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Boot Camp #1: Mediation Sim

How can you prepare for Mediation without actually attending? By coming to the Mediation Sim boot camp where you’ll work through a real case and then attend a mediation simulation with a mediator - to see how it really works and how well you might do to get the right outcomes.

You’ll get experience:

Participants have said that this Boot Camp has given them confidence to deal with mediation effectively - including how to prepare, how to deal with unreasonable or aggressive employment advocates and how to get an appropriate outcome.

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Boot Camp #2: Building High Performing Team

One of the areas that an HRBP can make a significant impact is to help develop the executive and management teams into a high performance level.

This Boot Camp takes you through:

It is based on the concepts of Belbin’s HPT model so you will also get to complete a Belbin Team Roles assessment for yourself with a comprehensive individualised report which you’ll work through during the Boot Camp.  

Boot Camp #3: Performance Coaching

Often in HR we learn to informally coach. This boot camp will teach you the psychology behind coaching and how to set up and run performance coaching effectively.

You will leave understanding how to:


Boot Camp #4: Mindfulness and Resilience

You may have read about it, but this boot camp will give you experience using mindfulness techniques to build your personal resilience.


Practising mindfulness is a mind-body approach to life that helps you to relate to the experiences an HRBP role can throw at you. It involves focusing on your thoughts and feelings to increases your ability to manage difficult situations and make wise choices.

You will leave the workshop with:


Boot Camp #5: Leading Change

This boot camp gives you experience using specific change tools through a case study so that you are fully prepared to drive change in your business. This boot camp includes watching a pre-boot camp webinar.

You’ll leave the session with:


Next running:

Friday 20 October, 1.30 - 4.30pm: Wellington

Thursday 26 October, 1.15 - 4.15pm: Auckland

Register to Attend


 One Boot Camp: $495 + GST

Two Boot Camps: $795 + GST

VIP pricing: VIP’s save $100 - if you’ve attended an Elephant conference or event before. Please write the event in the promo code.

SAVINGS: Book 2 attendees and save 20% of each ticket. Book 3 and save 30%.

Kathryn Jackson

Executive Coach & Author, Career Balance

Mel Rowsell

Founder, Wisdom at Work

Our Facilitators

Angela Atkins

People & Learning Director, Elephant Group

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Next running:

Wed 8 February 2018, 1 - 4.15pm: Auckland

Next running:

Thursday 26 October, 9 - 12.15pm: Auckland

Wednesday 8 February 2018: 9 - 12.15: Christchurch

Next running:

Wed 8 February 2018, 1 - 4.15pm: Auckland

Next running:

Thursday 26 October, 1 - 4.15pm: Auckland

Wed 8 February 2018, 9 - 12.15pm: Auckland

Boot Camp #6: Investigative Interviewing

Investigative Interviewing techniques are used by the Police to investigate a crime. This is based on the PEACE model, which is the most advanced, non-coercive investigate technique in the world. The skills around investigative interviewing are essential for HR BP’s when dealing with difficult issues like complaints about bullying, harassment, fraud or serious misconduct. This workshop will take you through the methods and provide a chance for you to try out the techniques on a real case study.

You’ll leave the session with:


Next running:

Friday 20 October, 9.45am - 12.30pm: Wellington

Thursday 26 October, 9.30 - 12.15pm: Auckland