WEDS 6 or THURS 7 SEPTEMBER • PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, WELLINGTON • COST: $400 + GST
The ability to communicate effectively with Māori is essential whether your organisation is designing and implementing a new policy, consulting with Iwi in relation to a natural resource project or developing key messages for this important audience. Having this knowledge and skills is a core competency for public servants developing policy, designing programmes and or for developing kaupapa Māori frameworks. This one-day workshop focuses on developing your understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Māori world view to effectively engage with Māori. With presenter and facilitator Mahanga Maru.
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Axford Fellowship Seminars
MONDAY 21 AUGUST, 12 - 1.30 PM • Nau Mai Room, Te Puni Kōkiri House, 143 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Hear the report-backs from three of the visiting US fellows who have been studying aspects of public policy in New Zealand.
THURSDAY 31 AUGUST, 12.30 - 1.30 PM • RUSSELL MCVEAGH, 157 LAMBTON QUAY, WELLINGTON
Secretary of the Cabinet, Michael Webster, will describe the process used to update The Cabinet Manual, the authoritative guide to central government decision-making, and highlight some of the more significant and interesting changes and additions.
Skills Organisation: Leading and Managing a Diverse Workforce
THURSDAY 31 AUGUST, 5 - 7 PM • James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 147 The Terrace, Wellington
Join Skills and a panel of experts to discuss how to celebrate and encourage a diverse workforce. Skills is an organisation that is mandated by government to engage and develop New Zealand’s workforce. One of the issues facing employers is how to lead and encourage a diverse workforce made up of different ages, genders and cultures. This seminar will offer insight from industry leaders who will be discussing (and taking questions on) dealing with workplace discrimination.
Complex Problems are Driving the Evolution of NZ Public Policy to Where?
TUESDAY 29 AND THURSDAY 31 AUGUST, 5 - 7 PM • MSD Auditorium, The Aurora Centre, 56 The Terrace, Wellington
These panel discussions reflect on how New Zealand policy development processes have evolved in response to complex challenges since 2001 and explore where they could evolve to next.
Information Management: a Matter of Life and Death
MONDAY 4 SEPTEMBER, 5.30 - 7.30 PM • RUSSELL MCVEAGH, 48 SHORTLAND STREET, AUCKLAND
This seminar, by Janita Stuart, Information Manager for Worksafe New Zealand, looks at four disasters where part of the cause was poor information management. She considers the importance of good information management processes to keep employees safe.
Partnership Brokers Programme
17 - 20 OCTOBER • WELLINGTON • COST $2400
This programme provides those working in partnerships with in-depth development on how to partner effectively. It offers a unique focus on managing the partnering process / building skills in partnership brokering.