Unleash Productive Potential
A seminar & workshop series led by globally recognised teacher in regenerative design, Tre Cates.
Unlock the hidden productivity potential of your organisation through regenerative design principles
Disengaged employees (‘quiet quitters’) are costing the US economy $US450-650 billion dollars a year and costing NZ $7.5 billion in lost productivity. This represents a huge financial cost and lost opportunity. And the problem is hidden within the payroll.
Our current business models tend to mimic industrial processes and machine-like functionality, embracing productivity, efficiency, and profit as the only meaningful metrics in a business. But our organisations are living systems, and when we treat them like machines the consequence is high employee turnover, disengagement and deteriorating long-term health of the system.
So how can we design to encourage better engagement, participation, health and unlock the hidden productivity (opportunity) lying untapped within organisations?
This February, Ata Regenerative will be holding a series of ticketed seminars in Christchurch, Hamilton, and Auckland with Tre’ Cates, founder of nRhythm, who is globally recognised for his work implementing Regenerative Design Principles (RDPs) into organisations.
RDPs are a set of insights from living systems, we can use to evaluate whether our business model is regenerating or degenerating health and potential. This allows us to quantify the tangible cost or untapped potential sitting within organisations to stop the leaks and capitalise on opportunities – and it’s easier than you might think to implement.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets are limited so be quick. Early Bird tickets are available for a limited time.
Christchurch – February 12, 2024 – Lincoln University – Book tickets here
Hamilton – February 19, 2024 – The Workshop, Panama – Book tickets here
Auckland – February 20, 2024 – Ellen Melville Centre – Book tickets here
Hunterville – February 14, 2024 – Rathmoy Lodge – Book tickets here
The seminars will cover the following:
- An introduction to the Regenerative Design Principles and how they are relevant to organisational design
- The Regenerative Framework and how it creates conditions for health, engagement, and productivity
- How to build the Regenerative Framework into your business as a regenerative design, planning and management tool
- How to leverage RDP to achieve optimal regenerative outcomes (resulting in increased engagement, productivity, and profits) within your organisation
The workshops and seminars are a unique opportunity for organisations from the farming, food, and supply chain industries, service-based enterprises, SMEs, and businesses supplying export markets and multinationals.
Workshops for leadership teams
For people and organisations that would like a more immersive program tailored to their specific organisational needs, we are taking bookings for a limited number (2 only) of half-day workshops in each location to jump start the regenerative redesign process.
What you will discover by scheduling a tailored Workshop for your organisation
• An online assessment of your (organisations) regenerative health prior to the meeting so discussions are more relevant to your business and context
• Introduction and further expansion of the Regenerative Design Principles within your context
• The Regenerative Framework and how it creates conditions for health within your organisation that lead to the outcomes you desire.
• A step-by-step plan to build the Regenerative Framework into your business as a regenerative design, planning and management tool.
• The opportunity for ongoing support to embed lasting success into the program.
Expressions of interest for private workshops are open for organisations on the shift towards a regenerative organisation. Please use the form at the top of this page to register your interest.
“Businesses are increasingly being required to prove their regenerative credentials. Regeneration has to start to with people.” – Dr Hugh Jellie
“Organisations can thrive because people can thrive. But that’s got to be designed.” – Tre’ Cates
Here’s why you need to attend
For many people, the current system is not delivering desirable results. Life may be OK, but there’s a feeling something is not right, even if they can’t put their finger on it.
Our current economic, business and agricultural systems are built on extracting value from capital, labour, resources, and the environment, and they’re running out of runway. This is rapacious and reinforcing as people are trapped in a system that no longer serves them.
The consequences may appear as unhappiness, disengagement, and lack of fulfilment. We have become net consumers, increasingly separated from the natural world, propped up by debt. At the same time, inflation and prices remain high, currency falls in value, energy becomes more scarce, and resource-motivated geopolitical instability threatens peace. Our health is in decline, education and social services are failing our most vulnerable people, and many businesses fail to thrive due to ‘difficult trading conditions’. Mere hyperbole, pessimism, or a realistic assessment of our emerging predicament are inevitable outcomes created by a set of conditions we created.
We need a dramatic system redesign, and this is where Regenerative Design Principles (RDP) can help. There are 6 RDPs:
- Holism: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
- Mutualism: inherent value and dependence on each other
- Uniqueness: every part is unique
- Evolutionary: contextually relevant and adaptable
- Nodal: control is decentralised and distributed
- Developmental: allows for the growth and health of members
These principles can be used as a lens in the (re)design of all systems, from smaller family entities and organisations to workplaces, businesses, and larger-scale economic and political systems. Every interaction we have in life is moderated through a system. That system lies on a continuum between regenerative (unaltered natural ecosystem) and extractive and degenerative.
This seminar will introduce you to the RDPs and show you how to use them as a lens to redesign the systems you care about to serve the outcomes you want to create.
In being part of this process of regenerative redesign, each of us contributes a little bit to creating a better world. We don’t need to fix the big problems. We need to redesign our systems to create better outcomes. Come and join us and discover how you can make a difference.
Our first three-hour public seminars commence on 12 February in Christchurch.
Date: 12 February 2024, 9.30 am-12.30 pm (arrive 9 am, for 9.30 start)
Location: Lincoln University, B.linc Workshop | Lincoln University Campus I Lincoln 7647 | New Zealand
Speakers: Tre’ Cates, Dr. Hugh Jellie, Dr. Pablo Gregorini (on the link between regenerative land management and human health)
Cost: Early Bird $99 until Sunday 4th Feb, then $135+GST.
Date: 19 February 9.30-12.30 pm (arrive 9 am for 9.30 start)
Location: The Workshop, Panama.Panama Square, Level 2, 14 Garden Place, Hamilton (above Creamery Cafe)
Speakers: Tre’ Cates, Dr. Hugh Jellie
Cost: Early Bird $99 until Wednesday 7th Feb, then $135+GST.
Date: 20 February, 9.30-12.30pm (arrive 9 am for 9.30 start)
Location: Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
(Women’s Pioneer Hall via Main Entrance)
Speakers: Tre’ Cates, Dr. Hugh Jellie
Cost: Early Bird $99 until Wednesday 7th Feb, then $135+GST.
Space is limited. Book now!
Date: 14 February 2024, 1 pm to 4 pm followed by social hour
Location: Rathmoy Lodge – 136 Cooks Road Hunterville, Manawatu-Wanganui 4783
Facilitators: Tre’ Cates, Dr. Hugh Jellie
Cost: $290 +GST. Group prices available
Expressions of interest for private workshops
For people and organisations interested in making the shift to regenerative organisation, a limited number of spots are available for private workshops. This involves a more immersive program tailored to their specific organisational needs.
We are taking bookings for a limited number (2 only) of half-day workshops in each location to jump-start the regenerative redesign process.
What you will discover by scheduling a tailored workshop for your organisation
- An online assessment of your (organisations) regenerative health prior to the meeting so discussions are more relevant to your business and context.
- Introduction and further expansion of the Regenerative Design Principles within your context.
- The Regenerative Framework and how it creates conditions for health within your organisation that lead to the outcomes you desire.
- A step-by-step plan to build the Regenerative Framework into your business as a regenerative design, planning and management tool.
- The opportunity for ongoing support to embed lasting success into the program.
Enquire here to learn how your organisation can get a private workshop.
About the Speakers
Tre’ Cates & nRhythm
Tre’ Cates is the Managing Director of nRhythm based in the USA. Tre’ consults with organisations in various industries across six continents and 35 countries. He has proven to be indispensable in designing, developing, and implementing an organisation’s purpose for the future.
His industry experience is diverse, within much experience in the agri-food sector, including working with major meat packing plants in Texas to the well-known family farming business White Oak Pastures to publicly traded companies and multinational organisations working in 20+ countries. Tré has a BA in Philosophy from Ouachita Baptist University and an MA in Theology from Southwestern Seminary.
Dr. Hugh Jellie & Ata Regenerative
Dr Hugh Jellie is the CEO & founder of Ata Regenerative, an organisation that, for the past decade, has been bringing greater sustainability and resilience to NZ farmers and their communities through the adoption of regenerative farming practices. He is accredited by the Savory Institute as a Master Field Professional and an Ecological Outcome Verification Master Verifier.
Ata Regenerative is the Savory Institute’s only certified Ecological Outcome Verification provider in New Zealand, working with 200+ farming enterprises and is affiliated with the global Land to Market programme. Ata partners with nRhtyhm to provide organisational design and Hugh has worked with Tre’ on a number of projects within N and globally.
Become a regenerative organisation
Unleash the hidden productivity potential in your organisation. Learn the principles of regenerative design.
We invite you to be part of these special seminars and workshops and gain valuable insights and strategies to transform your organisation into a regenerative powerhouse.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Contact us for further questions, or secure your spot now!