DAY 1 – 7 Aug 2017
8:30 AM Registration Desk Open
Welcome tea and coffee
10:05 AM Welcome / Mihi, opening Karakia: Chair / Kaumatua
10:20 AM MC Introduction and Housekeeping: Te Radar
10:25 AM Commencement: Ray Lind, Careerforce
10:30 AM Ministerial Address: Hon Louise Upston
10:40 AM Political Panel  (Facilitator: Te Radar)

Labour – Jenny Salesa

Green – Jan Logie

NZ First – Tracey Martin

11:40 AM Keynote Speaker: Hoani Jeremy Lambert, Oranga Tamariki
12:15 PM Lunch
1:45 PM Keynote Speaker: Professor Des Gorman
2:25 PM Break out sessions
  Session 1
Topic:  Kaiāwhina
Speaker: Professor Des Gorman

Session 2
Topic: Business Qualification Pathway
Speaker: Gill Genet

Session 3
Topic: Impact of Policy (Case study: in-between travel and pay equity)
Speaker: Richard Wagstaff

3:15 PM Afternoon Tea
3:50 PM Plenary/Panel Session – Innovation & Co-design

Dr Penny Hagen, Lifehack
Dee-Ann Wolferstan, CE, Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri Trust

James Lord, Careerforce

4:30 PM Day 1 Wrap up: MC
4:45 PM Optional: Te Papa Tour
6:30 PM Pre-dinner Drinks: Entrance Foyer
7:30 PM Conference Dinner, Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony
Location: Wellington Foyer
7:40 PM MC housekeeping/ welcome
7:45 PM Entrees served
8:05 PM Presentation: Apprenticeship Graduates
8:45 PM Mains served
9:25 PM Presentation: Training Excellence Awards
9:55 PM Desserts served
10:25 PM Evening concludes


DAY 2 – 8 Aug 2017
8:30 AM Registration Desk Open
Welcome tea and coffee
9:10 AM Welcome to Day Two: MC, Te Radar
9:15 AM Keynote Speakers: Kyle MacDonald & Mike King

“The State of Mental Health in New Zealand”

10:00 AM Energiser: Turaukawa Sam Bartlett
10:10 AM Morning Tea
10:45 AM Break out sessions
Session 1
Topic: Introduction to Psychotherapy
Speaker: Kyle Macdonald

Session 2
Topic: Suicide Prevention
Speaker: Mike King

Session 3
Topic: Learning Transfer Research
Speaker: Dr Karen Vuaghan & Jo MacDonald, NZCER

11:35 AM Apprenticeships Up Close
12:05 PM Lunch
1:40 PM Plenary Session: Family Violence Multi-Agency Team

Giselle Wansa-Harvey & Andrew Zielinski

2:10 PM Panel Session
  AYSA: Bruce Robertson

NZQA: Dr Grant Klinkum

ITF: Josh Williams

Berl: Dr Ganesh Nana

3:10 PM Wrap-up: Ray Lind, Careerforce
3:20 PM Conference close: MC/Kaumatua
3:30 PM Conference closed

Correct as at 27 July 2017

Contact Us

For more information about the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference 2017, contact our PCO.

Contact: Sandra Julian, Event Director
Phone: 04 910 5473