The 3Ms of Remote Working Madness - Mechanics, Mindset and Methods

Tuesday, 5th May 10am
Presenter: Debbie Ireland, Founder ShareThePoint

 

How are you doing working from home?

 
 

Now we have have had some time to adjust, things are getting easier for some, and increasingly frustrating for others. 

Hear some tips and tricks and fresh perspectives. Working remotely requires a different approach and can be a big change for some. We understand this and have pulled together thoughts from many other people, as well as our own experiences. There'll be all sorts of things that you'll need  to consider.

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Utilise the best of Office 365 in a COVID environment

wednesDAY, 6TH MAY 9.30AM
PRESENTER: DEBBIE IRELAND, FOUNDER SHARETHEPOINT

 

Are you or your team feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of information coming from all directions? 
Bombarded by notifications? 
Is your team using multiple platforms to communicate? 
Or are you just keen to be able to get on with your real job (letting the technology play the role it should!) 
This webinar is a guided discovery through Office 365 Apps to improve your productivity and Process Improvement .
You'll see examples of how to use Microsoft Teams,  Forms, OneNote,  To Do, Planner and Flow for maximising your investment in Office 365 and how you can be using the tools you already have! 

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Addressing Key Employment Matters

WEDNESDAY, 6TH MAY 11AM

Facilatator: Chris Longman, HR/Employment Relations Consultant, Bay of Plenty Region EMA

 

Join us for an interactive session to address key employment matters with these great hosts:

  • Chris Longman from The EMA (Employers and Manufacturers Association),
  • Brent MacDonald from MSD (Ministry of Social Development) 
  • Brendon Gardiner from Immigration New Zealand 

You will receive some pragmatic solutions towards managing your people through Alert Level 3 and how best to minimise the impacts your business could be facing. 

This webinar is aimed at business owners, managers and or HR personnel to understand what support services and resources are available during Alert Level 3. 

There will also be the opportunity for some Q&A   

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Digital Transformation 2.0 - Digital Techniques for Success in a COVID19 World

WEDNESDAY, 6TH MAY 2PM
Presenters: Jarra Borrman, Zeald

 

As the New Zealand economy reels from the impact of Covid-19, businesses are finding they need to adapt and shift strategies to look at how they can continue to operate.

Following the popular first Digital Transformation webinar that was held over a month ago this second installment will explore the successful tactics that are being employed by businesses in this new COVID 19 effected business environment. 

In this is a practical webinar you  will learn how your business can Adapt, Evolve and Survive.

This another webinar provided by Chamber member, Zeald. It's part of their Keep Calm and Get Digital series helping the NZ business community by equipping New Zealand business owners with the right knowledge to achieve business stability and even growth.

 

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Post-Pandemic Personal Growth

thurSDAY, 7TH MAY 10am
Presenter: Bronwyn Hudson, MSc: Fuel Your Family, Always More to the Story

 

Life is full of unexpected circumstances. Some of these circumstances - such as the situation we are currently in - can have huge emotional and physical impacts.

The struggles we face can lead to us viewing our careers, our relationships, our lives, in different ways. Some people have personal attributes or abilities of resilience that allow them to ‘bounce back' in various timeframes. Another group of people are able to turn disaster into something so positive that the personal changes that occur are as unexpected as the original experience, finding their life has more value, meaning and purpose than it did before. In positive-psychology, this is recognised as post-traumatic growth.

Topics include: 

 

  • Understanding the various impacts of the pandemic on ourselves and those around us
  • A personal story of growth from adversity
  • What is post-pandemic growth?
  • I feel like I'm really struggling, can I experience personal growth?
  • Managing post-pandemic growth in ourselves and others

 

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Webinar series: Smart Specialisation and Cluster Development 

THURSDAY, 7TH MAY 12.15pM

 

What is smart specialisation and why is cluster development important?

Each region across Europe is active in identifying its economic strengths, centred on the regional specialisations that attract wealth, and then engaging around those strengths. In this forum Dr. David Wilson will introduce smart specialisations and clusters as core frameworks for developing our regions. Ifor Ffowcs-Williams will then draw on his practical cluster development experience in fifty countries, identifying success factors. Ifor will share how European clustering initiatives are providing a fast-track in responding to Covid-19. Prior to the course, participants will be asked to watch a short video introducing a smart specialisation example from Finland. This no-charge course provides an introduction to the World of Learning Cluster Development training that Ifor will shortly be offering. The course is directed at economic development staff, councillors, universities, polytechs and industry associations.

 

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Thought Leadership Thursday Webinar Series - Where to from here

THURSDAY, 7TH MAY 11AM

As we come out of Level 4, we have an opportunity to look at how we see the region responding to this pandemic. The Chamber is hosting a web series that
brings local business leaders together to discuss opportunities for the region
in a COVID-19 world – where they see the future, or how they would suggest we
could use this situation to best advantage and build from here, to use this
crisis as an opportunity to think differently. Discussion points can include what are the region's assets, how we will do business in the future (and with whom) and how we could operate.

This weeks speakers:

Mark Lister- Head of Private Wealth Research, Craigs Investment Partners

Dr Heather Connelly - Director of Professional Programmes, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato

Mark Wassung - Architect, Design Engine Architects Ltd

 

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Insolvency 101 - Covid 19

THURSDAY, 7TH MAY 2pM
Presenter: Paul Manning, Director BDO - Tauranga

 

Paul Manning will present a 30 minute session covering Insolvency in the COVID-19 era.

Paul's areas of expertise include Business Advisory Services, Business Restructuring and Insolvency, Tax, Strategic Planning, Valuations, Business Development Growth and Business Structuring.

During this webinar, Paul will discuss the following topics, in relation to businesses in distress and insolvency:

  • Business turnaround options
  • Implications of trading while insolvent
  • Proposed changes to insolvency law amidst Covid19
  • Business Debt Hibernation regime
  • New tax support for business
  • Finance guarantee scheme for distressed business

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Pre Budget 2020 - Webinar with Hon. Grant Robertson - Min of Finance

FriDAY, 8TH MAY 8aM

An opportunity to hear from the Minister of Finance about the Government's 2020  budget., and at a time in New Zealand's history like no other.   There are many challenges facing the country because of the Covid19 pandemic and the world economy.  How does that impact New Zealand and in turn The Bay of Plenty. The Minister is certainly in a very interesting position and will be extremely interesting to hear from and on topics that are extremely interesting to us all right now.

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Presenting with Confidence

FRIDAY, 8TH MAY 11aM
Presenter:  Carly Shorter Co - Director, People Realm

 

Presenting information clearly and effectively is a key skill in getting your message across. In the current climate we have seen that great presentation skills are essential whether you are communicating on line or face to face. Whatever field you work in, most of us are required to give some form of presentation, or asked to share your thoughts and ideas on a regular basis. For some, presenting is a piece of cake, or so it may seem and for others, it's a real challenge speaking up in front of others.

Whether you find it easy, or a challenge Presenting with Confidence is a skill that you can learn and develop. Presenting with Confidence is about developing your ability to get your message across effectively, having people listen and connect what it is you want to share with your people and your organisation as we adjust to this evolving new reality.  

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Social Media 101 - A beginners guide on how to reach and engage your customers

FRIDAY, 8TH MAY 2pM
Presenters: Jarra Borrman, Zeald

 

As the New Zealand economy reels from the impact of Covid-19, businesses are finding they need to adapt and shift strategies to look at how they can continue to operate.

This webinar is for those who new to or are wanting to started on social media 

Join us for a discussion on the key strategies you can employ to reach, engage and sell to your customers using Social Media platforms. Being able to use these tools effectively is critical for any business looking to promote how they are adapting to contact free commerce.

This another webinar provided by Chamber member, Zeald. It's part of their Keep Calm and Get Digital series helping the NZ business community by equipping New Zealand business owners with the right knowledge to achieve business stability and even growth.

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