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

Location: The Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin

Activate – the place where social service leaders and practitioners come together and connect with decision makers.

The Dunedin Centre, 21 – 22 October 2019, Dunedin.
Please go to the Conference Page to view full information

Event Date 21-10-2019 10:30 am
Event End Date 22-10-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 16-10-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 280
Individual Price $60 - $415

Location: The Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin

Activate – the place where social service leaders and practitioners come together and connect with decision makers.

The Dunedin Centre, 21 – 22 October 2019, Dunedin.
Please go to the Conference Page to view full information

Event Date 21-10-2019 10:30 am
Event End Date 22-10-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 16-10-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 280
Individual Price We will invoice you at the discounted rate

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University will present a new workshop on being trauma-informed in practice. 

28 June in Dunedin. 

Event Date 28-06-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 28-06-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 27-06-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 50
Individual Price $190/ $210

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University presenting on child-centred and trauma-informed practice as two examples of current practice issues. 

22 March in New Plymouth. 

Event Date 22-03-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 22-03-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 21-03-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 80
Individual Price $70/ $80

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University presenting on child-centred and trauma-informed practice as two examples of current practice issues. 

15 February in Westport. 

Event Date 15-02-2019 8:45 am
Event End Date 15-02-2019 3:45 pm
Cut off date 14-02-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 60
Individual Price $70/ $80