Volunteer Symposium Registration Form

National Volunteer Symposium
Brentwood Hotel, Wellington

13-15 September 2013

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Cancellation policy can be viewed on the Volunteer Coffee Lounge, under policies



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*Postal Address:
Organisation / Centre:
Are you attending Parents Centres New Zealand Annual General Meeting?:
Are you the voting delegate?:
Are you bringing a child to conference with you?:
Age of child?:
Do you have any special dietary requirements?:

Discussion Groups

For more information on any of the Discussion Groups - Simply hover over the text link down the left hand side for each session.
Discussion Group - Sunday 15th 9:00am - 11:45am
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Discussion Group - Sunday 15th 12:45pm - 3:00pm
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Registration Summary

Standard $437.00 inc GST


*All registration fees are inclusive of 15% GST.
All payments must be received prior to the commencement of the Volunteer Symposium
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Sunday morning Discussion Groups

President's Group

Focus on issues or challenges that President's might be faced with. An opportunity to share together about how you best work within the role, delegating to the team, managing personalities and overseeing the services provided by your Centre. Discuss successes that your team has had and how you achieved these - your success might be someone else's learning!

Treasurer's Group

A session facilitated by the Finance & Administration Manager. This will provide a chance to ask questions about the new Xero system and processes. Treasurers can discuss any other matters relevant to monetary matters, contract management (DHB's), audits, reporting etc

Strategic Partnerships

Why do we have the partnerships? Who are they and what are our obligations to them as volunteers working at Centre level? What benefits are there in having partnerships - how do we make the partnerships work to implement a win-win situation? Come and share successes you have had with working alongside our partnerships or explore how you can best make the partnerships work at local level. An informative session for all

Parent Education

Perhaps you are struggling to establish some of your parent education programmes. Share together ideas to help make these a success. What might work well in your community, identifying the needs of your members, exploring the bigger picture of how parent education programmes impact on membership recruitment. Bring your success stories to this session and your "what worked well" messages to the group

Managing the roll over

When volunteers decide to move on how does this impact on the remaining team? Just how important is succession planning and how do committees go about this? Explore together how you might fill the gaps in the interim while you recruit new volunteers and perhaps most importantly involving the whole team to ensure the services continue to "tick along". Understand the importance of maintaining good records and process documents

Sunday afternoon Discussion Groups

Grant applications

A positive focus on what needs to be considered when applying for grants, how important is it to really highlight your goals, what messages do we need to "get across", importance of acknowledging funding support, a hands-on experience working with covering letters and grant application documents. A chance to share what works well for you and seek support from others if you have challenges

Conflict Management

At some stage any group might experience some level of conflict. Share together in a positive and productive session about what might cause conflicts and how can we work through the conflict and with the conflict. Learn about recognizing strengths that everyone brings to a team and how we work together to face the challenges and "stay in our adult" to work through them. It's not about blame, it's about working together in an assertive and productive sense

Leadership within a group

This doesn't just apply to being the President? What makes a good leader and how to develop leadership qualities. What do you aspire to and how can you best take advantage of opportunities within Parents Centre? A chance to discuss together the different leadership styles, how to work with existing leaders and how to grow skills

Attracting new volunteers and members

A significant challenge across many organisations today. How can Parents Centre work effectively at grass roots level to ensure we attract the best volunteers we can and maintain our membership growth. What are your specific challenges - a chance to positively explore opportunities all communities have to showcase their Centre. How does the Marketing Kit impact your team and what you achieve in attracting new volunteers and members?

Introduction to Parents Centre

All new volunteers should complete this important training. Come and learn a brief history of Parents Centre, what is the structure of our organisation and as a volunteer within the organisation why is it so important for me to have an introduction to Parents Centre? You may be surprised at some of the amazing achievements our organisation has had. Come and hear of those and learn about the reason for the birth of Parents Centre. A must for those who have not completed this training at Centre level