Past events

28 Sep 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Sofitel Wellington

It feels like it's been a long time 'between drinks' so to speak, we wanted to be a bit more certain we could go ahead with this month's meeting, and as we usually have under 50 attendees we are pleased that we can!

31 Aug 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Sofitel Wellington

Sadly, due to alert level changes, we have had to cancel this meeting.  We will look to reschedule as soon as we are able.


The year of Zoom is over, and we are getting back to ‘in real life’ meetings. But are you making the most of your time in them, are you participating or just observing?  During this presentation Diana Thomson of SpeechMarks Coaching will present practical strategies to help you participate, speak up and be heard.

27 Jul 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
AREA Events, Boulcott Suites

(Note this event has been rescheduled from June - if you had responded for that meeting please check your RSVP and amend if necessary)

We are excited to have Dr David Keane coming to join us for our June meeting!.  David is the founder and CEO of The 10 Behaviours of Successful People - a New Zealand based learning and development company dedicated to providing people with the tools of success in both their professional and personal lives.

Pushing Reset:  How 2020 changed the meaning of Success

20 Jul 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Wellington Chamber of Commerce

As we have deferred the Professional Development Forum this year we want to ensure members are still receiving the opportunity to attend some valuable and enjoyable meetings throughout 2021.  We hope you can join us for this extra get-together.

25 May 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

This month we are pleased to have Paul Nicolini , learning delivery specialist at Sorted at Work, part of the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), come and talk to us about the importance of financial capability education in the workplace and how it affects productivity and wellbeing. He will go through the different themes and topics offered in Sorted at Work’s programme suite as well as some brand new product offerings.

What is financial capability?

19 May 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
OAKS Hotel Wellington

Come and join us at OAKS Hotel Wellington for some drinks and nibbles and have a tour of this gem of a hotel. 

It's a great location and has many facilities that we're always on the look out for and we're fortunate to be hosted by the Area Director of Sales Shweta Mhatre.

We hope you can join us!


28 Apr 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Sofitel Wellington

Note this meeting is on a Wednesday due to the ANZAC Day holiday on Monday

NZ Sign Language week is 10 to 16 May and we are lucky to have Erica Dawson from Deaf Aotearoa and Dr Rachel McKee, Programme Director of NZSL Studies at Victoria University coming to give us an introduction to sign language, let us know about NZSL Week and learn a bit about one of our country's official languages!

30 Mar 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Sofitel Wellington

Join us this month to hear from Write Ltd Consultant Inez Romanos who'll share with us some tips, trick and secrets to minute writing and note taking.  

Even though we've all done note and minute taking in some shape or form Write Ltd can offer some new techniques, tips for general note taking,  (like when your boss is doing a brain dump in the 2 minutes they have before walking out the door and you need to write it all down!) and some speed reading tips!  We'll have time for some q&a as well.

We look forward to seeing you there!

23 Feb 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Wellington Zoo

We are very excited to be holding our February meeting at Wellington Zoo!  This is a very special, very unique Wellington venue and while a lot of us will have spent some time there either visiting as a kid or with kids ,there’s more to this venue than just the animals!

27 Jan 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Icon, Level 2, Te Papa

Reconnect after the summer break at Te Papa

Come along to reconnect with your PACE colleagues and celebrate the new year!

Welcome drink and canapes at 5.30pm, followed by an update from both Te Papa Venues and Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre

And to end the evening, we are fortunate to be able to have a walk through World of WearableArt – Up Close | Ao KākahuToi – Kia Tata exhibition.

Look forward to seeing you all then!