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What Level 2 Means for IMNZ

May 12th, 2020

As New Zealand enters Alert Level 2 on Thursday 14th, we are excited to announce that our public workshops will be available from June onwards.   Bookings for public workshops available from June onwards under Alert Level 2 If you’d like to make a booking, we are open for business under Alert Level 2. Our public […]

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Health & Safety During Level 2

May 12th, 2020

Your safety and the safety of our team is our top priority, along with delivering a great learning experience. We are working directly with our venues and implementing the Ministry of Health’s guidelines on best practise health and safety procedures under Alert Level 2. We will publish our detailed Alert Level 2 Health and Safety […]

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Managing a team while working from home

April 17th, 2020

How can you help your team stay connected and productive? Dealing with COVID-19 is new territory for us all and the NZ government has now instructed non-essential workers, to work from home. For many people though, working from home is a whole new experience. So how, as a manager, can you keep your people engaged, […]

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Tools to Help Your Team with Working from Home

April 7th, 2020

If you’re among the many who’ve had their work-worlds flipped upside down, adjusting to the new way of working remotely can be challenging, especially if you’re leading a team. While working from home might sound leisurely, it takes strong communication, leadership and teamwork to make it work well. Enter the tools that make ‘normal’ work […]

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How to Lead Through a Crisis

April 6th, 2020

In times of crisis, we look to the leaders we respect for guidance and reassurance. In your personal life, you might look to leaders like Simon Sinek, Jacinda Ardern, or David Attenborough to ease your experience of a crisis as you search for certainty and answers. In a workplace, it’s much the same – the […]

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Leadership and Working Remotely – Free IMNZ Live Webinar

April 2nd, 2020

We’ve heard from many of you that managing a team remotely has presented a completely new set of challenges.  You’ve asked for real advice in real-time, and we’re delivering on it. IMNZ is hosting free, interactive webinars on how to stay connected, motivate your team and manage productivity when working remotely. This short webinar will […]

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Working from home during COVID-19

March 25th, 2020

Working from home has its pros and cons While we tackle COVID-19 on a global scale, working from home is extremely helpful, but can also present some challenges. Distractions or not having the resources we need means we aren’t as productive as we could be. Not having a proper workstation or being socially isolated can […]

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Update: IMNZ Courses POSTPONED Due to COVID-19 Level 4 Alert

March 23rd, 2020

All IMNZ training has been postponed up until the end of April as a result of the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 measures Any learners who were enrolled in training between 25 March and 30 April will be issued a credit allowing them to reschedule their training within the next six months, at no extra cost. […]

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COVID-19 Tips for Managers and Leaders

March 23rd, 2020

As part of IMNZ, we partner with Instep – a leading provider for mental health support in the workplace. They are working with us to create a series of useful guides and tip sheets to help staff and leaders get through these difficult times. COVID-19 and Tips for Coping with Uncertainty It’s important to look […]

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ALERT LEVELS 2 & 3 ON COURSES

March 17th, 2020

At IMNZ, we are closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation and its impact on our learners. Our top priority, as always, is the health and safety of our students, which is why we are putting robust processes in place. This blog post provides you information on courses, the impacts on you and what your options […]

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The Leadership versus Management debate: What’s the difference?

March 9th, 2020

All too often, people confuse leadership and management. Many believe managers have staff whilst leaders have followers. Both require similar qualities –both technical and an interpersonal acumen – but they aren’t synonymous. We investigate the difference. You are a great manager. You met your targets. You’re friendly and easy to work with. You’re technically savvy. […]

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How to Cope with Imposter Syndrome

February 4th, 2020

What do David Bowie, Serena Williams, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep have in common? At some point in their lives, they have all suffered from Imposter Syndrome. Kathryn Dorgan, a clinical psychologist based in New Zealand describes Imposter Syndrome as a belief that “despite your achievements, experience and talent, you’re ultimately unqualified for what you’re […]

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Andrea McDowell

January 15th, 2020

Whether you’re new to finance or just need a refresher, this finance for non-financial managers course will give you the confidence you need to master the fundamentals. Consultant Andrea McDowell had never been interested in finance and certainly didn’t see herself as a “numbers person.” She would avoid tasks that involved finance and had very […]

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AMANDA WOLAK

December 5th, 2019

Think on Your Feet® teaches you to focus on key issues, better organise your ideas and answer hard questions with confidence. When BNZ bank Planning Manager, Amanda decided to seek out professional development, she found what she was looking for at IMNZ. Why did you choose IMNZ for your training? IMNZ provides a Think on […]

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SIERRA VALENTE

November 27th, 2019

For Sierra Valente, Sales Executive at the Walshe Group, the communication tools offered by the Think on Your Feet® course led to increased confidence when speaking with clients and dealing with customers. What were you looking to achieve? Initially, Sierra and her boss chose the Think on your Feet® course at IMNZ as a way […]

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SWEE HAN LIM

November 27th, 2019

When funeral director Swee Han Lim from Davis Funerals took on his new role as branch manager, he knew his management skills were not going to be enough to lead a team effectively. “I knew how to manage, but I wasn’t sure how to be a leader. That’s how I felt on the first day […]

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CHRISTINE MCGINTY

November 27th, 2019

It was a big step for Christine McGinty when she took on the role of fire risk management officer. Excited, but apprehensive about making the shift to management, Christine knew she would need specific, professional training to prepare for her new position. IMNZ’s two-day Team Leader Essentials course appealed to Christine because she was brand […]

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Being Brave Never Stops

August 15th, 2019

  Trust me, I am not having a Mel Gibson/Braveheart moment, but reflecting today on a series of meetings and conversations I have had over the last two weeks, it strikes me that a pivotal part of leadership and business operations is an element of being brave.   In a dictionary context brave means “to […]

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