This online workshop is a great chance for social service kaimahi to add something new to your SSPA kete mātauranga and support your professional learning and development. With Dr Debbie Hager having presented a well-received workshop at our Whakamanawa Conference last year and just last month kanohi-ki-te-kanohi in Tāmaki Makaurau, we are creating a space for more kaimahi around the motu to engage in this kaupapa.

This online workshop will utilise a combination of small group activities, audio-visual material and discussions to examine how the use of certain language to describe groups of people or populations can focus attention on individual deficit and blame, or on the contextual and socio-political perspective of a particular group’s circumstances.

View the flyer for further information 

What: Labels - Do the labels we use for certain populations create exclusion?
When: Tuesday 13 June 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Who's it for?: SSPA members and non-members, working in community-based social services at all levels
$65 (+GST) SSPA members
$90 (+GST) non-members


Event Date 13-06-2023 10:00 am
Event End Date 13-06-2023 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 16-05-2023
Capacity 30
Cut off date 13-06-2023 9:00 am
Individual Price $65.00

Past events

Events Archive

Register your interest here to join in SSPA's bulk order of the Community Law Manual 2018-2019 edition. We will place a bulk order once we have more than 20 interests. So spread the word and make sure to register your interest by 20 July 5.00pm.

Event Date 13-06-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 20-07-2018 5:00 pm
Cut off date 20-07-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price TBA

This aims to develop the skills and knowledge of participants to win contracts through tendering.

Margaret Gilbert, Director of Corporate Contracts Management, helps participants to understand the procurement process and how best to respond to tenders by having an effective proposal response.

Wellington, 11 April

Event Date 11-04-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 11-04-2018 12:00 pm
Cut off date 10-04-2018 12:00 pm
Capacity: 10
Individual Price $70 - $90

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

15 February 2018 in Christchurch.

Event Date 15-02-2018 8:30 am
Event End Date 15-02-2018 3:45 pm
Cut off date 13-02-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity: 120
Individual Price 15 - 50