Use conflict to lead great collaboration

Event Details

  • 15 November 2017
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Wellington
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LDC, Level 13, Prime Property Tower, 88 Lambton Quay


Solving big problems needs great collaboration to come up with new and creative solutions. The truth is, great collaboration involves managing ideas, opinion, conflict and opposition between your diverse and talented team members. How do you do that, exactly? How do you ensure you’re building a collaborative and creative team?

LDC facilitator Paul Pringle will share surprising research and practice on how to develop high-performing conflict, collaboration and creativity in a team.

  • Use the conflict and opposition created by diverse interests and views to achieve great collaboration and creativity.
  • Real creativity only occurs when a group or team is prepared to trial (and probably error) safely. Learn how to create this type of environment.
  • Great ‘conflict-collaboration’ involves seven practical tools that anyone can learn and use.

This Learning Lab will provide a practical introduction to the seven key aspects of creative and collaborative teams, and a basis for you to think about collaborative development opportunities in 2018.

Facilitator Paul Pringle

Paul is the Managing Director of Infinite Group, a provider of strategic HR consultancy services, elite executive coaching and facilitation, and leadership programme design and delivery for senior professionals.

His varied, in-depth HR experience has given Paul a unique insight into the factors that determine elite performance for an individual or team. Paul holds degrees in law, commerce, career development and psychology, and brings 15 years of HR experience from private practice employment law, in-house HR consulting, outdoor experiential leadership development, and elite performance psychology.

Paul is on the Leadership Development Centre’s provider panel for the public sector, the MBIE All of Government panel for the provision of HR Consulting and Services, and a professional member of HRINZ and CDANZ.

His clients include the leadership teams and senior leaders of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Te Papa, Victoria University, Department of Internal Affairs, the Ministries of Education and Social Development, Department of Conservation, MBIE, TE Connectivity, Bell Gully, and New Zealand Rugby. Paul's solutions are unique to each client and use the latest elite performance tools from science, academia, professional sport, and the arts.

Who can attend

LDC members

This event is free for all LDC members. Numbers limited to 50, so book early to avoid disappointment. Register above.

Non-LDC members

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

Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend, please contact by 9 November 2017, so that we may offer your place to a wait-listed person.