Photo: Michael Hall ©Te Papa

Careerforce Workforce Development Conference

Te Papa, Wellington
2nd to 3rd
November
2015

Transform your workforce. Prepare for your future.

The Careerforce Workforce Development Conference (CWDC) offers insights, experience and opinion from leading health, wellness and social service workforce leaders from both New Zealand and around the world. This conference will provide tools and information useful to anyone responsible for a workforce in the health, wellness, and social service sectors. It will cover international developments, high-level reporting from central government, and news from the training and qualification areas.

Gain the skills and tools you need to improve your workforce now and into the future.

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Keynote Speakers

Rod Cooke

Rod Cooke

CEO

Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council, Australia

Hear about the Australian Experience and the changes that lie ahead in the Community Services and Health Industry workforces. Rod will be asking “What is likely impact on New Zealand workforce?”

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John Rogers

John Rogers

CEO

Skills for Health, UK

John will discuss Workforce planning; Developing non-registered staff and a more flexible workforce. He’ll present findings and opportunities from a review of the UK National Health Service (NHS).

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Mairi-Anne MacDonald

Mairi-Anne MacDonald

Director of Sector Development

Scottish Social Services Council, Scotland

Mairi-Anne will discuss the ways in which the Scottish Social Services Council are building a safe, skilled, confident and flexible social service workforce and share with us what insights were learned along the way.

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Register now to experience international and national experts on workforce development from around the world.

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Agenda / Programme

Day One

0800

Registration opens

0900

Welcome / Mihi

0920

Opening address
Hon Louise Upston: Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment

0945

Mairi-Anne MacDonald: Scottish Social Services Council – Building a safe, skilled, confident and flexible social service workforce

1035

Morning Tea

1055

Murray Johnson: TEC - Building a New TEC

1120

Dr Karen Poutasi: NZQA - The Future State

1150

Phil Walker: Children's Action Plan. An update on the progress of the plan and its interaction with sector workforces

1225

Lunch

1335

Breakout Session One
i. Mairi-Anne MacDonald: Scotland's Social Services - How some of the lessons the Scottish Social Security Council could be applied in NZ
ii. Steve Hunn: PMANZ/ Ben Parker : Careerforce - Urban Pest Management

1420

Breakout Session Two
i. Shane Murdoch: SSPA - Training, Changing and Children. Child safety and workforce development, and the changes on the way for the social services sector
ii. Melany-Jayne Davies: Careerforce – Introducing Careerforce’s Vocational Pathways project

1500

Afternoon Tea

1520

Donna McGarvey: DHB Shared Services - How introducing qualifications changed a workforce
Access Homehealth - The highs and lows of transforming your workforce

1555

Geoff Keith: Ministry of Education. The Youth Guarantee initiative. What prompted the development of the initiative, and how and where will it interact between school and workplaces?

1615

Day one wrap up

1700

Te Papa Tour (optional)

1830

Drinks and dinner

Day Two

0800

Registration opens

0830

Welcome

0840

Rod Cooke: Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council – The Australian Experience. There are changes ahead in the community services and health industry workforces in Australia - what is the likely impact on New Zealand?

0935

Morning Tea

0955

John Rogers: Skills for Health – Developing non-registered staff and a more flexible workforce, and the review of the UK's National Health System - what was found, what will change, and what can be learned

1055

Careerforce Senior Management Team (Gill Genet, Sue Roberts and Andrew Saunders)

1150

Lunch

1300

Breakout Session Three
i. Rod Cooke: Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council
ii. Lillian Small: BSC New Zealand/ Penny Barrett:Careerforce
iii. Jane von Dadelszen: NZQA

1345

Breakout Session Four
i. John Rogers: Skills for Health, UK
ii. Cathy Cooney: Update on the Kaiāwhina Plan and the Director-General Reference Group
iii. Dr Nicky Murray: Careerforce – ‘So what’? How training transfers to better job performance and work outcomes.

1425

Afternoon Tea

1445

Peter Wilberfoss: Geneva Healthcare - The Geneva online training platform launched on September 1, catering to Level 1 and 2 qualifications. What worked, what didn’t and what’s next?

1510

Ray Lind: Careerforce - The Apprenticeship Initiative and Career Pathways

1545

Day two wrap up

1555

Conference closes

Venue

Te Papa, Wellington
2nd to 3rd
November
2015

Photo: Norm Heke ©Te Papa

Te Papa

The Careerforce Workforce Development Conference will be held at Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s iconic national museum located in the heart of Wellington’s beautiful waterfront.  The six level museum is also a unique conference and functions venue that combines serious business with outstanding hospitality. To see what’s on at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa during the Conference, visit their official website.

Testimonials

"Both days were very informative, well organised with a high calibre of speakers that made the content focused and interesting"

Gerrie Poelsma

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

"Great networking opportunity and valuable information regarding the future directions and challenges for the industry"

Deborah Marshall

Marshall Systems Ltd

"A highlight for me was the high level of presenters and their honest, down to earth approach; Also, the opportunity to meet and network with other people from the sector"

Amanda Newton

District Health Boards Shared Services (DHBSS)

"Testimonials from the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference 2014"

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