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Are you interested in becoming connected with the Community Sector?? – Community & Whanau meeting for Nelson – 7 February 2018

Please come along to our first Nelson Community & Whanau meeting for 2018. We have been very lucky have Clarke Ching – an International speaker, management consultant and author of the business novel “Rolling Rocks Downhill” coming along to speak about bottle necking in your Organisation. We will also be having Nicola Gausel & Matt Walters from the Nelson City Council coming to speak about – Community Investment Fund 2018/19. Nicola and Matt will provide an update on this year’s funding round and the new priority areas set for 2018/19.


We have been very lucky have Clarke Ching – an International speaker, management consultant and author of the business novel “Rolling Rocks Downhill”. Early last year, he moved back home to Nelson following 20 years living and working in Ireland and Scotland. Clarke teaches large businesses – including international giants like General Electric, Sky TV, Dell, Royal London Group, and The Royal Bank of Scotland- and, more recently, New Zealand’s MSD – to use modern manufacturing techniques to rev up their Software Development teams.

Clarke has offered to speak to us about the key technique in his upcoming book, “The Bottleneck Rules”.

The simplest way of explaining this is to think about the traffic lights in Tahunanui, by the KFC.

They are a bottleneck because, at peak times, they can’t keep up with the number of cars needing to pass through them. That causes delays and a big build-up of traffic along Rocks Road. The same thing happens in the workplace too, but, unlike traffic bottlenecks which are obvious, workplace bottlenecks tend to be sneaky and very good at hiding.

In this short talk, Clarke will show you how to find the bottleneck hiding in your workplace, then speed it (and everything else) up.

He is also hoping to volunteer his consulting help to “rev up” a handful of Nelson Charities. If you are interested, Clarke can come to your workplace, or, if there is a lot of interest he will run a free workshop.

We will also be having Nicola Gausel & Matt Walters from the Nelson City Council coming to speak about – Community Investment Fund 2018/19

Nicola and Matt will provide an update on this year’s funding round and the new priority areas set for 2018/19.

Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: February 7, 2018
Start time: 12:00 PM

End Time: 1:30 PM
Venue:Trafalgar Pavilion, Trafalgar Street Nelson

Cost: Free

Contact Name: Belinda Harte
Contact Phone: 03 546 7681
Contact Email: belinda@volunteernelson.org.nz