New Zealand Kindergartens inc

Kindergartens – first choice early childhood education service.

NZK Governance hui and AGM

15-16 September 2017
James Cook Hotel, Wellington

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Engaging with ERO
Red flags: signs things are not as they should be …
New to kindergarten? Introduction to NZK
Governance 101: what does effective governance look like?
Does everyone know how awesome we are?
Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori: mihimihi, greetings

Engaging with ERO
Red flags: signs things are not as they should be …
Meaningful consultation and successful implementation
Governance 101: what does effective governance look like?
Does everyone know how awesome we are?
Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori: mihimihi, greetings

Being a good employer
The red flag has gone up: now what?
Financial reports: what do I need to know?
Being ‘the chair’: expectations, boundaries, managing divergent views
Building community partnerships and alliances
Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori: whakatauki, karakia and waiata

Being a good employer
The red flag has gone up: now what?
Financial reports: what do I need to know?
Being ‘the chair’: expectations, boundaries, managing divergent views
Building community partnerships and alliances
Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori: whakatauki, karakia and waiata

Presenters

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topics

Workshops 1 and 2

Engaging with ERO

Facilitator: Patricia Davey, Education Review Office

The Education Review Office (ERO) has the statutory responsibility to review early childhood education services and schools and to report on the quality of education provided for children and students in those settings. This session will discuss ERO’s role and purpose, what ERO looks for in their discussion with governance board members, and the issues ERO sees association boards need to focus on as stewards of the kindergarten service.

Red flags: signs things are not as they should be …

Facilitator: Gigi Hollyer, NZ Schools Trustees Association

Governance boards need to be assured the association is on track to achieve its goals, remain viable, manage risks and protect its reputation. So what are the signs when things aren’t going as expected? In this workshop participants will identify and discuss the ‘red flags’ – signs that all is not as it should be and requires attention.

New to kindergarten? Introduction to NZK

Facilitator: Claire Brown, NZ Kindergartens

NZ Kindergartens (NZK) is the national umbrella organisation representing the interests of 25 of the 30 regional associations nationwide. This session introduces NZK, explains its objectives, roles and function, and discusses what you can expect from NZK to support your role as a governance board member and as an affiliated association.

Governance 101: what does effective governance look like?

Facilitator: Gail Munro, Governance Strategies

Understanding the role and function of governance is central to effective governance. In this session, participants will explore the aim of governance and its stewardship role, discuss the delineation between management and governance, and identify the aspects and attributes of effective governance.

Does everyone know how awesome we are?

Facilitator: Kelsi Doscher, Community Communications

We all know how powerful stories are when told well - they influence what people think about a person, a place, an issue. It is important our kindergarten story is heard not only to promote our service but also to showcase what we know is quality teaching and learning and the difference we can make for children, families and whānau. Participants in this session will bring a story to share and work through how that story can be told to show everyone 'how awesome we are’.

Meaningful consultation and successful implementation

Facilitator: Clare Wells, NZ Kindergartens

Associations consult on a variety of issues over time and the way we go about it greatly influences the outcome. In this session, participants will explore the legal definition of consultation, discuss where the consultation process is predetermined, and identify consultation strategies to ensure a successful and enduring outcome.

Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori: mihimihi, greetings

Facilitator: Matiu Te Huki, musician, teacher, facilitator, nice guy

Matiu Te Huki works with the NZK board to support our bi-cultural journey, and with staff in a number of associations supporting te reo me ngā tikanga Māori and facilitating conferences and hui. In this session, participants will work on their mihimihi – an introduction to who you are and where you come from – and on appropriate greetings within the context of kindergarten hui and meetings.

Workshops 3 and 4

Being a good employer

Facilitator: Clare Wells, NZ Kindergartens

The governance board is the employer of the association general manager or chief executive, and has a number of obligations and responsibilities to meet as the employer. Participants in this session will explore the legal requirements of employers, consider the nature of the relationship  between the employee and board, and discuss policies and practices to ensure employer obligations are met and effective relationships are established and maintained.

The red flag has gone up: now what?

Facilitator: Gigi Hollyer, NZ Schools Trustees Association

What should you do if there are signs ‘all is not well’? In this session, participants will identify the options and explore responses to ensure issues are dealt with appropriately in an objective, respectful and timely way, the resolution meets any legal requirement or test, and risk to the association or persons concerned are minimised.

Financial reports: what do I need to know?

Facilitator: Sandy Thompson, LEAD

The financial aspects of a board’s role are central to its effectiveness. Understanding the numbers, monitoring trends, planning and forecasting all help to ensure the board has confidence in its strategic decision-making. Participants in this session will focus on financial ‘best practice’, discuss the key elements of financial reports, and identify the critical questions board members should be asking.

Being ‘the chair’: expectations, boundaries, managing divergent views

Facilitator: Gail Munro, Governance Strategies

The role of ‘chair’ takes on many facets: leader, guide, facilitator and mentor - weaving together multiple voices to achieve commonly agreed goals. In our context, the board chair is usually the association president. In this session, participants will discuss the role of the association board chair in meetings and within broader association activities, and identify ways to carry out the role effectively and successfully.

Building community partnerships and alliances

Facilitator: Trish Hall, Thought Partners

Kindergartens are an integral part of their community. Meeting the needs of communities requires us to understand the aims and aspirations of our diverse communities. Building partnerships and alliances support kindergartens and associations to meet communitie's needs as well as promote and receive support for kindergarten as an early childhood education service, and receive support from local organisations for the provision of our services.

Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori: whakatauki, karakia and waiata

Facilitator: Matiu Te Huki, musician

Matiu Te Huki works with the NZK board to support our bi-cultural journey, and with staff in a number of associations supporting te reo me ngā tikanga Māori and facilitating conferences and hui. In this session, participants will be introduced to whakatauki, karakia and waiata to build knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori in support of their role as association leaders.
 

New Zealand Kindergartens Inc

Level 1, 32 The Terrace,
P.O. Box 3058, Wellington
Phone: 04 471-0775

E-mail Addresses

President: president@nzkindergarten.org.nz
Contact: contact@nzkindergarten.org.nz