Lydia Ko, Ritchie McCaw, Marina Erakovic, Valerie Adams. What pushed these champions to the top of their game?  It was their coaches and how they were guided, developed and stretched. How are you actively driving high performance in your teams, your future stars and putting them in charge of their development?

At this half-day Summit, Kevin Chambers, EMA’s learning and development expert, will discuss measuring capability and how to best bridge the skills gaps in your teams. Kevin will deconstruct active vs passive coaching techniques, and how to enable your staff to self-measure to build confidence and own their performance.

Taking a step back and looking at the big picture, Jenny Williams, Executive Director of the “employee experience intelligence” company Humankind, will dig into how teams and individuals respond to different methods of performance management.  Jenny will explore integrating real-time feedback with strategic KPI setting without making your people feel like it’s just a police check-point. Diving deeper into our sessions, our four keynote speakers will present on:

  • Evolving roles to retain high performers – upgrading, lateral promotions and redeploying the talent you have
  • People & purpose – building a culture of visibility with business goals and making everyone a part of ‘the bigger picture’
  • Reflective analysis – enabling & empowering employees to self-measure progress and outcomes
  • Resetting expectations – initiating honest conversations around productivity

Balance out the financial performance and people performance parts of your strategy and walk them forward hand-in-hand.  Making this a priority will bring in the best talent and keep them with you for the long term.

Fresh People Summit
Building a culture of high performance

EMA Business Hub

Thursday, 21st March 2019




keynote Helen Mitchell Learning & Development Leader – Flight Centre Travel Group
keynote Jenny Williams Executive Director - Humankind
keynote Deborah Law Manager - In-House and Tailored Training EMA
keynote Kirsten Keown Business Psychologist - Mindset
keynote Kevin Chambers Quality Assurance Manager - EMA


Day 1 21 March 2019
09:00 - 09:10

MC Introduction

Deborah Law, Manager – Tailored Training & In House – EMA

09:10 - 09:50

Enabling your managers to drive performance and ownership within business unit teams

  • Setting clear KPI’s – Your battle strategy for managing benchmarks, timelines and enforcing accountability
  • The evolution of the ‘Annual Performance Review’ – building the employee experience through real-time feedback
  • Resetting expectations – initiating honest conversations around productivity

Jenny Williams,  Executive Director – Humankind

11:00 - 11:40

Constructing, retaining and growing high performing teams & their skills

  • Collaboration and communication – team structures that optimize skillsets and dynamics
  • Evolving roles to retain high performers – upgrading, lateral promotions and redeploying the talent you have
  • Challenging thought and driving creativity – skill building for your pipeline of future team leaders

Helen Mitchell, Learning & Development Leader – Flight Centre Travel Group


Small Business, Big Benefits!

EMA through nib can now offer members of five or more employees the same health cover benefits usually reserved for businesses of 15+ employees, including.

  • Immediate pre-existing conditions cover (excluding general exclusions, and Serious Condition Lump  Sum option).
  • Waived stand down periods on GP, Dental & Optical   and Specialist Options when added within 90 days of policy commencement.
  • Extension of concessions to immediate family members of employees, when added within 90 days of policy commencement or marriage.

For further information, join us at Fresh People or please get in touch with the nib group team today. Email: grouphealth@nib.co.nz  | Phone: 0800 287 642


EMA Members

$298.00 +GST

  Complimentary Wi-Fi
  Recharge Station
  Delegate Workbook
  2.5 CPD Hours


$409.00 +GST

  Complimentary Wi-Fi
  Recharge Station
  Delegate Workbook
  2.5 CPD Hours

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Putting your people in charge of their performance in your business has never been more important.

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