Leading Workplace Relationships

Professional Development Opportunity

Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland Airport

Wednesday, 18 - Thursday, 19 September, 2024

Limited to 20 people!

Managing people can be hard. Really hard. Most managers are promoted into leadership roles because of their excellent technical skills, but quickly find they are spending most of their time trying to understand, motivate and manage their workers, which requires very different skills and abilities. Many new managers find themselves unprepared for people management, a situation that can prove surprisingly stressful. Getting people management wrong can not only make your working day unproductive and unpleasant, it can land you in front of the Employment Relations Authority!


Leading Workplace Relationships is a two-day course designed to assist new managers in the waste management industry. The course focuses on developing key leadership skills and knowledge in the two main areas of people management – psychological elements (what can I do with these staff?) and employment relations elements (what must I do with these staff?).  While the course is aimed at new managers and leaders, there’s plenty in the course that will be of interest to anyone leading or managing teams in the sector.

About our facilitator

The course will be facilitated by Andrew Barney. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience working as a business consultant, facilitator, executive trainer, manager, and tertiary educator, in New Zealand, Denmark and Great Britain.  He was also a consultant and course facilitator for EMA  for four  years. Andrew has worked with a wide range of organisations, from corporates to not-for-profits and taught leadership courses in a variety of countries, most recently in China (Nanjing University), Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh University of Finance and Economics) and for Air Pacific in Fiji. He was Director of the Massey University Executive MBA programme for many years and was awarded Massey University Business School’s “Lecturer of the Year” in 2021. Andrew’s approach to teaching is fun, inclusive and thought-provoking, and draws on his wide experience of business, organisations and the challenges of managing people. When he is not working with managers or teaching, Andrew enjoys sailing, tramping and playing music, badly.

How to register

Registration fees
Super Saver $1200 + GST
Register and pay before 31 July 2024

Earlybird $1320 + GST
Register and pay before 30 August 2024

Last Minute $1450 + GST
Register and pay from 2 September 2024