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Financial Wellbeing – Free one hour seminar

Financial Wellbeing – Looking after your finances in a time of disruption

David McBrearty from New Zealand Financial Planning has generously offered  his time to provide information and answer questions around current financial support in this time of uncertainty.

Join him between 1.30pm-2.30pm on Tuesday 19 May.

No need to register. Please add this in your calendar and join the Zoom meeting using the following details:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84021474214?pwd=NEdTbEd4WnNvRDZPOHN0a1Z2TkVTdz09
Meeting ID: 840 2147 4214
Password: 968151

Please email any questions or areas you would like covered through to Marjorie Blake and I will send these through as anonymous questions through to David to cover.

The Unmute Shortcut for Zoom Meetings

This is a great shortcut I picked up from a colleague.

When you are in a group Zoom meeting, it is good practice to leave your microphone muted.

When you need to speak, simply hold down the space bar on your keyboard to temporarily unmute your microphone. When you finish speaking, let it go.


For great time-saving tips, look up:
Being more efficient with your technology
Technology Information for Staff website

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You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

Create Space by Changing your Skype for Business Status

If you want to be undisturbed or keep some free space in your day without calls, set your “Status” in Skype for Business to Busy or Away. If someone tries to call you or email you, the status you have selected will display to them.

1. Hold your mouse over the Skype for Business icon on your Taskbar. A mini-panel displays, showing the various Status options you can select.

Select your Availability Status options in Skype for Business

2. Select the Status icon you wish to display.

Select your Availability Status in Skype for Business

Alternatively, there are more options available if you open Skype for Business, click the drop down at the top just under your name, and select a Status from there.

Select your Availability Status options in Skype for Business


For great time-saving tips, look up:
Being more efficient with your technology
Technology Information for Staff website

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Got some suggestions? Please leave a comment below or let me know.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

Professional Development opportunities in June

There no time like the present plan and book onto relevant Professional Development courses through Learning and Development.

We are currently taking registrations for the following face to face workshops in June:
We have some back up plans for any workshops that may not proceed due to restrictions. Don’t let this put you off enrolling.

3 June – Leading Change
4 June & 9 July – Rainbow (LGBTQI+) Awareness
10 June – Cross-Cultural Interactions
11 June – Delegating and Influencing
12 & 19 June – Te Reo Māori for the Workplace
17 June – Growing Personal Resilience
23 June – Presentation Skills
24 June – Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness for Heads and Managers
25 June – Challenging Client Situations
29 June & 3 July – Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora

Check out what other opportunities are available on the Learning and Development site – including all health and safety courses.

We have put together a page about learning remotely, which contains some ideas for learning from home. Read more here.

Copy Email Into a Folder

Did you know that in Outlook you can put a copy of an email into a folder for reference purposes, while still retaining the original in its original location?

This can be helpful if you are wanting to make sure you have copies of emails in particular folders, but still want the original in your Inbox to reply to; or perhaps when using a shared mailbox.

To do this, hold down the Control key while you drag selected email(s) into a folder. This will copy the email(s) rather than moving it/them.

TIP: just make sure you keep holding down the Ctrl key until after you have dropped the email into the folder!

Thanks to Marj Blake, Learning and Development Advisor, for this tip!


For great time-saving tips, look up:
Being more efficient with your technology
Technology Information for Staff website

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Got some suggestions? Please leave a comment below or let me know.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.