Past Conference Papers

Here you can find a collection of papers and resources from SSPA's conferences and events over recent years

Te Ao Mārama Te Ao Rangatira: The Social Sector Leaders' Summit 2021


 SSPA Leaders Summit Selects 45 1Graphic Recordings

 Live Illustrator, Dave Wood captured a record of the day, the five illustrations can be seen at the links below.

 Graphic recording one - Summit Opening Remarks and Keynote Kaikōrero | Nigel Latta

 Graphic recording two - Working in Partnership to Address Workforce Needs and Panel on the Future of Social Sector Commissioning

 Graphic recording three - Leaders' Panel

 Graphic recording four - Keynote Kaikōrero | Hon Kelvin Davis, Minister for Children

 Graphic recording five - Workshop Option 1 | Putting mental wellbeing at the centre of our organisations – the role leaders can play – Dr Hillary Bennett




SSPA Conference 2019: Activate!

Click here to access the presentations


SSPA Conference 2018: Whakamanawa, Inspire


Nga Mana Rariki: A Kaupapa Maori model of positive parenting.

Deloitte: Wellbeing in abundance - looking after our own backyard.

Portia Law: Rachel Black and Samantha Ngaia.

Joint Business Venture Unit: from transactional to transformative practice for responding to family violence and sexual violence.

Grainne Moss: Keynote Speech

Careerforce: Making the invisible, visible: developing the social services workforce.

Oranga Tamariki: Working together for the future - inspiration & connecting with others.


SSPA Conference 2017: Beyond Boundaries, Kei Tua o Pae


Judge Andrew Becroft, Children's Commissioner

Purue Kapua, Maori Women's Welfare League


Jonathan Boston, Public Policy, School of Government, NZ's Social Investment Approach: A Critical Appraisal

Skylight, Sharing and learning through partnership

Richard Aston, Collaborating with heart (TedX video

Kate Doswell, Unitec, Evidence-based social work practice in Aotearoa 

Charlotte Moore, Waves Trust and Natia Tucker, Auckland Council, Working together to achieve whanau wellbeing in Waitemata

Kim Simpson and Susanne Llopis, Community Living, Multi-services approach to support children with disability or mental health issues 


"Korero Mai, Whakarongo Mai: Children and young people, seen and heard"


VOYCE, Participation methods

Office of the Children's Commissioner, Foundations for engagement


SSPA Conference 2016: Taking Charge of Change

Conference Book 2016

Hon Anne Tolley, Minister of Social Development - speech notes

Nicola Atwool, University of Otago - powerpoint

MSD Investing in Children - powerpoint

Len Cook, Chair of Superu - paper

Helen Leahy, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu - speech notes

Brenda Pilott, SSPA National Manager - speech notes

Fiona Ross, The Treasury - speech notes

Garth Nowland-Foreman, Lead Centre - paper