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HR Business Partnering has it’s own set of unique challenges. Running since 2015, the HR Business Partner Summit has been designed as a conference with a difference - to provide you with an exciting line up of topics within the scope of an HR Business Partner model, to look at how you can deliver results that your business can see, build your credibility, develop your skills further and create a network of other HRBP’s for you to discuss and share ideas with. For 2019 we’re exploring a number of key skills you can use to become a high Performing HR Business Partner.

9.30

Conference Opens

9.40

Developing Executive Presence and Voice

How do you work effectively with your executive team so that they treat you as a trusted advisor? You must develop your executive voice.


10.20

Being an Intrapreneur

How can you develop innovation and experiment with new solutions in a way that engages your business? Learn how to be an intrapreneur.


11.30

Using the Right Model

There are many different ways that HRBP’s can operate. Explore the different HRBP models and hear how to use the right one for you.


12.15

Build your ER Strategy

Employment Relations can play a key role in being a high performance HRBP. Find out how to develop an ER strategy to minimise risk & help managers comply.


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Networking Lunch

2.00

Broaden your HR Career

Once at HRBP level there are many ways to broaden your career path. Hear from our real life HRBP’s about their path and things that taught them the most.


3.00

Create Inclusion Cultures

The path to creating a culture of diversity & inclusion can be rocky. What are the tools and strategies you can use?


4.00

The path to being CEO

What are the career insights of a GM HR who became a CEO?

9.00

Conference Opens

10.00

Your leadership legacy

How can you work with your CEO to create a leadership legacy in your organisation? Hear from a CEO who has been GM of HR on how People & Capability thinking and ethos is helpful for CEO’s.



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Conquering organisational politics

How can you conquer organistaional politics, and leverage your influence and networks to implement the policies needed and get things done? Learn how to be politically savvy.


4.00

Reinvent performance

If the current models of KPI’s aren’t cutting it - come and hear how you can turn this around & deliver amazing performance in a whole new way.


11.15

Take your managers on a digital journey

In this session you’ll hear some amazing technology stories and how to take your business on a journey from technology woe to technology go. You’ll hear about AI, chat bots and more.


12.30

Networking Lunch

1.30 - 4.00

STREAM 2: Get Social

Do you use LinkedIn effectively to represent you & develop yourself? Know how to tap into social media networks to create culture and engagement in your company? Come and learn how to do both.

1.30 - 4.00

STREAM 3: Mediation

If you’re in an HR BP role but haven’t had to attend Mediation before, then this workshop will help you understand how to prepare an effective case, what to expect and how to use different techniques to achieve a successful mediation process.


Tickets and Venue


Ticket Details


Super Saver - Available until Monday 11 March for Auckland and Monday 8 April for Wellington.

Early Bird - Available until Monday 22 April for Auckland and Monday 13 May for Wellington.


Out of town ticket - add an extra $245 for one nights accommodation at a nearby hotel and breakfast.




Terms and Conditions

The HR BP Summit is run by Elephant Group. Elephant Group reserves the right to amend the conference at any time if required. Once we have received your registration we will send you a confirmation pack . Payment must be made within 30 days or within 5 working days of the conference or late payment fees will apply. Payment can also be made on registration by credit card.

If you are unable to attend and written notification is received by us 3 weeks in advance, you will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation fee. After that, no refunds will be issued. You can substitute your attendance with someone else up to 3 days before the conference. Photography may be taken during the conference in which you may be included. Please let us know if you do not consent to being in these photos.

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 I thought the summit was fantastic.  I hope this will be an on-going forum as it was greatly valuable for learning and networking.


Thank you for putting on a great event! You covered off some very key areas for an HRBP and made them very interesting.


It was a great day and I met some really neat people.  I also thoroughly enjoyed the speakers and the topics.  Even for someone at my level I took away a lot of learnings and useful information.


Really helpful HRBP Summit, I am now planning my professional development based on snippets of this day.


Companies who attended in the past include:

          2Degrees                 ABB             AsureQuality           Auckland Council           Auckland DHB

           BNZ         CAF NZ            Callaghan Institute        CASS           Contact Energy       Customs NZ

                         Eastland Group        EQC         F&P Finance         Fairfax Media        Fiserv

            Fisher & Paykel Finance         Fonterra           Foodstuffs North Island    Health Alliance

       Heart Foundation         Horizons Regional Council      Intergen           Jasmax            Kiwibank

  Life Unlimited         LottoNZ           MBIE         MidCentral DHB       New Plymouth District Council

          NZ Customs Service                NZ Defence Force                      NZ Fire Service             NZME

      Presbyterian Support Northern              Progressive Enterprises            Recreational Services

              Repco           Summerset Group            Te Tumu Paeroa               The Warehouse Group

                                                                UCOL         Xero              Youthtown


Who should attend?

You will get value from attending if you are:

Presenter Details

What people have said about attending

1.30 - 4.00

STREAM 1: ER Master Class

We explore a range of employment law issues that happen at a senior level including dealing with toxic senior leaders, bullying or harassment claims, exiting executives and settlements.

4.00

Conference close

Venue & Savings


Savings: Save 20% per ticket ($259) if you book 2 attendees or you are an Elephant VIP (you’ve attended one of our conferences before). Save 30% per ticket ($389) if you book 3 or at NFP or Govt Sector. Only one discount applies per booking.


Venues: SKYCITY, Auckland Central.

The Conference Centre, The Terrace, Wellington.