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Day 1 | 5 March 2024

8:30

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:45

Karakia/Mihi Whakatau

8:55

Chairperson’s Opening Address

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Stefanie Boyer, Associate Director; HR Advisory, University of Auckland

EMBRACING THE FUTURE OF WORK

9:00

Keynote Presentation: How to maintain your organisational culture for employees in a post-Covid world

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  • Enhance workplace inclusivity by adopting communication tools that promote better teamwork. 

  • Create a flexible organization structure to improve work-life balance and boost employee happiness.

Richard Parker, Chief HR Officer, The Warehouse Group

9:25

Fostering Inclusivity through HR Empowerment to reduce workplace inequities

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  • Leveraging expertise in DEI and cultural safety to advance HR and Workplace Equity

  • Developing a workplace environment that nurtures the future of leadership and
    management in your organisation

Alexis Cameron, Model of Care Lead, Te Whatu Ora; Te Toka Tumai Auckland

9:50

Unlocking Employee Potential: Navigating the Path to Growth 

  • How do organisations define employee potential? 

  • What methods do organisations employ to measure employees’ potential, and what are the challenges associated with this measurement? 

  • How is information about employee potential currently used to effectively address persistent skills gaps and assemble dynamic teams? 

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Trent Wai-Poi, HXM Value Advisor, SAP SuccessFactors – APJ 

10:20

Speed Networking

10:35

Morning Tea

TALENT ATTRACTION, DEVELOPMENT & RETENTION

11:00

Reserved Presentation

11:30

Panel: How to build a compelling Employee Value Proposition (EVP)
to attract talent

  • Learning how to identify the specific needs, aspirations, and preferences which can
    help you to build your EVP and target particular talent pools

  • Tailoring your EVP to align with your organisation’s purpose and strategy

  • Assessing the effectiveness of EVP to stand out in the competitive talent
    marketplace

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Moderator: 

Stefanie Boyer, Associate Director; HR Advisory, University of Auckland  

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Panelists: 
Charlotte Ward, Chief People Officer, Kiwibank

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Phillipa Gimmillaro CMHRNZ, Chief People Officer, HIND Management

12:05

Case Study: Strategies for upskilling employees and inspiring leadership
opportunities

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  • Discovering ways organisations can create mentorship and coaching experiences to guide employees into leadership roles

  • Developing a continuous learning culture by providing resources for online courses, workshops, and seminars to keep employees updated with the latest industry trends

  • Forming cross-functional teams where employees can interact with different departments to enhance their understanding of the organisation as a whole

  • How to support career progression and development when there are no promotional roles available – lateral movement vs upwards movement

Candice-Lee Maree, People and Culture Manager, Aurora Energy

12:30

Networking Lunch

1:30

Case Study: Lessons learnt at HIND Management when leveraging technology in the workplace

  • Five Practical takeaways from implementing robotics, prioritising automation and outsourcing to improve efficiencies and the employee experience 

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Phillipa Gimmillaro CMHRNZ, Chief People Officer, HIND Management  

1:55

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in 2 roundtables for 30 minutes each
 

Breakout Session A: Practical Strategies for Harnessing Employee Potential 

Trent Wai-Poi, HXM Value Advisor, SAP SuccessFactors – APJ 

Breakout Session B: Learn how you can evolve your organisation to create a continuous feedback culture 

Lauren Oldham, Senior People Scientist, Culture Amp 

Breakout Session C: Is your leadership development strategy in view? Identifying and enabling leaders for today and tomorrow 

Lucy Cennamo-Jones, Director of Consulting, Talogy NZ 

Jenny Dwyer, Director of Consulting, Talogy NZ 

Breakout Session D: How to enhance your organisation's employee experience and overcome communication challenges ​

Nicole Larsen,  Technical Trainer, Ready Workforce, ReadyTech 

Fran Haas, Customer Success Manager, ReadyTech 

3:05

Afternoon Tea

HR TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION & DECISION MAKING

3:30

Panel: Navigating the collaboration between HR leadership and the C-Suite

  • Discuss the importance of trust and collaboration between HR leaders and the C-Suite

  • Share insights on how HR leaders can foster strong relationships with top
    executives to achieve the organisations strategic goals

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Moderator: 

Stefanie Boyer, Associate Director; HR Advisory, University of Auckland  

Panelists:
Claire Walker,
Chief People Officer, Genesis Energy

Roz Urbahn,
Chief People Officer, Livestock Improvement Corporation


Susan Lowe, Chief People Officer, Alpine Energy; HRD Hot List Winner 2023

4:10

Identifying effective approaches for organisational resilience to navigate the challenges of a VUCA environment

  • Crafting an agile workplace environment to foster workforce flexibility 

  • Fostering a sustainable work-life integration for frontline workers to work in remote conditions  

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Payal Kulkarni, Human Resources Director, JW Marriott Auckland 

4:35

Chairperson's Closing Address

4:40

Cocktail Party and End of Summit Day One

Day 2 | 6 March 2024

8:30

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:50

Chairperson’s Opening Address

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Lara Prentice, Head of People and Performance, Les Mills NZ 

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, EXPERIENCE & WELLBEING

9:00

Keynote: Pioneering a people-centric approach through driving the basics, recognising our people as people, and engaging specialists in their field 

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  • Mimicking our employee experience to that of our teams in Black 

  • Focusing on values and supporting wellbeing 

Kirsty Donbavand, People and Capability Manager, New Zealand Rugby

9:25

Case Study: Training staff to be culturally responsive, equitable and fair through the teaching of Te Reo Māori and Māori tikanga

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  • How the "Taumata Teitei – Vision 2030 and Strategic Plan 2025" was used as a framework for workforce change 

  • Embodying the values of values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and kaitiakitanga in your workplace 

Dale Harding-Thomas, Kaiarahi HR, The University of Auckland

9:50

Reducing the stress of performance reviews 

  • Why it is important to get performance management right 

  • Practical changes you can make to improve the performance management process

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Lauren Oldham, Senior People Scientist, Culture Amp

10:20

Morning Tea

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

10:50

Strategic People Analytics: Maximising ROI Through the Employee Lifecycle

  • How psychometrics can add to the quality of selection, performance and development activity 

  • The return on investment can add quantifiable benefit across the employee life-cycle

 Greg Eder, Principal Consultant, Peter Berry Consultancy

11:20

Panel: Highlighting strategies for success in your organisation through learning and development opportunities

  • How organisations can benefit from L&D opportunities for all manager and employees to gain a deeper understanding of what motivates and engages employees

  • Identify L&D opportunities that are inclusive and promote diversity and equity
    within the workforce

  • Explore the role of mentorship and coaching in employee development and how to
    facilitate these relationships effectively

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Moderator:

Belinda Woolrych, Head of L&D and OD, Skycity Entertainment Group


Panelists:

 

Clare Sarney, Head of Learning and Organisational Development, Watercare Services
 

Gareth Cameron, Senior People Leader; Former Head of People, Training and Talent, McDonald


Paul Scott, General Manager, LMS365 

12:00

Case Study: Transforming Employee Development in your organisation

  • Creating customisable learning pathways for employees based on their roles, experience levels, and career goals to create efficient learning opportunities

  • Implementing L&D opportunities that are accessible for all employees through measures such as accessible training materials to support hybrid workplaces, language support, and DEI-focused content

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Barbara Daxenberger, People and Capability Manager, Tonkin + Taylor

12:25

Networking Lunch

1:15

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INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSION


Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in 2 breakout session for 30 minutes each


Breakout Session A: Remote Work and Hybrid Workforce Success
 

Susan Lowe, Chief People Officer, Alpine Energy; HRD Hot List Winner 2023
 

Breakout Session B: Hear how HR leaders have shifted away from traditional performance models and adopted agile performance management, focusing on continuous feedback and development
 

Dr. Deepika Jindal, Professional Teaching Fellow, The University of Auckland
 

Breakout Session C: Enhancing employee experience in your organisation by exploring the effects of work-life balance on employees
 

Prof. Jarrod Haar PhD, FRSNZ, CFHRNZ, Dean's Chair and Professor of Human
Resources and Management and Maori Business,
Massey University

 

Breakout Session D: Encouraging High Performance Engagement in the workplace by focusing on people capabilities
 

Felicity Cammock, Senior People Specialist, Air New Zealand

LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESSION PLANNING

2:20

Case Study: Exploring strategies and best practices to improve Talent
Management in your organisation

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  • Exploring how HR leaders can contribute to strategic workforce planning and
    forecasting talent needs

  • Identifying innovative recruitment technique and resources for identifying highpotential
    candidates

Annamarie Jamieson, Chief People and Culture Officer & Head of Change, Stuff

2:45

Afternoon Tea

3:10

Panel: Succession Planning and bench strengthening: Developing a strong pipeline of 2IC’s and support management

  • Identifying how your organisation can implement mentorship and coaching
    programs to support future leaders

  • Assessing readiness and how to identify skill gaps and development needs

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Jessica Xu, Leadership and Talent Lead, Bank of New Zealand

Belinda Woolrych, Head of L&D and OD, Skycity Entertainment Group

Carol Mendes, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Cordis Auckland 

4:25

Closing Karakia 

4:30

Chairperson’s Closing Address and End of Conference Day Two 

Day 3 | 7 March 2024

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Save on your ticket when you add Day Three to the HR Symposium package

8:30

Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00

Housekeeping 

9:15

Chairperson’s Opening Address

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Ray Nafatali, Manager People and Culture Data and Insights, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment  

LEVERAGING HR DATA FOR THE MODERN WORKFORCE

9:30

International Keynote: Employing data science and machine learning to develop predictive capabilities and generate future insights. 

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Sravan Rajupalem, Data Scientist, ANZ  

10:10

Leveraging data to enhance employee wellbeing, development and to improve
the business’s EVP

  • Learning how data and technology enablement can enhance health and safety, resulting in a safer workplace for all employees

  • How using data to customise employee development and wellbeing increases engagement and job satisfaction, leading to improved productivity and higher retention rate

  • How to implement strategic management systems to strengthen your business’s EVP, elevating your employer brand and talent retention

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Alex Howieson, Head of People, Property and Safety, Sky New Zealand 

10:50

Morning Tea

HR DIGITISATION AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT

11:20

Panel: How your organisation can implement a digital HR system to support
change management and the benefits Sand drawbacks

  • How to seamlessly undergo a digital HR transformation through effective communication with all employees and leaders

  • Introducing digital HR systems to improve efficiency, data-driven decision-making, and enhanced employee experiences

  • Acknowledging implementation challenge and obstacles organisations face when implementing new systems and how to overcome these challenges

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Ben Choo, People Analytics and Systems Manager, Genesis Energy

Manishi Kohli, Director Planning, Performance and Analytics, University of Waikato 

12:10

International Keynote: Preparing for the Brave New World – HR Technology, Analytics and AI 

  • A lot of organisations are implementing or have already implemented their HRIS on one of the latest Saas HRIS technology.  What’s next? 

  • How can organisations maximise their return on investments on their HRIS and HR Technology? 

  • How can HR Technology, Analytics and AI help to transform organisations with the future of work? 

  • What are the key risks and lessons learned for organisations to watch out for as they innovate into the Brave New World and The Future of Work?

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Vincent Chung, Head of People Systems and Analytics, Lendlease 

12:50

Networking Lunch

MANAGE PRIVACY ISSUES IN PEOPLE ANALYTICS WHILE EMPLOYING ALGORITHMS TO ENHANCE DIVERSITY

1:50

Case Study: Overcoming hurdles, privacy and compliance concerns in people analytics

  • Implementing built-in HR-centric safeguards to protect employee data while also freeing up useful data for business use  

  • Emphasising the implications of data privacy laws such as GDPR and Australia’s Privacy Act specifically on HR data 

  • Safeguarding HR data from breaches and unauthorized access by implementing robust security measures to protect data from cyber threats 

2:30

Case Study: Exploring how algorithmic data can navigate diversity and inclusion efforts

  • How machine learning can remove non-inclusive language in HR policies, advertisements for recruitment and training materials  

  • Identifying how organisations can simply implement algorithms and models that are designed to mitigate biases 

3:00

Chairperson's Closing Address

3:15

Networking Afternoon Tea  

4:00

End of Summit

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