Day 2 – Programme

Here’s what happened on Day 2 of our 2019 conference 

Our beloved Tonic Conference is confirmed for 20-21 May 2021! This means we won’t see you all in November 2020 in the usual fashion.

We are busy planning behind the scenes and will keep you all updated. We’d love to know what you’d most like to see at conference 2021? Drop Gillian a line: gillian@exult.co.nz and let us know!

All the details of the 2019 Conference are still available here, so you can see what to expect.  Do get in touch if you have any questions hello@exult.co.nz

Tonic Conference Day 2 Programme (2019)
To give you an idea of what happens at conference!

9.00am – Day 2 Rā Rua WELCOME: Aha Moments
We can’t be everywhere at once, so this is your opportunity to hear ‘aha’ moments from the workshops you never got to attend, and share your ‘aha’ moments with people who missed out on yours. It’s like a highlight reel of all the best bits so far!

Re-igniting Your Passion Nick Tuitasi (Sponsored by Infoodle)
Nick is a Pacific Community Leader, who has a special knack of starting successful community initiatives with a simple idea and very little else.  His ability to gather and inspire community volunteers is legendary. He will bring his motivational and leadership skills to Tonic Conference reminding you all of the power of your own passion, empathy and kindness.  He will encourage you to look within for solutions, and give you the strength to continue even when the waters look rough.

9.55am – INTERACTIVE PLENARY SESSION: Inspiring Others
Help us create a book of Top Tips for Inspiring Others. All of your ideas will be compiled into a special conference book, which will be distributed free to conference participants. A big thank you to Otago Polytechnic for co-ordinating this session.

10.30am – Morning Tea


A Positive Approach: Appreciative Inquiry 101 Zizi Charida, www.communityminds.org.au
Zizi Charida is the Founder and Director of Community Minds, an Australian non-profit that works with community groups to develop programs that enhance and build better connected, cohesive communities. She will be bringing her wealth of knowledge to Tonic with her workshop on ‘Appreciative Inquiry’; helping you tap into your positive core and build confidence and capacity.  Learn about Appreciative Inquiry, how it works, how to use the power of your language to create desired change, and how to put it into practice.

Evaluating Impact Lisa Hickling, www.baytrust.org.nz
More often now funders are asking their grantees to show the impact of their work. What difference do you make? How do you know? How do you measure that difference? Drawing on her 25 year’s experience as an evaluator in all sectors from grass-roots to international level, Lisa will take you through the beginner’s guide to evaluating what you do and the impact you make. 

Honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi Christine Herzog, www.trc.org.nz
The not-for-profit sector has often led the way in considering how we can put the intentions of Te Tiriti o Waitangi into practice, but we all still have much to learn – especially from each other’s experiences.  Christine will highlight some misunderstandings about Te Tiriti that have caused problems in the past as well as the reasons why so many are trying to do better in the future.  She will share specific suggestions and resources that are useful across the sector – for organisations that are at the beginning of their journey as well as for those who have been active for many years. Christine supported Ngati Tamaoho Trust, a Waiohua hapu, through eight years of their Treaty claims negotiations and is now kaiwhahaere of Te Tai-awa o te Ora Trust, a kaupapa Maori social services organisation based in south Auckland.

12.30pm – Lunch

Future Mapping – Envisioning Your Organisation from Here On – Megan Thorn www.exult.co.nz 
The world is changing at a phenomenal rate and if your organisation wants to stay relevant and effective, you need to be constantly looking toward what’s coming next.  Megan will guide you through the process of mapping your future for your organisation.  Take control and choose your own path ‘Through the Looking Glass’.

Letting Go and Taking Risks 
Kerri Price (Sponsored by Infoodle) www.sailingwithpurpose.com 
After building Exult from scratch and leading the organisation for 10 years, Kerri passed the baton to Megan and set off on a new adventure volunteering in the South Pacific. Join Kerri as she shares what it’s like letting go of an organisation and get her top tips for managing change both personally and professionally. Be inspired to let go, take risks and step into the unknown.

3.00pm – Final Reflections, Wrap Up and Lucky Draws

3.15pm – Conference Closes

For more speaker and registration details, click here.


20-21 May 2021


Bay Park Arena Suites, 81 Truman Lane, Tauranga


Early bird registration $390 per person
Standard Registration $435 per person

To register your interest contact Gillian, 07 571 8819 or gillian@exult.co.nz

Register Today!