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Implications of the Treaty of Waitangi on Professional Practice

With Professor Sir Mason Durie
Tuesday 7th June 2016
The Treaty of Waitangi, NZ’s founding document, was meant to be a partnership between Maori and the British Crown. Although the intention was to create unity, different understandings of The Treaty and breaches of it, have caused conflict. So what then, is the relevance of The Treaty to professionals today?

Mauri Ora: Realising Maori Potential

With Professor Sir Mason Durie & Meihana Durie, PhD
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
This seminar will focus on attitudinal shifts by the incorporation of Maori values and Maori world views into education, health, and social services. It will help professionals understand more fully the issues that need to be addressed and what is actually happening in this area. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of Maori values and how these can be incorporated into professional practices in order to develop the potential of Maori.

Restorative Conference Facilitation Skills

A Three-Day Workshop with Margaret Thorsborne
7 - 9 November 2016
This workshop will be of interest to anyone who would like to learn the skills of being a restorative conference facilitator. At the end of the 3-Day intensive workshop, participants will be able to confidently lead a restorative conference.

Dyslexia in the Modern Classroom: The Teacher’s Greatest Challenge

With Dr Sue Dymock and Professor Tom Nicholson - Authors of The New Zealand Dyslexia Handbook
Thursday 26th May 2016
This workshop will cover key questions we are often asked by teachers: What is dyslexia? What are the misconceptions of dyslexia? How do I go about screening for dyslexia? What can I do to make the classroom a dyslexia friendly place? We will also present a number of New Zealand case studies, including teaching students with dyslexia to read.