Power Skills in the Workplace

Thursday 22 August, 9am - 12noon
Online Workshop

I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills, and you know the difference.

However, the names tend to create an unreasonable perception of the importance of both (hard skills tend to be considered more important than soft skills).

Therefore, I would like to suggest that in future, we refer to POWER skills when we are considering what may currently be called soft skills, and we refocus, fully understand and know how to utilise power skills in the workplace.

Participants on this half day interactive workshop will:

·         Understand what power skills are and how they improve the effectiveness of everyone in the workplace.

·         Recognise how power skills interact with, and enhances other power skills and hard skills.

·         Be able to clarify and prioritise the power skills they need to develop.

·         Discuss ways to develop them.

·         Set some power skills goals.

Workshop Content

Workshop Content

1.   Definitions.

2.   The consequences of poor power skills

3.   The broad effect of power skills.

4.   The fuel for motivational power (Six key power skills).

5.   Techniques for developing power skills.

Who should attend?

This programme is suitable for anyone who wants (or needs) to enhance their motivation, effectiveness and contentedness at work.

It is also for those who are looking for work or want to change jobs. Being able to describe your power skills effectively will greatly enhance your chances of doing well at a job interview – it is the new ‘secret’ weapon for job seekers.

You will be able to ‘connect’ various power skills and adapt them to your personal needs.

Date and Time

Thursday 22 August, 9am - 12noon

You will be sent the details to 'attend' this ZOOM meeting once you are registered.


Earlybird $180 per person inclusive of GST (until 31 July)
Standard $220 per person inclusive

Registration process

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email from Lil Regie confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. This will appear on your statement as from LIL REGIE LTD WELLINGTON.  A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 0272 040425 or email: feona@grow.co.nz

Cancellation Details

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment.

Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 

Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Who is Ian Harper?

Ian Harper is the founder, principal director, primary consultant, programme designer and facilitator for the training and consultancy business STEM:NZ (Systematic Training, Education and Motivation.

He was born in England and emigrated to New Zealand 36 years ago.  He had over 20 years’ experience in the health care field (as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse) before creating STEM:NZ in 1994 and becoming involved in Training and Service Development in a wide variety of industries.

During this time, Ian has built up a very positive reputation as a leading speaker on motivation and other staff and management issues, and has spoken at various conferences in NZ, Australia, England and Ireland.

His easy-going style has resulted in many requests to do “after-dinner” type speeches, panel discussions and MC at various events.

He has had papers published in various magazines and has consistently developed and delivered effective, high-quality services to his clients, and he consistently receives positive and enthusiastic feedback.

What people say about Ian

“Without exception, everyone gained from the experience of listening to you”.

“The directors and many of the delegates especially mentioned you as the highlight of the 2 days”

“Congratulations, I didn’t drop off to sleep once”

“Great – very informative and constructive. He makes me feel motivated again”

"Great sense of humour and used this to get things across”

“Used real examples to back up what he said”

“Very good, he is experienced in his field”

Further Details

This workshop will be delivered using ZOOM. Please familiarise yourself with ZOOM, it is very easy and free to use.

Watch this video on How to Join a ZOOM meeting: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/zoom/how-to-join-a-zoom-meeting-step-by-step/


For further details, please contact:
e: feona@grow.co.nz
p: 027 204 0425

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For further details, please contact:
Feona Horrex at feona@grow.co.nz or
Phone: 027 204 0425