Conference Program

Tuesday 2 March 2021

The Corporate Health and Wellbeing Summit is the essential one-day conference program that gives you the tools to boost the health and wellbeing of your people, and the bottom line of your company. Hear cutting-edge, highly beneficial and easily-transferable content relevant to HR and leadership teams. If you are dedicated to creating a thriving organisation, this is an event not to be missed.

8:30 – REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
9:00 – OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR
  • 9:10
INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: BEFORE YOU HELP OTHERS, YOU MUST FIRST HELP YOURSELF

JASE TE PATU TedX speaker, award-winning wellbeing and mental health advocate

Jase Te Patu is on a mission to positively influence the wellbeing and mental health of New Zealand’s workplaces, schools and communities – with his students including the All Blacks and the Hurricanes, and many more high profile companies and high performance athletes.

When we are feeling strong, this strength feeds into our relationships, interactions and workplace culture. The paradigm that taking care of ourselves first is selfish, is changing, and we can embrace this in ourselves and in our workplaces.

Now more than ever, and especially in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking care of our own wellbeing is a must! In this session, Jase will break down the Maori model of Hauora – Te Whare Tapa Wha, to help individuals, teams and workplaces thrive from taking care of their holistic wellbeing. You can expect to come away armed with the tools to create a self-care plan, implementable immediately – to strengthen your physical, mental, emotional and social wellness – to take care of yourself, and in turn, others.

  • 10:00
BURNOUT – THROUGH THE LENS OF LEADERSHIP

SUZI MCALPINE Leadership expert and author

We often don’t talk about the journey to burnout, or see the signs, until it’s too late – and we’re looking in the rear vision mirror.  What if we could change the trajectory of this journey and rather than burnout, we flourish?

The World Health Organisation has just last year upgraded the classification of burnout to an occupational syndrome, which is a big deal. Not only is burnout affecting employees’ health, it’s also costing us billions globally in lost productivity, absenteeism, turnover and low engagement in organisations, as well as spiraling healthcare costs.

In this eye opening session, Suzi will share her insights and groundbreaking NZ and Australian research to look at burnout through a leadership lens to share

  • Practical learnings around how leaders and organisations can recognise and address burnout in their workplaces
  • How to create environments and cultures that reduce it
  • How to interrupt the burnout cycle, and create the space to thrive
10:45 – MORNING COFFEE
  • 11:15
FINANCIAL WELLBEING – WHY FINANCIAL LITERACY IS NOT THE ANSWER TO OUR MONEY WOES

HANNAH MCQUEEN Financial strategist, author, founder of enable.me – financial strategy and coaching

It’s a drum we hear banged loudly and often – that New Zealanders’ financial literacy is woeful and if we could just improve it, we could improve financial outcomes. The trouble is – the research does not back that up. So if financial literacy is not a silver bullet, what is?  In a time when financial stress is at an all time high, affecting employess regardless of job title or income, Hannah will address:

  • Why financial literacy is not a silver bullet
  • What else is required to improve financial outcomes and wellbeing
  • What you can do as an individual, and what employers can do for their staff
  • Supporting financial wellness in the workplace without breaking the bank
  • 12:00
EXPERIENCES FROM THE FRONT LINE – A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH PASSIONATE WELLBEING WARRIORS

Mental health focus

It’s undeniable that there has been growth in mental health issues and stress related illness in New Zealand workplaces, and we are indeed dealing with more uncertainty than ever before. Mental health support and the need for promoting positive mental wellbeing has never been more crucial. Our panel will discuss how they are addressing mental wellbeing in their workplaces, and also how they approach sensitive topics that have historically been taboo.

Featuring insights from:

12:30 – LUNCH BREAK
  • 13:30
LEADING AND THRIVING THROUGH A CRISIS YOU’RE UNPREPARED FOR

DAVID DOWNS, Business leader, senior government official, board director and author

As a senior executive with 20 years’ experience, David is well versed in leadership and the importance of knowing yourself. But his battle with cancer – and out of the blue, being given one year to live – was also a journey of self-discovery and a realisation that the human mind can overcome what the human body has to endure.

David’s presentation is full of optimism and inspiration, with thoughts on the impact of humour and positive psychology along the way – with detours into resilience and the power of control.

In this inspirational presentation, David will show you how you can overcome the unexpected and the uncertain with courage and determination.

  • Leadership in crisis: take initiative and developing appropriate strategies
  • Reframing your thinking to adapt to the new reality
  • Effective communication is key, especially in times of rapid change
  • Becoming an expert decision maker, even when faced with risk
  • Maintaining positivity, optimism and patience in the face of a crisis
  • 14:15
CASE STUDY: PRIORITISING WELLBEING IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Speaker TBC

Prioritising wellbeing spend can be challenging, not least of all when other financial pressures are mounting.  A senior executive, to be announced shortly, will share their challenges and insights on how they place wellbeing at the top of the agenda.

14:45 – AFTERNOON TEA
  • 15:15
MENTAL FITNESS IN TODAY’S WORLD

SUE KOHN-TAYLOR, Wellbeing and personal development coach

Statistics don’t lie. We’re more stressed, overworked, overweight and less healthy than ever before. Yet we get up day after day and repeat our unhealthy behavioural patterns, regardless of whether they are serving us.

The modern world is becoming more and more stressful, and the rate of change is massive in today’s environment. How we interact personally and do business requires us to be more agile and flexible. We need a resilient skillset – with mental fitness being vital.

Sue believes ongoing education, specifically around “being human” within organisations is one of the keys to helping people manage the ups and downs of life. It’s time to hop off autopilot and push the reset button. To pause and dedicate time to take a breath, reclaim yourself and learn how to be mentally fit for the next chapter of your life.

In this not to be missed session, Sue will share simple, practical and science-based strategies to

  • Strengthen mental fitness for day-to-day Wellbeing, based around 4 pillars: Seeing Fit, Feeling Fit, Acting Fit and Thinking Fit
  • Keep your mind in a strong and agile state
  • Strategies for thinking clearly under pressure, and helping those around you who are feeling overwhelmed
  • Be the ripple effect and shape your mentally fit workplace
16:00 – SPONSOR PRIZE DRAWS
  • 16:15
CLOSING KEYNOTE: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS, RESILIENCE AND OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

GILBERT ENOKAInternationally renowned mental skills coach for the All Blacks corporate and sporting elite

Gilbert Enoka has a long history of success as a mental skills coach with New Zealand’s corporate and sporting elite. Gilbert will share with you some of his key strategies to create mentally resilient, high performing teams, whilst juggling the unprecedented challenges of 2021:

  • The importance of ownership, and responsibility for, your own direction
  • Developing the ability to control the many variables that inhibit optimal performance
  • Celebrating gratitude over ego, and allowing vulnerability to form part of your team’s culture
  • Strategies for thinking clearly under pressure so you have capacity help others who may also be struggling
  • Thriving outside of your comfort zone
  • Developing resilience through balancing waves of stress with waves of recovery
17:00 – CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR, FOLLOWED BY NETWORKING DRINKS
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