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Michael Ahie - Māori Perspectives on Leadership

February 19, 2019

About the webinar

Māori enterprises are on the rise and, like all other businesses, face their fair share of challenges. Like other successful companies, they have come up with innovative solutions which blend the complexities of the volatile business environment with traditional approaches to engagement, strategy and leadership. Could these same approaches work in conventional business?

About Michael Ahie

Michael is Chancellor of Massey University and Chair of Plant & Food Research. He is a director of FMG and Chair of the Board of ComplyWith, Spring Sheep Milk Co., and the New Zealand Plant Market Access Council (PMAC). He is a member of the Inland Revenue’s Risk & Assurance Committee.
Michael speaks regularly at industry groups and forums on the primary industries, AgriFood and the increasing role of Māori in these sectors. He draws on his experience growing up in a farming community in Coastal South Taranaki and his previous executive roles with Toyota New Zealand Ltd, the New Zealand Dairy Board and Wrightson Ltd. Michael completed the Executive Development Programme at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and received his Honours degree from Massey University. Of Taranaki, Ngā Ruahine and Ngāti Ruanui descent, Michael lives in Wellington.

Shireen Chua - Building your Cultural Intelligence

March 21, 2019

About the webinar

Diversity and inclusion are becoming business imperatives to remain competitive. With changing workforce demographics as well as a diversified marketplace, the diversity dividend has the potential to create inclusive workplaces, to work in diverse markets, and to encourage creativity and innovation to flourish. The impact of not harnessing and leveraging diversity has also had some significant consequences. Simply employing a diverse team cannot create innovation, creativity and high performance teams; you need to build Cultural Intelligence Cultural intelligence is the capability to function effectively across settings which have cultural, generational, ethnic, and organisational diversity. This is a capability that leaders and managers need to develop to be successful in today’s global economy. This webinar introduces you to how you can build your Cultural Intelligence.

About Shireen Chua

Shireen Chua is the Director of Third Culture Solutions Ltd. She is a Malaysian-Chinese Kiwi who has been educated in New Zealand completing her degree at Massey University (MSc Nut.Sci). She has spent the past 29 years in New Zealand but goes to Asia regularly as her family is now based in Singapore. Her experience of moving between the East and the West led her explore how culture can have an impact in working and personal relationships, and how it shapes our identity. This led her to pursue further study in the area of Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Competence of individuals and organisations. Her MBA from Southern Cross University, Australia included a research project focusing on “Culture Matters: How NZ Organisations develop Intercultural Competency”.

Her previous experience in Project and Research Management has provided an excellent foundation in gaining invaluable experience of managing multicultural teams and identifying factors that shape organisations and institutions ability to develop and grow cultural diversity in their organisations. She has also been on boards of governance and trustees for not-for-profit organisations over the past 15 years.

She is certified Professional Coach, gaining her ACC with the International Coach Federation and is also certified by the Cultural Intelligence Center as a CQ Trainer (Advanced). This allows her to facilitate “Developing Cultural Intelligence workshop” using the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) assessment tool. She also certified to train using the Global DiSC.

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Tuesday 19 February
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Thursday 21 March
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