Workshops & Field Trip
We are pleased to offer three workshops.
- Community-based Social Marketing
- Keeping Volunteers Safe and Productive!
- Governance and Management
Wednesday 18 May 2016.There will be a field trip to one of the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust’s Reserves on the Otago Peninsula. This will depart from outside the Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street. Please be there by 3:15pm for a prompt departure.
You need to have a good level of fitness for this trip as it will involve walking over rough terrain. Please wear suitable footwear and bring warm and wet weather clothing, a snack, binoculars and cameras.
The field trip is now fully booked.
Community-based Social Marketing
Facilitator: Dr Edy MacDonald,DOC’s Principal Social Science Advisor, and Dr Euan Kennedy, DOC’s National Advisor for Island Biosecurity
Time: 12:45 - 3:05pm
The social dimensions of conservation work (outreach, awareness-raising, behavior change) are perhaps the most problematic for resource-stressed NGOs. Typically we rely on education, publicity and presentations in various media, signage and other forms of story-telling to speak to new audiences whose support we require or whose behavior we need to change.
Do these investments actually do the business for us? Social research tells us that they are likely to be wasted, especially if their appeals are based on values which matter to us but are of little consequence to target audiences. At best, they may raise awareness but engagement and behavior change do not necessarily follow.
The Social Enterprise workshop will look at a range of new social psychology tools used increasingly today to guide the design of more effective outreach and behavior-change strategies. These tools use standard social research methods and are readily available to NGOs and community groups.
This will be a hands-on workshop, allowing you to see how these tools work in practice. It is scheduled to last two-and-a-half hours so as to be sure of leaving you with a good first grounding in how to develop effective outreach strategies.
Keeping Volunteers Safe-and Productive!
Facilitator: Dave Sharp, National Programmes Manager, Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (in conjunction with DOC)
Time: 12:45 - 1:45pm
The soon-to-be new HSW laws have focused attention on work-site safety –including the almost countless sites worked on/at by volunteers. This workshop will look at how the new laws impact on volunteer groups –and funders-but more importantly, will look at what do we need to do to keep our fellow volunteers safe –and at the same time, comply with any obligations we may have in this area. Over the course of the hour-long workshop, we will cover;
· Key safety myths
· The new legislation –what it means for volunteers, volunteer organisations, and trustee obligations.
· What groups are currently doing [or not doing]
· Core safety processes
· In Safe Hands
The presenter, Dave Sharp, has worked in this field for some 18 years-including delivering In Safe Hands workshops throughout Australia and has recently ‘NZ-ised’ the In Safe Hands toolkit for use here in NZ.
Governance and Management
Facilitator: Murray Dixon, DOMA Management Ltd (in conjunction with Otago Chamber of Commerce)
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
We will explore the intricacies that separate the functions of governance and management at the Board/Trustee level. This will be interlaced with some of the expectations that we may be faced with, due to legislative changes.
- Thinking strategically about governance and management
- The separation of governance and management
- Proposed legislative changes