Were you unable to attend the AHRI 2018 National Convention and Exhibition?
Webcast sessions are available from the event, so you can still participate from your workplace or home. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from global HR and business leaders.
Sessions are not available for individual purchase. All session can be purchased together for one standard price. AHRI members can get a special discounted price.
- Members: $99.00
- Non-members: $143.00
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- Concurrent session A1 – Jason Fox
- Concurrent session B1 – Sir Bob Parker and Chris Till
- Keynote 4 – Peter Cheese
- Keynote 5 – Charles Handy
Sir Bob Parker
Sir Bob Parker served four terms as Mayor of Christchurch City, including during the 2010-2011 earthquakes, one of New Zealand's deadliest and most catastrophic natural disasters. He won praise for his role, leadership and work in response to the quake that claimed 185 lives, and collapsed or undermined tens of thousands of buildings throughout the city and beyond.
Knighted for his services to the disaster recovery, Sir Parker was also the recipient of the New Zealander of the Year 'Local Hero' Award, and nominated as one of ten finalists in New Zealander of the Year. He led and developed post-earthquake design consultation Share an Idea, which was awarded the global Co-Creation Award, the first time this award had been granted outside of Europe. He has worked with the United Nations and the United States Armed Forces as well as local and central governments on earthquake and sustainability issues conferences in Nepal, Korea, Philippines, the UK and Australia.
In addition to his 22 years in local government, Sir Parker's career spans 20 years in broadcasting, including owning local versions of international formats, producing, writing and presenting a variety of programs.
Appointed a Senior Follow at the University of Canterbury, Sir Parker is committed to a series of governance roles in both the private and charity sector, including as Chairman of the Board for a joint China-New Zealand property development company, and in high demand as a speaker on vision, strategy and leadership.
Chris Till is a Masters Graduate in Jurisprudence from St Edmund Hall College, Oxford University in England.
He has spent over thirty years in leadership and people management with eighteen years as an executive leader of functions and organisations reporting to the Board, the Managing Director or a CEO.
His sector experience spans not for profit, local government, defence, finance, IT, medical devices and logistics working in the UK, Middle East, Europe, the United States and New Zealand.
“Disaster management” was never a career aspiration but from the late 1980s it has been a feature starting with “The Great Storm” UK Civil Emergency in 1987 and “Desert Shield” and “Desert Storm” in Saudi Arabia in the early 1990s.
Till was present in Christchurch throughout all the Canterbury earthquakes and for three years of the recovery period that followed as the General Manager of Human Resources for Christchurch City Council.
He is currently working, through his company Crystal Consulting, to assist and support the Kaikoura District in the aftermath of their 2016 earthquake.
Till has some radical, unorthodox and sometimes unpopular/controversial views in the people space. He uses history and analysis to extrapolate what the future for people at work (or not!) might look like – although he is the first to say that he really, really doesn’t know!
Peter Cheese is the CIPD’s chief executive. He writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills.
Cheese is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of AHRI (the Australian HR Institute) and the Academy of Social Sciences. He’s also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the British Academy of Management. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster, the Chair of Engage for Success, a member of the Board of BPP University, and sits on the Advisory Board for the Open University Business School. He holds honorary doctorates from Bath University and Kingston University.
Prior to joining the CIPD in July 2012, he was Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a member of the Council of City&Guilds. Up until 2009 he had a long career at Accenture holding various leadership positions and culminating in a seven-year spell as Global Managing Director, leading the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting practice.
Charles Handy is a writer, broadcaster and lecturer. He regularly features among the top names in Thinkers 50, the list of international management thinkers, and in 2011 was awarded their first Lifetime Achievement Award. His books on the changing shape of work and its effects on our lives and organisations have sold two million copies around the world. His latest book is The Second Curve, a series of thought provoking essays on the future of society.
Handy has, in his career, been an oil executive with Shell, a business economist, a professor at the London Business School, the Warden of St. George’s House in Windsor Castle (a study centre for social and ethical issues) and the Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also known in Britain for his Thoughts for Today on the BBC radio breakfast show ‘Today’. He was awarded the CBE in 2000 as well as an Award from the President of Ireland in recognition of his work. He has also been granted honorary doctorates or fellowships from British and Irish universities. He is Irish and grew up in Kildare, but now lives in London and Norfolk.