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Thursday 13 October

Time Session Chair
 9.00am Mihi Whakatau
June and Peter Jackson
 9.05am  Conference Opening
Dr David Bratt, Principal Health Advisor, Ministry of Social Development
 9.10am Wellbeing - Workplace & policy 
Dr Paul Litchfield, Group Chief Medical Officer / Director Wellbeing, Inclusion, Safety and Health, British Telecom 
Kindly sponsored by Victoria University of Wellington
Helen Lockett
 10.10am  Work related health - can we do better? 
Professor Gregor Coster, Chair, WorkSafe NZ; Professor of Health Policy, Victoria University of Wellington 
Helen Lockett
 10.30am  Morning tea   
 11.00am Happiness at work?
Dr Tony Fernando
Prof Gregor Coster 
 11.55am  Workplace Mental Health
Sir John Kirwan
Prof Gregor Coster 
 12.45pm  Lunch    
 1.40pm  Public service work environments and the resiliency of public servants
Geoff Plimmer, Centre for Labour, Employment and Work,Victoria University of Wellington 
Prof Gregor Coster 
 2.10pm  Care starts here. People at the heart of all we do
Michael Frampton, GM People and Capability, Canterbury DHB
Prof Gregor Coster 
 2.35pm  Leadership and management for workplace wellness  
Alan Cassidy, General Manager Human Resources, Ministry of Social Development
Prof Gregor Coster 
 3.00pm Afternoon tea   
 3.30pm  Group table discussions 
Each table will be assigned one of the below three topics:
What practical wellness programmes are you running?
What mental health programmes?
How do your employment policies and practice accommodate people with health conditions and disabilities?
Julie Anne Garnons-Williams
 4.00pm Work-related health as the foundation of workplace health and wellness
Chris Jones, Manager, Strategy, WorkSafe New Zealand
Julie Anne Garnons-Williams
 4.20pm  Fatigue in the workplace - an award winning programme 
Julio Rodriguez, Fonterra
Julie Anne Garnons-Williams
 4.40pm  Address
Hon Anne Tolley, Minister for Social Development
Julie Anne Garnons-Williams 
 5.00pm Sponsor address 
 5.00 - 7.00pm Networking function

Kindly sponsored by ACC

Friday 14 October

Time Session Chair
8.30am Joint Injury Prevention Action Plan - ACC and WorkSafe NZ working together
Scott Pickering, CEO, ACC; Gordon MacDonald, CEO, WorkSafe NZ 
Prof Gregor Coster
9.15am Wellbeing - What works at work
Dr Paul Litchfield, Group Chief Medical Officer / Director Wellbeing, Inclusion, Safety and Health, British Telecom

Kindly sponsored by Victoria University of Wellington
Prof Gregor Coster
10.00am Monitoring and evaluating health and wellbeing in the workplace
Helen Parkes
Prof Gregor Coster
10.30am Morning tea
11.00am Workplace bullying in New Zealand: Prevalence, dynamics and interventions
Dr Bevan Catley, Director, Healthy Work Group, Massey University
David Beaumont
11.30am Health and wellbeing group session
Dr Fiona Moir, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland
David Beaumont
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm How people policies and practises at The Warehouse Group create and protect wellbeing – so our team can be the best they can be
Anna Campbell, Chief People Officer, The Warehouse Group
Dr David Bratt
2.00pm Improving wellness: New approaches to managing fatigue & shift work
Prof Philippa Gander
Dr David Bratt
2.30pm Creating a safe and healthy workplace culture
Kim Nichols, Head of Safety & Assurance, Airways New Zealand
Dr David Bratt
3.00pm Afternoon tea
3.30pm Discussion: What are the three key priorities to make a difference to health and wellbeing in New Zealand workplaces
Panel: Ginny Baddeley, State Services Commission;Paul Mackay, Business NZ;Richard Wagstaff, NZCTU.
Dr Paul Litchfield to summarise learnings
Dr Paul Litchfield
4.20pm Closing remarks
Professor Gregor Coster, Chair, WorkSafe NZ; Professor of Health Policy, Victoria University of Wellington

4.30pm Symposium close

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