Mimi O'Callaghan

Top tips to help you improve your active listening ability.

Top tips to help you improve your active listening ability.

Active listening is crucial in fostering an inclusive environment. When people develop real connections with each other they feel they can bring their whole selves to work, which in turn can see an increase in productivity and emotional wellbeing among staff. How well you listen also has a major impact on your job performance, the quality of your relationships, and your leadership skills.

Big Interview: Andrew Caldwell.

Big Interview: Andrew Caldwell.

This month, Te Kāhui Whaihanga’s Anna Kellett speaks to Andrew Caldwell, a Wellington based Architectural Graduate practicing at Jerram Tocker Barron Architects Ltd.

Andrew, 28, has recently become one of the youngest members of the newly appointed Diversity Agenda Steering Committee. He’s passionate about seeing diversity in architecture so the profession properly reflects our diverse society.

Big Interview: Pippa Mitchell and Jenson Varghese.

Big Interview: Pippa Mitchell and Jenson Varghese.

Learn about MRCagney’s transition to becoming 100% Kiwi owned, and their insightful research undertaken to help understand the transport experiences of disabled people – plus key take-aways for you to consider. Learn why it’s so important to know your ‘why’ when it comes to your diversity and inclusion journey. And lastly, find out what areas of D&I are of particular importance to both Jenson and Pippa.

Big Interview: Coralee Fitzgibbon, part-two.

Big Interview: Coralee Fitzgibbon, part-two.

In the second half of Coralee’s interview, you’ll learn the challenges that come with the role of Inclusion and Diversity Leader. You’ll get insight into how New Zealand’s is doing in the D&I space – including areas we could improve on and where we’re doing well. And for our small to medium sized firms who mightn’t have the capacity for a standalone D&I position, you’ll get advice on where to start.

Ten top articles for insights from women in our professions.

Ten top articles for insights from women in our professions.

Next Tuesday, it’s international Women’s Day (IWD). It’s a day to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality. Having a specific day is great – and we should all celebrate! But, if we want to make lasting effect, we have to go beyond this.

Big Interview: Coralee Fitzgibbon, part-one.

Big Interview: Coralee Fitzgibbon, part-one.

GHD is paving the way as a true leader in D&I, having recently created the new role ‘Inclusion and Diversity Leader, Asia Pacific’, which Coralee Fitzgibbon has stepped into. Learn how Coralee found a career in this space, the skills and expertise required for the role, the work the role involves, and the unique challenges engineering and architecture face when it comes to diversity and inclusion. 

Six top resources that explain what really happened with the treaty signing

Six top resources that explain what really happened with the treaty signing

Sunday 6 February 2022, we acknowledge Waitangi Day. Although we commemorate and remember the positive aspects of Te Tiriti, we must reflect on what went wrong and remind ourselves there are still wrongs that need to be righted. We’ve collated a range of resources so you can further educate yourself on Te Tiriti ō Waitangi and what really happened.

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