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 …

NZDSN Covid-19 Update May 8th

Kia ora NZDSN Members As we head towards the possibility of Alert level 2 early next week we are still waiting on information and guidance that is overdue. This was discussed in today’s meeting with Minister Salesa, along with more recent concerns. We also conveyed the sectors priorities going forward as we emerge from the …

NZDSN Covid-19 Update May 1st

Kia ora NZDSN Members Another week and another level, one which brings some significant uncertainties. This has heightened the need for timely and unambiguous guidance from the Ministry of Health. Unfortunately, this has not been forthcoming across a number of critical issues. Today we outlined these in detail at a meeting with Minister Salesa whose …

NZDSN Covid-19 Update April 24th

Kia ora NZDSN Members This week we take a look at planning for level 3, update you on various streams of work in progress and again ask for your feedback on issues that will help inform our work with government. This week’s regional network zoom sessions reported a noticeable change in mood from providers – exasperation, frustration …

NZDSN Covid-19 Update April 17th

COVID-19 Update: April 17 Kia ora NZDSN members We maybe on the home straight with Alert level 4, but as the Prime Minister has said, we are not out of the woods yet. Level 3 may well pose its own set of challenges as we get to grips with new scenarios. In this update we …

NZDSN Covid-19 Update April 10th

NZDSN Covid-19 Update April 10th Kia ora NZDSN members It’s another week since our last update and it looks like New Zealand’s efforts to stamp out COVID-19 are working! Again we will attempt to provide clarity on some recurring matters, provide links to helpful information, let you know what we are up to and ask …