Published on 31 March 2020

Covid-19 has made the world a funny place to be right now. And it's pretty natural to have a whole lot of questions as life gets a bit more uncertain. Fortunately, we have incredible members that work in industries relevant to helping us navigate the crazy.

Nick Everitt, Institute of Managers and Leaders

Flexible Working: the new normal?

Friday 12th June 8:00am
The new world of work is here. Whether we wanted to or not, we’ve all just had a trial run at leading teams who have been working flexibly and from home. Join other managers and leaders to reflect on your thoughts about flexible working prior to COVID-19, how these preconceptions may have changed, and what you want the new normal to look like.

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Nick Everitt, Institute of Managers and Leaders

The future of work and leadership

Wednesday 17th June 6:00pm
This workshop will look at the latest thinking on the new work order, and what this means for the organisations in the future. While there may be uncertainties, the path forward will centre on our ability to future proof strategies to work together effectively, be agile and innovative and focus on organisational sustainability in an environment of dynamic change.

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Marcus and Tom, Advice Financial

The upside of being stuck at home is that it’s a great opportunity to take stock and deal to some of the life admin - and that includes insurance.

If you’ve been thinking about insurance, now’s the time to talk to an expert. If you already have insurance, it’s well worth getting a second opinion on whether it’s the right cover for you and your family, right now. With circumstances changing for many, there’s opportunity to save money while still keeping you, your family and your lifestyle protected.

So if you’ve got a bit of extra time on your hands, why not use it to give them a call on 0800 102264 or simply email [email protected] and they will be in touch.

Andrew Van Ross, Mobile Physio
Andrew Van Ross with Mobile Physio normally visits Madden fortnightly offering physio appointments to members. They are now offering virtual appointments which is amazing for those who might be doing extra exercise in quarantine. Appointments are 30 minutes. ACC is free and non-ACC is $30.00 (a reduced rate from their usual pricing). Bookings and more information can be found by contacting him directly at 021049256 or via email at [email protected].

Gill Barlow, Registered Naturopath with Naturally
Uncertainty and stress can really muck with your health. If mainstream medicine isn’t quite answering your questions then it might be time to try a holistic approach to health. Gill is offering free 15 minute consultations for general advice, $30.00 for 30 minutes for a more detailed consultation. Please be advised that medicinal herbs cannot be dispensed at this time nor 'practitioner only' supplements but Gill's retail knowledge of "on the shelf supplements" available in supermarkets and pharmacies will help you navigate your way through this time at Level 4.

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- Friday 22nd May all day
IML ANZ is proud to present their first Virtual Development Day. Pick and mix from six free virtual development sessions. An engaging full-day learning experience, tailored to help managers and leaders navigate the complexities of the new business landscape.

Now more than ever, it’s essential to stay on top of the latest innovations and leadership strategies shaping the future of work.

Join six industry-leading experts in a full-day opportunity to participate in valuable learning experiences, hear about current business trends and gain practical advice for your career journey.

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IML ANZ are running a range of virtual networking and discussion events over the next month. All are free to attend. These Virtual Connect events will explore a current topic and provide attendees with an opportunity to discuss and share experiences and thoughts via breakout groups.

- Thursday 23 April at 2pm

IML Associate Fellow and Facilitator Shannon Cooper will introduce current management and leadership topics from recent news sources for members to discuss and debate. Some serious and some perhaps a little more light-hearted. Register here:

- Wednesday 29 April at midday

IML Facilitator Jon Dunning will invite attendees to explore personal leadership in tough times. Reflecting on how increased self-awareness influences behaviour and understanding how what we believe, know and trust dictates how we treat others. Register here:

FINISHED - Employment advice from Three60 Consult

The rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation has created a great deal of uncertainty and raised lots of questions for New Zealand employers and employees. Employment relations and conflict resolution experts, Three60 Consult are running daily, free, LIVE Q&A session every week-day between 11.30am and 12.00pm.

In these sessions Three60 Consult will answer any questions you may have and provide updates on the current employment climate in New Zealand.

Session will be run via Zoom - To register and submit questions click here
Contact [email protected] for more information

FINISHED - Ed Mcknight, Resident Economist at Opes Partners
Submit your burning questions by this Monday 6 April and Ed will answer them on his special Generator Facebook Live. Ed and the Opes team are all over the economic impact of Covid-19, providing media commentary and lots of up to date insights on their blog.

Questions can cover the housing market, kiwisaver and other investments and the overarching economic situation. Questions can be anonymous if you would prefer.

The Facebook live will be at 2pm on Tuesday 7 April over on Generator NZ Facebook.

Email your questions to [email protected] or ask live on Tuesday

FINISHED - Kim Ahern, Accredited Mindfulness Coach at Freerange Works
Kim is hosting a lunch and learn on Wednesday 8 April from 12:30 – 1pm covering:

• The 7 Dimensions of Wellness
• Planning for success
• Sanity in a confined living/working space
• Staying connected and communicating
• Reinventing self-care
• Using this time to Reflect, Reset and Restart

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If you or your team would be interested in providing some solicited advice get in touch, we would love to hear from you! Get in touch with [email protected]