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What is psychological safety?

Imagine a senior advisor is sitting in a meeting about an upcoming major project. He notices the person leading the project may have missed a pivotal point. The senior advisor recalls the last time he provided feedback and how he was made to look incompetent, so he says nothing [...]

2020-08-03T11:36:35+12:00June 26th, 2020|

Umbrella and NZTE partner to continue mental health “ripple effect”

During New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) annual culture survey in 2019, the findings included a request to focus more on people’s wellbeing. Rachel Baxter, NZTE’s Director of People & Capability, had spoken to her team about using the organisation’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) in 2018, and noticed the [...]

2020-04-01T14:15:35+13:00March 27th, 2020|

We farewell Jacqui with our gratitude and very best wishes

The Umbrella team have some sad news today. "After considerable reflection I have decided to step down from my role as Managing Director and will not be returning to Umbrella from parental leave. The reality of becoming a parent has reinforced to me the importance of prioritising my family [...]

2020-02-17T11:06:58+13:00February 17th, 2020|

Victoria University Wellington Courses

Practical Resilience at Work Umbrella have partnered with Victoria University to offer resilience training to individuals via their Professional and Executive Development program. This course has been developed from best practice scientific research on resilience. It will equip you with practical tools to build resilience in both your [...]

2020-02-24T14:26:06+13:00January 31st, 2020|