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The Next Big Leap - a one day symposium on sustaining our kaupapa

9 May 2016, Auckland

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We invite you to ‘The Next Big Leap National Symposium’ to explore the challenges and opportunities for sustaining our organisations and kaupapa going forward.

Bringing together key sector influencers and a wide range of participants, this one-day event promises not only a great speaker line up, but a series of challenging conversations and interactive learning labs where delegates will be able to connect for future collaborations.

We challenge you and your senior team to take a big step forward and recognise where the most promising opportunities lie for our communities.


We are excited to offer you a range of speakers, politicians as well as practitioners.

A key point of the day will be around the following 5 questions:

  1. How is your sector being impacted by funding and/or technological challenges?
  2. What are the change signals you are seeing and what are you doing about them?
  3. How will you build your organisation’s self-reliance and sustainability?
  4. Can you unlock advantage from belonging to a ‘value network’?
  5. Will you jump-start a change process?

We have secured a number of influential speakers, and we invite you to join this national symposium in order for us all to jointly make the Next Big Leap.

  • Dr Lance O’Sullivan will share personal and organisational keys to sustaining the kaupapa and energy behind the work that we do.
  • Linda Vagana will share how improving literacy can transform achievement and opportunities for clients using the value network approach.
  • Matthew Tukaki will challenge us to take more control of our futures by capitalising on systems changes and developing our own funding streams with case studies from National Coalition for Suicide Prevention, Australia.
  • Russell Martin will explain how using cloud systems and sub-contracting back office functions can free up more resource for service delivery.

Be inspired by the following presenters:

Mere Balzer

Mere Balzer is the Chief Executive of the Te Rūnanga O Kirikiriroa Trust and Chairperson of Nga Ngaru Rautahi o Aotearoa National Māori Authority Inc.

Penny London

Penny London is the Director of London Quality Solutions Limited

Jason (Jay) Mareroa

Jason is Deputy Chair for the Auckland Youth Advisory Council for Auckland City Council.
Dr Lance O'Sullivan

Dr Lance O'Sullivan

Lance O'Sullivan is a New Zealand Māori doctor practising in Kaitaia, Northland.

Julie Starr

Julie Starr is an independent process and document designer

Diane Tuari

Diane Tuari, Chief Executive Officer, Nga Ngaru Rautahi O Aotearoa Incorporated
Matthew Tukaki

Matthew Tukaki

Matthew is a non-executive Director of the Board of Suicide Prevention Australia

Linda Vagana

Linda Vagana is General Manager of the Alan Duff Charitable Foundation - Duffy Books in Homes programme.


Early Bird Price – until 6 May 2016



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