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The HR Game Changer 2018

Back in September 2014 we wondered why in HR we spend so much time trying to predict the future. WHY AREN’T WE INVENTING IT OURSELVES?

The HR Game Changer conference ran concurrently

in Auckland, New Zealand and London in  the UK.

It kicked off a MOVEMENT to:

The HR Game Changer will continue to explore where the FUTURE is going and inspire thinking, tools and techniques for you to TRANSFORM what you deliver.

This is not your usual conference. Instead of the same old same old, you will hear from a variety of business innovators and game changers to take what’s on the cutting edge

and use that in your own area. You’ll deep dive into topics,

discussing ideas and sharing these with other attendees.

You’ll experiment, you’ll learn, you’ll have some fun.

If this sounds scary,  it’s really not. Challenge yourself to come and get a little uncomfortable. The game changer community will help you on your journey.  If this sounds exciting, you’re already heading for the future with the right mind set and we’ll see you in March!


The conference that started a worldwide movement is back…..

6 & 7 March 2018




9am – 12pm: Secrets to changing the game

1 – 4pm: HR and L&D Tools of the Future

We now deep dive into new tools you can use to transform what you deliver and how.

Stream 1 - Design Thinking and Agile Methodology: Since being introduced at the HR  Game Changer in 2015, several HR and Payroll teams are now using these. You’ll find out how and map how you could use these.

Stream 2 takes you on an adventure. People X is a learning simulation designed to teach you business skills in a whole new way. Come and experience a future way of learning and grow your business acumen!

4- 5pm: Game Changer Awards

To finish Day 1 you’ll get to hear the finalists for the Game Changer of the Year and vote on

who you think deserves the prize.

If you think you or your team have done something amazing – why not enter?

5pm: End of Day 1


9 – 12pm: HR Technology -  Navigating the Next Frontier.

With so many vendors to choose from and new solutions coming out every day, the HR, Payroll and Recruiting space can be overwhelming.

Understanding the different products, terminology, price ranges, integration capabilities, or simply the right questions to ask is becoming more and more challenging.

Facilited by Brian de Gregory, HR Technology: Navigating the Next Frontier will cover:


1 – 3pm: Changing Mindsets

You know where you want to take your company’s HR journey, but how can you create mind-set change? In this session you’ll hear from business leaders and entrepreneurs who have changed the game for millions of New Zealanders  - and learn what tools and techniques you can use to change mind sets in your  business.

3 – 4pm: THINK TANK

The last part of the Game Changer

is an open meeting think tank

to explore the challenges

you face in your role,

to share answers and ideas and

map out a roadmap to changing the game

In your business and in the HR profession.


4pm: Conference close


The L&D Game Changer

Running co-currently with the HR Game Changer, is the L&D Game Changer, which explores how to transform learning. If your role crosses over with L&D or capability, then you may want to check out what is being covered and attend the L&D Game Changer instead!

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In this first session we will explore:

THE GC Index Report

Your personal GC Index profile

If you are interested in finding out if you are suited to being a game changer, or if you play a different role in making a game changing impact at work, you can complete a GC Index personal profile and receive your copy at the conference.

The GC Index® is a scientific framework which enables individuals, teams and organisations to identify how they make their impact and how they can change the game. Unlike other assessment tools The GC Index® doesn’t measure personality type, skills or leadership qualities, instead measuring the preferred inclination of how individuals contribute to a project, role or organisation.Just select this option when your register.

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Row 1: Dr John Mervyn-Smith, Chief Pyschologist, GC Index | Amie McKinlay, General Manager People & Culture, Lotto NZ |

Michael Stevens, Director, The Rainbow Tick | Lisa McCarthy, Director, .adiact

Row 2: Brian De Gregory, Global People Strategist, Jersey Initiatives | Raoul Viljoen, Director, PeopleX |

Lisa Bell, General Manager NZ, enable HR | Ming Yii, Agile Practise Lead, Datacom

Row 3: Penelope Barton, Chief People Officer, Crimson Education | Nathan Ott, CEO, GC Index |

Peter Harrison, Director, ThinkPlace | Angela Atkins, People & Learning Director, Elephant Group

More presenters to be announced shortly, including a mystery guest!

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Your ticket includes:

Super Early Bird tickets are available until COB on Friday 15 December 2018

Early Bird tickets are available until Friday 26 January 2018

We also have several ways you can save on the ticket price.

You save 10% if you are:

You can save 20% off the ticket price if you are:

The HR Game Changer will be at the incredible funky event space the Generator in the Grid, 12 Madden Street in the Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.

The HR Game Changer Conference is run by Elephant Group. Elephant Group reserves the right to amend the conference at any time if required. Once we’ve received your registration, we will send you a confirmation pack and invoice or payment link. By registering you agree to pay the invoice within 30 days.

If you are unable to attend and written notification is received by us 3 weeks in advance, you will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation fee. After that, no refunds will be issued. You can substitute your attendance with someone else up to 3 days before the conference. Photography may be taken during the conference in which you may be included. Please let us know if you do not consent to being in these photos



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enable HR is a dynamic HR software solutions for your business.

You’ll be able to find out why over 8,000 companies use enableHR at the HR Game Changer!

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We work with you to build towards a smarter workforce by providing structure, methodology and technology to engage with and develop an ever-changing workforce. Organisational strategy will only be effective if the workforce is ready to embrace it.

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The HR Game Changer Awards

Entries for the 2018 Awards are now open

Nominate someone you know or enter yourself

or enter yourself.

HR Innovators should be recognised and celebrated….

The Game Changer Awards do just that.

Find out more See 2015 winners Keep updated