To come

Fresh People HR Summit: Culture Driven Performance



Head of Service

Business Development Manager
– Partnership & Groups

Head of High Performance
Netball NZ


08:30 - 09:00

Registration and networking – lunch is served

09:00 - 09:10

MC introduction

Ian Sargeant, Business Development Manager – Partnership & Groups – nib

09:10 - 09:50

Organisations that thrive in a fast changing world: flexible, team based, empowered and purposeful

  • Does your current business model suit future business needs, growth plans, and modern talent retention?  
  • Enabling your organisation as a living, dynamic organism
  • Assessing team and organisation dynamics – the hard lines, the dotted lines, how do they cross over, and what does this mean for relationships during disruptive times?
  • Increasing your organisational transformation probability of success – how to get started and other learnings

Ben Morgan, Director, Accenture NZ

09:50 - 10:30

Big problems, bite-sized approach – Taking the fear out of change and building dynamics that emphasise growth, innovation and collaboration

  • Reframing project thinking and building shorter cycles for complex problems – dividing big tasks into bite sized chunks for smaller teams to resolve
  • Turning the psychology of your teams into a fail fast culture while reducing the shame and false expectations that undermine high performance
  • Multi personalities, multiple teams – Rewards initiatives that drive collaborative behaviours and celebrate an innovative mindset
  • Optimising cross-functional teams to get your customers to the answers faster

Dr. Jana Maia, Head of Customer Experience- Auckland, Davanti Consulting

10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea – Networking Break

11:00 - 11:40

People innovation, change and the communication that backs it up

  • Design thinking for HR – Creating feedback loops that build snapshots of current and future state of people’s wants, needs and finding the gaps in between
  • Restructures, business outsourcing, and effective leadership – Maintaining the integrity of your culture through change
  • Transparent, clear and visible – Building trust, engagement and business improvement through a different type of culture survey

Paula Stenhouse, People & Capability Advisor, Trustpower

11:40 - 12:20

Enabling middle-management to become Performance Coaches – Development and learning, planning and engaging your people

  • Managing the person not the outcomes – how to enable change and balance BAU and being realistic on what individual and team capacities are
  • Challenging thinking about project priorities against everyday tasks to free up time without heavily impacting the business’s bottom-line
  • Actively engaging your leaders to support staff to work in a different way to mitigate burn out, stress and larger-than-life workloads

Keir Hansen, Head of High Performance, Netball NZ

12:20 - 12:30

MC closing comments

Ian Sargeant, Business Development Manager – Partnership & Groups – nib


nib can now offer EMA member businesses of five or more employees the same access to big benefits usually reserved for groups of 15+ members, 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:  | Phone: 0800 287 642

Registration & Pricing

EMA Members - Live Event

$ 98
  • 1.5 CPD Hours
  • Buffet lunch

Non-Members - Live Event

$ 158
  • 1.5 CPD Hours
  • Buffet lunch

EMA Members - Webinar

$ 129
  • 1.5 CPD Hours
  • 7 days post event recording access

Non-Members - Webinar

$ 229
  • 1.5 CPD Hours
  • 7 days post event recording access

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