Previous Talks Auckland Programme


Date & Venue Contact Topic Presenter

21 November

Venue Case Room 710, WF Building, AUT City Campus, 42 Wakefield Street

Strategic Talent Management: Success in a VUCA World.

Prof Vlad Vaiman

10 October

Venue Case Room 710, WF Building, AUT City Campus, 42 Wakefield Street

The gender pay gap: evidence in New Zealand and implications for all.

Dr Gail Pacheco

12 September

Venue Case Room 710, WF Building, AUT City Campus, 42 Wakefield Street

Performing with the Heart in Mind: Performance Under Pressure. For elite athletes, as for all high performers, emotion regulation plays a significant part in how body and mind respond in the flow of high-consequence moments that can separate the best from the rest. Emotional Intelligence (EI) concepts have long been recognised as playing a role in sustainable performance, and now research provides insight into the physiological mechanisms that underlie this link. Dr Campbell Thompson will present an EI perspective on his work with high performers from a number of domains, and will summarise current perspectives in sport on Emotional Intelligence and sustaining performance under pressure.

Dr Campbell Thompson

18 July

Venue Case Room 711, WF Building, AUT City Campus, 42 Wakefield Street

Are you getting performance out of your approach to performance management? Our panel brings together a range of experiences. IBM CEB Three Trusts

Fiona Masson, Hayley Sullivan, Martin Fourie and convened by Dr Gene Johnson

13 June

Venue Case Room 711, WF Building, AUT City Campus, 42 Wakefield Street

Bouncing Back from Adversity: Exploring an Organisational Resilience Psychological Climate in New Zealand

Prof Jarrod Haar


11 April

Venue Case Room 711, WF Building, AUT City Campus, 42 Wakefield Street

Learning Agility

Dr Gene Johnson

31 March - 2 April

St Francis Retreat Centre, 50 Hillsborough Rd, Mt Roskill

2017 Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

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21 March

Venue Case Room 711, WF Building, AUT City Campus, 42 Wakefield Street

Alternative Facts Panel: Research in Applied Organisational Psychology

Keith Macky, Cynthia Johnson, Carl Sanders-Edwards and Helena Cooper-Thomas

21 February

Rethinking feedback in organisations

Elizabeth Howells

8 November


Performance Appraisal Fatigue: How to Get Managers Talking about Performance.

Kaleena Muirhead and Suzy Randa

10 October


What's new in newcomer research

Helena Cooper Thomas, Lisa Harris, Sophia Garcia and Tamsin Dehar

20 September


Using Schema Therapy in Executive Coaching

Dr Iain McCormick

9 August


Myths or Truths? Facts or Fads? Debunking the Common Beliefs about Psychology at Work

Kelly Bennion, Jessica Xu, Dr Maria Thomson and Daniel Ford

14 June


Engaging Effectively with Maori Clients

Lisa Stewart

12 April


"Workplace Cyberbullying: A Phantom Menace?"

Natalia D'Souza and Bevan Catley


5 November

Chorus House,
Level 6,
66 Wyndham Street

Helping leaders face their greatest challenge

Simon Moylan

13 October

Leadership Effectiveness: What Works

Tago Mharapara

28 September

Authentic Leadership Coaching

Jasbindar Singh

8 September

Muddy Mindfulness for Performance

Rod Corban

11 August

Room 620-501,
The University of Auckland,
Level 5, 49 Symonds St

Building Organisational Change Capability

Maria Thomson & Elspet Garvey

14 July

Bringing Intelligence to HR: Using data, research and insights to help solve people issues within organisations

Brett Wood

25 May

Southern Cross Health Society
Level 1, Ernst & Young Building
2 Takutai Square
Tamara Sallis

Neuroscience Insights: Leadership, Change and Organsiational Performance

Sue Langley

6 June

Tamara Sallis

The invisible majority culture - How white privilege harms us all

Belinda Borell

14 April

University of Auckland
Tamara Sallis

Evaluation: Thinking beyond measurement

Julian King

10 March

The University of Auckland

Lessons for Aotearoa/New Zealand workplaces from Maori Leadership

Jarrod Haar

9 March

Parnell Community Centre

Marc Kahn: Coaching on the Axis - Breakfast Event

Marc Kahn


11 November

Saint Columba Centre,
40 Vermont Street,
Plenty of parking at rear of building

Welcome Onboard - Steps for Assisting Staff Do Real Work From Day 1

Dr Sarah Burke


28 October


Titoki Room,
Parnell Community Centre (Jubilee Building)

Enhancing 'Balance' in Our Daily Lives

Michael O'Driscoll


18 October


The invisible majority culture -- How white privilege harms us all


12 August


St Columba Centre,
29 Vermont Street,

Neuroplasticity, memory and the aging workforce

Chris Thompson


25 July


University of Auckland Business School, Short St, Room 326

Psychology of Goals

Dr Paul Wood


8 July


IBM Centre, 82 Wyndham Street, Auckland

Global executives study reveals bold challenges for HR leaders of the future

Peter Johnstone


13 May


Workplace Wellbeing: Applied Positive Psychology at Work

Dr Aaron Jarden


8 April


University of Auckland,
Room 336, Level 3,
1-11 Short St, Auckland
Wilson parking (open air) is available opposite

NZ Employers and 'The Global War for Talent'

Professor Peter Boxall


18 March


University of Auckland
Room 336, Level 3, 1-11 Short St,
Wilson parking (open air) is available opposite

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Melanie Cash



12 November


Chancery Chambers Building; 2-8 Chancery St
6th Floor in Norman Shieff Room
Auckland CBD

The Rising Popularity of Team Effectiveness Surveys - What's all the fuss?

Michaela Drum
Garth Cook


13 August


Centre for Continuing Education,
University of Auckland Room 336,
Level 3,
1-11 Short St,

Not Like Us: An Investigation into the Personalities of New Zealand CEO's

Vathany Sambath


9 July


Centre for Continuing Education,
University of Auckland Room 336,
Level 3,
1-11 Short St,

The Invisible Majority culture: How White Privilege Harms Us All

Belinda Borell


11 June


Centre for Continuing Education,
University of Auckland Room 336,
Level 3,
1-11 Short St,

Accentuating the Positive and Minimizing the Negative

Tago Mharapara


14 May


Centre for Continuing Education,
University of Auckland Room 336,
Level 3,
1-11 Short St,

Enabling Women's Career Progression

Kelly Bennion


9 April


1 - 11 Short Street,
Room 336, Level 3, Building 810,
Auckland City

Derailing Cultures - Organisational Blindspots

Dr. Jarret Shalhoop


12 March


1 - 11 Short Street,
Room 336, Level 3, Building 810,
Auckland City

Skills in the post GFC world: A look into how you can manage the future

Ganesh Nana



9 October


Improving performance: Encouraging the transmission from research to practice, and back again!
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Dr Helena Cooper-Thomas


11 September


Shrink Packaging: The Role of Solution Focussed Packages in IO Psychology

Anne Rundle


14 August


God Defend the Manager as Coach

Dr. Iain McCormick


10 July


A Socially Responsible Organisation: Where to Begin

Jeff Godbout


12 June


Centre for Continuing Education,
University of Auckland, 3rd Floor, 1-11 Short St, Auckland

55 days trans-Tasman rowing: growing through painful experience

Stewart Forsyth


8 May


Getting the Best From People at the Worst of Times: Human Factors Before, During and After Disasters

Frank O'Connor


15 March


Counterproductive/deviant workplace behaviour

Dr Paul Wood


15 February


Centre for Continuing Education,
University of Auckland,
3rd Floor,
1-11 Short St

The Psychological Work Contract: One Size Does Not Fit All

Dr Donald Cable



8 November


Saint Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

High-Involvement Work Systems, Work Intensification and Employee Outcomes

Keith Macky


11 October


Saint Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

Experiences of NZ Human Resource Practitioners: Maintaining Well-being During Restructures

Dr. Andrea Polzer-Debruyne and Kelly Woods


13 September


Saint Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011

The Measurement of Senior Executive Performance With Dr Ann Hutchison

Dr Ann Hutchinson


12 July 2011


University of Auckland Centre for Continuing Education, Ground Floor, 1-11 Short St, Auckland

Bullying in the Workplace

Dr Helena Cooper-Thomas and Dr Dianne Gardner


25 June 2011


The Practices of Exceptional Executive Coaches

Dr Gavin Dagely


14 June 2011


Alliance Contracting Update

Ian McCormick PhD


13-14 May 2011


Foundation Coaching Skills Workshop

Sam Farmer


8 March


University of Auckland Centre for Continuing Education

What's New in IO/HR Research?


8 February


University of Auckland Centre for Continuing Education, Tamara Sallis

NZ Economy: Deleveraging Continues
Welcome To Our World

Shamubeel Eaqub and Professor Paul Spoonley



9 November


Assessment for leadership development

Gary Grace


4 November


AUT Manukau Campus, Building MB, Room MB 317, 640 Great South Road

Professional Development Series: Team work

Jolyon Allen


12 October


University of Otago House, 385 Queen St, Auckland city

JRA and The Warehouse Stationary: Best Places to Work

JRA & Warehouse Stationary


14 September


Level 3, National Bank Tower Corner Queen St & Victoria St, Auckland City

Do Talent Management systems deliver meaningful information?

Leanne Markus


20-21 August


AUT Manukau Campus

Professional Development Series: Foundation Coaching Skills Workshop

Sam Farmer


9 June


University Of Otago

Can Conscientiousness Compensate For Less Intelligence?

Paul Woods


8 June


Research and innovations in assessment

Anne Fulton


11 May


Strategic HR

Jonathan Black





Professional Development Series: Coaching Psychology: Adapting coaching to meet different personalities and needs*


13 April


Organisational Performance Management - is managing the organisation the same as managing individuals?

Bernie Frey


30 March


Auckland University

Taxonomies, traits, dispositions, motivations, and personality dynamics: how now to interpret personality test scores?

Paul Barret


9 March


Momentum Consulting Group - Maria Thomson

Implementing Wellness at Manukau City Council

Sid Sykes


14-15 November


Foundation Coaching Skills

Ian Mormick and Sam Farmer


10 November



Stress, fatigue and karoshe
(not karaoke)

Maria Thomson and Wombats


13 October


The Auckland Club, Shortland Street,

Good teams, bad teams - what drives the difference

Gus MacIntosh


8 September 2009



Giving effective feedback - How to maximise learning outcomes

John Hattie


29 August 2009



Professional Development Series:Applied HR Measurement


11 August 2009



Joint-ventures, alliances, and other new organisational forms

Iain McCormick


8-9 August 2009


Massey, Kristy

Professional Development Series: Coaching CEO's*

Iain McCormick


14 July 2009



Using assessment to add value to coaching*

Jaret Shaloop & Kevin Meyer


27 June 2009


Massey, Gary

Professional Development Series: The stats lab

Duncan Jackson


9 June 2009


The Warehouse

Validating competencies at The Warehouse

Duncan Jackson and Jane Davis


6-7 June 2009


Massey, Kristy

Professional Development Series: Foundation Coaching Skills*

Iain McCormick, Sam Farmer


16 May 2009


Massey Rosa

Professional Development Series: Applied HR Measures

John Bradbury


13 May 2009


41 George St,

When coaching goes bad

Sam Farmer


5 May 2009


University of Otago House,
385 Queen St

Managing Toxic Personalities in the Workplace

Dr Elizabeth Holloway


21 April 2009


University of Otago House, 385 Queen Street, Auckland City (Room 4.01)

Deviant Employees and the Power of a Leader's Face
Eli Nana's Talk
Kit Peeble's Talk

Eli Nana & Kit Peebles


14-17 April 2009


School of Business’ Commerce Building,
University Of Otago

Performance Management

Prof. Kenneth Merchant
Jim Harland
Graham Henry
Prof. Robert Chenhall
Brian Rousseau
Prof. Andy Neely


10 March 2009


Grafton Consulting Group, Libby

Organisation design and work-force planning

Ken Brophy


9 March 2009



Coaching Psychology: Coaching for Complexity

David Lane & Mike Cavanaugh



11 November 2008


Widgets, Wisdom and WOMBATS: The Improved Prediction and Management of Work-Related Fatigue

Maria Thomson


14 October 2008


Simpson Grierson

Developing legal leaders

Greg Eder, Simpson Grierson Greg.eder@simpsongrierson


9 September 2008


High Performance Work Systems in the Hospitality sector

Peter Haynes


12 August 2008


When competencies work, and when they don't

Duncan Jackson


August 2008


Master-class Workshop Series: Cognitive-Behavioural approaches to Coaching

Iain McCormick
Rachel Percy


10 June 2008


Personality-based coaching

Iain McCormick


13 May 2008


Auckland Business School

The reinforcement sensitivity theory of motivation and personality - why different people are motivated in different ways

Giles Burch
Ann Hutchison


19-20 April 2008



Master-class Workshop Series: Practical approaches to measuring important HR and IO constructs

Duncan Jackson


8 April 2008


Auckland City

What's the deal with on-line assessment?

Michaela Drum, Added Insight


March 11 2008


26 The Warehouse Way.

Sonar6 at The Warehouse: Great insights into how we've made it work for us

Jane Davis is Head of Talent Management for The Warehouse


13 November 2007








9 October 2007







11 September 2007




What's Been Promised, What's Been Delivered: Measuring the Psychological Contract

Dr Helena Cooper Thomas, PhD (London), C. Occ. Psych.(UK)

14 August 2007





Competencies – do they work?

Helena Cooper-Thomas

Keith Macky, Beryl Oldham


31 July 2007


Univ of Auck



NZ Leaders


Brad Jackson, Dale Pfeifer

12 June 2007





Training parents – does it make for better employees?


Michelle Melville-Smith & Steven Haynes


8 May 2007





OD in action




Client view of OD


10 April 2007





Gen Hype – the reality behind attracting talent


The differences



Stewart Forsyth

8 March 2007





Beyond quantitative approaches in industrial psychology


Paul Englert


13 February 2007


Simpson Grierson




HR / I-O career opportunties

Career Analysts – Anne Fulton – Where are careers going?

Pohlen Kean – Ruth Clavis

Frog – Jane Kennelly

Hudson – Kelly Wilson



14 February 2006


111 Great South Road



Re-engineering Police Recruitment: 18 months later

Megan Jenkins, NZ Police


14 March 2006





High performance work practices and stress

Keith Macky Massey University


11 April 2006





Work stress in a military environment

Dave Cordery, NZ Navy


9 May 2006


Deloitte 8 Nelson St



Myths of testing Articles

Paul Englert,Opra


13 June 2006


Simpson Grierson Level 27, 88 Shortland Street



A modern method of assessing achievement: computer feedback on learning progress

John Hattie,University of Auckland


18 July 2006





Cyber-freeloading: Why people use work time to go into cyber reality

Andrea Polzer-Debruyne, Massey University


8 August 2006





Selecting for Creativity and Innovation

Giles Burch University of Auckland


12 September 2006


Centre for Psychology, Massey Albany Village



Motivational gravity: applications for manager development and performance management Motivational Gravity Explanation

Anne Rundle


26-30 September




Joint Aus-NZ Psych Conference


10 October 2006


Centre for Psychology, Massey Albany Village



What do Assessment Centres Measure? New perspectives on the situational approach

Duncan Jackson, Massey University


14 November 2006


Bell Gully



Talent Magnetism: impacts on staff retention

Brian Kirtlan, Fulton Hogan



8 March 2005


TVNZ Level 4 – The Café Entrance



NZ Careers – Brain Drain & Brain Gain

Kerr Inkson, University of Otago


12 April 2005


NZ Police 111 Gt South Rd



Career development in organisations

Geoff Plimmer, Futureselves


10 May 2005


Auckland City Council



Evaluating the validity of I/O interventions

Paul Barrett, University of Auckland


14 June 2005


Massey Albany



How professionals maintain their wellbeing at work

Dianne Gardner, Massey University


12 July 2005




EQ, stress and career success

Martin Adams, SHL


9 August 2005





Testing for learning and development

John Hattie, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland


13 September 2005




Work/life balance

Mike O’Driscoll, Waikato University


11 October 2005


University of Auckland



Sense Making Strategies

Helena Cooper-Thomas University of Auckland


8 November 2005


Massey Albany



NZ Teams

Stuart Carr & team, Massey University



23 March 2004


Old Government House



Prof. John Arnold


13 April 2004


Massey Albany



Success in China

Bill Watson, Access Asia Ltd


11 May 2004


Deloitte House



Improving recruitment processes

Donald Cable, Auckland Police Recruitment


8 June 2004


47 George St, Newmarket



Measurement & implications of organisational culture

Eileen Henderson, Henderson White Associates


6 July 2004




How learning organisations learn

Peter Carswell, Unitec


10 Aug 2004


Massey, Albany



Rachel Morrison: Impact of informal relationships on the workplace


27-30 August 2004


Te Papa



NZPsS Conference: Wellington


14 September 2004


East Tamaki campus – University of Auckland



Brenda Lobb


12 October 2004


North Shore Hospital – Learning Centre



How to create a high commitment workplace

Keith Macky,
Greg McBain


9 November 2004


Massey, Albany



New Zealand teams

Dave Clarke, Dianne Gardner, Duncan Jackson, Gus Habermann, Heather Buttle, Jennifer Stillman, Richard Fletcher, Stephen Atkins, Stuart Carr



18 February 2003


Bell Gully



Practical applications of optimism

Jamie Ford Foresight Group


18 March 2003





Organisational stress management

Hillary Bennett PsychAssess


8 April 2003





Making competencies pay (original NZ research)

Heather Lees


17 June 2003


University of Otago



Innovation and knowledge management (original NZ research)
Copy Of Slides

Jenny Darroch


12 August 2003


SHL, Auckland Club Tower




Chris Mitchell, SHL


16 September 2003


Ernst Young, Shortland St



Causal models of occupational stress – what causes stress, and what impact does it have on organisational effectiveness?
Copy Of Slides

Peter Hart


28 October 2003


8 Nelson St, corner Nelson & Fanshaw



Performance Management
Copy Of Slides

Graham Hart, Deloitte


18 November 2003





New Zealand teams
Copy Of Slides

Stuart Carr, Stephen Atkins, Richard Fletcher









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