Delegate Leadership Development Workshop and Issues & Organising Seminar

The 2019 Delegate Leadership Development Workshop and Issues and Organising Seminar are an opportunity for our activists and office holders to get together and plan for the year ahead.

March 1-3, 2019

The PPTA Delegate Leadership Development workshop will be held on Friday 1 March 2019, and the PPTA Issues and Organising Seminar will be held on Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March 2019.

The workshop and seminar are being held at the Sudima Lake Rotorua, with some sessions also at the Millennium Hotel Rotorua.

Accommodation will be provided at the Sudima, the Millennium and the Copthorne hotels in Rotorua.

Travel will be arranged by National Office.

Everyone wanting to attend the workshop or the seminar must have approval from their region and must complete a registration form.


Delegate Leadership Development Workshop

The workshop is being held for regional chairpersons, establishing teachers’ reps, men’s reps, pasifika co-ordinators, rainbow network coordinators, secretaries, treasurers, te reo-a-rohe and women’s network reps.

This workshop is Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment approved, and people registering for this day must also advise their local field office so their school can be advised that they will be on employment relations education leave (ERE leave) that day.

National Office will cover all other costs (travel, accommodation on a twin share basis, and meals) for these people to attend the workshop and the seminar.

The workshop will start at 10am on Friday with morning tea followed by a mihi at 10:30am.  It will finish at 5:00pm.


Issues and Organising Seminar (Saturday & Sunday)

The seminar will start on Saturday with a powhiri at 8.30am, and will conclude at 11:45am on the Sunday.

Travelling to Rotorua

Central and upper North Island regions: We have arranged the programme to enable those living locally to travel by road to Rotorua on Friday morning. If you have more than an hour’s drive, you may prefer to drive to Rotorua on Thursday after school or to fly via Auckland or Wellington.

Wellington and Hutt Valley members will be able to fly on Friday morning.

Some South Island regions – Southland, Otago and West Coast – will need to fly to Rotorua on Thursday afternoon, and may require extra leave. Please let us know if leave letters are required.

Other regions – Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Aoraki – will be able to fly on Friday morning, although members living a large distance from their airport may need to come in on Thursday evening.

For those members who are only attending the Issues and Organising Seminar, most of you will need to arrive on Friday evening for the 8:30am start on Saturday. Only those living locally will be able to drive and get there in time.

Heading home on Sunday, the vast majority of you flying will be on the plane departing at 12:45pm. This is why the seminar is finishing at 11:45am, and why we will be providing you with a boxed lunch to take with you.

Who should attend?

Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
(funded by National Office)

  • regional chairpersons and ward reps (one per Auckland ward)
  • regional establishing teachers’ reps
  • regional men’s reps
  • regional pasifika coordinators
  • regional rainbow network coordinators
  • regional secretaries
  • regional treasurers
  • regional women’s coordinators
  • te reo-a-rohe


Friday, Saturday & Sunday:
(funded by regions)

  • deputy and/or co-chairs (if region wishes)

Saturday & Sunday only:
(funded by regions)

  • any other member who wishes to attend and who is approved by their region
  • executive members who wish to attend

Regional costs

Executive asks regions to support the attendance of other attendees to the seminar.

Details on probable costs are available from Louise Mortland at National Office. The costs will include travel, two nights’ accommodation for most attendees, and catering from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday.


Further information

For further details on the seminar, email Louise at

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