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Symposium on Mental Wellness

27 March 2019: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

148 Durham Street

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Following on from the National Speaker Series Event hosted by ITP NZ in November last year, ITP Tauranga is delighted to host a further symposium on the vitally important topic of Mental Health in the Workplace. We are thrilled to bring two experienced and passionate leaders in this field to host and facilitate the event to be held on the afternoon of 27th March.

The symposium will be divided into two seminars and each seminar will be a combination of presentations to introduce important concepts and group exercises to establish how they can be practically be employed in the workplace. The event is a 'must' for those striving to build and maintain a positive state of well-being for themselves at work; and for those who are looking to cement a culture of understanding around mental health and mental wellbeing within their organisations. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Outline Agenda for Mental Health in Workplace seminar - Part 1

Seminar 1: 1pm to 2.45 pm
Presenter: Janet Hughes

  1. Introduction
    Who is Janet?
    Objective of Seminar: To raise the consciousness of all attendees and give each 1 practical tool to take away and use
  2. Introduce the concept of Empowered vs Disempowered
    Group Exercise: What does this look like in practical terms
    How this plays a role in our mental well-being
  3. A practical solution for returning to a place of empowerment and staying there
  4. Q&A and close

Afternoon Tea: 2.45pm - 3.15pm

Seminar 2: 3.15pm to 4.45 pm
Presenter: Dr Kent Smith

  1. Review of umbrella resilience concepts from session in Nov 2018
    Short exercise: develop understand mindset
  2. Introduce flowing into new year with oomph
    Exercise: to gauge oomph energy
  3. Introduce notions of 'blue mind'
    Exercise: to weave blue mind and oomph into resilience.
  4. Any questions/end

About The Speakers

image003.jpgJanet Hughes

Having been closely associated with serious mental illness for a number of decades, Janet is highly attuned to how poor mental health can massively impact lives, personally and professionally. Janet's raised consciousness around the human psyche has shown her that poor mental health is very common and well overdue for destigmatization, so part of her journey is to normalize conversations around this topic and to assist understanding and recovery using both personal experience and her coaching skills.

Janet's career history spans, high profile IT recruitment, financial services, education and currently (as Director of Think) Software Development Services. Janet has run a number of successful businesses and turned around an almost bankrupt charity to a position of financial power and extraordinary growth.

Janet is passionate about addressing the importance of Living A Life That Matters. As a Coach, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Janet champions others to think above and beyond the bottom line to the human aspects of life and work in our global economy and in evolving to their highest potential.

Janet's signature 5-pronged process to unearth and Live A Life That Matters, can be articulated through: - Values: Being a person who always lives true to ones values; Vulnerability: Being comfortable with vulnerability in order to create great strength; Vitality: Showing up to ones fullest potential and potency, Velocity: Taking courageous action as if one's life depended on it; Vision: Fulfilment of one's life contract to make a significant difference to the planet.

image001.pngDr Kent Smith

Kent's career in corporate and clinical leadership informs his organisational resilience expertise and his deep understanding of the challenges leaders and teams face moving complex organisations forward. Kent's current research and practice interests are in how a 'blue mind' engages leaderful being in our professional and personal lives.

In his leadership roles Kent has led major change initiatives bringing together diverse combinations of professional teams to achieve improved business and client outcomes. Experience managing high performing teams also informs Kent's commitment to building stronger workplaces by improving resilience, productivity and wellbeing. When staff are operating with wellbeing - client's benefit!

Kent's passion is to work alongside leaders and teams to develop targeted and change-orientated resilience programmes to strengthen individual and organisational performance and wellbeing.

Intersecting leadership roles in sales, marketing, human resources, counselling and career consulting in corporate, educational and health contexts have informed Kent's engaging and practical approach to facilitating training and coaching individuals. These experiences also inform his critical thinking when reviewing organisational performance.

Alongside coaching, counselling, supervision and research activities, Kent supports agencies to understand clinical flow, caseload and data management (including audit).


Registration Details:

You can register for this event via Credit Card online now by using the link below, or alternatively call 0800 252 255 with your Credit Card details.

ITP Corporate Partners and approved organisations can opt to pay by invoice by calling 0800 252 255 or emailing attendee and business details through to [email protected]. Credit criteria and other conditions apply.

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

Attendance Cost

All ITP Financial MembersFREE
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$17.39 + GST / $20.00 incl GST
Non-Members$21.74 + GST / $25.00 incl GST

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