Who should attend
- A mid to senior leader from any background who is responsible for driving the people strategy or culture change in your organisation?
- Someone who is responsible for a large operational workforce or be working in an area which is likely to be, or is being, impacted by technology, generational changes, transformation or the like?
- Someone who has been identified as having the potential to progress to senior leadership, strategic roles or equivalent within the next five years?
About the course
In a world of radical transformation, effective leaders of people and culture are critical to an organisation’s success. But how do we respond to innovation and the changing nature of work? How do we plan to adapt in a world where 98% of roles will be impacted by new technologies? How do we think differently to organize work and build culture? How do we move from where we are to where we need to be?
The purpose of this programme is to help prepare leaders and their organisations for success in an increasingly complex world through developing a people strategy that enables your organisation’s growth. This programme provides an opportunity for participants to take stock of their current strategy, learn what is changing in the world of work and decide how to manage the now and plan the future. Academics and business leaders will challenge and stretch your thinking by describing their successes and failures, learning and insights.
The outcome of the programme will be an applicable People Strategy for your organisation for the next 3 -5 years. To inform the development of this strategy we will explore 6 Driving Questions together as a cohort:
- What business are we in, where are we going and what do we need in terms of human talent and processes to get there?
- How do we create successful work in complex environments?
- How do we attract, select and retain the ‘right’ people’?
- How do our organisational systems have to change to support our strategy?
- How do we achieve future states that may look quite different from our current state?
- How do I need to change in order to grow in influence and serve more effectively in this context?
- What business are we in? What challenges do we face?
- What is the context for NZ organisations?
- What are the disruptive influences in our industry? How does my organisation create value?
- Organisational strategy – Where and how do we compete?
- World-class People Strategy – What does it look like? What do we have in terms of human talent and processes to get there? What do we need in our organisation?
- How do we facilitate successful work so we attract great talent?
- The changing nature of work – how are organisations changing and responding? What’s happening in our industry? What can we apply in our organisation?
- Talent – How are our views of talent changing? Who are we looking for? What do we need to do in our organization?
- How can our systems support our strategy?
- What are the challenges to traditional systems of organisation?
- What new approaches are emerging? How can we adapt our systems and processes?
- Capability building – what options do we have?
- How do we manage the present and build for the future?
- What do we need in our organisation?
- What is the plan for our people?
- What’s our plan for meeting the challenges of the next decade? What do I need to do to help us meet those challenges?
Dr Daniel Vidal is a general management consultant with strong hands-on systems and business strategy development experience gained in top international companies. He has an extensive consulting and advisory background with specific strengths in IT-driven transformation, strategy, business perfor...
Brigid is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and International Business. She teaches broadly in the area of organizational theory and practice at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has done extensive development work with corporate, community, professional, and youth org...
Elizabeth George has an active research interest in non-standard work arrangements and diversity in the workplace. She has a PhD in Organisation Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of six international editorial boards and is an associate editor of the Academy of Manag...
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