Brown Bag Lunchtime Series











"I have attended 4 of Shona’s ‘Brown Bag Lunch’ courses. I find them interesting, engaging and practical. I came away with a ‘lightbulb’ moment from each of her courses, as well as something simple to implement to help me become a better manager. Shona’s short courses fit perfectly in to the only ‘free’ time I seem to have to invest in furthering my professional development - my lunchtime! Thanks Shona. Belinda Brown, Belhams Interiors."

Where:  Taranaki Chamber of Commerce, Egmont St, New Plymouth

Time: 12.00 to 1.00pm  (fortnightly, Thursdays and Fridays)

Bring your lunch and learn in a fun, fast paced environment.

Investment: $50+GST each for up to 6 modules. 6 -10 $300+GST in total

(Note Discount is available when paid in advance)  

Dates and Topics (2019)   (Scroll right down for a new set of topics)
Stream 1: A repeat of popular topics – Every second Thursday 

June 6 – Maintaining Balance – How do you keep all the balls in the air at the same time? Or should you?

June 20 – Resilience in a changing world – Tips and techniques to remain positive and forward thinking, when everything around you is changing.

July 4 – Getting the most out of the time you have – Tips and techniques to better manage your time and be more productive

July 17 – Workplace Diversity – Leading a team or working alongside others, it is important that you respect diversity. What are some of the things you need to think about?

August 1- Understanding yourself and others – Find out what makes you tick and how you can use this knowledge to communicate better with others.

August 15 – Building great working relationships – Explore interpersonal skills that help you to build and maintain good relationships at work

August 29 – Meeting and presentation skills – Tips and techniques for efficient meeting and presentations

September 12- Leading teams – Learn skills to lead a team towards achieving their goals

September 26- Managing conflict – Learn a few techniques to reduce and manage conflict

October 10- Managing change – Gain a new perspective about how you can manage change in yourself and your team

Stream 2: New Topics – Every second Friday

May 31- Managing Performance – a look at different ways to put processes in place to manage staff performance

June 14 – Culture and Engagement  – How do you create the environment at work to ensure your team lives your brand and is engaged in what they do?

June 28 – Success through People – Growing your business, by growing your people and empowering them to deliver makes good business sense. Find out more.

July 12 – Goals and KPI – Tools to help you to plan to succeed.

July 26- Leading Teams (part 2) – Frameworks to build a high performing team

August 9 – Building for the future –  Ideas to prepare your team, to future-proof your business

August 23 – Lean and Agile – What does it mean? How can you and your team be Lean and Agile

September 6 – Retaining your people – Management tools to encourage your people to stay

September 20 – The Art of Delegation – Processes, pitfalls, successes of effective delegation

October 4 – Stress and Wellbeing –  Tips to ensure you are taking care of your team’s well being

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