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MONDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2018

8:15am

9:00am

Registrations Open

Opening Welcome and Housekeeping

Jason Mangan, Director ITS, The University of Auckland

9:15am

9:45am

Ritia Karati, Commercial Account Executive, Dell EMC

10:15am

Morning Tea – sponsored by OSS

10:45am

PANEL DISCUSSION

The members of the panel are all in areas where there is a continued focus on change and transformation.  We will discuss how diversity contributes to transformation and innovation, where there are challenges and the potential for the future.

Sue Roberts, University Librarian and Director Libraries and Learning Services, The University of Auckland
Katrien Pagnaer, National Sales Manager, Amazon Web Services
Elinor Swery, Solutions Architect, Soul Machines
Sarah Marshall, Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, AUT
Dan Teo, Director, Radically Consulting

Liz Coulter, Panel Facilitator

11:45am

Sarah Bowden, Small, Medium & Corporate Business Lead, Microsoft

12:15pm

Lunch

1:15pm

WORKSHOPS GROUP A

WORKSHOP A1

Coach – Co-Achieving
Human Synergistics 

An Exercise in leadership, co-operation, and achievement.
Designed to teach leaders how to apply Achievement-oriented thinking to coach others effectively and improve performance, Coach – Co-Achieving is a unique team exercise that highlights the assumptions, values, beliefs, and attitudes underlying the motivation of individuals and teams.
Facilitator:
Justine Farrington
Senior Consultant Human Synergistic

WORKSHOP A2

Leveraging your social media

There are excellent benefits to be gained from connecting with professionals via social media. However, many of us don’t make the most of online opportunities. The focus of this workshop is how you can use social media, particularly LinkedIn, to promote your personal brand and identify and engage your networks.

Facilitator:
Peta Mobberley
Career Development Manager,
The University of Auckland Business School Careers Centre

WORKSHOP A3

Diversity in thinking
Connections Ltd
Explore how to tap into the power of diversity of thinking for successful design and delivery of IT projects through this interactive workshop.  During this 90 minutes, we’ll introduce you to the concepts of thinking preferences using a range of activities including wine glasses, balloons and much more.  You’ll learn how to spot people’s different thinking preferences which is a real skill in building highly effective teams.
Facilitators:
Sue Atkins and Annette Hamilton

WORKSHOP A4

Story Telling

Join Dr Lester Levy for an introduction into Story Telling.
“Presentations consisting of facts and figures are quickly forgotten. If you’re lucky, people might remember 15% of such a presentation – but they remember 85% or more of a story, ten, twelve, even twenty years later. Stories offer a powerful boost to understanding, and they also help with application and action.”
Facilitator:
Dr Lester Levy

WORKSHOP A5

Enabling Action: Supporting your colleagues

Drawing on the experience of The Carpentries approach to teaching and learning, this workshop will provide practical advice for people who are mentoring or teaching ‘beginners’. The Carpentries is a diverse global community of volunteers who teach foundational coding, and data science skills worldwide. This interactive workshop will provide tips and tricks for creating effective and inclusive teaching and learning environments and strategies to enable yourself and others to learn, think and act!
Facilitators:
Dr Cameron McLean and Yvette Wharton

2:45pm

Afternoon Tea

3:00pm

WORKSHOPS GROUP B (a repeat of Group A Workshops)

B1 – Coach – Co-Achieving    |    B2 – Leveraging your social media    |    B3 – Diversity in Thinking    |    B4 – Story Telling    |    B5 – Enabling Action

4:30pm

Ritika Singh, Lee Hecht Harrison

Career Resilience

5:00pm

Closing and review of the day
Liz Gosling, CIO, AUT

5:15pm

Prize Giving followed by networking with drinks and nibbles