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

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

Designed for supervisors, this workshop provides an overview of relational trauma, and then explores indirect trauma impacts on workers and ways to mitigate these in supervision.

Event Date 28-08-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 28-08-2020 4:00 pm
Cut off date 25-08-2020 5:00 pm
Capacity: 30
Individual Price $140.00

This workshop for workers and supervisors provides an in-depth look at the concept of professional dangerousness in relation to child and family work and explores individual and organisation dangerous dynamics that can occur.  It offers strategies to prevent professional dangerousness from an individual and agency perspective.

Event Date 27-08-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 27-08-2020 4:00 pm
Cut off date 25-08-2020 5:00 pm
Capacity: 30
Individual Price $140.00

This workshop for supervisors facilitated by Dr Nicki Weld provides an overview of relational trauma, and then explores indirect trauma impacts on workers and ways to mitigate these in supervision.  The concepts of parallel process and counter-transference are also examined along with reflective practice based questions and tools.

20 March 2020, 9am-4pm in Auckland. 

Event Date 20-03-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 20-03-2020 4:00 pm
Cut off date 18-03-2020 5:00 pm
Capacity: 30
Individual Price $140/$160

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 – 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