CANCELLED (Low numbers) Soft Skills for Planners

Please note this full day course is now a half day course run online via Zoom. The webinar will be preceded by some personal profiling and a self-paced slide / video plus a post webinar online follow up.

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION DEADLINE - 6TH JULY - This is so the Presenter has time to evaluate the pre-course forms prior to the course date.

Soft Skills for Planners
Soft Skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. In contrast, hard skills are teachable and measurable such as writing, legal definitions, professional or technical rules and using a computer program.

Planners need both. This course supplies you with tools for personal awareness and techniques for relating with others positively. The soft skills covered will enable planners to use their hard skills more effectively.

Learning Outcomes:
Know how to:

· build and maintain self-confidence

· how to communicate with others effectively

· establish important relationships

· influence other people - colleagues, members of the public, other professions or even your manager.

Learning methods:
This course will include a combination of virtual training including (in time order):

· A set of self-paced introductory slides

· Three personal awareness profiles with feedback

· An interactive webinar to share knowledge and ask questions

· A personal 30 minute call to apply the learnings to your specific situation

Presented by Janis Grummitt
Janis has been specialising in soft skills training for over 30 years and has been working with NZPI since 2011 where she co-presents the Emerging Leaders programme. Her experience in large corporate companies, local government and not for profit organisations gives her vast and varied knowledge and experience. She is also a speaker and writer, publishing her latest guide ‘Sleep well to live well’ just as Covid-19 emerged! She has two websites and more information about her can be found at either or

Event Registration

Dates: introductory slides and profiling sent on registration from 6 July

Webinar 23rd July 0900-1200

Personal calls – by arrangement after the session on the 23rd

Please note: All stages of this course must be completed and because of the pre-webinar work, registration will end on July 6th to enable this process.

NOTE - If you are interested in attending a workshop please register early to ensure it goes ahead. Minimum numbers are required for a workshop to run. This generally ensures there is sufficient people to allow different experience and views to be part of the discussion within the course setting. Registration deadline is normally two weeks prior to the event (depending on the venue). Thank you.

Click here to see NZPI's Cancellation Terms and Conditions

Event Registration

09:00:00 - 12:00:00
Online via Zoom, Online
All Planners
Janis Grummitt
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