Women in Leadership Agenda

Conscious Leadership: Unlocking your unique leadership potential 

 
 
Date: 24 May 2021 | Location: Auckland CBD   
 
 
Blurb: Conscious leadership is intentional, mindful and powerful – an antidote to the volatility, uncertainty and ambiguity plaguing many organisations today.  Grounded in the fundamentals of self-awareness and self-mastery, conscious leaders are able to bring calm to chaos, take a diverse range of perspectives to gracefully navigate conflicts, and effectively influence internal and external stakeholders at all levels. 
 
In this workshop, through a combination of deep reflection, interpersonal dialogue, and exposure to cutting-edge vertical development tools, you’ll gain new insight and practices that will amplify your effectiveness as a leader in today’s fast-changing, increasingly complex and interconnected world. 
In this workshop, through a combination of deep reflection, interpersonal dialogue, and exposure to cutting-edge vertical development tools, you’ll gain new insight and practices that will amplify your effectiveness as a leader in today’s fast-changing, increasingly complex and interconnected world. 
 
Key Learning Objectives 
  • Make deliberate choices that align with the leader you want to be 
  • Use simple techniques to bring ease and grace to challenging situations
  • Learn tools and approaches for unlocking the creative and collaborative potential in your teams 
  • Apply strategies to amplify your influence as a leader in complex, uncertain times 
 
 

Workshop Agenda 

 
8:30: Registration and Welcome Coffee  
 
Session 1 | 9:00 – 10:30  
Foundations of conscious leadership 
  • Reflect on your leadership journey 
  • Discover keys to unlocking your unique leadership potential 
  • Chart the course for your development 
 
10:30: Morning Break  
 
 
Session 2 | 11:00 – 12:30  
Amplifying your leadership effectiveness 
  • Expand your toolkit for navigating complex challenges with ease and grace 
  • Learn strategies to unleash the creative and collaborative potential in your team and organisation 
  • Enhance your leadership agility 
 
12:30: Networking Lunch  
 
 
Session 3 | 1:30 – 3:00  
Stepping up as a leader 
  • Explore your ‘next level’ of leadership 
  • Clarify the priorities you want to focus on 
  • Invest in the assets that foster success 
 
3:00:  Afternoon Break    
 
 
Session 4 | 3:30 – 5:00  
Accelerating your success 
  • Tap into a powerful network to support your personal growth and career progression 
  • Gain fresh insight into your leadership challenges 
  • Craft a plan to achieve your goals 
 
5:00: End of Workshop
 
 
 

Workshop Leader 

 
 
Aenslee Tanner, Leadership Coach, Spring Leadership 
 
Aenslee Tanner (PCC) is a certified leadership coach and facilitator of vertical leadership development interventions.  She supports leaders to develop the inner complexity necessary to successfully navigate the increasing complexity and uncertainty of the external contexts they face.   
 
Aenslee is passionate about helping individuals to become more conscious, mature leaders, capable of addressing today’s challenges by embracing ever more expansive and agile mindsets. As an outcome of her work, clients develop the capacity to see, in every situation, more options for transformational action and ways to creatively influence the systems they’re a part of.   
 
Aenslee’s career has spanned numerous countries across three continents – first as an engineer, then as a management consultant at firms including EY and PwC, before launching her own businesses. 
 
A former engineer and Division-I athlete, her research-based coaching methodology draws on adult stage (vertical) development and complexity theory, neuroscience, positive psychology and high-performance sport. 
 
As part of her commitment to her own continuous learning and development, Aenslee recently ran her first 100km ultramarathon and completed a 10-day Vipassana meditation course - challenging experiences that have given her a whole new appreciation for what it means to lean into discomfort in order to grow! 
 
Book your workshop place as part of your conference package. Register online at newzealand.womenleadersummit.com  

08:20

08:45

08:50

CULTIVATING INCLUSION IN LEADERSHIP  

09:00

  • Future of leadership in a digital world
  • Rejecting outdated and traditional patriarchal leadership styles  
  • Empathy in leadership – how to harness the power of emotional intelligence to be a more effective leader 

09:40

  • Banishing systemic hierarchies and stereotypical attitudes towards ethnicity  
  • Uplifting and advancing women from minority groups to bridge the gap on boards and in the C-Suite 
  • Setup to succeed or setup to fail? Creating opportunities for other women to succeed 
  • How to create equal opportunities in your workplace? What should we be doing? 

10:20

  • Opening up opportunities for Maori and Pacifica women to unleash their potential  
  • Understanding the negative consequences of ethnic quotas which can influence tokenism 
  • Appreciating the unique attributes of other cultures to welcome diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace  

10:50

UNLEASHING YOUR LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL AT ANY AGE AND STAGE

11:20

  • Career Crossroads: making vital decisions with confidence to land your dream job 
  • Discover avenues to climbing the leadership ladder to reach your career goals 
  • Understanding female leadership in different cultural contexts and standing your ground 

11:50

  • Attracting and retaining millennial talent 
  • Creating a pathway for young leaders to access quality mentorship opportunities   
  • Encouraging a motivated and determined nature in our young female leaders 
  • Understanding positions of privilege and using this to advance other women into power 

12:20

  • Ensuring the concepts of fairness and productivity are effectively instilled in your organisation 
  • Instilling accountability to ensure a chain of responsibility within your business 
  • Leading with meritocracy, ethics and morals to see all employees flourish under your guidance 
  • Celebrating your journey and origins 

12:50

01:40

Roundtable A: Confidence 
Ziena Jalil, Independent Director, Strategic Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion Advocate 
 
Step up and stand out – how to increase your visibility in the workplace?  
 
Roundtable B: Networking 
Ailsa Claire OBE, Chief Executive, Auckland District Health Board
 
Creating effective personal and professional support networks  
 
 
Roundtable C: Emotional Intelligence 
Alexandrina (Alia) Bojaolva, Partner, Propel Performance Group 
 
Developing emotional & cultural intelligence to lead with ethics and morals  
 
Roundtable D: Courageous Leadership  
Carla Seymour-Mansell, Project Manager, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency; Founder and Managing Director, TC Logistics; Operations Manager, Seymours Transport Services LtdRegional Maori Business Women’s Awards 2019 
 
Leading by example – how to inspire your team to greatness? 
 
Roundtable E: Purpose
Carmen Vicelich, Chief Executive Officer, Valocity Global; Founder and Chair, Data Insight
 
Charting your own pathway to success 

03:10

INCREASING THE VISBILITY OF FEMALE LEADERS 

03:30

  • Creating pathways for women from all backgrounds to pursue a successful STEM career  
  • Self-Advocacy: Communicating your desires for self and professional development to further your career
  • Nurturing female leaders to be bold, creative and innovative to drive change in their organisation and the wider community  

04:00

  • Celebrating failure as a stepping stone towards success 
  • Start where you are: there is no better time than now 
  • Knowing your “why” – practicing purpose-driven leadership  
  • Having the confidence and resilience to defy negativity and self-doubt

04:30

04:40

04:50

08:20

08:40

PROMOTING INCLUSIVENESS TO CREATE OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL WOMEN

08:50

  • Importance of a superdiversity lens on every aspect of your organisation and relationships 
  • What this means for law, policy and business 
  • What this means for talent, pipeline and succession 
  • What this means for the essential skills needed to lead across indigenous and migrant cultures

09:20

  • Exposing unconscious & conscious bias in the workforce 
  • Incorporating a human rights approach à Promoting identity and an employee’s unique characteristics as a benefit to the operations of your organisation  
  • Holding discussions on pronouns: instilling fairness and respect within your organisation

10:00

  • Speaking up for fair pay and equal opportunities  
  • Understanding the common misconceptions around a career in non-governmental organisations  
  • Harnessing your community through instilling a sense of togetherness and culture within workplace practices

10:30

CHARTING YOUR LEADERSHIP TRAJECTORY 

10:50

  • Creating alliances between the sexes in the workforce 
  • Reducing barriers to gender diversity and inclusion in the C-suite 
  • Verbalising your ambitions – how to create an Action Plan for your career to strive unapologetically towards your goals 

11:20

A. New Leaders     
Erika Barden, Head of Agile, Frank Innovation & Transformation 
 
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.      
 
B. Middle to Senior Management  
Fiona Allan, Chief Executive and Secretary General, Paralympics New Zealand  
 
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.    
 
C. Top Level Management  
Jan Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer & Director, Techtorium NZIIT 
 
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.    

12:10

PROMOTING A HEALTHY MINDSET, WELLBEING AND WORKPLACE CULTURE

01:20

  • Taking charge of your mind and health: Knowing when to take a step back and say “NO” 
  • Altering your self-image to focus on propelling your career and advancing personal growth  
  • Perceiving emotions and vulnerability as positive qualities rather than weaknesses  

02:10

  • Define your version of balance  
  • Domestic life needs to be more equal 
  • Make work, work for you 

02:40

LEADING BY EXAMPLE: SERVANT LEADERSHIP

03:00

  • Adopting a serve-first mentality to empower and uplift your employees 
  • Investing in your people to drive workplace productivity and efficiency 
  • Redesigning your workplace culture to create an inclusive and safe space – how servant leadership leads to a flourishing workplace culture  

03:30

  • Building strong networks and creating quality connections to implement solidarity and support systems 
  • Using power and influence to further the causes of women in leadership and enact change 
  • The importance of highly accomplished role models mentoring our new and emerging female leaders 

04:00

04:10

04:20