HR Seminar 2017


Thursday 10 August 9.00am - 4.30pm



The HR will be held at the Matiu Room, Te Whare Waka Functions Centre, Wellington.

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Event details: 

ISNZ HR Seminar 2017

8.30 am

Registration and arrival tea & coffee


9.00 am

Welcome and Introductions

Deborah James

Exec. Director ISNZ

9.15 am

The Education Council is the professional body for registered teachers. This session will provide you with an overview of the Council’s strategy and an update on recent changes that you need to be aware of including:

  • New code of professional responsibility and how to use it
  • New standards for the teaching profession and how they relate to appraisal
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Development of a leadership development strategy for the profession
  • Proposals to change initial teacher preparation 
  • Future thinking about our registration policy.

Pauline Barnes

General Manager

Professional Services Education Council

10.15 am

Morning Tea


11.15 am

Staff Wellbeing and Pastoral Care — what are our

responsibilities, why we should care, and what more can we


In this session we’ll hear about the most common issues that

New Zealand’s largest Employee Assistance Programme

provider is dealing with and the impact of poor employee

health on our economy. We’ll understand why there’s been an

increase in Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) usage and

the benefits to organisations that promote mentally healthy


Tim Horne

Account Manager

EAP Services

12.15 pm



1.00 pm

Navigating stormy waters

A brief guide to contractual conundrums in the employment sphere

In this session we will endeavour to decipher some of the common pitfalls that employers in the education space may encounter. This includes:

  • 90 Day Trial Periods;
  • Sick leave and navigating scenarios where sick leave has drawn out for too long;
  • The impact of the new Vulnerable Children Act 2014 upon contractual negotiations and the engagement of staff; and
  • The interaction between the Education Council and your contractual obligations to staff

 This session will be interactive in nature and you are encouraged to come prepared with your own examples or questions relating to contractual and employment law issues that you have faced in your own Schools.

James Pullar

Senior Associate

Taylor Shaw

1.45 pm

Performance Management: from Compliance to Growth

Fixing Appraisal? Yeah Right!

We realised that it wasn’t appraisal we had to focus on; it wasn’t the system that counted the most - it was our attitude towards it that needed to change. Challenging our own professionalism and shifting teachers and leaders from within:  moving from the traditional ‘tick box’ nature of appraisal to a self-directed model which focuses on inquiring into and reflecting on our own practice.


Creating Our Professional Learning Culture

Innovative teachers are at the heart of our schools.  Consequently we need to invest in creating a culture of collaboration and reflective practice by providing a learning platform for our teachers.  At Saint Kentigern Boys’ School we have begun the journey of creating a professional learning culture that has collaboration, reflection and research at the heart of everything we do. 


Kate Burkin

Assistant Principal

Diocesan School for Girls




Kellie Carpenter

Saint Kentigern Boys’ School

2.45 pm

Union Negotiations

  • The Union Environment in Education
  • The Negotiation Stages
  • Considerations in the Current Environment
  • Going Forward

Linda Harris

Human Resources Manager

Diocesan School for Girls

3.30 pm

Open Forum:  topics/issues for discussion

  • Auckland Teacher Shortage.
  • Teacher Registration Process – overseas applicants.
  • Limited Authority to Teach - Itinerant Teachers.


Deborah James

4.00 pm

Seminar close and afternoon tea


If you would like to attend register below or email with any questions.

Download the HR Seminar Registration and Payment Form 2017

Download the HR Seminar Programme 2017

Terms and conditions: 

All cancellations will incur a $50 cancellation fee.

Price: $250.00