MPOWER hosts events throughout the year.  In addition MPOWER co-host events with other institutions and organisations like HRINZ.  Being an MPOWER member allows you to gain access to these events for free or at a reduced cost.  If you are interested in becoming a MPOWER member please email Jane Parker the MPOWER coordinator. 

Forthcoming Events, Activities and Outputs  

  • MPOWER-Wolters Kluwer (CCH publisher) book launch - "The Big Issues in Employment: HR Management and Employment Relations", 26 July, 12-1pm. For more information, please see this flyer:  Book launch poster.pdf (744 KB)

  • MPOWER-CLEW and Women at Work Stream at the 2018 Gender, Work and Organization Conference in Sydney, 13-16 June

  • MPOWER HRM and ER researcher development workshop, July

  • MPOWER Researcher Support Awards, August

Past Events

Some of MPOWER's past events have associated resources (see below):



  • SA Partners Continuous Improvement Conference (supported by MPOWER), 30 August
  • Labour and Industry Journal - special issue on transformative technology and the future of employment relations
  • 2017 women's careers and aspirations survey research report (available on this site):  Final Report.pdf (1,355 KB)
  • 2017 executive and management education survey report (commissioned by IMNZ) was reported at IMNZ offices in Auckland and Wellington in May:  survey report final.pdf (2,266 KB)
  • 2nd MPOWER Health and Safety Seminar, 25 July with speakers A.-Prof. Ian Laird, Dr David Tappin and Deirdre Farr: Poster -MPOWER RESEARCH SEMINAR.pptx (855 KB)  This followed an earlier seminar by Ian and David


  • SA Partners Continuous Improvement Conference (supported by MPOWER), 7 September. Included various speakers, including MPOWER members Chris Till (CEO, HRINZ); Mark Powell (CEO-in-residence, Massey Business School); and Assoc-Prof Jonathan Elms (Director, Massey's Centre for Advanced Retail Studies):  NZ Conference 2016-1.pdf (528 KB)
  • MPOWER overseas visitor seminar by Dr Stephane Le Queux, 30 May, presenting recent research with Dr Stephanie Graff (JCU) on 'Citizenship and Independence Frontiers in New Caledonia'. Flyer:  Seminar notes:  Graff Le Queux Massey Handout May 2016.docx (7,507 KB)
  • Linda Tirado - public talk and discussion, 18 May (supported in part by MPOWER), US author of Hand to Mouth: The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World and American anti-poverty activist, spoke about poverty in wealthy countries like New Zealand and the US. Flyer: 
  • MPOWER Panel Seminar, 9 March, "Changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000: One Year On', with Helen White (Helen White Law), Fraser St John-Atkins (Elephant HR) and Jeff Sissons (General Council, NZ Council of Trade Unions) as speakers. Flyer:  Speaker resources: White (paper): 9 March - Helen White (762 KB) ; Atkins (ppts): 9 March - Fraser Atkins (2,196 KB) ; Sissons (ppts): 9 March - Jeff Sissons (990 KB)
  • EPIC-MPOWER seminar, 12 February, by Prof. Molefe Maleka on "The importance of a Living Wage in South Africa" on 12 February 2016. Flyer:  and powerpoints:  Molefe presentation on LW.pptx (4,603 KB)  
  • MPOWER seminar by an overseas visiting scholar, January: A-Prof. Hari Bapuji (Uni. of Manatoba) on organisational strategy, inequality and impact: Video recording: and flyer:  MPOWER seminar - Assoc_-Prof Bapuji (26 January 2016).docx (625 KB)  


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