Ō Tātou Moemoeā: Our Dreams - A social work professional development series

11 March 2020

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NorthTec’s Community and Social Services are pleased to announce the commencement of our professional development series.

These interactive workshops are designed for busy professionals who need to keep up to date with new developments and best practice & can be used for your Social Workers Registration board (SWRB) professional development portfolio to maintain your registration.

The series will address SWRB core competencies and code of conduct as well as technical and practice issues. Current research informs the sessions and participants can expect to learn practical skills which will enhance their practice. 

Our dates for the year and now confirmed and we are pleased to advise confirmation of our first guest presenters. We are continuing to confirm presenters for the remainder of the year and next year and welcome your suggestions.

Wednesday, March 11 - Dr Paulé​ Rūwhiu PhD "Decolonising social work education"

We are all of us practitioners, fieldwork supervisors, students and tutors vitally involved in social work education and helping to build the next generation of our profession.

Dr Rūwhiu has recently completed her doctoral studies in decolonising social work education. We can expect an inspiring and challenging address, we will then share Kai and break into working teams to develop strategies. Dr Rūwhiu is a former tutor at NorthTec now lecturing BSW and MSW students at Massey University.

The participant fee of $200 is waived for NorthTec graduates and fieldwork placement partner agencies.

Please register by email to jstansfield@northtec.ac.nz.

Future Events

We are continuing to confirm presenters for the remainder of the year and next year, and welcome your suggestions.

Wednesday, April 8
Featuring: Lucy Sandford-Reed - ANZ association of social workers
Topic: The Future Workforce - Contemporary issues for the social work profession.

Wednesday, May 20 
Featuring: Mike Smith, Climate change Iwi Leaders Group chair.
Topic: What's climate change got to do with it.