Professional Development & Events

    • 23 May 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Statistics NZ, HP House, 8 Gilmer Terrace,Wellington

    Speaker: Vishal George,Chief Behavioural Scientist, Behavioural By Design.

    Nudge, as coined by behavioural economist Richard Thaler and scholar Cass Sunstein, illustrates how some seemingly irrelevant psychological factors can have a big impact on how we behave. 

    But unlike physics or engineering, human psychology has no universal laws. We applied tools from behavioural science to navigate us in developing nudges in a safe testing environment. We cast our nets wide to identify which nudges resonate, with who, and in what context. 

    In this session, Vishal will share a behavioural research case-study using their pioneering Nudge Testbed platform and four evidence-based "nudges" for motivating small and medium businesses to reduce their carbon emissions. 

    (access to HP House is via the lifts at the back of Glassons/ Hallensteins on Lambton Quay – catch lift to level 4, walk across carpark to basement door & up to ground floor reception).


    Vishal is on a mission to make behavioural science tools more accessible for teams to achieve: (1) social impact, (2) wellbeing, (3) sustainability. His practice at Behavioural by Design combines behavioural science, systems thinking and human-centred design.

    He has applied behavioural insights into the heart of strategy for NZ Police, EECA, the Department of Corrections, Auckland Council, Accident Compensation Corporation, Briscoes, Rebel Sport, Public Health England (UK), Intercontinental Hotel Group (Europe), Westminster Council (UK), Adobe (USA/India) and Starbucks (USA).

    • 30 Jun 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Orakei Bay, Auckland

    The theme is â€œAI in Insights: Friend or Foe?”. We’d like to encourage an honest conversation about what's here now, what's coming in our industry, and what it means for us all. 

    What actually is AI? Is it something for us to embrace, to resist or something in-between?

    Join us for a full day of presentations and discussion at the beautiful Orakei Bay venue, followed by networking drinks.


    • 30 Jun 2022
    • 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Orakei Bay, 231 Orakei Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050

    The AGM will take place immediately following the RANZ conference. If you wish to attend the AGM but not the conference, please register here.

    If you are attending the conference, you do not need to register separately for the AGM.

NOTE: The RSVP date for in-person professional development events is usually one week prior to the event, longer for the conference and RAEAWARDS. All cancellations and non-arrivals after this date will still be charged; no refunds will be issued.

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