CRUNCH: Crucial Conversations over Lunch

Introducing CRUNCH: Crucial conversations over lunch. We’re bringing senior business leaders together to tackle the topics that matter to them – no matter what industry they operate in.

In particular, the 90-minute sessions help leaders navigate the pressures they face from outside sources and how that can impact reputation.

We've postponed our February 2019 CRUNCH and will reschedule soon.  Check back for our line up for our 2019 topics available soon.

CRUNCH November 2018

Our latest crucial conversation brought together three prominent Hamilton’s leaders to share their thoughts on ‘The Power of One’: How leaders can drive or derail their company’s brand and reputation. Sharing real-world experience, the panelists also commented on iSentia’s new leadership index. Read more here

CRUNCH September 2018

It’s been nearly a year since the change in government but to business leaders operating in the regions, central government in Wellington can seem like a world away. Three government relations experts shared insight into how to ‘Woo Wellington’ in this new era at our recent CRUNCH event. Read more here.

CRUNCH May 2018

Waikato business leaders came together to discuss a pressing leadership conundrum: Millennials. With 75% of the workforce expected make up this age group by 2020, Millennial commentator Emily McLean, alongside a panel of experts, challenged business leaders to think differently and take on a new approach when working with this generation. Read more here.

CRUNCH February 2018

A panel of HR, legal, PR and governance experts dissected a scenario from the post-Weinstein world in the February CRUNCH session hosted by HMC Communications. Their advice covered a variety of areas for organisational leaders who are tasked with managing reputation in the post-Harvey Weinstein world. Read more here.

CRUNCH November 2017

Dr Ko and the HMC Communications team led participants through a cyberattack scenario in small groups. The fictional scenario, based on real life events, got participants talking about what they would do in the immediate minutes and hours after a cyber-attack to their company, looking at both the operational and communications response to the crisis. Read more here.

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