While executives have long recognised that wellbeing is important, the COVID-19 pandemic brought home how significant it really is. Organisations suddenly found themselves called upon to prioritise workers’ physical and mental wellbeing as a matter of survival. Organisations were forced to recognise the inextricable link among our wellbeing, our work and our lives.
Join us for an in depth, facilitated workshop on how organisations can think more deeply about ways to design wellbeing into the work itself so that both workers and the organisation can thrive moving forward. We will reflect on what are the current state challenges to designing work for wellbeing and also look forward to what an ideal future state set of policies could be to encourage wellbeing focused work practices. This will be followed by a short networking opportunity and light refreshments will be served throughout.
Places for this workshop are limited, please carefully consider if you will be able to attend this event before registering.
About our Speakers
Kate Milburn -Customer Relationship Lead and Registered Organisational Psychologist @ Umbrella
Kate Milburn is a registered organisational psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working with leaders across the public sector. During this time, she has worked in a wide range of roles specialising in leadership development, resilience, assessment, and selection. She has previously worked for both the New Zealand Defence Force and the New Zealand Police leading culture change across a range of workgroups. Kate is passionate about supporting people to 'be their best' through leading with courage, empathy, and intellect. Her approach to leadership is based on collaboration, innovation, and a drive to do better for our people. Kate has a Masters in Psychology and PG Dip in Bus Admin. Kate is a Board Member for Wellington Big Brothers and Big Sisters and volunteers with local education providers to provide wellbeing and resilience training.
Inspector Rebecca Hill - Health Promotions Advisory Manager: Safer People @ New Zealand Police
Rebecca has been with NZ Police for 25 years, predominantly in the Southern District holding a variety of positions within the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and Frontline. She has held additional portfolios including that of a Police Negotiator and Commander and specialist interviewer. Prior to taking up her current position, she was the Otago Coastal Area Response Manager, based in Dunedin. Having a desire to make a positive difference to NZ Police’s employees’ health and wellness, she took up her current position at Police National HQ in July 2019 and loves her job!