Racism, bias and well-being in social services work

We are now accepting registrations for individual sessions (2nd and 9th March) at a cost of $55 (excl GST) per webinar for SSPA members and $65 (excl GST) for non-members.

Anton Blank (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu) has developed a training programme in partnership with an Auckland based SSPA member, ATWC. This programme is designed specifically for social service organisations and is offered as a series of 3 one-hour webinars plus a 4th review session covering:

1. The impact of racism and bias in the social services setting, and using tools to identify and mitigate personal and organisational attitudes
2. Kaupapa Māori well-being theory and its practical application
3. Applying the theory, models and tools in a practical way within our organisations
4. Developing a strategy to embed the model across your organisation.

The positive, non-confrontational approach to racism moves beyond grievance to focus on the capabilities and potential in workers and whānau. It takes a whole of organisation approach and is open to and encourages participation from all staff.

The first three webinars will be held on consecutive Tuesday mornings from 10-11.00am
• Tuesday 23 February 2021
• Tuesday 2 March 2021
• Tuesday 9 March 2021

The fourth session, a review webinar, will be convened 4th May to explore how your organisational strategy is being implemented.

There is a cost of $190 (excl GST) for SSPA members and $220 (excl GST) for non-SSPA members for participation in the full programme of three webinars plus a review session. We encourage registration in all sessions to gain the full benefit. 

Click here for the flyer which contains session content and learning outcomes.

Event Properties

Event Date 09-03-2021 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-03-2021
Registration Start Date 26-01-2021
Capacity 100
Cut off date 22-02-2021
Individual Price $190.00

Past events

Events Archive

Registrations are now open for Good Information Sharing for Child Wellbeing Regional Workshops - Nationwide, starting in March
This is a half day workshop which will support the implementation of the information sharing provisions in the Oranga Tamariki Act that came into force on 1 July 2019.

Event Date 25-05-2021 12:00 am
Event End Date 25-05-2021 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price Free

The Tiaki Tamariki Whakamana Whānau programme is focused on supporting Oranga Tamariki funded providers to respond to Section 7AA.

Event Date 14-05-2021 12:00 am
Event End Date 14-05-2021 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price Free

A Webinar Series
A SSPA learning and development initiative, created and facilitated by Anton Blank, an expert in racism and implicit bias, communications consultant and author of ‘Rewire: the little book about bias’.

Event Date 09-03-2021 10:00 am
Event End Date 09-03-2021 12:00 am
Cut off date 22-02-2021 12:00 am
Capacity: 100
Individual Price $190.00

The half day workshop will support the implementation of the information sharing provisions in the Oranga Tamariki Act that came into force on 1 July 2019. 

Event Date 06-11-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 06-11-2020 1:30 pm
Cut off date 06-11-2020 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price Free

The half day workshop will support the implementation of the information sharing provisions in the Oranga Tamariki Act that came into force on 1 July 2019. 

Event Date 05-11-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 05-11-2020 12:30 pm
Cut off date 06-11-2020 12:00 am
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price Free