Kapiti Economic Development Association KEDA

Learning and Development Programmes

Lunch ‘n’ Learn Workshops​

The KEDA weekly one-hour workshops are designed to assist business owners, managers and staff to boost performance and profitability. With a plethora of topics available, you’ll be sure to find at least one you’ll benefit from. Just remember to bring your lunch!

Quick, sharp and affordable training that is limited to 12 places for each workshop so make sure you secure your place today.

Our ‘Lunch n Learn’ workshops are free to attend however, you do need to be a KEDA Member with an active subscription to take part. So make sure you subscribe first, it’s only $25 per year! Then return to this page to secure your place.

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Workshop Schedule – August 2023

Cyber Essentials.

Friday 4 August | 12.30 – 1.30pm

Learn how to protect your business from cyber threats. Jan Thornborough, Founder of Intelligensia and former head of the National Cyber Security Centre will teach you the essentials to operate safely in today’s online environment.

Learn more about your host… Jan Thornborough

Jan Thornborough Intelligensia

Jan Thornborough is the  Founder of Intelligensia and former head of the National Cyber Security Centre. Jan is a Committee Member of KEDA and a local resident.

Building a Guerrilla Marketing Campaign.

Friday 11 August | 12.30 – 1.30pm

A modern and unconventional system of promoting yourself on a very low budget, by relying on time, energy and imagination instead of big marketing budgets. Specifically geared for the small business and entrepreneurs Guerilla Marketing is based on human psychology instead of marketing guesswork. This very different workshop is designed with lots of hands-on action, numerous examples and a step-by-step planning guide. So, if your ordinary marketing just isn’t cutting it, then maybe Guerilla Marketing is for you.

Learn more about your host… Laurie Wilson

Laurie Wilson

Laurie has extensive business experience including an international career in advertising and marketing. From fast cars to chocolate bars and everything in between, Laurie has worked for some of the world’s largest brand marketers in the UK, Asia and New Zealand as well all kinds of small local businesses. Alongside client projects, he has tutored marketing, business strategy and leadership at leading tertiary providers in the Wellington region. He is Deputy Chair of KEDA and a local resident.

Search Engine Optimisation. Get YOUR Business Found Online!

Friday 18 June | 12.30 – 1.30pm

Every business wants to be on Page 1 of Google, but with only limited places, they can’t all be there. SEO is how you will earn your place and deliver a steady stream of organic traffic to your website 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. It’s promotion that never sleeps and the dream of all websites, businesses large and small. Pack your lunch and come along to learn the hottest SEO topics in 2023!

Learn more about your host… Oli Corby

Oliver Corby VIEWFULE Websites SEO Ads

Oli is the Co-Founder of VIEWFULE, a Web Services Company specialising in Websites, Search Engine Optimisation and Ads. He has over 20 years’ experience in Retail IT systems and Website Development having worked with Fortune 500 companies throughout the world. Such as The Body Shop International, the Estée Lauder Companies and the luxury houses of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH Group). He is a Committee Member of KEDA and local Kapiti resident.

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There are only 12 places per workshop so don’t delay. Remember to bring your lunch!

Need Help? Contact Laurie.

Laurie Wilson

Laurie Wilson | KickStart Kapiti Director

Laurie is a Committee member of KEDA and Deputy Chair. He leads the KickStart Kapiti programme and can be reached directly for any questions you may have. Click to email him now.

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