Value - JerichoMaximising a culturally diverse workforce

Date: Wednesday 30th April

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

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

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

To book: email

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.

Diversity Overview        

Accept - Jericho

Date: Wednesday 14th May             

Time: 9:00am – 1:30pm

Investment: FREE 

Venue: Te Puni Kokiri, Wellington 

To Book:                                                                               

We invite you to join us for this complimentary half-day workshop where our facilitator, Skot Barnett, will provide you with a practical overview of the benefits of understanding and encouraging a diverse workforce.

You will learn about cultural diversity, the benefits of embracing the skill and experience of aged workers and how to positively engage younger workers in a time of labour shortage. 

This session also includes an introduction to dealing with workplace bullying and harassment, the value of workplace wellness initiatives and understanding unconscious bias and how to avoid it. 

This popular workshop only runs a few times a year, so get in quick to secure your place and be sure not to miss out. 

Diversity Group Meeting with Coca-Cola 

Balance - web 2

Date: Wednesday 14th May

Time: 2.00 - 3.00pm

Venue: Te Puni Kokiri, Wellington

Investment: FREE for members, $25 + GST for non-members

To book: email

The importance of looking after the health and wellbeing of employees should not be underestimated. However, many businesses are still unsure of the best way to do this and what the benefits are for their organisation. 

Coca-Cola Amatil NZ Ltd (CCANZ) employs over a thousand people throughout the country and is part of the Coca-Cola Amatil Group, one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific region.

CCANZ is a company committed to keeping its drivers safe on the roads and employees free from injuries and back pain. They’re encouraging all staff to get fitter and healthier too and providing a number of different programmes to support employees achieve these outcomes. 

Considering the whole person and not just the person who turns up for work every day, is a key step in the diversity journey and one that Coca-Cola have been successful in taking.  

This is your opportunity to come and hear their story from Martin King, General Manager HR discussing;

  • What has worked and the results
  • Key learning’s and shared best practice
  • Plans and opportunities for the future

A Q&A session will follow Martin's presentation and a complimentary afternoon tea will be provided.

Register early to avoid dissapointment.

Providing flexibility for working parents 
Balance - web 2

Date: Wednesday 21st May

Investment: EEO Trust Members $180 + GST, Non-members $280 +GST 

Time: 9.00am- 1.00pm 

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

To book: email

In this half day workshop our facilitator will take you through the many questions we are regularly asked here at the EEO Trust from businesses, on how to deal with parental leave and beyond. This workshop is for you if you have a staff member on parental leave at the moment, about to go on leave, soon to return or are looking to put in place a parental focused programme for your organisation.

The business environment is constantly changing.  How prepared are you for one of your most valuable assets to take extended leave and have you thought about what will happen when they return?  Minimise the associated risks for your organisation and understand the benefits by attending this workshop.

Workshop facilitator: Jayne Muller is experienced in the design, delivery and coaching of High Performing Teams within companies.  

Women Directors: Introduction to GovernanceEmpower - Jericho                            

Time: 10:00am-4:30pm 

Date: Wednesday 28th May 

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

Investment: $430 plus GST for EEO Trust members, $530 plus GST for non-members 

To book:

If you have identified senior managers in your organisation or are a woman wanting to learn more about what’s expected from board directors then this is your opportunity.  Be part of filling the talent pipeline in New Zealand for future skilled women directors.

This workshop will provide guidance on what is required from company directors with a focus on women leaders.

About our facilitator: Janine Smith 

Janine's wide ranging knowledge and expertise is a result of her experience as a CEO, Executive Director and Independent Director with companies in the State Owned Enterprises sector, commercial, arts, and education sectors, both in New Zealand and overseas.     

Prevent - Jericho

From bias to bullying workshop

Date: Thursday 29th May 

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

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

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

To book:

This is a workshop for managers and team leaders about identifying workplace bullying and harassment and how to deal with them promptly and effectively.

You will explore traps and pitfalls as well as learn how to challenge behaviour and intervene to resolve issues.  It is no longer acceptable – legally and emotionally – to ignore allegations or evidence of bullying 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. 

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

EEO Trust Boardroom Hire

The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust is pleased to offer a fully equipped boardroom for meetings/training. The boardroom has a capacity for up to 16 people and is available for half or full day hire. 

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Other Events 

From time to time, like-minded organisations, with whom we collaborate, host events that EEO Trust members may find relevant and interesting.  For an upcoming selection of these please click here.