Workshops

Get Smart Workshop Session 1 

  • Money Smart by Campbell Waugh, Education Finance
    Campbell Waugh is the Managing Director of Education Finance, which commenced business in 1994 and has moved through the constant changing requirements of school finances to continually provide quality accounting services.  Their mission is to provide quality personalised accounting services tailored to each individual school.  In this session Campbell will guide you through the murky waters of GST, banking staffing, financial leases and any other matters you may wish to discuss."
  • 5YA Smart by Gary Anaru, Ministry of Education, Regional Infrastructure Manager for Central North region
    This seminar will cover off Schools Ten Year Property Plans (10YPP) and Five Year Agreements. What you need to know when your schools property plan comes up for renewal. Areas covered off: Ten Year Plan (10YPP), Five Year Agreements (5YA), 10YPP Planners panel, Project Managers panel, Condition Assessments and Ministry approval process.
  • Wellbeing Smart by Corene Walker 
    How would you like to come back into your workplace feeling inspired, healthily inspiring others, realising your full impact on them, and feeling a renewed excitement to be contributing to a bigger purpose. To achieve these, having good boundaries is essential. It means instead of shutting down or firing up, you use your emotional reaction as a signal that a boundary needs to be set. It’s crazy isn’t it, when we give our power away we allow others to rob us of our precious time, energy, even our peace of mind. This is where choice prevails.  If you hadn’t already noticed, there are whole crowds of disconnected people punching it out loudly or quietly, and triumphing over one another with mediocre, puny, unpleasant jibes. They are not even being close to who they want to be. Truth is by ‘playing the game’ you’re throwing fuel on their fire. Taking a stand in this area has less to do with the specific situation you’re facing and more to do with raising your feeling of self-worth. Besides, there’s something about showing up in a more relaxed, assertive and open-hearted way, isn’t there? During this session, we are going to  …

    • Recognise how to reduce toxic draining patterns on team
    • Shift ‘indirect, passive, aggressive’ language + attitude into ‘assertive and flexible’
    • Achieve what is wanted with no game-playing
    • Set simple healthy boundaries that hold them + others accountable
    • Learn how to choose responses in the middle of tough challenges

    Think of this workshop of new smart ways to lift your vibe and energy as part of your job description.  Put this into practice and you’ll feel even-keeled + have more to give. Because now it’s a breeze to give from a full tank rather than an empty one. Plus it Feels So Good to reset to this day in and day out!

    Dress Smart by Lisa O'Neill
    Lisa has a passion for helping people become the best version of themselves they can be.  Lisa loves inspiring women.  She believes in less housework, more moisturiser and bigger knickers!  She loves glitter and big skirts and anything a little bit fancy.  This session is a must for all you ladies out there and should be a delightful, insightful and entertaining workshop.  P.S. Men are most welcome!

 

Get Smart Workshop Session 2

  • Money Smart, Campbell Waugh, Education Finance (repeat)
    Campbell Waugh is the Managing Director of Education Finance, which commenced business in 1994 and has moved through the constant changing requirements of school finances to continually provide quality accounting services.  Their mission is to provide quality personalised accounting services tailored to each individual school.  In this session Campbell will guide you through the murky waters of GST, banking staffing, financial leases and any other matters you may wish to discuss."
  • Resourcing Smart by Hannah Bumstead, Senior Resourcing Officer, Ministry of Education
    Staffing; Funding & Banking Staffing – Be Smart and learn how to maximise your school’s income.
  • Wellbeing Smart by Corene Walker 
    How would you like to come back into your workplace feeling inspired, healthily inspiring others, realising your full impact on them, and feeling a renewed excitement to be contributing to a bigger purpose. To achieve these, having good boundaries is essential. It means instead of shutting down or firing up, you use your emotional reaction as a signal that a boundary needs to be set. It’s crazy isn’t it, when we give our power away we allow others to rob us of our precious time, energy, even our peace of mind. This is where choice prevails.  If you hadn’t already noticed, there are whole crowds of disconnected people punching it out loudly or quietly, and triumphing over one another with mediocre, puny, unpleasant jibes. They are not even being close to who they want to be. Truth is by ‘playing the game’ you’re throwing fuel on their fire. Taking a stand in this area has less to do with the specific situation you’re facing and more to do with raising your feeling of self-worth. Besides, there’s something about showing up in a more relaxed, assertive and open-hearted way, isn’t there? During this session, we are going to  …

    • Recognise how to reduce toxic draining patterns on team
    • Shift ‘indirect, passive, aggressive’ language + attitude into ‘assertive and flexible’
    • Achieve what is wanted with no game-playing
    • Set simple healthy boundaries that hold them + others accountable
    • Learn how to choose responses in the middle of tough challenges

    Think of this workshop of new smart ways to lift your vibe and energy as part of your job description.  Put this into practice and you’ll feel even-keeled + have more to give. Because now it’s a breeze to give from a full tank rather than an empty one. Plus it Feels So Good to reset to this day in and day out!

  • People Smart by Kate Lethbridge, NZSTA
    Kate Lethbridge is a highly experienced employment adviser working for New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA).  She has extensive experience in dealing with employment relations and human resource issues.  Questions for this workshop can be registered on-line.  Kate will then work through them with you and your fellow SEOs in what should be a very interesting session.

 

Get Smart Workshop Session 3

  • Pay Smart by Novopay
    Tips from the experts – Novopay staff will highlight the Smart way to do payroll entries on line; the most common errors and how to use the tools in the most effective way.
  • Property Smart by Rob Giller, Ministry of Education
    Executive Officers who have the property management responsibility need to be aware of new initiatives plus  – Helios update/property toolbox how to find, what’s there and how to use effectively SPARS – how can they help/How to find Rati
    os. This session will cover: 

    • some of the thinking going into the reform of school property work-stream the Minister of Education has commissioned
    • an update on other initiatives underway and hot topics
    • a chance to ask any burning questions or workshop any matters of interest to attendees.
  • International Smart by John van der Zwan, SIEBA
    John is the Executive Director at SIEBA (The Schools International Education Business Association), whose purpose is to provide leadership, increased business capability, greater collaboration and stronger representation for international education in New Zealand schools.  SIEBA play a key role in supporting consistent growth in quality, professionalism and value in international education so if you're looking to grow your international student base then this workshop is a must for you.
  • Dress Smart by Lisa O'Neill (repeat)
    Lisa has a passion for helping people become the best version of themselves they can be.  Lisa loves inspiring women.  She believes in less housework, more moisturiser and bigger knickers!  She loves glitter and big skirts and anything a little bit fancy.  This session is a must for all you ladies out there and should be a delightful, insightful and entertaining workshop.  P.S. Men are most welcome!

 

Get Smart Workshop Session 4

  • Legal Smart by Gretchen Stone, Partner at Harrison Stone
    Gretchen will provide an overview of employment law within the education context – key provisions of the various collective employment agreements, working through a competency and disciplinary process, an explanation of a personal grievance claim, and employment relationship problem resolution options.
  • IT Smart by Lee Harper, Technical Director and Education Specialist at pcMedia
    How is the Ministry of Education’s School’s Cloud Transition strategy going to impact your school? The strategy is very real and there are decisions and actions to be considered right now which will have a major impact in ensuring your school is prepared and at the forefront of “moving spend out of the server room and into the classroom?”.
  • Safety Smart by Val Wenham, previously Business Manager at Hillcrest High School
    Health and Safety within our schools has undoubtedly become a major and sometime scary topic.  Through the workshop Val hopes to give you a better understanding of how to approach and how to work smarter not harder for Health and Safety concerns within your school environment. What you need to have in place to make your tasks run smoothly in your busy day to day duties as an Executive Officer /Business Manager.
  • Executive Smart by Judith Price, Principal and part of the InterLEAD team
    In times of uncertainty and complexity expectations within the education sector have stepped up.

    Why?
    Why do we do what we do?
    How can we grow a shared understanding of professionalism to lift, adapt and transform our practices creating high performing school cultures?
    How might we reflect upon the mind-set that we bring to the daily culture?
    What would professionalism look like in action?
    Sharing of Education Councils - Code of Professional Responsibility

 

Get Smart Workshop Session 5

  • Legal Smart by Gretchen Stone, Partner at Harrison Stone (repeat)
    Gretchen will provide an overview of employment law within the education context – key provisions of the various collective employment agreements, working through a competency and disciplinary process, an explanation of a personal grievance claim, and employment relationship problem resolution options.
  • IT Smart by Lee Harper, Technical Director and Education Specialist at pcMedia (repeat)
    How is the Ministry of Education’s School’s Cloud Transition strategy going to impact your school? The strategy is very real and there are decisions and actions to be considered right now which will have a major impact in ensuring your school is prepared and at the forefront of “moving spend out of the server room and into the classroom?”.
  • Safety Smart by Val Wenham, previously Business Manager at Hillcrest High School (repeat)
    Health and Safety within our schools has undoubtedly become a major and sometime scary topic.  Through the workshop Val hopes to give you a better understanding of how to approach and how to work smarter not harder for Health and Safety concerns within your school environment. What you need to have in place to make your tasks run smoothly in your busy day to day duties as an Executive Officer /Business Manager.
  • Leadership Smart by Judith Price, Principal and part of the InterLEAD team
    Exploring the changing dynamics of leadership for a future

    How self-aware are we, and what we can do to enhance our self-awareness?
    The power of stories – discover how to influence others
    What are Human Profiles? Delve into the styles that turn potential into success
    Using dialogue to generate new ways of working.