Christchurch Programme

John Eatwell, 0274 465 592

All session at Joes Garage, unless otherwise specified

Please RSVP to John Eatwell before the day of the meeting.
Date/Start Reading/Slides Topic Facilitator
21 OctoberCase Study: Driving Performance Through a Fully Integrated and Technology-Driven Approach to Performance Appraisal and Development
Andrea will talk about a recent project which she has undertaken with Selwyn District Council.  The project was to create a clear pathway to full competence across a range of roles, with key milestones along the way.  The result is a very clear set of expectations for course learning, on job learning, self-reflection and soft-skill demonstration in order to lead to three levels of competence each reflecting increasing role performance and understanding.  The organisation’s values and vision are embedded within the programme.  Rigorous assessment and regular feedback are key features, as is taking personal responsibility to drive the process along with the support of senior staff and managers.    The programme makes full use of SDC’s Learning Management System and performance appraisal process.  It is hoped that the new approach will lead to faster role progression, greater performance and customer satisfaction, enhanced sense of meaning in the job, as well as time savings for managers
Andrea Gardner, Strategic People Group
AugustThe Neglectful Manager: Practical Strategies for Navigating Toxic People and Relationships in the Workplace

The experience of chronic invalidation that accompanies a relationship with neglectful managers can affect employees’ mental health and psychological wellbeing in many ways, ranging from anxiety, sadness and confusion to post-traumatic stress symptoms in cases of more profound abuse and trauma. This presentation provides an overview of what neglectful managers are, how they look, and their ramifications for the workplace. It also discusses simple practical strategies on how to navigate neglectful managers, stay safe and manage this challenging personality pattern.
Alex Gosteva
JulyDiversity and Inclusion: Why it matters for your organisation

Black Lives Matter and IO
Black Lives Matter and IO Psychology

Join us for this webinar exploring the Black Lives Matter movement what it means for an IO Psychologist and for our organisations. Starting with understanding inclusion we will then consider some of the complexities, uncertainties, realities, fears and bottom line issues of BLM. The implications of this for our organisations and practice in terms of how we ensure we uphold our social justice principles will also be discussed.
Samantha Patel BSc (hons) MSc PGCert CPsycholForen
As a Registered Psychologist I have an extensive background of working within high risk and stressful environments across New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. I have assisted individuals, teams and organisations to nurture resilience, develop potential and build confidence to thrive in a variety of challenging, high pressure situations and workplaces. Commercial experience has included developing solutions during bid phases that have led to the winning of contracts worth up to $1 billion. As an experienced Forensic Psychologist, I have also worked within both clinical and organisational settings and am skilled at building understanding with a lay audience on the ins and outs of psychology and its practical application to business environments.
JulyRecording of PresentationFrom Regional EQs to Global Pandemic: 
Resilience and Business Recovery Trajectories
Dr Joana Kuntz
AprilCoaching Ripple Effect

Coaching Ripple Effect
University of Sydney Coaching Psychology Conference, Themes and Interesting Research.David Bennett
19 FebruaryMindfulness and Empathy – Skills for the future

Dani will be presenting research she has been completing through integrating research with mindfulness practices she has facilitated in one and one coaching sessions and group sessions with university students. She will be sharing insights from a book she is co-authoring with Dr. Wayne Duncan on Mindfulness and Empathy, which aims at offering scientific based knowledge in clear simple language together with a practical experiential framework to develop these skills in order to gain both awareness and take a proactive approach to mental wellness –and productivity- in the workplace.
Dani Rius, MSc Applied (Industrial/Organisational) Psychology, MA Research Methods, BA Teaching, has invested a significant amount of years into her personal leadership development. During this journey she has delved deeper into the human psychology of performance, i.e. what aspirations do people have, what obstacles to they find along the way and how can these be removed. By knowing more about human behaviour –underpinned positive psychology and neuroscientific evidence- it is possible to gain a greater understanding of what drives success and how anyone can achieve and perform high at standards. Dani looks at achievement from both the productivity and resilience perspectives. Through her 8 years of experience as a meditation practitioner and almost 5 years of experience mentoring and coaching colleagues and clients, she has found that mindfulness practices have been the most effective in helping reduce stress and maintain -and increase productivity- in times of uncertainty. Empathy together with mindfulness have proven to be highly effective skills which she has used to help others break through mental barriers that limit their ability to make good decisions and achieve greater goals. She is passionate about sharing these incipient findings with the hope that these will become mainstream in future.
29 JanuarySlidesJennifer and Fleur will be facilitating a session on character strengths-based goal-setting and coaching. The pair completed a positive psychology goal-setting intervention with first-year students at the University of Canterbury. The session will be two-part: 1) a brief presentation on the coaching process and the evaluation of intervention effectiveness (i.e., changes in students’ health and wellbeing), and 2) a discussion about positive psychology goal-setting and coaching engagement tactics. This talk is pitched towards a general audience, and may be particularly relevant to individuals researching or working in the fields of organisational psychology, coaching, health behaviours, and health promotion.Jennifer Wong and Fleur Pawsey
NovemberSelf Determination Theory – the light and dark sides of motivation
David Bennett will present a summary of the organisation related research presented at the triennial Self Determination Theory (SDT) conference he attended in Holland earlier this year. SDT is the most empirically researched psychology theory on motivation. The accumulation of evidence on both the light and dark sides of motivation presents lots of useful knowledge for those of us that work with individuals, teams and organisations. David will use one or two Liberating Structures to make his presentation fun and engaging. These are facilitation micro-structures based on complexity science.
David is a professional development coach and leadership facilitator based in Christchurch.  He supports clients to find their current “growing edge”, usually a challenge they are facing,  and become better able to handle complexity, ambiguity and change. Specialising in evidence-based, solution-focused practice, he draws on a variety of leadership theories and models to apply scientific rigour to what makes people thrive and excel.  Specialised competency areas include: behavioural change, complex adaptive leadership, collective leadership, adult development, motivation, communication skills, strengths development, mindfulness and executive presence.
SeptemberConfidence. Charisma. Decisiveness. Engaging. They all sound like ideal characteristics of leaders in the workplace, and there’s a fair amount of research to support this being the case. However when these behaviours become over-accentuated and present as being grandiose, overbearing and domineering, expectant of praise and entitled, this paints a different picture, perhaps of the same coin. In the workplace, narcissism has been examined and presented as both a positive and uplifting trait, as well as being  harmful and toxic to the team surrounding the narcissistic leader. This session will focus on what constitutes subclinical narcissism, what the research says about this trait, and presents case studies that highlight how it may present in the workplace. A model for managing those presenting with narcissistic traits will also be tabled for discussion with input into how organisations may limit the risk associated with this trait invited.Geoff Sutton and Alex Gosteva
AugustHighlights from the 6th World Congress of Positive Psychology, along with how she has already applied some of her learnings to work she is doing with clients. 
Jane Davis
28 -MarSlides When traumatic events happen what can IOs do Jonathan Black
Retention of Health Information Regulations
Psychologist Board Guidelines (page 17)  
Storage and Security of Psychological Information Karen Tonkin
23-Oct   Women In Leadership: Factors Influencing their Rise to the Top. Hannah Livingston
Radio NZ
Best Practice Guidelines In Restructuring and Redeployment
Using Psychometrics in Restructuring Gretchen McFadden and Fleur Hellemans
May   Resilience Kathryn Jackson
22-Nov   Personal Resilience for Work and Lfe? Dani Rius
25-Oct   Work, Stress … and mindfulness? Fleur Pawsey
17-Aug   Emergency service volunteers’ push and pull factors. In this talk, Sanna will discuss the changing landscape of volunteering, and present the findings of studies on fire service volunteers. The focus will be on the barriers and enablers to volunteering, and conclude with some discussion points about the role of employers in supporting (or hindering) volunteering in emergency services. Sanna Malinen
28-Jun   Harnessing happiness through the workplace: A research agenda for positive psychology-based occupational health and wellness initiatives Jennifer Wong
31-May Read Section 5 Restructuring. What are the options? John Eatwell and Sanna Malinen
26-Apr   “Having a growth mind set, transition from school to workplace” Matthew Labrecque
23-Mar Supporting Professional Identities   An Evaluation “Coaching employees with chronic illness” Joy Beatty, Associate Professor of Management, University of Michigan
19-Oct   “Implementation of Coaching as a core leadership skill: themes from two evaluations” John Eatwell
1-Mar   Building Employee Resilience Karen Tonkin
29-Oct   Working Well Enough Frank O’Connor
30-Sep   Authentic Leadership Coaching Jasbindar Singh
18-Aug   Employee Learning and Resilience Dani Rius
30-Jul Biases   Leaders as Decision Architects Decision making, cognitive biases and coaching David Bennet
Room 236, Business and Law, University of Canterbury
Slides From the Talk Maori Leadership Dr. Maree Roche
 15-Dec   Positive Impact of Gift Giving and Links to Engagement – Christmas Discussion  
 21-Oct   When Coaching Gets Clinical Dr Giles Burch
 4-Sep Slides used at talk Employee Resilience Joana Kuntz, Sanna Malinen, Katharina Naswall
 3-Jul   Mid Winter Solstice John Eatwell
 15-May   Coach Wellbeing or Illbeing – Make a Choice Dr Göran Kenttä
 8-May Note: Session will be held at Beckenham Library Coaching as a Component of Changing Culture: A Case Study Leslie Hamilton
 13-Mar Case Study Story Coaching as a Component of Changing Culture: A case study Leslie Hamilton
 12-Dec   Christmas Drinks at Joe’s Garage!  
 21-Nov Does High Self-Esteem Cause better Relationships?   Self-Esteem in Work Context   Self-Esteem Personal Evaluation Application of Self Esteem in the Workplace (leveraging off the work of Nathaniel Branden ‘The Six Pillars of Self Esteem’) Teresa Callow
 17-Oct Develop And Maximize Strengths To Lead Effectively   Develop Leadership Strength Over Weakness   When Strengths Run Amok Strength Based Development John Eatwell
 19-Sep   Performance Psychology the cross over between sport and Business Jason Yuill Proctor
 18-Jul   Taking Another Path up the Mountain: Using Systems Thinking to Look at Staff Engagement Michelle Shields
 6-Jun   Cross-cultural Research: Work Values, Culture-specific Preference for Workplace Rewards Dr Joana Kuntz
 9-May Time for a change: highlighting the Partnership Model Time for a change: highlighting the Partnership Model Sanna Malinen, Russell Wordsworth, Martyn Sloman
 23-Apr   Psychology Capital Kate Rowe
 14-Mar Held at Tait Electronics, Coaching Evaluation Toni Snelgrove
 21-Feb-13 Workforce Resilience Two years on from the Quakes Michelle Shields
 15-Nov Training and Development Pre-reading Science of Training and Development: What really matters Discussion
 11-Oct   Implementing Mentoring Jay Mclean PhD
 6-Sep   Do coaches deliver what they promise? Frank O’Connor
 19-Jul   Electronic Assessment Centre John Eatwell
 21-Jun   Cognitive Ability and Job Performance: Continuing Issues of Definition & Specification Catherine Mann
 17-May   Making HR Strategic Jon Bilsberry
 19-Apr   Thesis Topics – Sounding Board Kate Rowe et al.
 15-Mar   Business Ethics: Decision-making Processes Dr Joana Kuntz
 16-Feb   Stress Management Programme Vicky Varlamova
 24-Nov   Simplify Your People Strategy + Christmas Drinks At Peppers Clearwater Resort John Bradbury
 20-Oct   Uncertainty In the Workplace: Individuals Altered Interpretation of Their Work Situation and How It Affects Wellbeing Dr Katharina Näswall
 15-Sep   Organisational Change: Sensemaking Processes Accounting for Readiness and Resistance Dr Joana Kuntz
 18-Aug   Saville Wave Validation   Using Psychometrics in Coaching   Using 360’s in Coaching Gary Grace
 21-Jul   Coaching: a logo-coaching perspective(RSVP Sanna Malinen) Steve Dakin & Sanna Malinen
 16-Jun   The Use of Ethnography in Organisations – Case: Enablers of Engagement in Property Maintenance Harri Paananen, Manager, Dazzle
 19-May   Coaching From A Psychodramatic Perspective Annie Currie
14-Apr   Implementing Coaching at Airways: Strategy and Outcomes John Eatwell
 17-Mar     Coaching Psychology In New Zealand and Coaching in High-Stress Situations Sam Farmer
 1-Sep   Positive Psychology and its Implications for Organisations and IO Dr Tom Matthews
 8-Jun   Our People Planning Process: Getting Buy Into Staff Surveys John Eatwell
 11-May   Managing Conflict Jonathan Black

Pre 2010 can be found here