Let's talk diversity

Event Details

  • 10 April 2018
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Wellington
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LDC, Level 13, Prime Property Tower, 88 Lambton Quay, Wellington


  • How do I as a leader welcome, accept, enable and empower difference? 
  • How can I bring diversity of thought, ideas, perspectives, approaches and people together in the workplace? 
  • How can I learn to be comfortable with managing polarities and understanding complexities?

As New Zealand’s public sector, we need to reflect, understand and value the diversity of the communities we serve. Our advice and services need to be informed by a range of perspectives to enable the fresh thinking and ideas needed to manage the challenges and opportunities facing New Zealand. We need to create an inclusive culture across the public sector.

Come to this interactive session to help you to make sense of diversity and inclusion.

Facilitator Berlinda Chin

Berlinda is on secondment to the State Services Commission as Strategic Specialist focusing on ethnic communities.

Hailing from Malaysia and now a naturalised New Zealander, Berlinda started her Public Service career with the Office of Ethnic Communities (previously known as Office of Ethnic Affairs) in 2005. She became the Director in January 2014, where she led a team that provided specialist information and advice on the benefits of ethnic diversity within New Zealand to businesses, government and communities.

She is deeply committed to the values and principles of Public Service and brings with her a wide body of knowledge about diversity and inclusion, many connections and practical leadership experience.
Last year, Berlinda was nominated for the Women of Influence 2017 Award, Diversity category.

Who can attend

LDC members

This event is free for all LDC members. Numbers limited to 50, so book early to avoid disappointment. Register at www.ldc.govt.nz.

Non-LDC members

Non-LDC members are welcome to attend, with a fee of $50 + GST. Please email info@ldc.govt.nz to register.

Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend, please contact info@ldc.govt.nz by 5 April 2018, so that we may offer your place to a wait-listed person.