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Webinars & Resources - Week of September 14th

Posted by The Icehouse on 14/09/2020 11:12:43 AM


We continue our series of free webinars, podcast and case studies from leading experts and valued members of The Icehouse delivery team.

Please register for one or all sessions - they are free to attend online via zoom.

Note: we recommend you download and install zoom prior to the event for the best experience -

Small Business Owners thriving in a co-operative structure with Roz Henry

In this webinar Liz Wotherspoon will have a conversation with Roz Henry (CEO at Co-Operative Business NZ) covering the following topics:

  • What is a co-operative structure and why is it different from standard company structures?
  • Why is this relevant to New Zealand’s SME community?
  • Are co-operatives more resilient in challenging times such as now? If so, why?
  • Are any start-ups co-ops?
  • How should an owner-operator of a small business equip themselves to thrive within a co-operative structure?

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The Power Within - developing existing talent vs the external hire with Richard Lees (MD at Osbourne Ward Ltd)

Many businesses often forget to look at the latent potential that their current team often holds.

It seems that many are all too ready to hire new rather than develop those already in the business, and have untapped or undiscovered capability. With the global movement of people and skills at a standstill, the skills crunch is going to be more evident - development rather than chasing a new hire will be more crucial than ever to the evolution of your business.

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| The Icehouse Podcast: Episode 11 - Carl & Greg Arnold (Kitchen Mania)

Thinking outside the box, the father-son duo of Carl and Greg made the most out of lockdown. Hear their business story and how the whole team at Kitchen Mania worked together for their customers.

Kitchen Mania is passionate about producing top kitchen products to complement the contemporary New Zealand home, and it shows. All of their kitchen cabinets and joinery is produced right here in Auckland to our exacting standards at their modern factory facility in Mt Wellington.

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| Business Coaching Expert Spotlight... Richard Lees

Richard Lees is the subject of our latest Icehouse coaching profile. As well as being an expert coach, Richard has extensive governance experience and has held senior roles at CEO and GM level.

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Case Study

| Case Study: Business Coaching - MS Civil Construction

Carl Saywell is the Managing Director and founder of MS Civil Construction, a Waikato-based company that specialises in earthworks, development, drainage, surfacing and more. Carl has steered MS Civil through sustained and accelerated growth after starting the business in late 2017, and has built a team of highly-skilled and experienced project specialists.

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Topics: Case Studies, Business Strategy & Planning, HR & Employment, Podcast, Webinar, Richard Lees, Liz Wotherspoon

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