Training and events calendar

Apr
24
Thu
Culture: No Excuse for Abuse
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm
Body language: The origins and use of medical terminology
Apr 24 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

This talk looks at the history of how medical words have been formed and used from the Greeks, through Shakespeare to the modern era.

Apr
29
Tue
Public Lecture: Oxygen, evolution and your gas-guzzling brain!
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Oxygen, evolution and your gas-guzzling brain!

Westernization as Barbarization: Culture and History in Chinese and Western Contexts
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

An open lecture by Leigh Jenco, Associate Professor of Political Theory, London School of Economics

Apr
30
Wed
An Evening with Adrian McKinty
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

A reading by author Adrian McKinty

The disappearing act of China in the world of World Literature
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

An open lecture by David Porter, Professor of English, University of Michigan

The Privacy Commissioner: Watchdog or Wet Bus Ticket?
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hosted by the Faculty of Law

May
2
Fri
Consultations Unpacked: Community forum on carer support
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Consultations Unpacked: Community forum on carer support @ Dunedin Community House | Dunedin | Otago | New Zealand

Consultations Unpacked

Caring for the Carers

an exploration of how the new family carers policy is affecting families caring for disabled relatives

Council of Social Services Dunedin & Dunedin Community Law Centre invite you to discuss how the family carers policy is affecting families caring for disabled relatives.

What is working? What is not working?
The 2013 Budget provides $23 million a year to pay carers who look after a disabled family members aged 18 years or older who are assessed as having high, or very high needs. Funding enables payment at the minimum wage. The package was in response to a Court of Appeal decision.

Bring your Lunch, Tea & Coffee provided.

May
6
Tue
Poetry, Politics and Patronage: Editing Robert Burns’s Scottish Tour for the new Oxford Edition
May 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This Inaugural Robert Burns Lecture will be given by Professor Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow).

Professor Blair Blakie, Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Ultra-Cool Quantum Physics
May 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Professor Blair Blakie

May
7
Wed
Dean’s Open Lecture – Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dean’s Open Lecture – Dr Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, Te Reo Māori – Pivotal for Health & Well-being

Not-for-Profit Passion and Purpose: CEO motivators, remuneration, and employment issues
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Not-for-Profit Passion and Purpose: CEO motivators, remuneration, and employment issues @ The Dunedin Club | Mosgiel | Otago | New Zealand

Topic: CEO motivators, remuneration, and employment issues
Speakers: John McGill and Diana Hudson

Those who govern and manage in the not-for-profit sector have passion for their organisation and a clear purpose for what they want to achieve. This passion and purpose takes organisations a long way and overlaying effective governance is vital to ensure the passion is channelled most effectively. Often limited resources mean that establishing and developing the governance function can be challenging to achieve.

This series of branch speaker events is intended to assist local not-for-profit organisations to examine the governance function and to help identify some of the issues they may need to consider.

More in the series:

Session one – 10 April
Topic: Principles of good governance and some governance experiences in the Not-for-Profit sector
Speakers: Stuart McLauchlan, President Institute of Directors, and Sir Ronald Scott, a prominent New Zealander who has been instrumental in establishing many of this country’s national sporting and cultural umbrella bodies

Session three – 12 June
Topic: Governance in different types of Not-for-Profit organisations and notes about funding
Speakers: Panel discussion with John Gallaher, Dr Jennifer McMahon, Russell McGeorge, and Carole Melville

May
8
Thu
Strategic planning – the basics part 1
May 8 @ 9:00 am – May 8 @ 12:30 pm

Otago Chamber of Commerce not for profit training Time: 9:00am — 12:30pm Cost: $30.00 (Incl GST) Venue: Otago Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 442 Moray Place, Dunedin Call the Chamber Training Team on 03 479 0181 or email training@otagochamber.co.nz to register.

‘Sung Versions of Pastoral’: Robert Burns’s Songs of Love and Courtship
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This public lecture by Professor Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow) will feature performances of Burns’s songs by students from Otago University’s Department of Music.

May
16
Fri
CPAG & PHA Post-Budget Breakfast
May 16 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Full details to follow.

Organised by PHA Otago Southland Branch and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)

May
20
Tue
Sex Matters to the Heart
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Professor Alison Heather, Inaugural Professorial Lecture

May
21
Wed
Meeting procedures
May 21 @ 9:00 am – May 21 @ 12:30 pm

Otago Chamber of Commerce not for profit training Time: 9:00am — 12:30pm Cost: $30.00 (Incl GST) Venue: Otago Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 442 Moray Place, Dunedin Call the Chamber Training Team on 03 479 0181 or email training@otagochamber.co.nz to register.

Leaders of Volunteers: Setting Healthy Boundaries
May 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Leaders of Volunteers: Setting Healthy Boundaries @ LEITH ROOM, DUNEDIN COMMUNITY LINK | Dunedin | Otago | New Zealand

TOPIC: Setting Healthy Boundaries with Volunteers

  • Dealing with Volunteers who don’t do what they have committed to doing
  • Weighing up volunteers commitments vs. training
  • How do I provide the best training and guidance with my volunteer while meeting my own work commitments?

The Leaders of Volunteers Network is an informal peer support group that shares ideas, learning, inspiration and insights around the practical issues of effectively engaging volunteers.

For those of you who have never been before, these meetings are for people who work with volunteers and are open to both paid and volunteer managers.  People are welcome to come to as many or as few meetings as they would like to attend during the year – all are welcome!

All specific information shared at each meeting is confidential; but the general learning outcomes of each meeting are typed up and shared publicly as a local resource for best practice in volunteer management.

Volunteering Otago logo

Android Level 1 Class
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This 2 hour class is aimed at new smartphone users who would like to gain confidence in using their device. Emphasis in this class is on understanding and becoming familiar with basic Android settings.

On completion of this class you will be familiar with accessing Wi-Fi networks, installing applications and have a greater understanding of your phone’s settings.

Register now: http://www.techteach.co.nz/register.html

May
27
Tue
Beyond malaria: fever in the tropics
May 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Professor John Crump, Inaugural Professorial Lecture

May
28
Wed
The Brain Revisited with Nathan Mikaere Wallis – 2 days
May 28 @ 9:00 am – May 28 @ 4:00 pm

Much of what we think we knew about the development of the human brain has been eclipsed by recent scientific and neurological discoveries. These new understandings mean that we need to rethink many of the ways we have traditionally responded to the main developmental stages and developmental disorders that occur between birth and early adulthood. Over two days Nathan will discuss the implications of this research for best practice across a range of practice domains.

This two day intensive is being offered in response to the large number of customer requests we have received to hear more from Nathan following the success of his recent one day seminar series around the country. Nathan will further develop the material covered in the one day presentation and introduce new content with a greater opportunity for delegate participation and questions.

Some of the specific areas he will cover include:

  • The brain in the first 2 years: including neurosequential models, cortisol research, left brain, right brain functioning, gender differences, brain pathway pruning, the essential functions of the pre fontal cortex and an overview of brain plasticity.
  • The child and adolescent brain: including a review of new discoveries on the effects of nutrition, drugs and various other lifestyle factors on brain development and functioning. What approaches and interventions work best from a neuroscience perspective and how we can guide behaviour change in a way that acknowledges and utilises the unique workings of the developing brain.
  • Latest brain research perspectives on common clinical presentations such as Depression, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, and Dyslexia, including an exploration of the practice implications of this knowledge.
  • The movement brain: How the development of frontal cortex functions such as literacy and numeracy are interconnected with the development of movement, coordination and balance.

This is an interactive workshop in which delegates will be able to reflect on their own clients and experiences. Attendance at the earlier one day workshop is not a prerequisite.

Nathan Mikaere Wallis has a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and a practice background in teaching and child therapy. Nathan is a trustee for the Brainwave Trust and is a sought after trainer in the area of neuroscience research and its implications for practice. He runs a successful training consultancy specialising in this field. Nathan’s vast knowledge in this area when combined with his interactive and engaging teaching style and thoughtful use of case study material means that this seminar will be of interest to anyone who works with, teaches, or supports children and adolescents as part of their work.

May
29
Thu
The Brain Revisited with Nathan Mikaere Wallis – 2 days
May 29 @ 9:00 am – May 29 @ 4:00 pm

Much of what we think we knew about the development of the human brain has been eclipsed by recent scientific and neurological discoveries. These new understandings mean that we need to rethink many of the ways we have traditionally responded to the main developmental stages and developmental disorders that occur between birth and early adulthood. Over two days Nathan will discuss the implications of this research for best practice across a range of practice domains.

This two day intensive is being offered in response to the large number of customer requests we have received to hear more from Nathan following the success of his recent one day seminar series around the country. Nathan will further develop the material covered in the one day presentation and introduce new content with a greater opportunity for delegate participation and questions.

Some of the specific areas he will cover include:

  • The brain in the first 2 years: including neurosequential models, cortisol research, left brain, right brain functioning, gender differences, brain pathway pruning, the essential functions of the pre fontal cortex and an overview of brain plasticity.
  • The child and adolescent brain: including a review of new discoveries on the effects of nutrition, drugs and various other lifestyle factors on brain development and functioning. What approaches and interventions work best from a neuroscience perspective and how we can guide behaviour change in a way that acknowledges and utilises the unique workings of the developing brain.
  • Latest brain research perspectives on common clinical presentations such as Depression, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, and Dyslexia, including an exploration of the practice implications of this knowledge.
  • The movement brain: How the development of frontal cortex functions such as literacy and numeracy are interconnected with the development of movement, coordination and balance.

This is an interactive workshop in which delegates will be able to reflect on their own clients and experiences. Attendance at the earlier one day workshop is not a prerequisite.

Nathan Mikaere Wallis has a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and a practice background in teaching and child therapy. Nathan is a trustee for the Brainwave Trust and is a sought after trainer in the area of neuroscience research and its implications for practice. He runs a successful training consultancy specialising in this field. Nathan’s vast knowledge in this area when combined with his interactive and engaging teaching style and thoughtful use of case study material means that this seminar will be of interest to anyone who works with, teaches, or supports children and adolescents as part of their work.

iPhone/iPad Level 1 Class
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This 2 hour class is aimed at new iPhone/iPad users who would like to gain confidence in using their device. Emphasis in this class is on understanding and becoming familiar with basic iPhone/iPad settings.

On completion of this class you will be familiar with accessing Wi-Fi networks, installing applications and have a greater understanding of your phone’s settings.

Register now: http://www.techteach.co.nz/register.html

Jun
3
Tue
The New Zealand Bill of Rights: Continuing the Conversation
Jun 3 @ 8:50 am – Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm

Otago Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Law Foundation

Jun
4
Wed
Dean’s Open Lecture – John Weaver
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dean’s Open Lecture – John Weaver – Intimate realities and historical context in suicide studies: New Zealand, 1900-2000

Jun
5
Thu
Youth Mental Health One Day Conference
Jun 5 @ 8:45 am – Jun 5 @ 3:30 pm

Topics and Speakers

 It’s Not Too Late: Messages from Attachment and Resilience Research

 Nicola Atwool, Associate Professor, BSW Co-ordinator, Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work, University of Otago. Her research interests include the social construction of childhood and adolescence, attachment theory, resilience, the impact of trauma on children and young people, the experience of children in care and social work intervention with children, young people and their families.

 Disordered Sleep in Adolescence: Normal and Abnormal Problems and what we can do about them

Alex Mortlock is a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Canterbury Health Centre and the Sleep Well Clinic. He currently works with students experiencing a range of psychological difficulties and has a particular interest in behavioural sleep interventions.

Working with Youth with Anxiety

Dr. Kumari Valentine, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Psychological Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago. Kumari is a Clinical Psychologist and a researcher interested in mood, anxiety, over thinking and self-esteem

 The Youth Brain – Alcohol, Drugs and Gaming

Dr. Charlene Rapsey, Lecturer, Dept of Psychological Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago. Charlene is a Clinical Psychologist and a researcher with a particular interest in Youth.

Download a booking form.

Jun
12
Thu
Not-for-Profit Passion and Purpose: Governance in different types of Not-for-Profit organisations and notes about funding
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Not-for-Profit Passion and Purpose: Governance in different types of Not-for-Profit organisations and notes about funding @ The Dunedin Club | Mosgiel | Otago | New Zealand

Topic: Governance in different types of Not-for-Profit organisations and notes about funding
Speakers: Panel discussion with John Gallaher,  Dr Jennifer McMahon, Russell McGeorge, and Carole Melville

Those who govern and manage in the not-for-profit sector have passion for their organisation and a clear purpose for what they want to achieve. This passion and purpose takes organisations a long way and overlaying effective governance is vital to ensure the passion is channelled most effectively. Often limited resources mean that establishing and developing the governance function can be challenging to achieve.

This series of branch speaker events is intended to assist local not-for-profit organisations to examine the governance function and to help identify some of the issues they may need to consider.

More in the series:
Session one – 10 April
Topic: Principles of good governance and some governance experiences in the Not-for-Profit sector
Speakers: Stuart McLauchlan, President Institute of Directors, and Sir Ronald Scott, a prominent New Zealander who has been instrumental in establishing many of this country’s national sporting and cultural umbrella bodies

Session two – 7 May
Topic: CEO motivators, remuneration, and employment issues
Speakers: John McGill and Diana Hudson

Android Level 2 Class
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This 2 hour class is aimed at users who are familiar with the basic functionality of their device but would like to be able to do more.

On completion of this class you will be able to share mobile data, manage your phone’s storage space, sync accounts, and share files and photos.

Register now: http://www.techteach.co.nz/register.html

Jun
18
Wed
Leaders of Volunteers: Volunteer Appreciation
Jun 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Leaders of Volunteers: Volunteer Appreciation @ LEITH ROOM, DUNEDIN COMMUNITY LINK | Dunedin | Otago | New Zealand

TOPIC: Volunteer Appreciation

  • Making Volunteers feel valued
  • Celebrating and Rewarding Volunteers
  • Covering Volunteer Expenses – what is expected?

The Leaders of Volunteers Network is an informal peer support group that shares ideas, learning, inspiration and insights around the practical issues of effectively engaging volunteers.

For those of you who have never been before, these meetings are for people who work with volunteers and are open to both paid and volunteer managers.  People are welcome to come to as many or as few meetings as they would like to attend during the year – all are welcome!

All specific information shared at each meeting is confidential; but the general learning outcomes of each meeting are typed up and shared publicly as a local resource for best practice in volunteer management.

Volunteering Otago logo

Three Wise Men of the Valley
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm