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The South Canterbury Chamber is the official South Canterbury COVID-19 Response Team for business assistance. Our COVID-19 Response Team is now bringing you a FREE webinar series, which has been specifically designed to support business through the impact of COVID-19.

These free webinars bring together updates from leading experts in the region to help clarify and make sense of some of the most pressing topics that are affecting businesses over this unprecedented time. 

See information below on upcoming webinars and view recordings of past webinars on-demand. Visit our website for all upcoming training here.

Business Continuity Planning
When: Wednesday, 
April 8, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

These are unprecedented times for businesses and their people.

This FREE one hour online workshop is offered as a way of providing you with logical advice to help minimise the impact of this global pandemic on your business.

This complimentary webinar is for business owners to:

  • Outline the things you should consider now to minimise the impact on your business
  • Provide you with a guide and a template for you to create your Business Continuity Plan
  • Give supporting information to help you engage your suppliers, employees, bank and advisors to drive empathetic and effective conversations
  • Help you build resilience in your team and family at this time

Presenter: Ric Thorpe, Sidekick Timaru

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Communication in a Crisis
When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This FREE one hour online workshop covers principles and strategies for effectively communicating through crisis. 

Covid-19 is tossing all our lives up in the air. Strong clear messages can bring stability and provide direction and purpose for our business teams. Identifying the right topics, hitting the right tone, adapting to new mediums, providing the right leadership – it is important to get all these things right.

This webinar will cover:

  • Getting your own head in the right space
  • Identifying the right message
  • Recognising the pitfalls
  • Understanding the communication mediums
  • Enhancing the communication process
  • Setting our workers up for success.

Presenter: Malcolm Eadie, Progressive

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Critical HR During COVID-19 Update
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Join this FREE 30 minute online workshop for updates on current COVID 19 Level HR impact.


  • The wage subsidy.
  • Essential businesses leave subsidy  
  • Employment Legislation and the need for compliance.

Presenter: Thomas Nation, Timpany Walton Lawyers

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Finance and Cashflow Management
When: Wednesday, 
April 22, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

FREE one hour online workshop. With the impact of COVID-19, finance & cashflow management is more important than ever. Cashflow Management is fundamental as every business owner needs an understanding of cash and liquidity for better decision making. 

Recognising the difference between profit and cash, and the impact improving your Cash Conversion Cycle will have on your business is essential to managing and growing any business.

Benefits of Cashflow Management:

  • Assists with bank lending requirements
  • Identifies ways to avoid late payment penalties and interest from suppliers
  • Improves communication and relationships with your financiers and suppliers
  • Gives you an understanding of cash and liquidity for better decision making
  • Helps you understand the key cashflow drivers and the Cash Conversion Cycle in your business
  • Enables you to predict and plan for large cash outflows
  • Teaches you how to monitor your actual cashflow against forecast in your accounting or reporting software
  • Provides peace of mind that your cashflow needs are known and properly funded
  • Improves business processes that maximise cashflow, profit and business value
  • Drives your business to achieve your goals in a controlled and managed way

Presenter: Ric Thorpe, Sidekick Timaru

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Critical HR During COVID-19

The webinar has ended. Register to watch it on-demand.

Feeling overwhelmed?

This FREE one hour online workshop offers advice and support to employers on the HR impacts of COVID-19. 

Topics include:

  • Impacts of workplace closure – Level 4
  • Workforce changes, restructuring and redundancy and associated implications
  • Leave and pay issues including wage and leave subsidy (how to apply and how to use)
  • Employers rights and obligations
  • Remote workplace implications
  • Well being of staff and effective leadership throughout
  • Practical HR support of specific issues

Presenter: Thomas Nation, Timpany Walton Lawyers

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The Chamber is going virtual

The South Canterbury Chamber COVID-19 Response Team
We have pulled together our own Response Team for all businesses across South Canterbury to assist you through these unprecedented times from HR queries to navigating the Government Support packages and general business support. Please call or email us on the above numbers.Our team is working remotely, with all staff available via phone and email. Contact us by: The impact of COVID-19 on our way of life and our ability to conduct business across many of our industries could not have been predicted even just a few weeks ago; in much the same way that we cannot forecast what that environment will look like in one month or six months. But what we do know is that we’re all in this together and together we will make it through.

Raewyn Bell

Business Advisor
25 Canon St I PO Box 919 I Timaru I New Zealand
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