Te hira tangata ki Waikato, ki Raukawa ki Maniapoto, ki Hauraki

 

Conference Programme

 Day 1: Wednesday 2 August 2017

* Please note: Conference Programme is subject to change

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8.00 am - 9:00 am

Registration

 

Matariki

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Whakatau
Kapa haka

Kaumaatua
Knighton Normal School - Te Hihiri

Matariki

9:50 am

Community Waikato Introduction 

Holly Snape

Matariki 

9:55am

MC Introduction & Housekeeping

Josiah Teokotai

Matariki

10:00am - 10:40 am

Keynote speaker

It’s hard to soar like eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys … but it can be done

Despite having to compete for diminishing resources in an often times unfriendly political environment, community organisations are still expected to deliver quality social services.  It’s only when we truly collaborate with each other and wider citizen movements that we’ll help create the just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand that we all hope for.  It’s all very well wanting more ambulances, but the future lies in building more fences at the tops of the cliffs. 

Lindsay Cumberpatch

Matariki 

10:45 am - 11:10 am

Morning tea

 

 

11:15 am - 11:55 am

Workshops (choose 1 to attend)

 

 

Workshop 1: Starting anywhere leads everywhere
Interactionz will share their Social Enterprise journey of how they re-organised the business to take up their new challenge, and what they learned along the way.

Lisa Clausen
Janelle Fisher
Interactionz

Matariki

Workshop 2: Board engagement
A discussion based workshop, where we can explore the journey of Progress to Health’s board from a “rubber-stamp entity” to one that is fully-engaged and strategy driven.

David Ireland,
Karen Covell
Progress to Health

Waitii

Workshop 3: Sustainable Consumption
This presentation will identify some of the issues with our current consumptive lifestyles, and explore how - we as individuals and communities in Aotearoa New Zealand - can make purchasing and consumption choices that can help contribute to more ethical and sustainable use of our resources, and a more just global community. 

Camilla Carty-Melis, Anna Casey-Cox
Waikato Environment Centre

Tupu-a-rangi

Workshop 4: Revitalising rural communities through social innovation
Community organisations are often filled with passionate people working hard to make a difference for a cause or an issue. As such, it is easy to become focused on your own passions, your own direction and your own hard work to make a difference.  That’s logical as this is what made them start in the first place to try and make a difference.
However, sometime we need to stop, step back and see what else is going on.  Looking at the bigger picture from someone else’s point of view often brings new light and new energy as well as new opportunities.  Sometimes a new approach to an exciting issue can bring about a societal change that increases the quality of life for many. 
This session will present some local and international cases of what can happen when you collaborate and tackle issues in a new and innovative ways.

Lotta Bryant and Mariana Van der Walt
Wintec

Ururangi

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm

Keynote Speaker

Building  communities of hope that can thrive into the 21st  Century

Historically “Thriving” for Mâori has been challenging in Aotearoa New Zealand. The challenges of colonisation have meant that our potential has been limited, and this has had a negative impact on all communities across this country. We need to think differently about wellbeing for Mâori, incorporating Mâori values into the way we measure and address these challenges in our communities and in society.

And this isn’t just a challenge for Mâori. In an increasingly globalised context with rapidly changing demographic profile, Aotearoa New Zealand needs to consider changing the way it measures and solves its challenges and fulfils its potential. Fortunately for us our unique context offers us some insights and solutions that with the right vision and attitude we can all share and partake in, becoming a blend of the best of a global context with the deep roots of indigenous values. We can build communities of hope that can, indeed, thrive into the 21st Century.

Dr Hirini Kaa

Matariki 

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch   

 

Gamekeepers restaurant

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

Workshops (choose 1 to attend)

 

 

Workshop 1: How competition and collaboration in the business sector can translate to the community sector
Most business is based on a competitive model but nonetheless businesses, even those in direct competition, collaborate in a variety of ways. The goals of this collaboration range from expanding markets to maximising resources. This session explores the way in which the community sector could borrow and adapt these ideas to increase funding, resources and community support.

Jenni Scanlon
Strategies Direct

Ururangi

Workshop 2: Leading out front, from behind, alongside communities
Thinking and acting differently in the complex 21st century environment, challenges us to review our assumptions about leadership. Leading from the front is just one of many leadership approaches needed to work with complex social, environmental and community change.  This workshop explores a new framework for thinking, acting and leading amidst complexity, where leadership is primarily about continuous learning on the job

Margy Jean Malcolm
Inspiring Communities

Matariki

Workshop 3: Rural Internet - Communities, Schools and Iwi Leading the Charge!
Remote rural communities have been doing it hard with limited and expensive Internet connections. How can learning take place for tamariki outside of the school gate and how can adult education develop for rural whanau when they can't get affordable Internet connections? 
The Government has put millions into the Rural Broadband Initiative stage 1 and are putting further millions into stage 2. The big Telco's have upped their ability to supply to rural communities but at what cost?
Our solution is to work with the school, communities and Iwi to build a low cost Internet network with the focus on cheap connection to whanau who have been left behind by the big Telco's. With community participation there is ongoing vested interest in our wifi network solutions.

Ivan Lomax
WiFi Connect

Tupu-a-rangi

Workshop 4: How does a Community group engage with local government
How can community groups best engage with their local authorities to garner the support required to really make a difference in their communities. 

Amanda Hema
The Stakeholder Agent

Waitii

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

World Cafe

Karen Stockmann and
Sandy Thompson

Matariki

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon tea

 

 

3:15 pm - 4:55 pm

Dragon’s Den
Community organisations compete in the Dragons Den, for a chance to win a share of $20,000


Panel of Judges


Matariki 

4:55 pm - 5:00 pm

Summing up of first day

John Prendergast/ Sandy Thompson

Matariki 

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktails

 

Matariki

6:30 pm

Dinner and Entertainment

  Gamekeepers restaurant
 

Day 2: Thursday 3 August 2017

8:45 am

Reflections

Josiah Teokotai/
Sandy Thompson

Matariki 

9:00 - 9:10 am

Progress to Health

Introduce Sir Graeme Dingle

Matariki 

9:10 am - 9:50 am

Keynote speaker

An ambitious vision for New Zealand
Graeme will talk about being an ambitious international mountaineer and how this led to founding OPC, now Hillary Outdoors, and what this taught him about child and youth development. After 7 years Graeme was head hunted and went to the corporate world. This led to to him founding the Woolrest Foundation which developed a number of projects including: the Turangi Enterprise Agency, Business in the Community, and An Alternative to prison for teens. All this activity led to Jo-anne Wilkinson and Graeme establishing Project K which in turn led to the GRAEME DINGLE FOUNDATION and an ambitious vision for New Zealand.

Sir Graeme Dingle

Matariki 

9:50 am - 10:10 am

Set up Learning Marketplace
Have you ever noticed that some of the most profound and energising learning you take from a conference comes from the connections and conversations you have during the breaks?  We will be creating space for you to actively contribute to setting the agenda.  During learning marketplace you will be able to share topics and questions you are passionate about.  You may want to share some knowledge or experience; pose a question; or invite others to talk with you about an issue you are grappling with. So come along with your topic, issue or question

Karen Stockmann and
Sandy Thompson

Matariki 

10:10 am - 10:25 am

Morning Tea

 

 

10:25 am - 11:40 am

Learning Marketplace

Karen Stockmann


Matariki 

11:40 am - 12:40 pm

Back Benches 
A political discussion hosted by Wallace Chapman about how the different political parties view the role of the community and social service sector in service provision, and also how the different parties view the future of the relationship between the government and the sector

Wallace Chapman
and Members of NZ political parties

Matariki 

12:40 pm - 1:25 pm

Lunch

 

Gamekeepers restaurant

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

Key Note Speaker

Stop the Bus
Chris and Erinna Lane of Big Kid Films and their 4 children will be traveling New Zealand in a bus for one year to create a documentary that will implore New Zealanders to face our problem of child abuse.

They believe our culture of abuse can change but understand that social change is difficult and requires a multifaceted approach. This journey will showcase ‘ordinary’ New Zealanders doing what they can to inspire and empower more New Zealanders to practice tika, pono, aroha and manaakitanga for our children.

Erinna Lane
(Stop the Bus)


Matariki 

2:10 pm - 2:30 pm

Presentation of Corporate Prize

Beca


Matariki 

2:35 pm - 3:20 pm

Workshops (choose 1 to attend)

 

Matariki 

Workshop 1: Making the square disappear
We can’t keep doing things the same way and expecting different results.  The purpose of Making the Square Disappear is to arm participants with simple and practical tools that will enable them, whether they are working by themselves or with others, to:
•    Unlock, or boost, their creativity,
•    Help them see things in different ways
•    Enable them to generate fresh ideas, and
•    Help develop ideas and get them through the organisation.

Megan Thorn
Exult

Ururangi

Workshop 2: Leadership from the Inside-Out 
Community organisation leaders operate in a highly complex and challenging environment, yet many leaders grow into their roles without coherent professional leadership development. Most seek training to build their skill portfolio in order to build effective teams and support their organisations. However, leadership development theory, as well as the experience of our team, shows that the most resilient and able leaders invest in themselves as well. This session will explore the concept of a personal leadership philosophy and participants will take away tools to create their own personal statement of the type of leader they strive to be.

Sandy Thompson
LEAD

Matariki

Workshop 3: Who Gives a Shift?
The volunteer landscape is changing and volunteer leaders need to change too! Explore ideas on how your organisation engages with and leads volunteers with tips, strategies and habits that might just change the way you work.

Discover: 
Who can be recruited and how
Volunteer leadership vs volunteer management - what’s the difference?
Your competitive edge
The importance of organisational culture

Chris Atkinson and Lorraine Hooper – Volunteering Waikato

Tupu-a-rangi

Workshop 4: Connecting and Engaging in the Online World
In the rapidly changing online world it is hard to keep up, this Zeald seminar aims to provide a framework to make sense of the digital marketing tools available and give you some practical tips to implement for your organisation.

Jarra Borman
Zeald

Waitii

3:20 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon tea

 

 

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

Presentation of Dragons Den prizes

Len Reynolds Trust 

Matariki 

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Summary of Conference and Participant Feedback 

Josiah Teokotai

Matariki 

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Poroporoaki

 

Matariki