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Women's Leadership Series Workshops

Our workshops and seminars are designed to develop your skills and provide practical tools and advice to help you develop your leadership, governance and/or management skills. Providing a safe place to discuss strategies and tough issues. You can attend the whole series or individual workshops.

Workshop 1 - Growth Mindset

Friday 28 July, 9.30am - 12.30pm

With Dr Lucy Hone

The power of mindset is undeniable - whether you think you can, or think you can’t ... you’ll be right! Talent alone is not enough to succeed but rather it’s the way that we think about their ability that really counts. This session will equip you to identify, develop and support a growth mindset, attitude and perspective in yourself and others.

 You will learn:

  • How to identify if you have a growth or fixed mindset
  • The barriers to developing a growth mindset
  • How to foster growth mindsets in yourself and others
  • Practical and effective ways to promote focus in a work environment
Lucy Hone    With a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology, as well as having recently completed her PhD through AUT University’s Human Potential Centre, Lucy Hone excels at education and equipping individuals and organisations on the real keys to personal and organisational success

Workshop 2 - Coaching Skills for Success 

Monday 25 September 2017, 9.00am – 12.30pm

with Rob Hoult

Coaching is an invaluable tool for those who want to motivate and support individuals and teams to improve performance, develop new skills and manage change.

You will learn:

  • Why and when to coach
  • Practical coaching skills
  • The psychological aspects of change
  • Useful feedback models
  • How to feedforward 
rob hoult   


Rob completed a thirty-year career in the NZ Defence Force and was the driving force behind the transformation of the Army’s leadership programme. Rob brings this wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise to the Chamber Womens’ Leadership Series.


Workshop 3 - Presenting with Impact

Wednesday 28 February 2018, 9.00am – 12.30pm

with Roseanne Gedye

This workshop covers three vital ingredients to set your presentations apart from others, and provide you with the confidence and tools to deliver in an engaging manner.

You will learn:

  • How to develop a strong structure
  • The foundations of extemporaneous style
  • The key to being tellingly confident

Note: The workshop concludes with a ‘vocal diagnostic’ session where each participant gets up and delivers a small aspect of a presentation.  During this you will receive personal feedback on stance and vocal delivery. 

roseann gedyn   


A sought-after consultant in the areas of communication, with over twenty-five years of educational experience, Roseann has written and presented a number of communication and presentation programmes. An expert in the field of communication she teaches the Bachelor of International Communication degree at UNITEC School of Communication, and is described as being a creative, enthusiastic and innovative presenter.

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Friday 28 July & Monday 25 September 2017, Wednesday 28 February 2018


28 July 9.30am - 12.00pm, 25 Sept & 28 Feb 9:00am to 12:30pm


The Chamber, 57 Kilmore Street


Member Whole Series

$600.00 + GST

Non Member Whole Series

$1200.00+ GST

Member Workshop

$240.00 + GST

Non-Member Workshop

$480.00 + GST

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