Location: The Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin
Online registrations are now closed however please call Brenda Pilott on 027 430 6016 if you would like to attend
Activate is the premier event for the sector - the place where social service leaders and practitioners come together and connect with decision makers.
The conference will have an exciting mix of keynote speakers, expo sessions, workshops, table talk, open space, and an Unconference session. There will be lots of opportunities to network, share ideas, generate ideas and plan action, hear from experts and sector leaders, and share and learn together. The conference will deliver information to get you up to date on the latest developments in government policy, social service practice, workforce development and a host of other topics.
With a programme ranging from changing demographics and what that means for culturally competent services, to deep dive workshops, you will leave the conference informed and inspired and ready to take ideas for action back to your organisation.
The Dunedin Centre, 21 – 22 October 2019, Dunedin.
Please go to the Conference Page to view full information
Start the registration process by choosing an Individual or Group registration.
Group discount for bookings of 6 or more. Register 6 people and pay for 5 (This does not apply to the conference dinner)
Please complete the group registration for 6 or more people and we will invoice you. We are unable to offer group payment for 6 or more by credit card.
To register an individual - click here »
To register a group of 2 to 5 people - click here »
To register a group of 6 or more people (discounted rate) - click here »
Registration cancellation and refund policy
Cancellations received on or before 20 September 2019 will be charged an administration fee of $100.
No refund will be given for registration cancellations received after 20 September 2019 (including “no shows” at the conference).
|Event Date||21-10-2019 10:30 am|
|Event End Date||22-10-2019 3:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||05-06-2019 9:00 am|
|Cut off date||16-10-2019 5:00 pm|
|Individual Price||$60 - $415|
This workshop where participants develop a strong trauma-informed practice focus, is aimed at kaimahi newer to the social service sector, first-time kaimahi to trauma-informed practice training, or those who want to refresh their knowledge in this area.
The first two sessions will provide a combination of information sharing and small group activities to allow a focus on implications for participants’ own practice. The third session will take place 2 weeks after the first two and will begin with feedback from participants about their experience of implementing trauma-informed practice. Challenges and barriers will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to develop strategies to support implementation.
Thursday 25 May, 9am-12:30pm
Friday 26 May,9am-12pm
Thursday 8 June, 9-10:30am
online via Zoom
$150 (+GST) SSPA members
$180 (+GST) non-members
REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED
|Event Date||25-05-2023 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||08-06-2023 12:30 pm|
|Cut off date||24-05-2023 12:00 am|
Nau Mai, Haere Mai ki Whakamanawa 2023 – The National Social Services Conference!
1 & 2 May 2023, Te Papa Tongarewa in beautiful Te Whanganui-a-Tara!
Whakamanawa is the moment for all those working in social service mahi and across the social sector to hui together, be inspired, share learning and keep up-to-date with everything happening in our sector. Right now as the flood response continues, and every day around the country, in your roles as kaimahi across our social services and social sector, you are the people making a difference for families and whānau. Whakamanawa 2023 is your chance to gather together, reflect, learn and connect with one another.
Make sure you are connecting, contributing and learning at Whakamanawa 2023 by clicking here and purchasing your earlybird tickets now.
|Event Date||01-05-2023 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||02-05-2023 4:30 pm|
Social Service Providers Te Pai Ora o Aotearoa is warmly inviting our Tāmaki Makaurau based members to a new SSPA Learning and Development workshop next month.
When addressing issues of equity and intersectional need, our social services and wider social sector is asked to think specifically about groups of people who are not experiencing equitable outcomes, and access to services and supports. During the workshop, you'll have the chance to consider the impact of the language we use when speaking about the people we're working with.
What: SSPA Learning and Development Workshop - Do the labels we use for certain populations create exclusion? with Dr Debbie Hager
When: Thursday 13 April, 10am-12pm
Where: Kauri Room, CCS Disability Action, 14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak
Who's it for?: SSPA members and non-members, working in community-based social services at all levels (Maximum places available is 30)
Cost: SSPA Member $65 +GST, Non SSPA Member $90 +GST
|Event Date||13-04-2023 10:00 am|
|Event End Date||13-04-2023 12:00 pm|
|Cut off date||11-04-2023 12:00 am|
|Individual Price||$65 +GST $90 +GST|
This 3-part online workshop, facilitated by Dr. Nicola Atwool, will help participants develop a strong trauma-informed practice.
Part 1 - Thursday 24 November 2022 9am-12:30pm
Part 2 - Friday 25 November 2022 9am-12pm
Part 3 Follow-up session - Thursday 8 December 2022 9am-10:30am
The first two sessions will provide a combination of information sharing and small group activities to allow a focus on implications for participants’ own practice. The third session will take place 2 weeks after the first two sessions and will begin with feedback from participants about their experience of implementing trauma-informed practice. Challenges and barriers will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to develop strategies to support implementation.
|Event Date||24-11-2022 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||08-12-2022 10:30 am|
|Individual Price||$100 (+GST)|
We’ve heard that SSPA members want access to mātauranga, practical tools and the space to focus on your holistic hauora, to sustain you in your mahi alongside children, rangatahi, whānau and in your hapori. It’s been a tough few years for everyone, and we know that as the pandemic continues, the challenges of social service mahi are real. Taking care of our own wellbeing could not be more important right now, and SSPA is committed to growing a movement of holistic hauora amongst social services kaimahi throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
In response, we’re now offering places in SSPA’s first ever Kaimahi Hauora Programme (online). This Programme is open to you regardless of what your role is – as long as you work in social services in our community and are a SSPA member, it’s for you! Thanks to the generosity of Foundation North, Rāta Foundation and Trust Waikato we have regional places in the programme available as follows for SSPA member kaimahi:
SSPA is also making available 30 places for SSPA member kaimahi who are based in other regions (outside of those mentioned above).
|Event Date||11-10-2022 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||22-11-2022 11:00 am|
|Individual Price||$20 (+ GST)|