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Power THROUGH Diversity

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Event description


  • Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 February 2023 (bookings close Thursday 9 February 2023 unless sold our prior) 
  • Thursday 15 & Friday 16 June 2023 (bookings close Tuesday 13 June 2023 unless sold our prior) -SOLD OUT

Please note this course runs from 9am to 4.30pm on the first day, and 9am to 1pm on the second day this.

Learn how to create and harness the power of a diverse team to help your business innovate and add value to your markets.

This two-day course foundational skills course will teach you to navigate the noise around diversity and inclusion. It gives clarity about what matters and why, and will start you on your journey to develop a roadmap to achieve true diversity for your business or venture.

What will you gain?

You will:

  • Learn about what diversity and inclusion mean in an organisational context and how that translates to performance outcomes;
  • Gather insight on current models and determine which ones are meaningful and what’s topical;
  • Understand what impact true diversity can have for your venture;
  • Have confidence in debating the up and downsides of concepts like the Wisdom of Crowds and Group Think;
  • Understand what it means to be a great leader when creating and harnessing the power of a diverse team; and
  • Begin your own roadmap to achieving diversity in your business.

Course structure

This course uses group discussions and reviews real world examples to understand why diversity matters, how it looks when done well, some of the challenges you may face and how and where to start your business’ diversity journey. You will also be provided with tools and techniques to take away and apply in your business immediately.

Course Facilitator

Melissa Davies
Professor of Practice

With deep experience over twenty years in commercialising thousands of new ideas and products in large listed engineering companies and agile tech start-ups and more across Australia and NZ, Melissa is committed to helping business shape and implement strategies that enable them and their leaders to thrive today and well into the future. To do so, leaders need to form and lead diverse teams and make tough decisions.

This course is $1500pp including GST and Humanitix booking fees.
Course fees include catering (all dietary requirements catered for), booking fees and on-site parking.

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Refund and Cancellation policy A written notification of withdrawals or substitutions must be sent via email to The University of Canterbury Business School Executive Education Team at Substitutions Participants who have registered for a place on a course may be substituted at no extra charge, where at least two business days’ notice is given prior to the course start date, via email to Cancellations UC Executive Education reserves the right to cancel any course or programme for any reason. Fees are fully refundable for courses cancelled by us, however UC will not be responsible for airfares, accommodation or any other associated costs incurred by participants. No refund will be given where the participant fails to attend the course, or if the participant withdraws from the course at any stage, for any reason. Any cancellations received fewer than 14 days from the course start date are subject to different levels of refund, excluding GST as detailed below. Where a cancellation is received 15 or more days before course commencement, a full refund will be made. Notification received: 15 or more days : A full refund will be provided 8 – 14 days : 50% of course fee 7 days or less : No refund.