Thursday 9th November 2017
8.30am – Registrations Open
9.15am – CONFERENCE WELCOME: Making It Legendary
When you look back on life, most of us can remember people, events or situations that have become sign-posts for change. From that point on you tend to think of life as ‘before’ and ‘after’ that moment; before kids, before an illness, before meeting a particular person… We want this year’s conference to be that kind of experience; a place where you get an ‘aha moment’ that changes the way you think about your role, your organisation and your community. In this session we explore what will make Tonic Conference a legendary experience for you.
9.45am – KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Waiting for Permission – Sam Johnson, WeVisit (sponsored by BDO)
Sam Johnson is the co-founder of WeVisit and Adjunct Fellow in the School of Education and Leadership at the University of Canterbury. He is most well-known as ‘The Student Army Guy’ who rallied hundreds of student volunteers after the Christchurch earthquakes, and inspired a whole country to do their bit. Since then he has been involved in countless other initiatives and in 2016 developed a company that can connect generations and end social isolation in NZ. Sam will be speaking about the power of getting started and why you don’t need anyone’s permission to make a difference.
10.30am – Morning Tea
11.00am – CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS:
Partnering for Results – Trish Hall, Partnership Brokers – Thought Partners
Are you active in partnerships or about to be and determined that those partnerships are more than fine words? In this workshop we will dive into the essential ingredients of partnering successfully. Trish is an internationally Accredited Partnership Broker and mentor. She has brokered partnerships in each sector in New Zealand, in Australia. Trish is co-owner of Thought Partners, a boutique facilitation and organisational development provider. She has been a Board member of seven NGOs.
Busting the Busy Trap: Self Management for Non-Profit Leaders – Megan Thorn, Exult
Megan is the Waikato/Auckland Manager for Exult and works with non-profit leaders to run better, stronger, more effective organisations. In this workshop Megan will give you some practical tools for going from ‘busy’ to ‘productive’. How can you manage interruptions, better prioritise your to-do list and delegate tasks so that you eliminate stress – not add to it?
Making the Most of your Website – Angela Lane and Michelle Beaumont, Nettl
It’s one thing to have a website, but how do you make the most of it? What things do you need to consider in building a website and how do you make sure it continues to do it’s job well? Angela and Michelle will be sharing real life case studies of non-profit websites, with plenty of time for Q&A so you can put your own organisation in the picture.
12.30pm – Lunch
1.15pm – PLENARY SESSION: The Future of Volunteering – Andy Fryar, Better Impact
Andy Fryar is the National Operations Manager for Better Impact in Australia and NZ and the founder of OzVPM (Australasian Volunteer Program Management). For more than 30 years he has contributed to the Australian volunteerism community and in 2003, he was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian government in recognition of his services. Andy will be looking at the Future of Volunteering. What’s changed, what’s changing, and how can we be prepared?
2.15pm – CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS:
Research Tools and Online Resources – Jan Hinde, Community Research
Jan is the Director of Community Research – The Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector Research Centre. She has worked as a Strategist and Project Manager in the arts, community and public sectors and has substantial experience gained in New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Jan will be sharing the array of Community Research resources available to help support community organisations be more evidence-based. Bring your smart-phones – this session is hands-on.
Understanding Charity Reporting Standards – BDO Taranaki
Are you struggling to understand the new Charity Reporting Standards? Would you like to know how to make the most of the requirements so you can use the information to project an accurate understanding of your organisation? The team at BDO will be looking at the top issues facing reporters under the standards and offering some practical tips on how to improve the quality of reporting in those areas.
Volunteer Information Management – Andy Fryar, Better Impact
Following on from his keynote presentation, Andy will spend some time exploring Volunteer Information Management. What do you need to know? How do you use the information effectively? How do you store it, share it, and keep it safe?
3.00pm – Afternoon Tea
3.30pm – PLENARY SESSION: Building Tomorrow’s Leaders
Catherine Haerewa and Nicola Ngarewa, Patea Area School
Catherine is a young, inspiring teacher at Patea Area School. Her passion for young people led to the school holding its first school ball in 25 years and saw students doing voluntary work in an orphanage in Suva, Fiji. Nicola is the Principal at Patea Area School and has been recognised with several awards for her work improving educational outcomes for Māori. Together these remarkable women will share what it takes to get young people engaged and contributing in their communities.
4.20pm – Reflections, Wrap Up and Lucky Draws
4.30pm – Day 1 Closes
6.00pm – 9.30pm – The Time Travellers Conference Dinner – Ticketed Separately
Join us for a night travelling through time with some great entertainment and plenty of surprises to keep you laughing. Come dressed from your favourite decade (past or future!) for a chance to win spot prizes.
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