Thu 17 Sep 2020 AT 8:00 am

Leadership Through Crisis - a WEBINAR with the Wellington School of Business and Government

A WEBINAR in partnership with the Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington.

Throughout any crisis — whether it affects an organisation, a whole nation, or the entire world — people look to leaders to offer solutions and a way forward.

Earlier this year, as COVID-19 landed on New Zealand’s shores, the swift and effective leadership of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, and others was key in the country’s successful response. But there have also been many cases where leaders have not effectively managed a crisis — leading to dire results.

So, what does effective leadership through a crisis look like and what can be learned from the COVID-19 experience and other crises?

Join Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Wellington School of Business and Government, Professor Ian Williamson, Liz MacPherson, President of IPANZ for a panel discussion with local experts.


  • Dr. Ashley Bloomfield—Director-General and Chief Executive, Ministry of Health
  • Dr. Daniel Laufer—Associate Professor of Marketing, Wellington School of Business and Government
  • Sarah Stuart-Black—Director, Civil Defence Emergency Management and Deputy Chief Executive of the National Emergency Management Agency
  • Dame Therese Walsh—Chairman, Air New Zealand and Pro-Chancellor, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

There will also be an opportunity to ask your own questions and share your insights.

Please note, due to the continued COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and restrictions, this event will be run via Zoom Webinar. Please complete the registration page and all of the Zoom login details will be emailed to you prior to the webinar.