Health & Safety Forum 2020

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HAUORA - Health & Wellbeing

Taking care of business by taking care of your Team

Are you addressing all the Health and Safety issues impacting your business?

Our 2020 Health & Safety Forum explores a proactive approach to Health and Safety that extends beyond ensuring the physical safety of people to considering their overall wellbeing – and why it makes good business sense to do so.

From experts in workplace neuroscience, psychology, behavourial science and communication, find out how addressing the intangible aspects of wellbeing will improve not just your people’s health and safety practices but also their resilience and performance.

Our speakers represent the latest thinking in Health & Safety and draw from real experience in challenging operating environments.

Speakers Include:


Executive Director, Business Leaders Health & Safety Forum

Before joining the Health & Safety Forum Francois established and ran WorkSafe New Zealand’s national programme team, which delivered major safety campaigns in construction, agriculture, forestry and manufacturing. He previously held roles at MBIE and the Department of Labour, where he was a member of the team that set up the Forum in 2010.


Director, Insync Workplace Solutions
The Neuroscience of Safety

Deanne is an experienced health & safety and human resources professional, speaker, facilitator and coach. She uses insights into how the brain works and how people’s thinking and attitudes drive behaviour to help organisations rethink their approach to health & safety and build proactive, productive safety cultures.


Consultant and Coach, Warn International
Challenging our Challenges

Lance draws on 22 years’ frontline policing experience – 13 of those as a crisis negotiator – and specialised training with elite sectors of police, prison, and military personnel for his work on motivation and welfare. He combines advanced communication techniques, science-based safety practices and personal resilience tips to create simple-to-use safety programmes.


Mental Wellbeing Advocate, The Mental Adventure Series
Learning how to Overcome your Impossible

Identifying a need to get people talking about the importance of mental well-being, Lee founded The Mental Adventures Series and developed the Overcoming Your Impossible mentoring program aimed at boosting resilience and mental wellbeing. He offers learnings from his experience to adapt for the workplace.


Chief Executive, Clinical Advisory Services Aotearoa
Managing Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Maree is a clinician and researcher in mental health. She leads a national organisation of mental health and wellbeing professionals who specialise in the development of mental health and wellbeing services tailored for the needs of organisations such as government departments, health boards, NGOs as well as communities.


National Advisor Pacific Peoples Responsiveness, WorkSafe New Zealand
Puataunofo – Come Home Safely

Hans brings experience in construction, manufacturing and agriculture to his role as a Health & Safety Inspector and National Advisor. He chairs the Puataunofo - Come Home Safely, a group which facilitates a programme aimed at empowering workers and raise their awareness of their Health & Safety rights & responsibilities.


Health & Safety Inspector, WorkSafe New Zealand
Puataunofo – Come Home Safely

Alf draws on frontline Health & Safety experience for his current role as a Senior Advisor on strategic responses to issues that affect, by majority, Pacific and Māori people. He believes a holistic approach and culturally appropriate messaging are the most effective way to reduce harm in the workplace.


Mycoplasma bovis Programme Manager, DairyNZ
Psychological Safety in the Workplace due to Mycoplasma Bovis

Callum has wide ranging experience in disease control responses and animal disease diagnostics who most recently has been working directly with farmers affected by Mycoplasma bovis. Callum has seen the impacts on individuals and their psychological safety in the workplace and will share his learnings.


Founder, The Healthy Thinking Institute
Measuring Risk With KYND

Emergency doctor, author and entrepreneur Tom Mulholland is one of New Zealand’s leading speakers on wellbeing. An expert on workplace stress, emotional control, productivity and wellbeing, he developed the global wellbeing App KYND to assist with measuring wellbeing.


Principal, Leading Safety
Managing Mental Health & Wellness in Your Organisation

Philip has a PhD in psychology and 25 years’ experience working as a consulting psychologist in organisational settings throughout New Zealand and Australia. His strength lies in the ability to translate complex theoretical constructs into effective interventions and useable, practical job aids.


Dunedin          Balmacewen Golf Club:        Thursday 14th May 2020   8.30am - 4.30pm
Invercargill     Ascot Park Hotel:                   Friday 15th May 2020         8.30am - 4.30pm


  • $495 + gst (Members)
  • $595 + gst (Non-members)
Early Bird Discounts - Offer expires March 31, 2020
  • $445 + gst (Members)
  • $545+ gst (Non-members)
Group Discounts
  • 3-4 people – 10% off Member or Non Member Investment
  • 5+ people – 15% off Member or Non Member Investment

Group discounts apply to bookings for participants registered from the same organisation.

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Course Dates

Dunedin 14 May 2020 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Balmacewen Golf Club, 125 Balmacewen Road, Dunedin Fully Booked
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Invercargill 15 May 2020 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Ascot Park Hotel - Waiau Room, Cnr Tay Street & Racecourse Road, Invercargill Fully Booked
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