What's a Twilight Session?

Assurity Twilight Sessions introduce audiences to local and international speakers with new ideas to solve today's organisational challenges. Together, we can bring New Zealand's future forward.

Twilight sessions are open to all

open to all

Our Twilight Sessions are open to all. First come, first served*, Register now to guarantee your spot.

Drinks & canapes from 5pm

Presentations usually start at 5.30pm prompt and are about 50-60 mins + 20 mins Q&A but check time of next Session below.

Twilight Sessions, Networking until 7.30pm

Networking until 7.30pm

Continue debating, networking and drinking until doors close at 7.30pm (check time below).

* When all places are gone, we operate a wait list. If you are a registered guest and can't come for any reason, simply reply to your confirmation email and we can free your place up for someone on the wait list.

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO ROGAN CLARKE'S SESSION

In this short video, Rogan Clarke gave an insight into his Twilight Session held in Wellington on Thursday 28 November. Take a look...

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JOHN OLSEN ON HOW TO UNLEASH THE TRUE VALUE OF HR

In our August Twilight Session in Auckland, ex-VP HR for Amazon Worldwide Ops John Olsen focused on how to make HR a platform for change to build an organisation that can deliver a brighter future. He explored how to make that happen and what you need to think about.

Attendees were given the benefit of John's vast global experience on how to grow successful organisations in different industries and changing environments.

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RAUL SARROT EXPLORED WHAT'S NEXT FOR AGILE AND DESIGN THINKING

In our May Twilight Session, innovation strategist Raul Sarrot shared his explorations on a new game-changing model for human-centred design. Raul gave first-hand insights into 'Flow', his new approach to business design and systems innovation answering questions such as 'What is Flow?', 'What does it mean for the evolution of existing ways of working?' and 'Why does it improve innovation outcomes for organisations?'.

Up to 100 people attended this popular Session to discover how Flow could help their organisations.

SIMON HOLBROOK AND 'PJ' LIGHTFOOT ON DEVOPS VS DESIGN THINKING

Attendees gained unique, first-hand perspectives from Simon Holbrook for Design Thinking and Peter-John Lightfoot for DevOps on what it might take to drive this inter-discipline collaboration within their organisations.

They left the Session understanding the intersection of the two disciplines with practical advice and tips they could immediately experiment with.

SIMON HOLBROOK ON APPLIED LESSONS IN DESIGN THINKING

Our Auckland Design Thinking team in action! Attendees were treated to a full lowdown of our methodology which gave them valuable insights into applying design processes in business.

They discovered the links between Design Thinking and Agile and learned practical steps to make a meaningful impact in their organisations.

GOJKO ADZIC ON CONTINUOUS DELIVERY

Attracting a host of technology and business leaders, Gojko Adzic's Twilight Session focused on Continuous Delivery and the opportunity it gives businesses to establish significant competitive business advantage in the Digital Age.

He focused on how to unlock the potential and turn the fact that software teams can deliver frequently into an engine that helps organisations outrun their competition.

Testimonials

Good knowledge share, easy listening, timing was right and excellent hosting – facilities and catering were also top notch. Very generous both Assurity and John. Thank you.
Health sector
Sep '19
Good content, good time allocation, good networking.
Consultancy sector
Sep '19
Wednesday was a great event and I left with great reinforcement and some new ideas.
Agricultural sector
Sep '19
The event was great. The speaker was interesting and I came away with some ideas and new ways of thinking. I hadn't expected to be offered food and drink and to have the opportunity to meet some old and some new faces.
Consultancy sector
Sep '19
John Olsen's speech was really interesting and I could meet a lot of people who are working in the human resources domain at various organisations.
Technology sector
Aug '19
John's session had great information, as well as being presented in a way that made it fun and not to busy.
Events sector
Aug '19
John Olsen shared his insights from the position of a wide range of experiences. His passion was contagious and his vulnerable honesty appreciated.
Government sector
Aug '19
Great reception and time to connect with others. The Assurity team was really welcoming and the presentation was well-pitched.
Government sector
Aug '19
Good talk, easy venue, welcoming, nice refreshments, good length.
Banking sector
Aug '19
Great speaker and relevant to the changing nature of HR in the current environment and challenges facing business.
Government sector
Aug '19
Great event that was hosted well and the content was very good.
Banking sector
Aug '19
Great speaker, great networking.
Technology sector
Aug '19
Good, solutions-driven content.
Government sector
Aug '19
A great team, sincere and passionate about what you do.
Financial and IT sector
Aug '19
Presentation was great and fab opportunity to network with people from various industries and backgrounds.
Government sector
Aug '19
Assurity were welcoming, the environment was inclusive, the presentation was relevant.
Financial sector
May '19
The event was well organised. It was great to have time at the beginning and end for networking. The quality of the speaker, Raul Sarrot, was on point with an interesting topic about Flow and being in the zone.
Telecoms sector
May '19
Excellent speaker and relevant to my interest and business.
Government sector
May '19
Great team, interesting topic/focus, nice setup, good format and network platform.
Education sector
May '19
Well-set up. Great environment and good mix of audience.
Environment sector
May '19
Great speaker and a great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Assurity also provided a good atmosphere in which to emerge in the session.
Government sector
May '19
Ticked three boxes for me: Engaging speaker on a current and relative topic. Great amount of people to network with. Value all-round: great refreshments, friendly and engaging staff.
Government sector
May '19
This would have to be the best course I've ever attended for several reasons. The content was spot on for me and covered what I needed. Bruce was an excellent trainer... able to articulate the content in a way that was easily understood... along with all the practical exercises.
Government sector
Apr '19
It was really helpful to me as I've never had formal training. Lots of Eureka moments.
Government sector
Aug '18
I consistently find Assurity-led learning sessions to be high quality with confident, knowledgeable facilitators and excellent resources.
Government sector
Aug '18