CANCELLED - Soft Skills for Planners

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 is 9am, Thursday 3rd September. This is so the Presenter has time to evaluate the pre-course forms prior to the course date.

Be confident and influence others

Planners need soft skills to succeed. Soft Skills enable a planner to interact confidently, effectively and positively with other people. This requires personal awareness and interpersonal techniques. In contrast, hard skills are easier to teach. They include things that are measurable such as writing, legal definitions, professional or technical rules and using a computer program.

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

This is a virtual and mixed programme using personal study as well as a collective webinar. It has the advantage of being more time efficient and more personally targeted than a workshop.

Learning Outcomes:

· build and maintain self-confidence

· communicate with others effectively

· establish important relationships

· influence other people - colleagues, members of the public, other professions, age groups and 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 personal, confidential feedback

· An interactive webinar to share knowledge and experiences with other planners

· A personal 30 minute confidential 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 or in her LinkedIn profile.

Event Registration

Please note: All stages of this course must be completed and because of the pre-webinar work, registration will end on September 4th to enable this process

Dates within the programme:

Final date for registration: September 3rd

Personal profiling available from: September 7th

Profile feedback by arrangement before September 17th

Introductory slides sent by: September 11th

Webinar: September 17th

Personal follow up calls: by arrangement after the webinar

Follow up calls must be completed by the end of September to finish the programme and be awarded the CPD points.

Registrations close at 9am, Thursday 3rd September.. For any late registrations please email

An invite to the Zoom meeting will be sent via email after registration has closed.

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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