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Limelight 2014/15 Year in review 31 The sessions also emphasised the value of becoming registered for career advancement and will hopefully encourage moreemerging professionals to be proactive and become registered earlier in their careers. Client Service Challenge As part of Limelight week 2015, a client service challenge event was run for emerging professionals in the office. For this event, the emerging professionals were put into teams and were given a task to construct a house out of cardboard. Each team had a different client that had varying traits and objectives. At the conclusion of the event, each team had to present their creation back to the others discussing the traits and objectives of their client and how they overcame their difficulties to deliver the 'project'. This session gave emerging professionals an opportunity to identify the traits of the client, and devise a suitable strategy to construct something to their specific requirements. These skills are valuable in order to deliver successful real life projects for Aurecon's clients. Future of Consulting Bruce Manners, DC Manager, and Matt Flannery, Unit Manager – Land Infrastructure, ran a two part Future of Consulting session in the Wellington Office. The first session involved giving an overview of the way future project delivery is heading for Aurecon. At the completion of this session, emerging professionals were put into teams and given a task to prepare a presentation, discussing how they would see Aurecon deliver a new Hospital project in the year 2020. The second session involved giving the presentation to the DC unit managers and the other participating emerging professionals. These sessions challenged emerging professionals to think outside the square and look into strategies of how a project like this will be able to be delivered more efficiently and effectively with advances in technologies. Client evening To foster closer relationships between Aurecon's emerging professionals and those of our clients, the Wellington Limelight committee organised a client networking evening. The evening involved networking between emerging professionals over drinks and nibbles, followed by attending a comedy show held as part of the New Zealand Comedy Festival. This evening provided an opportunity for emerging professionals to develop their networking and client facing skills. Professional Accreditation Sessions Throughout 2014, the Wellington Limelight committee organised a series of six IPENZ professional accreditation sessions. IPENZ is the professional body that registers engineers in New Zealand. The sessions were run by senior staff members within the office. Each session covered two of the twelve competency elements required to become a Chartered Professional Engineer. The senior engineers facilitating the sessions gave insight into what is required for each competency and what project examples they used in their submission to satisfy each of these competencies. These sessions were valuable for new emerging engineers looking to gain insight to the accreditation process through to more senior Emerging Engineers looking at completing and submitting a registration application. WEL Wellington New Zealand

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