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The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) is the professional body for those involved in Human Resource Management and the development of people.

HRINZ represents the interests of 3,000+ individual members who make up around 45% of the known New Zealand HR market. Read More

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HR Manager

Location Date Time Presented by
Auckland 12-13 March 2019 9.00am - 4.45pm (Day 1)
8.30am - 4.30pm (Day 2)
Kris Cooper DistFHRINZ Registration closed
Wellington 18-19 June 2019 9.00am - 4.45pm (Day 1)
8.30am - 4.30pm (Day 2)
Kris Cooper DistFHRINZ Register or Enquire about the Member Travel Discount

HR Manager is a new two-day workshop (with preparation and post workshop recommendations) for new or aspiring HR Managers. It seeks to help participants develop confidence and knowledge to effectively transition to the additional expectations of HR management from HR advisory work. The programme is an important aid for new HR Managers finding their place and voice in their first line management or sole manager / practitioner role.
The programme contributes to development of the strategic contribution, business knowledge, and personal credibility competencies in the HRINZ competency model.

The workshop will be part theory and part advisory clinic, with the participants engaged in peer action learning. Each workshop will commence with a more traditional format, and transition to peer action learning clinics. Participant numbers will be small and limited to a maximum of 12.

Workshop content will introduce key components of management and leadership, from a behavioural/'doing' and not just 'knowing' perspective; and provide guidance for preparing an "HR Manager Development Plan" to focus role growth and personal delivery over at least a three-month period after the workshop. For an additional fee a post-workshop telephone or Skype coaching call of up to one-hour with the facilitator can be arranged.

Workshop topics include:

  • Making the transition from advisor to manager
  • Determining what your organisation needs from human resource management
  • Leading the HR Team
  • Influencing the organisation's leadership team and Chief Executive
  • Preparing an HR Manager Development Plan

Click here for more detail on workshop content, and pre-workshop and post-workshop activities.

About the Presenter

Kristen Cooper DistFHRINZ, has over 20 years' experience in Human Resource Management, planning, marketing, training and consultancy roles in a broad range of Government and private sectors.

Kristen has a Masters of Commerce and is a trained adult tutor - accredited by LEADR as a mediator, a member of NZIM and a Chartered Fellow of HRINZ. Management and marketing topics are Kristen's career passions and she is motivated to facilitate organisations and individuals to ensure potential is reached


HRINZ Member Non Member
Earlybird Fee* $1,885.00 +GST $2,245.00 +GST
Standard Fee $2,095.00 +GST $2,495.00 +GST


*Early bird (EB) price available when you register and pay before the date/s listed below:

Course Course Date EB* Date Ready to Register?
Auckland 12-13 March 2019 12 February Registration closed
Wellington 18-19 June 2019 21 May Register or Enquire about the Member Travel Discount

Terms & Conditions

All of our professional development courses are subject to our terms and conditions.

Travelling from out of town?

In response to member demand we are introducing a Travel Discount, available for those members in provincial centres who have to travel to attend one of our professional development courses.

As a rule, if you have to travel far enough to book a flight/hotel room to be able to attend the course, HRINZ will offer you a course discount to assist with these costs: $500 for 2 day courses. To enquire about this discount or if you're unsure about eligibility please contact us.

This has been introduced as an initiative which will hopefully enable our members in regional areas to attend our excellent workshops!

The travel discount is not available for non-members.

Click here for advice and special rates on accommodation.

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