Conducting Disciplinary Meetings

The manner in which a disciplinary meeting is conducted is a key element in determining whether the action taken by the employer was procedurally fair.  If a meeting is not conducted fairly or key steps are overlooked or omitted the outcome of the disciplinary process may be invalidated or could lead to successful personal grievance action by the employee.

This half day course will provide participants with the essential information about the actions required of an employer in the preparation for, the conducting of, and the action following a disciplinary meeting.

Relevant to: Course length: Eligible for assistance?
Business owners
1/2 day NZTE Capability
Development voucher applies

Sessions Topic

  • The requirement for disciplinary meetings
  • Preparing for a disciplinary meeting
  • Asking the employee to attend the meeting
  • Preparing relevant questions
  • Being able to keep an open mind
  • Keeping the meeting focussed
  • Dealing with employee representatives
  • The steps and actions necessary to ensure the process is fair
  • Making decisions about the actions to be taken at the conclusion of the meeting
  • An outline of procedural fairness and substantive justification requirements

Your Learning Outcomes

  • Be aware of procedural fairness requirements
  • Be able to prepare relevant correspondence
  • Know what is required to plan and set up disciplinary meetings
  • Be able to follow a step by step process of meeting management
  • Have the knowledge to conduct effective disciplinary meetings


½ day,   Either 9am – 12:30pm or 12:30pm – 4pm.

Includes workbook, arrival tea or coffee, morning or afternoon tea.

Course Details

Date Time City Venue
1 Sep 2020 9am – 12:30pm Wellington Business Central
21 Sep 2020 9am – 12:30pm Napier Business Hub
27 Oct 2020 9am – 12:30pm Palmerston North Caccia Birch House
11 Nov 2020 9am – 12:30pm Palmerston North Caccia Birch House


Prices indicated are per person.

Members: $299 + GST

Non Members: $445 + GST


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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 5 clear working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no-shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.