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Embracing Change
Te Aho Tāmaka Webinar Series

Our Te Aho Tāmaka Leaders are recognised for making a difference, both nationally and globally. Join us as we hear from these accomplished individuals through this inspirational webinar series; their reflections, thoughts and advice for making the most of these changing times.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar Four: Where to next for Manawatū? with Hon. Steve Maharey

Date: Wednesday 10 June 2020
Time: 4pm – 5pm

Hon. Steve Maharey joins CEDA Chief Executive Linda Stewart to discuss ‘Where to next for Manawatū?’ CEDA has been working closely with councils and stakeholders to produce a recovery plan for the region – what does this involve and what other factors need to be considered in the regions recovery? Join Steve and Linda in an informal kōrero with a chance for Q & A afterwards.

About Steve:

As a former Senior Cabinet Minister, Vice Chancellor of Massey University, Palmerston North City Councillor and academic, guiding others in effectively responding to change has long been a passion for Steve. Following on from a distinguished career in the public sector Steve now has a focus on governance roles and is currently Chair of several national organisations. Steve grew up and was educated in Palmerston North, it is his tūranagawaewae and the place he always returns to.

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Webinar Five: Reflecting on what we’ve learnt with Simon Moutter

Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Time: 4pm – 5pm

Former Spark CEO, Simon Moutter is one of New Zealand’s most successful change-makers, he led the reinvention of Telecom to Spark after spending several years leading Auckland International Airport and transforming the way it operated.

Join Simon as he reflects on the impact of COVID-19 as an opportunity to transform and grow by using what we have learnt from this crisis to inform the way we run our businesses and organisations.

About Simon

Simon grew up in Palmerston North and studied at Massey University, he comments that ‘growing up in Palmy rubbing shoulders with people from all walks of life, helped shape my approach to leadership and my determination to chase big dreams.’

From being the CE of Powerco for seven years to his transforming roles at the Auckland Airport and Spark, Simon has been a strong believer in empowering people and he has recently been at the forefront of the introduction of Agile into New Zealand, a way of working which allows organisations to quickly adapt to change and accelerate business outcomes.

Simon is currently working as an active director with three mid-size NZ companies; Agility CIS, Intellihub and Smart Environmental. He is also Chairman and a significant investor in Designer Wardrobe, an exciting start-up business in the fashion market.

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Webinars will take place fortnightly, stay tuned for updates on further topics.

Past Webinars

Webinar One: Rising from the Ashes

Hear from global entrepreneur and Te Aho Tāmaka Leader Linda Jenkinson for inspiration in this time of recovery. Linda shares her journey including the challenges of losing 50% of her revenue in the aftermath of 9/11, surviving the dotcom bubble and the GFC – learn how her businesses survived and thrived and gain some creative ideas to support you through the COVID-19 crisis.

Webinar Two: The role of Māori Culture and Knowledge in Organisational Change with Dr Farah Palmer

Hear from former captain of the Black Ferns and esteemed academic, Te Aho Tāmaka Leader Dr Farah Palmer as she reflects on the role of Māori culture and knowledge with regards to organisational change/survival and revival, and how to ‘care’ for people within organisations from a Māori perspective.

Webinar Three: Responsible Capitalism and Decision Making Post COVID-19 with Robin Stalker

Hear from former Group CFO of Adidas, Te Aho Tāmaka Leader Robin Stalker has he inspires business to consider the impacts of decisions, not just in financial terms, but to recognise their social and environmental responsibilities. An enlightening presentation in a time when companies have a chance to reflect on their practices, the state of the world, and take this opportunity to make change.

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Join us on Wednesday 10th for a webinar with Steve Maharey and Linda Stewart – ‘where to next for Manawatū?’

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For further information about Te Aho Tāmaka and this webinar series, please contact teahotamaka@ceda.nz