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Wednesday 13 September 2000 - Fringe Events

 
9AM - 12PM

HR WORKSHOPS - Hands-on learning for small groups of practitioners who want to gain new skills, insights and practical solutions.

 

HR WORKSHOP F1
Confessions of a Psychometric Test Developer!
Keith McGregor, Director, Gilmour McGregor Associates

  HR WORKSHOP F2
e-training: the way of the future or just another e-fad? Damian D'Cruz, Consultant, Tall Poppies Consulting

 
HR WORKSHOP F3
Working Outside the Organisation
Roger Tweedy, Director, Education Employment Services and Evan Bayly, Director, Business Resource Management

9.30AM - 12PM
Site Visits
Visit one of two sites known for their HR expertise: (1) Telstra Saturn's visit will cover the setting up and operating of a call centre, and the implications for the HR function. (2) TAB have a project to update their entire IT area; the computers they are working with are 20 years old. They will explain the project and then describe the HR processes which will support the new technology, in particular their IT graduate recruitment programme, mentoring, development opportunities and TAB's commitment to continual learning.

12.15 - 1.45PM
Special Interest Lunch
Open Forum: One Burning Question.

An opportunity to bring one burning question to lunch and have a facilitated discussion with other HR practitioners. Hear different viewpoints about the important day to day issues affecting those at the 'front line' of HR. Lunch provided.

2- 5PM

HR WORKSHOPS

  HR WORKSHOP F4
Communication in Business: Just because we use the same words doesn't mean we use the same language
June Ranson, NZ Managing Director, ECA Asia Pacific

  HR WORKSHOP F5
Negotiating an Employment Agreement: Learning the art of good faith bargaining in the new environment
Geoff Summers, Director HR, Victoria University of Wellington

  HR WORKSHOP F6
The Internet is a management tool - fact or science fiction?
Catherine Wallace, Lecturer, Massey University

2.30 - 5PM Site Visits
Visit one of two sites known for their HR expertise: Telecom or NZ Post. (1) The Telecom visit will explore the use of intranets as a way of keeping staff informed and up to date with the managing of the organisation's knowledge. (2) NZ Post will discuss the practical ways they have created dialogue with a large workforce.

5 - 7PM Conference Registration

5 - 7PM Welcome Reception & Cocktails

Thursday 14 September 2000

 
8 - 9AM Conference Registration
Expo Opens 8am Wellington Town Hall

9 - 10.30AM Opening Plenary Session
Welcome to the Conference

  Opening Keynote Address
Enhancing Business Performance through HR e-business
Philippe Houssiau, Global Leader HRM Consulting, Price WaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting Services, Belgium

10.30 - 11AM Tea and Expo

11AM - 12.30PM HR INTERACTIONS - A formal presentation followed by group discussions

  HR INTERACTION A1
Internal Communications: Making contact at the 'coal face'
Ginny Radford, Director HR & Communication, Fletcher Challenge Forests

  HR INTERACTION A2
The Future of Work: A panel discussion
Anne Else, Mary Mallon, Justyn Sturrock and Adrienne Murray

  HR INTERACTION A3
Workforce Analytics: using HR technology to gain competitive advantage
James Finlay HRMS Product Marketing Manager, PeopleSoft

12.30 - 2.30PM Lunch and learn with author Harry Mills
Artful Persuasion: Skills and Strategies of Persuasion

2.30 - 4.00PM HR INTERACTIONS - A formal presentation followed by group discussions

  HR INTERACTION B1
Brains and Sex
Gail Reichert People Bizness Ltd

  HR INTERACTION B2
Creating a Wired Workplace: The mandate for HR to lead their organisation online
Bede Cammock-Elliott 'Online Navigator', Telecom

  HR INTERACTION B3
Navigational Skills for the Information Highway
Patricia Veen, Training Manager, Brookers

4 - 4.30PM Tea & Expo

4.30 - 5.45PM Plenary Keynote Address
Measuring the Effectiveness of HR in the e-age
Kevin Wheeler Global Learning Resources Inc, USA

5.45 - 6.30PM Members Forum

7.30 - 9.30PM Gala Dinner
Semi-formal dinner to network and enjoy great food and beverages

9.30PM - 1AM Theme Party - Lost in Space or just wanna have fun?
If you have nothing 'suitable to wear don't worry, masks and antennae will be provided.

Friday 15 September 2000

 
8 - 9:15AM Breakfast Buzz
A new ERA of industrial relationships in NZ: Communicating the reality

If all goes according to plan the new Employment Relations Act (ERA) should now be law. This panel will discuss the implications of implementation - is it working, is it sustainable, or is it too soon to tell? (Breakfast provided).

Hon Margaret Wilson, Minister of Labour; Robyn Leeming, President Employers Federation; Ross Wilson, President CTU; Glenn Harris, President HRINZ

Professor Pat Walsh, Professor HR Management and Industrial Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, will chair this important (and very lively) discussion on the new dawn of employment relations in New Zealand.

8:30AM - 9:30AM Expo (for those who don't make it to breakfast)

9.30AM - 12.30PM HR INTERACTIONS - A longer than average session to allow for more in-depth participation, starting with a formal presentation and followed by group discussions. Tea break included.

  HR INTERACTION C1
Implementing Change Painlessly
Roberta Cava Cava International Training, Australia

  HR INTERACTION C2
Totally Wired: A case study of Kiwi HR ingenuity and how it is used globally
Pleasance Hansen Trade NZ

 
HR INTERACTION C3
Communication and Technology: The final tyranny for HR!
Paul Toulson Massey University

12.30 - 2.30PM Networking Lunch and Expo Prize Giving

2.30 - 3.45PM

Plenary Key Note Address
HR as an Integral Part of Business
Jenny Porter P&O Nedlloyd

3.45 - 4.30PM
INTO THE FUTURE
A 'Top Secret' guest speaker will formally close the conference with an address which looks at how the government sees the future of New Zealand as a knowledge-based economy and where human resources fit into the greater scheme of things.
4.30PM CONFERENCE CLOSES