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.

CRUNCH: September 2018

When:  Thursday 6 September 2018
Time:  12.00 noon to 1.30 pm
Where:  Waikato Innovation Park Conference Centre, First Floor, Gallagher Core Facilities Building, 1 Melody Lane (off Ruakura Road), Hamilton East, HAMILTON  3216

Wooing Wellington - Understanding who to talk to, and how, in the capital city

Senior business leaders are invited to join us for a learning lunch session on Thursday 6 September where we will share some practical insights into how to strike up ‘crucial conversations’ with MPs and ministerial staff in Wellington. 

Many companies and not-for-profit organisations should engage with their elected representatives on a regular basis. You might do this to influence policy, keep ahead of regulatory changes, advocate for something that matters to your business and to build government networks and relationships.

However, often times engaging with ‘Wellington’ can seem daunting if you haven’t done it much – or at all. Where do you start? Who do you talk to? How do you do it? What do you say? How do you say it? How to you stay engaged after you’ve started the process?

This CRUNCH event is timely as it’s nearly one year on from the change in government. So, come along and hear from these experts who are doing government relations a bit differently in this new era:

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 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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