NZDSN National Symposium Transition from School

Transition from School “Frameworks for Better Practice” An opportunity to hear about developments from around the country showcasing effective practice and promising approaches. Wednesday 9th September 20209.00am – 4.00pmVenue: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, Tutanekai St. Rotorua There are still a small number of spaces still available so get in quick Programme: 9:00: Mihi Whakatau 09.15: The …

Health and Disability System Review Report a Huge Disappointment

Health and Disability System Review Report a Huge Disappointment – time to stop treating disability as a health issue The Health and Disability System Review Report is actually a “health system” review that pays lip service to the disability sector and continues the marginalisation of disabled people, says New Zealand Disability Support Network CEO Dr …

NZDSN News Update June 5th 2020

Kia ora NZDSN Members and supporters As we anticipate a move to level one next week we have started to move from an exclusive focus on COVID related matters to some of the business as usual that is now emerging from being on hold – or has been bubbling along in the background. So our …

Effective Employer Engagement Training

Since we last hosted this training there have been some changes – the Given programme is now offered by a company known as Prospert. The content has been refreshed and is now offered as a webinar – 5 one hour sessions over a two-week period. The trainer is Paul Diviny who comes highly recommended by …

NZDSN Covid-19 Update May 22nd

Kia ora NZDSN Members This will be our last update with a focus on COVID-19. From next week we will look to fortnightly updates with a COVID 19 section, but also covering more business as usual activities. Some of these have been continuing in the background and its time we reported on progress as well …

International Initiative for Disability Leadership Expressions of Interest for the March 2021 Christchurch Exchange

In March 2021 New Zealand is hosting the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) and the International Initiative for Disability Leadership (IIDL) Leadership Exchange in Christchurch. The date for the 2021 Leadership Exchange is 1st – 5th March 2021 The date for the “matches” are: 1st & 2nd March 2021 The committee organizing the …