Pre-conference workshops are being offered on Wednesday 16th October 2013
Governance as Leadership
Margy-Jean Malcolm, Unitec NZ
Venue: Conference Room 1, Municipal Chambers, Dunedin Centre
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
In this workshop, participants will explore:
- Core functions of governance and different ways we fulfil them
- Recruitment, retention and getting the best out of our governance team
- Practical question frameworks that help strategic thinking and planning
- Legal, financial and other stewardship responsibilities of good governance
- How we can shape our governance models and practices to make the most of the leadership contribution of diverse stakeholders?
Cost is $70.00
Sustainable Fundraising – what really works?
Heather Newell, Foresee Communications
Venue: Municipal Chambers, Conference Room 2
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
How often do we hear the words that organisations should be thinking outside the box when it comes to fundraising? The success or otherwise of that strategy depends on how much we know about the box! At this session you will learn where the money really comes from and how to plan to receive your share. How you can develop a sustainable fundraising plan, and where you should invest your energy and effort. Learn from one of New Zealand's leading fundraising experts who has been working with thousands of New Zealand organisations and collecting case studies for more than twenty years.
Heather has achieved the highest accolade in the fundraising sector - a fellow of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand. She holds the internationally recognised qualification of Certified Fund Raising Executive and is the lead trainer for the Fundraising Institute's Certificate of Fundraising qualification.
Cost is $70.00
Integrated Pest Management
Venue: Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Bus transport has been organised. Register in the Dunedin Centre (2nd Floor) from 12noon, and be ready to assemble for departure at 12:20. Return: approximately 5pm
Time: 13:00 – 16:30
Orokonui Ecosanctuary has reduced pest levels to undetectable levels due to an effective eradication and monitoring programme that is second to none. We are now able to provide safe habitat to native species, many of which are threatened with extinction.
Come and learn about the control tools and techniques used by Orokonui and other community led projects, new trap designs (including Good Nature traps) and how to measure biodiversity outcomes. The workshop includes a guided walk in the Ecosanctuary to look at pest infrastructure and enjoy the biodiversity!
Cost is $50 including wines and Evansdale cheeses and coach transport if required.
1.00pm John Innes - Scientist, Landcare Research Hamilton, expertise in pests and recovery of native forest birds.
Proportion of NZ land protected. Importance of community led conservation projects.
1.20pm Elton Smith – Conservation Manager, Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
Pest eradication, monitoring and response programme at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
1.40pm Dr Craig Gillies, predator scientist DOC Science & Capability Group, Researcher of the ecology and management of small mammal pests
Evaluation of Good Nature Traps
2.00pm Refreshments; Wine and Evandsale Cheeses
2.30pm Richard Wilson, Project Manager, Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group
Community led trapping programme on the Otago Peninsula
2.50pm Dr Deb Wilson, Ecologist Landcare Research, studies rodents and stoats and their impacts on native prey species.
Pest monitoring tools (including chew cards) - Who’s there and how many?
3.10pm Professor Ian Jamieson, Professor, Zoology Department, Otago University. Recent research in avian conservation biology with particular interest in the consequences of inbreeding and loss of genetic diversity in reintroduced populations.
Monitoring Biodiversity outcomes (flora and fauna)
3.30pm Guided Walk in Ecosanctuary looking at pest monitoring and control infrastructure