Its been a while, but we haven't stood still!

You haven’t heard from us in a while, we have been busy restructuring The Britten Institute for growth, expect some announcements in the next few months as our plan evolves and new people come on board.

In other news, we are working with our friends at Engineering New Zealand on some exciting initiatives. Together we will be running an open workshop on the 10th of April at Engineering New Zealand in Wellington.

Click here to buy tickets.

Our workshops attract a very diverse range of people across business and society, profit and not-for-profit. The issues we face are linked in ways we have previously not considered.

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Closing off on 2018

As we approach the end of 2018 we can look back on an exciting year. We have new partnerships and business relationships in development that we will be announcing next year.

Most recently we have run a workshop in Christchurch at the Signal ICT Graduate School. The workshop included participants from New Zealand Young Farmers, Aurecon and members of the Signal team.

The last workshop of the year was held at Engineering New Zealand’s new conference space in Wellington. Attended by Engineering New Zealand team members, PrefabNZ and a large contingent from Te Puni Kōkiri.

Finally, we recently soft-launched a short workshop product called ‘Discover the Value of Cognitive Diversity'. We will be promoting this fully in the new year as an in-house workshop.

All the best to our supporters, we will see you in the new year!


A Spring Update

Spring has sprung!

Life has been busy for the team here at The Britten Institute, with the running of two workshops in Christchurch and Wellington and the promotion of a third to be held in Auckland on the 21st of November. We’ve had a chance to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and interests, from agriculture to banking to tech innovation. Thanks to BNZ and Z Energy.


Dorenda also managed to squeeze in a speaking engagement at an Innovation Nation luncheon. Hosted by Robert Stone monthly at The Northern Club in Auckland, the luncheon is a chance for people to be challenged and hear from some of New Zealands game changers. Thanks to Robert and a great audience!


Our Varied Work

On Tuesday The Britten Institute had the very great pleasure of running a workshop around the theme of diversity for Structex and associated businesses.

It was great to discover that Structex understand the nature of our changing work environments and are always open to new perspectives on their journey to being a truly client facing organisation.

Understanding cognitive diversity is a component of our overall design process. Let us work with your team to take a deep dive into the subject of diversity and discover what it really means.


Projects: Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research

A few words from Dorenda about a recent engagement with Landcare.

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of running a workshop to challenge young leaders to think about the big questions when designing initiatives.

The program, led by Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research and Plant & Food Research as part of the National Science Challenges, included young people coming from all walks of life and experience, coming together to address the future of our land and water.

Very exciting to be working with young, open-minded, enthusiastic people in beautiful Havelock North!



We'd like to acknowledge the amazing generosity of Anya Anderson and Glen Duffield of Redseed for enabling us to use their fabulous studio and videography expertise for the work we are doing for our online course.

Redseed provide end-to-end solutions for training large teams across Australasia, including content creation, and an LMS that is focused on changing behaviour.

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Thanks for partnering with us Redseed.