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Professional Development Guide 2019

Inspiring Business leaders

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M12 | management.co.nz | APRIL 2019 BRIGHTSTAR Brightstar is New Zealand's leading training company. We are a passionate group of people who assist organisations achieve their aspirations by working with them to train their people for success. With 20 years' experience designing and delivering training courses and bespoke programmes, Brightstar's public courses, in-house and customised training options make it easy to bring about real change, with real results. Brightstar can help with all your training needs no matter where in NZ you are based. CONTACT Address: PO Box 31 506 Auckland 0741 Phone: 09 912 3616 Website: www.brightstar.co.nz KEY PERSONNEL: Steve Scott, Managing Director – steves@conferenz.co.nz Jane Welch – In-house Learning & Development Manager – janew@brightstar.co.nz COURSES: Contract Law for Non Lawyers An essential course that explores details such as when a contract will be required, when you have a contract (and don't necessarily know it), what types of contract exist and the effect of laws on your contractual arrangements. Learn how to develop legally astute and advantageous contracts and achieve effective, workable solutions for all your contracting needs. Also, explore how to ensure your contracts are plainly expressed and risk managed. Dates: 6-7 June 2019, Auckland 10-11 June 2019, Wellington 10-11 October 2019, Auckland 14-15 October 2019, Wellington Presenter: Terry Reid Cost: $2,099+gst (2nd delegate discounts available) Developing Assertiveness & Self Confidence at Work Achieving successful working relationships with colleagues is not always easy. However, there is a balance where you can attain the best from colleagues, earn their respect and create a more constructive working atmosphere. This training course will provide practical guidance on how to handle and manage a wide range of workplace situations, so that you can achieve personal goals and contribute to your organisation's success with a more confident approach. Dates: 22-23 May 2019, Wellington 5-6 June 2019, Auckland 7-8 August 2019, Wellington 3-4 September 2019, Auckland 19-20 November 2019, Wellington Presenter: Keith McGregor Cost: $2,099+gst Business Finance & Accounting for Finance for the Non-Finance Manager If you lack confidence working with financial concepts and language, you are not alone! Many managers are expected to make financially based decisions without the assurance of a formal financial background. This course is an in-depth and practical course that demystifies financial concepts and provides tools for enhancing your effectiveness as a manager. Dates: 6-7-8 May 2019, Auckland 20-28-29 May 2019, Wellington 5-6-7 August 2019, Auckland 17-18-19 September 2019, Wellington Presenter: Bill Butler Cost: $2,699+gst (2nd delegate discounts available) Clear & Concise Business Writing This two-day training course is designed to help you articulate your business message in a clear and concise manner that appeals to your customer – whomever that customer might be. We'll go back to basics and get to grips with the fundamentals of grammar and punctuation, learn how to structure (a sentence, a paragraph and a document) and share sensible tips that will help you write more efficiently and persuasively. IN AN ONLINE poll of 410 people in New Zealand conducted by the recruiter, 16 percent said automation has already impacted their job 'significantly', with their duties changing or their role becoming redundant. Another 34 percent said their job has been impacted 'partially', with some tasks automated and non-routine duties increasing. The final 50 percent said automation has so far had no impact on their day-to-day job responsibilities. "There's no denying that robots will continue to join workplaces across the country, with professionals able to benefit if they take the appropriate action now," says Adam Shapley, managing director of Hays in New Zealand in a statement. "Even if you are one of the 50 percent of skilled HALF OF NEW ZEALAND WORKERS HAVE ALREADY SEEN THEIR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES CHANGE AS A RESULT OF AUTOMATION, ACCORDING TO RECRUITMENT COMPANY HAYS, WHICH SAYS THAT CONSTANT UPSKILLING IS THE KEY TO REMAINING RELEVANT AND EMPLOYABLE WHEN LOWER-VALUE TASKS ARE AUTOMATED. Constant upskilling the key to remaining relevant professionals whose job has not yet been impacted by automation, it's essential you don't rest on your laurels. The automation of routine and repetitive job tasks is inevitable. "To prepare, consider what your job would look like if all the routine and repetitive duties you perform were automated. Then determine how you could fill the time freed up by the automation of these tasks in a way that adds greater strategic value to your employer," he says. "Next, start to upskill in the higher-value areas you've identified so that you'll be ready for the automation of your lower-value, repetitive tasks. "But don't just sit back and wait for automation to knock on your door. Be proactive and embrace change by exploring relevant automation tools and their practical application for your role. "Set up a meeting with your boss to discuss these new tools and how they could be of use in your role. Then present your plan for how you can focus your time on higher-value tasks if your routine and repetitive job responsibilities were automated. "Remember, constant upskilling is the key to remaining relevant and employable when lower- value tasks are automated." Another Hays survey of 951 employers found that 77 percent are more likely to shortlist a qualified candidate who upskills regularly. And 96 percent of the 1,253 professionals Hays also spoke to regard upskilling as 'very important' or 'important' and 35 percent were aware of the technology and digital trends relevant to their job or industry. See hays.net.nz

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