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Masterclass for Leaders

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The Heritage Hotel

35 Hobson Street

(Access off Wyndham Street)

Auckland, Auckland 6001

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Are you clear on what you want to achieve, and how you will align and engage your team to achieve it?

That's just some of what you will both discover and learn in this two day Masterclass with one of New Zealand's true leaders of change and business improvement - Bruce Cotterill.

Bruce Cotterill has built a reputation for leading rapid and sustainable improvements to business performance across a range of industries. In other words, he's learnt from experience how to make big shifts and change happen fast, in the midst or turmoil and disruption. As a CEO, Company Director and Consultant he is a remarkable change leader who has worked around the world, primarily throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Bruce has always challenged the status quo in business. Now he’s keen to share the insights, lessons, tips and tools from his experience; to help you to achieve more with your business or team. He cuts through the clutter focusing only on what's proven to work. His messages and tools are people centric, concise, simple, and communicated in a way that everyone can understand, and use.

Most businesses are too busy complicating things and supporting that complication with bureaucracy. Simple stuff works because it’s easy to understand, and most importantly, easy to communicate”. Bruce Cotterill

Course Overview

In this highly interactive programme Bruce shares stories from his experiences and applies them to the challenges that leaders and managers take on every day.

Over the course of the two days you will gain clarity around what you want to achieve, how to achieve it, and how to align and engage your team.

You will learn things like:

- Dealing with the changing environment around us;

- Developing basic leadership skills to enhance your relationships with your team;

- Being clear about the key objectives within your team;

- Simple planning processes to keep you on track;

- Better people management techniques;

- How to manage that unique group we call “millennials”;

- Improving your communication skills and straight-forward ideas to “get the message out”;

- How to recruit better, remunerate fairer and retain your talent;

- And let’s not forget doing a better job for our customers.

The programme will also include a special guest, a world class New Zealand based leader who has excelled on the world stage in the most challenging of environments.

Cocktail Hour

There will be a cocktail hour from 5pm-6pm on Monday, 28th August for those who wish to attend.

What People Are Saying

"Brilliant Masterclass. The most engaging and tangible 2 day course I have attended. Bruce has given me some useful ideas and processes which all make sense without complexity. This will absolutely help me connect the dots to lead a successful team. If you want to achieve what you want to achieve, Bruce will make it happen!" Michael Edmonds, Regional Manager

"It was great to hear from Bruce about the tips & tricks of leadership and working among such a highly engaged team. You'll find these two days were well spent & walk away with lots of practical ideas you can apply to your daily job immediately." Nigel He, Regional Manager

About Bruce Cotterill

Bruce describes his career as a vertical learning curve. He is a results driven transformation leader. For over 30 years Bruce has been successfully leading organisations through periods of change, turmoil, and disruption.

During his varied and successful career Bruce

  • Started his own business at the age of 23, which he successfully grew and sold
  • Led dramatic business turnarounds at companies such as real estate giant Colliers, Kerry Packer’s ACP Media & sports and apparel company Canterbury International.
  • Took a single product from losing $600,000 per year to a $2.2m profit in just six months
  • Led a $110m profit turnaround at an international telecommunications company over just nine months
  • Oversaw the largest debt restructure in NZ corporate history - $1.8 billion at Yellow Pages Group
  • Saved numerous businesses and 1000’s of jobs in the course of his career

He is now a full time Company director, and advisor to business leaders working throughout the Asia Pacific; specialising in advancing leadership and business performance improvement. He's also one of New Zealand’s leading conference keynote speakers, a wonderful storyteller who adds humour and inspiration to his presentations.

Relevant To

You will find this "Masterclass for Leaders" immensely valuable if you are either new to management, or looking for inspiration and ways to take your team to the next level. You may be a business owner, entrepreneur, or non-executive senior manager.

You Will Leave With

  • Clarity of what you want to achieve
  • The tools to get you there
  • A solution to a problem you are currently facing

… and finally, we would like to invite you to participate in our ongoing support programmes to help you use what you’ve learnt.

The Benefits of Learning Together

Yes, it's true - there are significant advantages to many of your managers attending Bruce Cotterill’s Leadership Masterclass together. You and your colleagues will leave the Masterclass on the same page, talking the same language, able to support each other, compare notes, keep the conversation alive, and hold each other accountable.

To make your collaboration more accessible, we have group booking options for 5 & 10 or more people. And remember, as much as a team benefits from attending together, you and your colleagues will also gain from the diversity and experience of others in the room.

NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme

You may be eligible for up to a 50% subsidy as this masterclass has qualified for the NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme. Please enter your voucher details when making your booking. We will verify your voucher with the Issuing Regional Partner before confirming your place on the course.

For more information on the NZTE Capability Development Voucher scheme or to find your local Regional Business Partner go to: http://www.regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz/capability-vouchers/

Other services

If you'd like to learn more about other services such as:

  • Bruce’s Keynote conference presentations;
  • The "Leading Millennials” programme;
  • The "30 under 30" workshops designed to get your Millennials more engaged with the goals of the organisation;
  • Facilitation of strategic planning;
  • Governance workshop
  • Other speaking, workshop and consulting projects,

Please contact Lisa McCarthy on 027 895 7403.

“In 2012 I asked 50 people in leadership roles across a range of organisations the following question: ‘If you could do one thing to improve the performance of your business,what would it be?’ Their answers highlighted a broad spectrum of management challenges. However 42% of them said:Become a better leader.’


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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue is about a 15-20 minute from Britomart, and if you're travelling by car we suggest parking at the Civic Car Park.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds will be provided for cancellations 30 or more days prior to the event, and on a case by case basis.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

There is no need to bring your printed ticket to the event. We will have your details at the registration desk.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can transfer your ticket and registration fee.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, we simply ask that you notify us of the change.

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35 Hobson Street

(Access off Wyndham Street)

Auckland, Auckland 6001

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