HR Advisors Master Class

There are lots of challenges being in an HR Advisory role – and quite different from being an HR Admin or Coordinator.

The HR Advisors Master Classes focus on building your skills so that you can be a HR super hero in your business! Run as face to face and virtual half days – we have fantastic facilitators and presenters who share practical tools and techniques with you and answer your questions with real solutions.

As always with Elephant we run outcome based learning so you will leave with ideas to use back at work. Make sure you book your place today!

Face to Face Workshop DatesInvestment
Auckland: Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 May
Attend half, one or both days!

Wellington: September 2023 (date TBA)
Auckland: October 2023 (date TBA)
$695 (one day ticket) or
$1295 for both days.
Save 10% if you book 2
people or at are a Not for Profit.
Save 20% for Elephant VIP’s.

Course Content

Building your Credibility

Virtual Master Class 1 OR morning of Day 1 face to face

Growing your skills – we start by working through understanding the different HR responsibilities, skills and challenges that can occur in your role and the issues that you’re facing, that you’d like help with. You’ll also discuss different and exciting ways to grow your skills while on the job.

Getting credible – in this section you’ll learn how to grow your reputational capital, use social media to build yourself, your learning and your network and some tricks on how to coach and advise when you’re still learning yourself.

Self Confidence: Lastly we focus on advising hiring managers to do things they don’t want to hear about which takes courage and confidence, especially if you are younger advising older managers. In this session you’ll learn some key techniques to boost your personal confidence, how to present to a group or challenge what needs to happen.

Partnering with your business

Virtual Master Class 2 OR afternoon of Day 1 face to face

Building Resilience – in this section of the workshop you’ll cover tools and techniques to help you both develop your own resilience to deal with a VUCA world, but also to help grow this in your managers and your business.  With guest presenters Katrina Kidson or Maya Nova.

Employment Law Update – you’ll now hear about relevant employment law changes and case law that may impact on HR processes including privacy, disciplinary procedures, restructuring and leave or other entitlements.

Design Thinking Think Tank: We finish by taking you through how you can use Design Thinking principles to change how design and deliver your HR processes. You will be able to brainstorm issues that you are facing in your role and then share ideas, tools and techniques. This is run as a unconference style session and generates some amazing discussions!

Personal Effectiveness

Virtual Master Class 3 OR morning of Day 2 face to face

There’s a short pre-workshop video and questionnaire to complete.

Managing Time without eight arms: This section focuses on how you can use your time well when you’ve always got too much to do and another deadline is approaching. We know many HR teams are under resourced, so this session is about creating time so you can get onto some of the more proactive work. We cover new tools and techniques you can use, discuss push back and delegation and much more.

Problem Solving and Decision Making: Next we work through some different tools you can use to help you make quick and effective decisions in areas where you may not yet have built your experience.

Getting innovative: You’ll now hear about some amazing transformational and innovative initiatives that companies are using from all over the world, to change how you attract and manage employee and in what HR delivers and see if there are any ideas that you can use!

Kick Ass Communications

Virtual Master Class 4 OR afternoon of Day 2 face to face

There’s a short pre-workshop video and questionnaire to complete.

Dealing with difficult managers: We know they are out there and can cause HR headaches! To start the workshop we work through some tools and techniques to deal with difficult managers. How do you bring rogue managers in line? How do you advise when you know it will be challenging? This part of the workshop will give you some great ways to deal with this.

Influencing your managers: This section of the master class gives you tools and techniques to use to influence and support your managers with HR processes. You’ll learn clever ways to grab managers attention, get them to actually read your emails and to follow process. If you’ve ever been frustrated with managers not following directions – this session will give you new ideas to get them doing what they should and not asking lots of questions! You’ll cover concepts like storytelling, the golden circle, nudge and many more.

Virtual Workshop DatesInvestment
Master Class 1: Wednesday 21 June NZ or AUD $295 per workshop
Master Class 2: Friday 24 MarchSave if you book on 2, 3 or all 4
Master Class 3: Wednesday 5 AprilCan’t attend? Purchase the self run!
Master Class 4: Wednesday 3 MaySelf run is $195 per module.
Face to Face Workshop DatesInvestment
Auckland: Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 May
Attend half, one or both days!
Last few places left!
Book by Thurs COB 18/5
Wellington: September 2023 (date TBA)
Auckland: October 2023 (date TBA)
$695 (one day ticket) or
$1295 for both days.
Save 10% if you book 2
people or at are a Not for Profit.
Save 20% for Elephant VIP’s.

Our Facilitators

We have a team of awesome facilitators, who are HR experts. For the Recruitment Master Class and Talent Certificates we also have guest presenters who are recruitment specialists.

Guest Presenters:

Matt Bonner, Business Advice, Tax, Associate, Baker Tilly Staples Rodway

Matt deals with high wealth individuals and families with complex domestic and international tax issues. He has a particular interest in land transactions, GST, and tax effective structuring. He blends his practical and accounting skills with complex tax ideas to provide clients with pragmatic solutions that work! Matt takes responsibility for managing Baker Tilly Staples Rodway’s Tax 111 Q & A Service with Thomson Reuters, and regularly presents tax training both in-house and for CAANZ. He is also a committee member of the CAANZ Tax Special Interest Group in Wellington.

A keen outdoors enthusiast, Matt spends most weekends running around the hills of Wellington or freediving on the rugged South Coast gathering crayfish.

Katrina Kidson, Business Coach

Katrina helps make work a better experience for everyone.  She has an amazing combination of sharp business capability blended with a deep understanding of people, fulfilment, and happiness.

She is sought to help teams and managers transform their workplaces for the better.  First time managers also love working with her, appreciating the support and tools as they transition successfully into the role.

Her background includes various CEO and Director roles, working in family businesses, and being part of the Asia Pacific Leadership team of a large corporate.

For more about Katrina click here.

Maya Nova, Mindfulness Coach

Maya is a mindfulness coach, mentor and speaker with over a decade of experience working with smart, busy people, helping them to regain clarity and balance and integrate mindfulness into their everyday life and work. She specialises in bringing mindfulness training to work, and collaborates with HR managers and executives to help them meet their goals.

She also delivers Mindful leadership programs, run presentations and webinars and offer ongoing mindfulness training. She has worked with government organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals to help them achieve greater levels of productivity, well-being and happiness.

For more about Maya click here.

What people say about attending:

I loved this workshop.. very enlightening and practical ideas. Thank you! It was great connecting with others in the industry

Self reflection, helpful models and learning from other participants

A fantastic course overall. The fact that I came away with some essential knowledge meant I could come into work and confidently make changes

The Elephant team really know their stuff and are happy to answer every little niggling question I had

Can’t attend in person?

It’s almost like you’re there! But you don’t have to talk to anyone….

Why not purchase our self paced module? You get recordings of the webinar sessions, and an assignment to complete to test your knowledge. This is personally marked by one of the Elephant team, who will provide you with coaching and feedback on your answers.

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