Advanced Human Resources

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Part two to Essential Human Resources.


Productivity in the workplace is vital for increased profit and success. Find out how to improve workplace productivity through effective leadership, workplace culture, professional development, and innovation. Discover how to improve employee engagement and retain top performers for succession planning.


Business owners, managers and supervisors with human resource responsibilities; and human resource professionals.


Current human resources trends in New Zealand

Case studies on how to improve staff retention, engagement and productivity

Improve productivity in your workplace, through

  • Effective leadership and positive culture

  • Improving flexible working
  • Diversity that works
  • Improving personal productivity
  • Organising work for effectiveness
  • Networking and collaboration
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Measuring for success

Manage contemporary issues, including

  • Use of technology
  • Privacy and social media
  • Settling migrants into the workplace
  • Managing an ageing workforce and Generation Y
  • Implementing policies for your workplace

This programme is designed to promote questions, in-depth discussion and an action plan.


  • Find out how to effectively manage current issues and trends affecting human resource and people managers
  • Discover how to manage challenges of flexible working arrangements, greater technology, and diversity
  • Explore how to adapt modern workplace practices to your business
  • Develop good practice that aligns with the law, and discover how to grow and retain your staff for organisational results


Two days


Kathryn Finn from KiwiBoss Christchurch

Kathryn Finn has a degree in Psychology and Sociology.  With a background in HR, Kathryn has lectured for a tertiary organisation in HR and management.  Kathryn has eight years of experience as a team manager in the UK, and has dealt with a wide range of HR issues and recruitment. She is passionate about creating an engaging workplace that gets the best out of its people, in an environment that is positive and productive. 

An experienced facilitator, Kathryn has produced workbooks and presentations on a wide range of HR issues such as flexible working, workplace policies and essential HR practices.


Julia Shallcrass from KiwiBoss Christchurch

Julia is an employment lawyer who specialises in legal education on contemporary workplace issues.

As director of KiwiBoss, she delivers in-house training and public training on HR and people management to help businesses create better workplaces.

Julia is part of the KiwiBoss team that delivers public courses through OSEA, HRNZ, and in partnership with Auldhouse. Julia is a regular webinar presenter for CCH Learning, and subject matter expert for Kineo online training.

She has lectured in Human Resources, Business Ethics and Business Communication for tertiary institutions. Julia is an employment columnist for NZ Herald.

Course Dates

Invercargill 13 - 14 August 2020 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill
Dunedin 22 - 23 October 2020 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, Dunedin


$ 975.00 + GST for members
$ 1375.00 + GST for non-members

NZTE Voucher

This workshop has qualified with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund programme
Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA574

Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers

Management Capability Development Vouchers are only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RPB) Growth Advisors.

Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business.

For more information on the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund or to find your local Growth Advisor go to


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