your needs, or offer particular consultation on diversity initiatives by contacting our team on 09 525 3023 or email training@eeotrust.org.nz

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