Agenda

Authentic Leadership: The best version of you, is you!

 
9:00AM-4:00PM |  Auckland CBD
 
 
Throughout our childhood and working lives, we have absorbed so many images and messages about what a ‘good leader’ looks like, and how a ‘good leader’ acts and behaves. In so many cases, this stereotypical ‘good leader’ is quite different to how we see ourselves. If we believe that the stereotype is ‘right’, and if we receive feedback about our performance as leaders, that the stereotype is ‘right’ and we are ‘wrong’, it is very easy to lose ourselves. My research found that so many leaders, especially women, were either (a) trying to modify themselves to be what they had been ingrained to believe was ‘right’ or (b) they would be themselves, but feel they were not measuring up.
 
 
This workshop helps participants to understand the value of diverse leadership approaches to an organisation. There is no ‘right’ leader. The workshop also focuses on the importance, and value, of being authentic. You, your staff, and your organisation will benefit when you are truly authentic and can bring your full self to work. There is no better version of you, than you!
 
Key Learning objectives
  • Understand the misconceptions of what constitutes a ‘good’ leader
  • Understand the value of diverse leadership approaches: 
    • To value your authentic self as a leader
    • To bring your full self to work

WORKSHOP AGENDA

WORKSHOP LEADER

08:10

08:40

08:50

INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE CULTURES: CREATING AN EQUITABLE SOCIETY 

09:00

09:20

  • What it means to reinvent leadership for the modern society? Creating a new version of the ‘ideal leader’ and pushing out the obsolete ‘traditional’ leader figure 
  • Promoting confidence in employing capable and empowered women and setting the tone for an inclusive and safe workplace 
  • Setting a cultural tone that values bravery, empathy, and an outward-looking perspective 

09:40

  • Leading by example when creating an environment of equal opportunity, both personally and professionally 
  • Closing the gender, Māori, Pasifika, and ethnic pay gaps – what should organisations be doing?  
  • Breaking free of the social constructs and barriers that exclude diverse women from performing at higher levels and creating equal opportunities in the workplace 
  • Setup to succeed or setup to fail? Creating opportunities for all to succeed 

INCREASING LEADERSHIP PRESENCE: MAKE THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE 

10:20

  • The importance of putting a social and cultural context to leadership – recent Supreme Court case in Deng v Zheng 
  • ESG - DGL example and the loss of value to share price  
  • How to apply a social and cultural framework to your organisation  
  • Mitigating risk and seeing the gaps  
  • The CQ Toolbox

10:50

11:00

11:30

  • Attracting and retaining millennial and Gen Z talent during the Great Resignation 
  • Increasing the presence of young female talent and retaining them as long-term employees 
  • Providing young talent respect, self-sufficiency, independence, and constant growth opportunities 
  • Understanding positions of privilege and using this to advance other women into power 

12:10

  • How to lead the change and build resilience 
  • Creating an agile and growth mindset to propel career opportunities 
  • Practicing purpose-driven leadership and knowing your “Why” 

12:40

PRINCIPLES TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE 

01:40

01:45

01:50

Roundtable A: How to set your own course and lead yourself to achieve your personal and professional goals?  
Brenda James, Leadership and Career Development Consultant, Leadership Reboot 
 
Roundtable B: Developing career pathways for women
Confirmed:  Jayne Chater, Executive Coach and Director, Leaderful 
 
Roundtable C: How to inspire your team to greatness through the uncertainty and exhaustion? 
Emma Macfarlane, Co-Founder, Leadership Coach & Facilitator, Bounce Work 
 
Roundtable D: How to influence upwards and ‘manage up’ to gain real influence at work whilst navigating resistance?  
Josette Owen, Leadership Coach, Genesis Energy 
 
Roundtable E: Excelling in high-pressure environments and avoiding burnout 
Privani Howes, Director, Consultant and Coach, The Complish Co 
 
Roundtable F: Why #workschoolhours is commercially smart 
Dr Ellen Joan Nelson, Leadership & Future of Work Expert, Ellen Joan Nelson

03:20

THE POWER OF MENTORSHIP – HOW TO INCREASE YOUR PRESENCE & INLFUENCE 

03:40

  • What makes a successful mentoring relationship? How do you find a good mentor and/or how can you be a better mentor? 
  • Propelling your career and advancing personal growth and progression – Building confidence in ourselves, our messages and our voice
  • Walking the path of self-improvement and taking personal responsibility for your skills development 
  • Exploring the impact that mentors and sponsors can have in leadership success for both the mentor and mentee 

04:30

04:40

04:50

08:20

08:40

THRIVING IN RESILIENT LEADERSHIP  

08:50

  • Intentional leadership and resilience through the pandemic 
  • Leading when you’re exhausted – lessons learned from the pandemic  
  • Creating and communicating a new vision and empowering others to act on the vision 

09:20

  • Building self-confidence & belief to be a resilient leader  
  • Finding your purpose and having the confidence to overcome your limitations 
  • Working towards a better you – what will it take?  

09:50

  • Communicating effectively: Cultivating a sense of trust in the workplace and setting clear expectations 
  • Responding to the Great Resignation by investing in your employees – Fostering a safe, inclusive and positive workplace culture that values mental health and work-life balance 
  • The power of vulnerability for resilient leadership – embracing vulnerability to build trust

10:50

11:00

FINDING YOUR PURPOSE AND INTENT TO ACTION 

11:30

  • Is servant leadership more of a trait or a behavior? 
  • How servant leadership leads to a flourishing workplace culture  
  • Adopting a serve-first mentality to empower and uplift your employees 

12:00

  • Defining what success means to you: For some it may be the title of CEO, for others it will be to stop climbing the corporate ladder at mid-level and have a balanced work/life schedule  
  • Purpose: Becoming an intellectual powerhouse through building confidence in ourselves, our messages and our voice  
  • Promoting your authentic self and living your unique and salient values 
  • Prioritising your needs: Helping others understand exactly what your boundaries and expectations are 

12:40

IMPLEMENTING CONSCIOUS INCLUSIVENESS IN WORK PRACTICE 

01:40

01:50

  • Holding conversations that everyone can be part of and measuring your progress 
  • Exploring unconscious & conscious bias in the workforce 
  • A journey of difference: Uplifting and advancing underrepresented groups 

02:20

02:30

Roundtable A: New/Emerging Leaders 
Strategies for new and aspiring leaders to excel in their first managerial role and tips for first-time leaders. Recognising that all leaders started somewhere, what helpful tips and strategies can new leaders learn to get a head start and transition successfully into their new role 
Renee Milkop-Kerr, EM Marketing, IAG 
 
Roundtable B: Middle to Senior Management 
Sharing solutions to overcome common leadership challenges faced across middle and senior management. Share best practice strategies on how you can best support your managers to progress to the next level. 
Karen Roncon, Head of Planning and Transformation, Vodafone NZ 
 
Roundtable C: Top Level Management 
How to progress to C-Suite and board level, looking beyond existing networks and actively creating opportunities for women, women of colour, young leaders and other under-represented groups to drive diversity. Creating a meaningful career through making sense of the challenges faced and leveraging inclusivity 

03:30

SELF COMPASSION AND LEADERSHIP 

04:00

04:20

04:30

04:40