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 -
Building presence with your Executive Team
How do you work effectively with your executive team so that they treat you as a trusted advisor? You must develop your executive presence and voice. Presented by Janene Simpson, GM People & Culture at Ngahuia Group.
Your Global Mobility Strategy
With employees expecting global mobility and talent harder to find, how can you build a global mobility strategy for the future? Bridget Romanes from Mobile NZ has just returned from the UK and will be sharing learnings from conferences and meetings with international thought leaders in this area.
Using the Right HRBP 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. With Brendan Ryan, HR Business Partner at NZ Post and Adelyn Wischnowsky, HRBP at Summerset Group.
Broaden your HR Career
Once at HRBP level there are many ways to broaden your career path and develop your skills. What are the opportunities you should be looking for? What adds the most value to your skills set? With Tansey McLouglin, Head of HR Business Partnerships, Sovereign NZ.
Create Inclusion Cultures
The path to creating a culture of diversity & inclusion can be rocky and there have been many bad examples in the past year or two. So what is working? What are the tools and strategies you can use? With Susan Doughty, GM Diversity and Inclusion from Fonterra.
The path to being CEO
What are the career insights of a GM HR who became a CEO?
Conquering organisational politics
How can you conquer organisational politics, and leverage your influence and networks to implement the policies needed and get things done? Learn how to be politically savvy. With Janine Belcher, GM People, NZ Racing Board.
If the current models of KPI’s aren’t cutting it -
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 , robots and automation and the impact for HR. With Refat Rakhmatulin from EY Technology and Shimi Balti from Theta Group.
STREAM 2: Get Social
In this stream you’ll explore how to use social media for all aspects of HR
STREAM 3: Attending 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.
Tickets and Venue
Ticket Details for full Summit
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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-
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.
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:
What people have said about attending
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 negotiating settlements.
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.
To attend any half day of the Summit, tickets are $395. 20% and 30% apply as above. You choose which half day you attend.
Full days tickets (for either Day 1 or Day 2) are $750. Discounts apply as above.
4.00 Challenges Think Tank
One of our most popular sessions at our HRBP Summit in 2016 -
Domestic Violence Leave: A Case Study
Richard Parker, GM of People Experience and ER at the Warehouse will talk about the approach the Warehouse has taken to Domestic Violence Leave and share how to make this work.