Diversity and Inclusion Week 2020

This inaugural event will take place between Monday 5 - Friday 9 October 2020.

Our aim is to support students from a variety of backgrounds, offer development opportunities for diverse groups, and to identify ways to improve diversity and inclusion at the Business School. Please join us for the week’s wide range of events and activities.

Events overview

Date Event Time
Monday 5 October Intro to Diversity and Inclusion Workshop (Online) 1-2pm
Tuesday 6 October Grow your potential with 360 International opportunities! (Online) 1-2pm
Tuesday 6 October Finding career success in New Zealand (Online) 5.30-7pm
Wednesday 7 October Rainbow Student and Staff Networking Event (Online) 1.30-3pm
Wednesday 7 October Women's Mentoring Programme 2021 Info Session (Online) 6-8pm
Thursday 8 October Supporting Students with Disabilities (Online) 10-11am
Friday 9 October Forum on Diversity and Inclusion 3-4pm

Monday 5 October

Intro to Diversity and Inclusion Workshop (Online)

Presenter: Guillermo Merelo, Diversity Works NZ
Time: 1-2pm
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This 1-hour workshop will touch on key aspects of diversity management including cultural intelligence, unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. This session is suited for students and staff interested in learning more about integrating inclusive practices at University and in the workplace.

Attending this session will count as a professional development workshop for the University of Auckland Co-Curricular Recognition Programme. The attendees of this workshop are encouraged to attend the forum on Friday 9 October to share ideas of how to improve D&I at the Business School.

Tuesday 6 October

Grow your potential with 360 International opportunities! (Online)

Host: International Office
Time: 1-2pm
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Discover the opportunities available to you as a student to help you enhance your skills, academic potential, and employability with 360 International. From semester-long exchange, to short-term programmes, internships and virtual programmes, we’ve got you covered. In this session, we will go over the various 360 International opportunities on offer, funding available to support you and tips on how to plan for a global experience during your time at the University of Auckland.

Finding career success in Aotearoa, New Zealand (Online)

Host: Business School, International Alumni
Time: 5:30-7pm
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Nervous about transitioning into the NZ work force? Join us for this panel event to hear stories from international alumni who have chosen to work in NZ after studying at the Business School. This is an opportunity for international students to connect with alumni, and to learn how they leveraged their strengths for a career in NZ.  

Wednesday 7 October

Rainbow Student and Staff Networking Event (Online)

Host: Equity Office
Time: 1:30-3pm

The Equity Office is hosting a networking event open to all University of Auckland students and staff. If you would like to attend the event, please contact Terry O’Neill at t.oneill@auckland.ac.nz.

Women's Mentoring Programme 2021 Info Session (Online)

Host: Women’s Mentoring Programme
Time: 6-8pm
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Calling all female business students going into their penultimate or final year! The Women’s Mentoring Programme is a unique opportunity to expand industry knowledge, develop valuable skills, and to broaden networks. Join us for this information session to learn more about the 2021 programme.

*Subject to cancellation due to COVID-19.

Thursday 8 October

Supporting Students with Disabilities (Online)

Host: Student Disability Services
Time: 10-11am
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How can we better support students with disabilities at the Business School? The Student Disability Services office will cover services provided by the University of Auckland, examine case studies, and offer general disability advice.

Friday 9 October

Forum on Diversity and Inclusion

Presenter: Associate Professor Christine Woods
Time: 3-4pm
Location: OGGB, Decima Glenn Room (310)
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Have ideas on how we can improve diversity and inclusion at the Business School? Join us for this forum to strategise over pizza with the Business School’s Associate Dean Equity, Christine Woods. We invite you to share any ideas, big or small, including

  • New initiatives
  • Workshops, events and seminars
  • Potential collaboration
  • Student support mechanismsand much more.

Registration

For all events above that require registration, please register by Friday 2 October. The Zoom invitation link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the event.

Postponed events

Cultural Day and MPI Business Student of the Year have been postponed due to COVID. 

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Shana Merrifield at shana.merrifield@auckland.ac.nz.