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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.

See our line up below for topics and guest speakers featuring at CRUNCH events during 2018.

Tackling the leadership conundrum: understanding and inspiring the Millennial generation

When:  Tuesday 1 May 2018
Time:  12.00 noon to 1.30 pm
Where:  Waikato Innovation Park Conference Centre, First Floor, Gallagher Core Facilities Building, 9 Melody Lane (off Ruakura Road), Hamilton East, HAMILTON 3216
Cost:  $50 + GST (includes a light catered lunch, tea, coffee)
This session is most appropriate for business owners, leaders and directors

At the start of the year, Globe and Mail reported the top five business challenges for leaders in 2018 and one of these is managing the influx of Generation Z, the youngest of the Millennial generation (born approx. 1991-2001). HMC is tackling this leadership challenge in our next CRUNCH event on 1 May.

Milennials have been labeled entitled, impatient and fickle. On the flip side, we know them to be all about passion. They want to work for companies that are genuine and give back to their communities. They are changing the world order and every leader needs to get on board to work alongside them or risk losing out to competitors who ‘get’ them. How do you promote your company effectively to this target audience? How do you communicate effectively with them once they are part of your team? How do you tap into their passionate spirit for corporate gain?

Join us at our May CRUNCH session and gain insight on how to:

ATTRACT:  Promote your company in a way that attracts young, high-performing fresh thinkers
INSPIRE:  Maintain an inspiring work culture once you get them on board
MOTIVATE:  Use effective and creative communication to develop an aspirational connection to business strategy and goals

You'll hear from Social Media Manager at Commission for Financial Capability, Emily McLean, who wrote ‘The Millennial effect – what this means for our workplaces and our markets’. She will unpack the characteristics of Millennials using recent research.

You will also hear from a panel of experts:

  • Enlighten Designs Account Executive Clive Somerville – Corporate perspective
  • HMC Communications Account Manager Nicola Lee – Communications perspective
  • Momentum Waikato Community Foundation Strategic Initiatives Gemma Major – Millennial perspective

The session is limited to 40 participants and there’s a small charge of $50 (excl. GST) to cover a light lunch and venue hire. Book here to secure your CRUNCH spot today.

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. 

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