Previous Talks Auckland Programme


Date & Venue Contact Topic Presenter
16 August

The future of Organisational Development: Understanding Adult Developmental Science.

Elizabeth Howells

14 March Focus in the age of distraction Jane Piper

13 February

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

Differentiating Great, Good, and Bad leaders.

Joey Wuyts and Aylin Kocak (Winsborough)

30 January

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

Visible thinking - techniques and potential application in the workplace.

Ellen Manson

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)
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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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