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POD’s 2019 workshop series is designed to help small and medium businesses successfully achieve their people goals.

On the menu for next year are workshops on upcoming changes to current employment legislation, recruiting right first time and planning to exit your business.

The workshops offer great value and will be held in Auckland and Wellington next year. Places are limited so book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

Domestic Violence - New Legislation Explained - Auckland

Date: 21/02/2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Domestic Violence Victim’s Protection Act 2018 comes into force on 1 April 2019, placing new obligations on you as an employer to support employees who are, or may have been, a victim of family violence. This includes situations where the employee may have perpetrated the violence.

Our workshop will give you clarity around your legal responsibilities under the Act as an employer, whilst providing you with recommendations on how you can best meet these obligations and support your employees.

We’ll cover:
-What domestic violence is
-The Domestic Violence Victim’s Protection Act 2018, including: Flexible Working, Annual Leave and Discrimination
-Employee’s rights
-Employer obligations
-Recommendations and considerations, including: Policies and Processes and Health and Safety at Work obligations, especially Mental Health

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Management to Leadership Programme - Auckland

Date: 11/03/2019
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Ellerslie Event Centre

A good manager knows how to lead their team, inspiring and motivating them to perform at their best. In this programme participants learn the fundamentals of effective management and leadership. The programme will run over 9 months from March 2019, consisting of 6 full day workshops, an individualised 360 TMS profile of your leadership behaviours with 3 one-on-one coaching sessions and a personalised 90-day action plan.

Having worked with numerous senior managers, we have found that a key step in developing new skills is to understand how you think impacts the way you behave. This greatly assists Managers to make positive changes in how they act – changes that can increase their overall leadership effectiveness. The tool we use is the TMS Leadership Behaviours Profile, a powerful and practical multi-rater feedback tool. It provides constructive feedback to help you/your manager(s) improve and develop your/their performance as a leader. The profile report and multi-rater feedback will raise self-awareness and motivate behavioural change. Action plans and coaching will support in the development of any weaker areas.

Topics:
-Understanding what an effective leader looks like and how you compare
-How to improve your personal effectiveness, training, coaching and feedback ability
-Understanding what motivates teams and how to effectively manage conflict
-How to link your team performance to company strategy and business plans
-Employee engagement – empowering, motivating and inspiring others
-How to ‘workforce plan’, recruit and induct your staff so they stay
-The HR essentials – legal know-how, people management and disciplinary action
-Ongoing professional development of you as a leader and performance management of other team members encompassing one-on-one sessions, progress reviews and disciplinary matters

Outcomes:
-An understanding of your leadership/ management style and behavioural style and how to adapt this to suit your team
-Provide you with the tools on how to coach team members with differing personality traits
-An understanding of the differences between leadership and management and the importance of both functions within your business
-Learn the importance of employee engagement to performance, productivity and profitability and how to engage employees
-An understanding of how you can develop a culture of high performance, know how to take ownership, accountability, and set goals to achieve maximum performance

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Management to Leadership Programme - Wellington

Date: 11/03/2019
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A good manager knows how to lead their team, inspiring and motivating them to perform at their best. In this programme participants learn the fundamentals of effective management and leadership. The programme will run over 9 months from March 2019, consisting of 6 full day workshops, an individualised 360 TMS profile of your leadership behaviours with 3 one-on-one coaching sessions and a personalised 90-day action plan.

Having worked with numerous senior managers, we have found that a key step in developing new skills is to understand how you think impacts the way you behave. This greatly assists Managers to make positive changes in how they act – changes that can increase their overall leadership effectiveness. The tool we use is the TMS Leadership Behaviours Profile, a powerful and practical multi-rater feedback tool. It provides constructive feedback to help you/your manager(s) improve and develop your/their performance as a leader. The profile report and multi-rater feedback will raise self-awareness and motivate behavioural change. Action plans and coaching will support in the development of any weaker areas.

Topics Covered:
-Understanding what an effective leader looks like and how you compare
-How to improve your personal effectiveness, training, coaching and feedback ability
-Understanding what motivates teams and how to effectively manage conflict
-How to link your team performance to company strategy and business plans
-Employee engagement – empowering, motivating and inspiring others
-How to workforce plan, recruit and induct your staff so they stay
-The HR essentials – legal know-how, people management and disciplinary action
-Ongoing professional development of you as a leader and performance management of other team members encompassing one-on-one sessions, progress reviews and disciplinary matters

Outcomes:
-An understanding of your leadership/ management style and behavioural style and how to adapt this to suit your team
-Provide you with the tools on how to coach team members with differing personality traits
-An understanding of the differences between leadership and management and the importance of both functions within your business
-Learn the importance of employee engagement to performance, productivity and profitability and how to engage employees
-An understanding of how you can develop a culture of high performance, know how to take ownership, accountability and set goals to achieve maximum performance

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Employment Legislation Update - Auckland

Date: 28/03/2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gain clarity on employment issues that will support and protect your business moving forward, including minimum entitlements and insights into 90-day trial changes.

Every year we see changes to employment legislation, keeping on top of the changes and how they influence you can be a daunting task. This workshop gives you a simple, concise update on employment matters.

Our session covers:
-Upcoming changes to employment law including minimum entitlements and 90-day trial clause changes
-Leave entitlements from sick leave, bereavement to annual leave
-Employment standards – from changes in parental leave to increase of minimum wage, meal and rest breaks, flexible working arrangements
-Overview of employment agreement essentials

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Mental Health: Your obligations as an employer explained - Auckland

Date: 23/05/2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

As an employer, you know you have a legal responsibility to manage health and safety in the workplace, but so many of us focus on our employee’s physical health, forgetting to include mental health and wellbeing. Mental health risks need to be managed by us, just as we do for any other health and safety risk.

Aside from just meeting your legal obligations, your business can benefit from increasing your employee’s mental wellbeing significantly. Businesses that invest in building and maintaining good mental wellbeing report higher productivity and sales, more creativity and customer satisfaction, with the business becoming known as a good place to work, making recruitment and retention so much easier.

This workshop will give you clarity on:
-What ‘mental health and safety’ means
-Your legal responsibilities as an employer to manage this
-Tips for managing this, from preventing discrimination to reducing work stress and preventing psychological harm
-Ways you can organise the workplace to support employee’s experiencing mental distress, such flexible working arrangements

This is a practical and interactive session with like-minded leaders, managers and business owners, where you’ll have the opportunity to take learnings straight back to the workplace.

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Managing Your Business Risk through Succession Planning - Auckland

Date: 20/06/2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you up to speed with the potential risks facing your business right now? Want to learn more and how you can manage these?

Succession Planning was recently identified as one of the top 5 people risks NZ businesses are facing right now, along with attracting the right talent, heavily relying on one or more key people in the business, scarcity of talent and talent retention. Emerging risks included the growing need for supporting your employee’s mental health needs.

Find out how you can alleviate these risks, plus ways of implementing the changes needed.

Our session will cover:
-The top 5 business risks in NZ right now
-Emerging business risks
-Steps you can take to mitigate these risks
-Developing a people strategy to implement change effectively, including: company culture, your business itself, your people, your HR system

This is a practical and interactive session with like-minded leaders, managers and business owners, where you’ll have the opportunity to take learnings straight back to the workplace.

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Coaching, Feedback and Tough Conversations - Auckland

Date: 25/07/2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learning the ins and outs of effective communication is the best set of tools you’ll ever have when it comes to managing and motivating your people. Knowing just how to deliver and use feedback effectively, understanding the tricks of coaching and ensuring you have tough conversations the right way will help maximise your people’s performance potential.

We’ll cover:
-The best process for coaching that gets results
-The importance of how to deliver and receive feedback and the power of getting this right
-The importance of having hard conversations (and the fall-out of avoiding them)
-How to best manage tough conversations with your people

Outcomes of the workshop:
-Better support your people to be able to reach their potential
-Better handling and prevention of performance and behavioural issues in your team
-Ability to create a work environment where communication is constructive and free-flowing

This is a practical and interactive session with like-minded leaders, managers and business owners, where you’ll have the opportunity to take learnings straight back to the workplace.

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Delegating to Get Results - Auckland

Date: 22/08/2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you a manager or business leader/owner with too much on your plate? Do you end up doing everything yourself and find yourself bogged down in the detail with little time to focus on the bigger picture and where to next? Find out what’s holding you back from delegating to others, how effective delegation will develop your people, how you’ll gain freedom and focus, and much more in this practical, interactive workshop.

You’ll learn:
-Why delegation is such a critical leadership skill
-What’s holding you back from delegating certain tasks to others
-What you need to do to be able to delegate to others
-The many benefits of effective delegation, including how you’ll be freed up to focus on the bigger picture!
-What upward delegation is and how to avoid it

This is a practical and interactive session with like-minded leaders, managers and business owners, where you’ll have the opportunity to take learnings straight back to the workplace.

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New Age Performance Management – How to Achieve Performance Excellence - Auckland

Date: 19/09/2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Continuous Performance Management is currently being recognised as the most effective approach to managing performance. This is a major shift from the traditional annual appraisal, driven by process, to more regular ‘check-ins’, allowing real-time feedback. Focusing on employee development and growth, whilst ensuring a top-notch employee experience, is vital to keeping hold of your top performers and achieving performance excellence in this employee-driven market.

To help you embrace this new approach and make your performance management dialogue with your employees more meaningful, our workshop will cover:
-Developing a performance management framework that allows: high-quality discussions, future-focused dialogue and qualitative feedback
-Keeping it simple
-Eliminating performance measurement from performance improvement conversations and feedback
-Basic coaching skills for managers

This is a practical and interactive session with like-minded leaders, managers and business owners, where you’ll have the opportunity to take learnings straight back to the workplace.

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Misconduct and Dismissals - Auckland

Date: 17/10/2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Theft, bullying, lateness, turning up drunk – these are all examples of misconduct or serious misconduct in the workplace. If they happened in your business would you know how to address them?

When an employee’s behaviour falls short of (or against!) expectation, there is a clear process to follow to protect your business reputation – getting it right is crucial for safeguarding against any legal liability. Get the process for managing a disciplinary matter wrong and, as the employer, you could be faced with a personal grievance or worse still, liable to pay penalties.

To learn how to avoid your business having to go through this, our session will cover:
-The link between employment agreements, company policies and misconduct
-The different types of misconduct and serious misconduct
-The steps to manage a disciplinary process, including investigations and giving warnings
-What you need to know about dismissing employees

This is a practical and intimate session with like-minded leaders, managers and business owners, where you’ll have the opportunity to take learnings straight back to the workplace.

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Flexible Working - Auckland

Date: 21/11/2019
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s widely accepted that flexible working is the way forward – there is a compelling case for the benefits and flexible working is increasingly widespread; existing in many forms and being carefully tailored to suit each and every environment. But are flexible working policies gaining traction in small business NZ? And if not, why not?

In this session we’ll cover:
-What our obligations are as employers when it comes to flexible working arrangements
-What exactly ‘flexible working’ is, what all the fuss is about and the compelling benefits
-Potential fears and concerns of SME NZ when it comes to implementing flexible working arrangements and how you might overcome these in your business.

This is a practical and interactive session with like-minded leaders, managers and business owners, where you’ll have the opportunity to take learnings straight back to the workplace.

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