You can attend professional development training programmes from our multi-day Southland Leadership Academy, hour-long BNZ Biz Bites, to free online webinars.
BNZ Biz Bites
BNZ Biz Bites are hosted by the BNZ and the Chamber on the first Wednesday of each month in Invercargill, and on the second Wednesday of every second month in Eastern Southland.
The series offers an informal environment where you are invited to bring your lunch and listen to a topical speaker. The sessions are an ideal way to stay up-to-date on a multitude of valuable business topics such as strategy, marketing, team building, business technology, health and wellness, employer obligations, or central government legislative changes.
Exclusive to Chamber members, BNZ Biz Bites are free to attend.
Southland Leadership Academy
Developing future Southland business leaders.
The purpose of this programme, which is completed over multi-days, is to provide leaders with the opportunity to build leadership capabilities through their own personal development and by learning from the experience of others.
Exclusive to Chamber members, the Leadership Academy is for people looking at developing their existing leadership experience and who have the potential for holding senior positions and governance roles.
Business Capability Series
Bite-sized learning designed to support organisational success in Southland.
The Chamber is partnering with our members to provide not for profit community organisations and local businesses with easy, and affordable access to bite-sized professional development workshops to ensure they are armed with best-practice knowledge and up-to-date techniques.
Monthly online wellbeing webinars are brought to our members free.
We have access to a wealth of presenters covering off topics in this space from financial wellbeing, preventing stress and burnout, nutrition, resilience in leadership, and workplace wellbeing.
Click here to read a recent article by Wellplace showcasing the workplace wellbeing initiatives the Chamber has developed for our community.
You will be provided with the opportunity to attend a variety of other workshops and courses. These include Legacy Leadership, Time and Self Management, Body Language Skills, Communication Skills, Governance, Leading Multi-Generational Workforces, Business Continuity Planning, plus many more.
Management Capability Development Voucher Fund
The Southland Chamber of Commerce offers services that are registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund.
Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers.