Taupo 2019

Conference Information

The 2019 LAPA conference is being held at the beautiful Wairakei Resort in Taupo from 30 October until 1 November. With an incredible packed program, functions and speakers there is truly something for everyone and an event that should be on your calendar.

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Guest Speakers


We have three incredible guest speakers this year and are glad to welcome back Ian Taylor who unfortunately had to pull out last minute at our 2018 conference.

Ian Taylor

Ian holds an LLB from the University of Otago and was inducted into the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2010 he was named North & South magazine’s New Zealander of the Year. In the same year he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the New Zealand Computer Society, the top honour of the ICT sector in New Zealand.

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Dr. Lehan Stemmet

For over 2 decades, Dr. Lehan Stemmet has pursued his interest in how people deal with stress and challenges, through what started as a personal project he called ‘Deal With It’.

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Robyn Pearce

What Made Robyn Pearce One Of The World’s Leading Time Management Experts…. A Story Of Sheer Determination & Helping Others Achieve Their Dreams & Goals! People always ask me why I teach time management. Well, to put it simply, it’s because I used to be bad at it! Yes I can honestly say I’ve walked in your moccasins.

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Property Professional Award

This award will be presented to a property professional nominated by their manager or peers. The recipient will receive free registration to next year’s conference, including flights and accommodation.

Nominations close September 30th 2019

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Function Events

Following on from the success of our wonderful events at our last conference we are glad to announce the following major events:

      • LAPA Welcome Function
        Taupo Yacht Club
      • Simpson Grierson Gala Dinner
        Broadlands Lodge
        Oktoberfest Theme

     

 

 

2018 Conference Gallery

Want to see all the fun we had last year? Check out our gallery and video highlights below.

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Ian Taylor

Ian holds an LLB from the University of Otago and was inducted into the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2010 he was named North & South magazine’s New Zealander of the Year. In the same year he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the New Zealand Computer Society, the top honour of the ICT sector in New Zealand. 

He was named a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to television and business and won the Creative sector of the World Class New Zealander Awards in the same year. In 2013 Ian was also named Outstanding Maori Business Leader of the Year. Most recently, Ian was awarded 2019 New Zealand Innovator of the Year. 

It may come as a surprise then that Ian claims to have no skills whatsoever – is at a loss to understand why anyone would want to hear his story and believes that the reason he has received the accolades he has is because he lives at the bottom of the world where no one has been able to check him out. 

That --- and the fact that he has had the amazing good fortune to have worked alongside some of the cleverest people in the world.

Dr. Lehan Stemmet

For over 2 decades, Dr. Lehan Stemmet has pursued his interest in how people deal with stress and challenges, through what started as a personal project he called 'Deal With It'.

Linking his observations over the years with some of the latest published research on stress and resilience, including his own research findings, he presents talks and seminars in an easy-to-understand and practically applied way. He is regularly invited to speak to diverse audiences including senior leaders in businesses from a range of industries.

His work has been published globally in mainstream business media as well as academic research articles, and also in book and encyclopedia chapters internationally.

Lehan has worked in and with organisations from several industries, including biotechnology, consumer electronics, banking, FMCG, manufacturing, security, logistics, and tertiary education. He has also held various senior leadership and management roles in a number of industries.

He has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate management courses, including organisational behaviour, research methods, and organisational change and development to young students as well as senior executives.

Passionate about seeing people reach their full potential, he has developed a particular focus on navigating people through a journey of building resilience and leadership capability.

Robyn Pearce

What Made Robyn Pearce One Of The World’s Leading Time Management Experts…. A Story Of Sheer Determination & Helping Others Achieve Their Dreams & Goals!

People always ask me why I teach time management. Well, to put it simply, it’s because I used to be bad at it! Yes I can honestly say I’ve walked in your moccasins.

And my path has taken some interesting turns…

First I was a librarian, then a farmer’s wife and mother of six (including an intellectually handicapped foster son until he was 16).

Following this, I ended up a solo mother on government benefit…

After a few long years, I decided to fight my way out of the poverty trap (dabbling in tourism along the way) and became a very successful real estate agent.

Real estate taught me I had to learn better time management skills – or sink! To start with I was kicked out of meetings because I was late. PLUS: I burnt out numerous times from overwork and poor time habits.

Frustrated with complaints about my lack of time management skills, a wise friend pointed me in the direction of a decent diary and a few key time management principles.

Since then, through much study, trial and error, my once great weakness has transmuted into a major strength and an international business…

I reckon I’ve had the best possible background for running a time management business – I really do understand how it feels to be out of control!

It’s a huge buzz these days helping others make the same changes to their life as they learn and practice the many simple and practical productivity habits that changed my life so dramatically.

And these days I need all the great time skills I’ve learnt over the years! The family has now expanded to include 17 grandchildren, and then there’s all the fun things and people I enjoy hanging out with – sailing, kayaking, cycling, dancing, music, learning guitar, reading, writing, films, travel and heaps of wonderful friends and extended family. (Oh, and business of course!).