When we first started planning this conference in mid 2001 I was
challenged by a colleague with the statement “Why leadership? It’s
been done to death!” to which I replied “If that’s the case where
are all the good leaders then? It seems we’ve still got a long way
The theme - ‘Inspiring Leadership’ – will be approached from two
specific viewpoints – (1) Inspiring [adjective] Leadership demonstrated
by inspiring leaders as role models and (2) Inspiring [adverb] Leadership
demonstrated by organisations that create the right environment
to inspire leadership; organisations that identify and develop potential
This conference is about leadership, but it’s more than that. It’s
about inspiration, influence, integration and insight. It’s about
learning more about the whole business so those involved in the
practice of human resources can hold their own when they take their
seat at the board table or with their peers in the management team.
It’s about gaining acknowledgement and respect, and it’s about earning
the right and sustaining it.
Conference 2002 - Inspiring Leadership – will be another winner.
Our recent conferences have gained their own acknowledgement and
respect throughout the Asia Pacific region and internationally for
the quality, value and innovation we provide, and this one will
build on the successes of the past few years’ experiences.
With leading keynote speakers, streamed workshops, facilitated
forums, discussion and debates, as well as the usual opportunities
to network and relax, you’ll be encouraged, educated and ignited
while you learn and contribute.
This year we’re offering four workshop streams - Inspiration, Influence,
Integration and Insight – the “i”s have it!
Inspiration will be people
focused, identifying leaders and leadership qualities as well as
providing insights into inspiring the best from all levels of the
organisation - CEOs, senior managers, human resources practitioners,
employees and individuals.
Influence will look at how
HR leads and is seen to be leading; measuring the value of HR; and
the role HR plays in advocating and encouraging innovation and leadership
Integration will look at moving
things, involvement, sustainability and delivery. Performance management,
change management, innovation management, leadership and the role
of HR as a business partner will also be covered in this stream.
Insight will provide the ability
to perceive clearly or deeply and to penetrate beneath the surface
or perception. It will break down the myths and misconceptions surrounding
some of our opinions and attitudes.
We’ll also be providing a top quality expo alongside the conference
and a range of interactive opportunities to ensure you have the
best experience possible.
So if you’re serious about leadership, business and human resources
we’ll see you in Wellington in September.
On behalf of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand I’d like
to invite you to join your peers and colleagues at the HRINZ 2002
conference and expo - ‘Inspiring Leadership’. We all know that good
leadership is critical to the success of any organisation, but this
conference will go further than ‘good’ in its quest to give you
insights into what it takes to provide ‘great’ leadership at all
levels of an organisation.
The Institute has concentrated on leadership in much of its activities
this year, particularly throughout our branches, and research tells
us that there is a strong demand to address the issues surrounding
leadership, or perhaps more importantly the lack of great leadership,
in the current business community.
Annemarie de Castro
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