Tag Archives: Development

Are You Ready For The Challenge

The Australasian University Health Challenge is about to kick off on 19 August – today! If you haven’t signed up yet then head on over to website to get your step by step instructions on how to be involved. Join the other 113 other University of Canterbury participants who have said yes to the challenge.

If you still need some more motivation on joining then have a look at our Facebook below. You can have a chance to win a brand new Fitbit Charge 2 worth $269.99.

The challenge is not only just for steps either. You can record other forms of activities such as biking, swimming, or even volleyball. As long as you are physical active you can add it to your daily step count through the online physical activity to steps converter.

Remember keeping consistent and motivated is always better with a friend. Find someone who will keep you accountable and this challenge may change your life.

Putting the Development Back into Training & Development

NZATD Canterbury Branch invites you to their Event on
Thursday 22 August 2019:

“Putting the Development Back into T&D” – Practical Tips and a smattering of success stories.

Session Overview :  
Diane Edwards arrived at the Ports of Auckland back in 2011 at a time when leadership was in crisis.  She “inherited” staff who had been considered low potential and set about changing the leadership and therefore the culture of the Ports. Eight years on, all of her direct reports from that era have not only moved into the high potential category but have all gone on to be General Managers in their own right, leading high performing teams.

Event Plan

Date:     Thursday 22 August 2019

Time:      5.30 – 6.00 pm : Registration, Networking
6.00 – 7.00 pm : Presentation
Venue:    Ilam Homestead (formerly University Staff Club) , 87 Ilam Road, Christchurch 

Members & Affiliates – $5.00 – (HRINZ, AITD, NSANZ, TechCommNZ, ICFA, IABC, NZOQ, CDANZ, DEANZ)

Non-Members – $10.00

To Register:  Registration Link


Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Do you want to undertake some Professional Development in 2019? Start booking your places & make the most of the courses available for the rest of 2019.

Spaces are available on the following September courses:

  • Leading Change – 17 September, 9am-3pm
    You will learn how to lead change by implementing changes quickly and effectively, creating an environment that is more nimble and conducive to improvements, turning resistance into engagement and commitment and taking proactive steps for keeping the initiative alive.
  • Creating Technical Materials – 19 September, 9am-4.30pm Practical exercises using participants’ workplace technical writing will target the ability to structure documents according to the audience, content and purpose, so information is conveyed with clarity.
  • Communication Skills – 24 September, 9am-4.30pm
    This customised one day workshop allows participants to reflect on their communication competence through interactive exercises and to employ practical tools they can integrate into their repertoire.

Do you need to get your First Aid Certificate revalidated? Remember you get three months from date of expiry to revalidate, or you will lose your certification. If you are due for renewal, join our First Aid Revalidation course on 13 September, 9am-4pm.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

Engaging Line Managers in Workplace Learning

Do you struggle with getting the buy-in, support and commitment of line managers to workplace learning? This was one of the key challenges colleagues of ours raised for 2019 and is critical if we actually want people doing things differently in the workplace.

This presentation is based on the work of an NZ based L&D team and the tips and tricks they used to get line managers engaged and team members doing things differently. You will also get the chance to discuss ways you have used to get the support of managers and getting people performing better on the job.

The event is publicly run by New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD). Click here to register.

Event Plan
Date: Thursday, 18th July 2019
Time:  5.30 – 6.00 pm : Registration, Networking
6.00 – 7.00 pm : Presentation
Venue: Ilam Homestead (formerly University Staff Club) , 87 Ilam Road, Christchurch
You are welcome to buy drinks at the bar
Investment:  – $5.00 – Members & Affiliates (HRINZ, AITD, NSANZ, TechCommNZ, ICFA, IABC, NZOQ, CDANZ, DEANZ)
– $10.00 – Non-Members


Closing Soon – VC Awards and Health, Safety & Wellbeing Awards

Don’t miss the opportunity to put forward your application for the Vice-Chancellor’s General Staff Development Awards, or the Health Safety and Wellbeing Awards.

Applications close on Wednesday 17 July.

Please email any Vice-Chancellor’s General Staff Development Awards applications to learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz, or send via internal mail to Marjorie Blake, Learning and Development, Human Resources, Level 2 Henry Field Library.

Email any Health, Safety and Wellbeing awards to health-safety@canterbury.ac.nz , or send via internal mail to Lo Botha, Health & Safety Team, Level 8, West.