Learning Sprint

Cultivating Contemporary Workplaces


Shift your thinking from Human Resources to Human Revolution 

Companies with great employee experience outperform the S&P 500 by 122%.

Accenture Strategy: Employee Experience Reimagined

Our opportunity is to cultivate workplaces which provide inspiration, satisfaction, and fulfilment.


The ‘future of work’ is here, with technology enabling flexible working environments; traditional hierarchies flattening out to be replaced with multi-disciplinary teams and workplaces encompassing generations stretching from Baby Boomers to Gen Z.

The emergence of new People and Purpose Leaders

Our legacy model of human resources is outdated. A new model, which creates and supports values based on people, culture and purpose is essential.


Our Cultivating Contemporary Workplaces Learning Sprint is designed to help people leaders build enthusiasm and engagement to foster a culture of belonging.

3 in 5 believe that the HR function

will rapidly become irrelevant if it

doesn’t modernise its approach to

understanding and planning for the

future needs of the workforce.

Future of HR 2020 report, KPMG

Create workplaces that inspire people

For organisations to succeed in this disruptive economy, our traditional human resources thinking must evolve to view culture as the engine for innovation.


This course will enable leaders to develop and instill a culture that inspires continual development of your people and supports your organisational goals.

Reshape your future workplace today.
Our five week learning sprint will enable you to:

  • Re-imagine and design employee experience to enhance belonging at your organisation

  • Reinvent the role of HR within your business through innovation

  • Develop contemporary talent frameworks for your organisation


  • Design human-centric people processes


  • Create strategies that lead to resilient organisations

Who is this course for?

  • Leaders developing ambitious new efforts within their organisations


  • Leaders who want to learn about changing workplace trends and apply new frameworks to engage people within the organisation


  • Organisations trying to attract and retain a highly engaged workforce

What you’ll learn

Module 1: Expanding the role of HR in Business Innovation and Strategy

  • Contextualise the paradigm shifts in technology, business, and people
  • Role of HR in the evolution of a business – present and future centric functions
  • The multi-dimensional HR professional – key aspects relevant for your organisation
  • Develop the strategic profile for your HR role

Module 2: Contemporary Talent Frameworks

  • Define your people mix to align with your Vision, Values, and Goals
  • Identify how internal talent can develop and demonstrate skills
  • Provide data to leadership on the culture and the workforce
  • Diversity and Inclusion strategy

Module 3: Leveraging service design for employee experience as a strategic advantage

  • Rethink how you approach meetings, recruiting, on-boarding, remote work, performance reviews, Paid time off or open innovation networks
  • Develop / build on your HR employee experience strategy

Module 5: A Plan to Create Resilient Organisations: A HR Prerogative in 2020

  • How might we design a flexible organisation and workforce delivering better outcomes for the business and its people

Module 4: Design Human / Employee Centric HR Processes

  • Product / process design, development & management for HR professionals

The details

Course Cost
$900 + GST*

*Non-government funded. Student Loans and allowances do not apply.

Our Offer of Support

We’re big believers that continual learning supports positive futures. One way we’re expressing this is with a reduction of fees for short courses* starting in 2020.


*Excludes Salesforce. Prices shown reflect the revised course cost.

Next Start Date

12 August 2020


5 weeks, part-time.


Delivered face-to-face at our new premises, 99 Khyber Pass Road. Classes run on Wednesdays over 5 weeks from 9am - 1pm.

Small Business Funding

Your business may be eligible for Capability Voucher Funding from the Regional Business Partner Network. More information here

Your facilitators

Our Learning Sprint is enhanced by industry-experts who bring their real-world, hands on experience in adaptation and reshaping workplaces to foster working environments employees want to be a part of.

Priti Ambani

Director of Innovation

Richard Rowley

Innovation Advisor

Taurean Butler

Innovation Advisor


Ground Floor
99 Khyber Pass Road

Grafton, Auckland 1023

New Zealand


Stay updated on what we’re thinking about and working on at the Lab

  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle

Tech Futures Lab is an education facility of The Mind Lab, a NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. Candidates who are studying on a programme delivered by Tech Futures Lab are enrolled with The Mind Lab.

NZQA Category 1 Organisation