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See you all Wednesday night!

Just a reminder to everyone that registration for Wednesday night’s event will open at 5:30pm sharp (in the anteroom- same as last time).

So get in, grab a drink from the bar and a canapé or three and be front and centre for the interactive presentation from Jason Roberts. For some information on Jason and the work he does in Emotional Intelligence prior to Wednesday – check out our LinkedIn group (and join LinkedIn if you haven’t already, it’s the best way to contact other members).

Can’t wait to see you all there!

More on our presenter Jason Roberts

Workplace Culture Outcomes
Hunter Business Chamber Magazine – ‘The Leader’ August, 2010

When, in 2005, faced with the challenge of building an organisational culture that fosters reativity, initiative, leadership and productivity, Lake Macquarie City Council General Manager, Brian Bell decided to focus on developing ‘Emotional Intelligence’ (EI) within LMCC leaders. In partnership with Jason Roberts Business Consulting (JRBC), Mr Bell has since then led a program of EI-focused leadership development, along with incorporating a behavioural focus within the Council’s recruitment and selection process.

To objectively assess LMCC’s EI growth and its relationship to variables such as ‘commitment’ and ‘job satisfaction’, Swinburne University was engaged in 2007 to annually research and report on the program. Year-on-year evidence has consistently trended positively. Jason Roberts says that the success of the five year program is attributable to two essential components – the consistent approach to leadership development using an EI-focused approach, and the constant support of the General Manager and Executive team. The results of the research are currently being prepared for submission to the International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management.

This HR Club Event is proudly sponsored by Humanomics.

Event: HR Club Newcastle Presents – Emotional Intelligence at Work with Jason Roberts

Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 5:30pm registration 6:00pm presentation

Location: Quality Hotel Noah’s on the Beach


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You’re Invited!

HR Club Newcastle Presents ‘Emotional Intelligence at Work’ with Jason Roberts


Date:            Wednesday 25 August 2010

Time:            5:30pm for 6:00pm

Venue:          Quality Hotel Noah’s on the Beach

                           Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara Street

Members and guests are invited to join us for an interactive session on ‘Emotional Intelligence at Work’ with Jason Roberts.

The bar will be open in the cocktail lounge from 5:30pm for pre-session networking. We’ll then move to the promenade room for the session at 6pm.

Remember- The more the merrier, so feel free to bring along anyone who is interested or who you feel might contribute to the club.

Jason Roberts

 Jason Roberts

Jason is a Workplace Learning and Development Consultant with more than 15 years experience. He has a Bachelor Degree in Training and Development and Psychology Studies, is a three-times Commonwealth Games medalist and former employee of the South Australian Sport Institute. Informed by research recording the transition from being an elite athlete to a non-sporting life, Jason has a profound understanding of how people manage and deal with change. He has also carried out African wildlife conservation work and in 2005, was an invited judge for the Australian Humanitarian of the Year Award.

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Our next HR Club Event will be held on Wednesday 25 August and will again be supported by our lovely friends at Quality Hotel Noah’s on the Beach. (They did such a good job for our last event – seamless!)

If any members’ organisations are interested in providing sponsorship for the August event. Please contact me at

We have an exciting guest speaker in the works and some plans for an interactive session with some great learning outcomes so it should prove to be a fun session!

Please forward this link on to any and everyone you think might be interested in coming along (remember they can be anyone associated with or interested in HR in any way).  It would be great to crack the 150 member mark on LinkedIn so please encourage those who are interested to get on the site and join our group. The more the merrier I say!

I can’t wait to see you all again – last time was such a fun evening.

More details to come on this event…stay tuned…

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Dan Pink + Motivation = COOL

I’ve just used this video in some training for performance reviews. It’s awesome.

Dan Pink is the best selling author of Drive which is all about what motivates us. This video was put together by media company RSA following one of Dan’s keynote speeches. They edited his speech and matched it with these great illustrations which make it really easy to watch and oh so engaging!

This really amped me up to talk to my stakeholders about providing the right atmosphere in which motivation can flourish. Hope it works for you too!

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You’re Invited!

 HR Club Newcastle is proud to present:

The Newcastle Business Leaders Panel.

You’re invited to join us for an evening of networking with Newcastle’s foremost business leaders.

Mark Fitzgibbon, Peter Shinnick and Sue Mather will be answering questions from the audience on the topic:

What do business leaders really expect from HR?

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Be quick, limited places available!

For those of you who have questions you would like answered by the panel, comment below and I’ll make sure they are asked on the night! 

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2010.

 Time: 5:30 for a 6pm start.

Venue: The Promenade Room, Noah’s on the Beach.

This HR Club Newcastle Event is proudly sponsored by:


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