Mahi tika: Learning to make a difference

Mahi tika is the professional development programme for PPTA members.  Mahi tika courses are practical adult education seminars based on case studies, collaborative problem-solving and discussion.  The courses are delivered by PPTA field officers each year at a location near you.  All members are encouraged to attend, particularly those who have taken on a role in their branch or region, and paid leave is also available for the three stages of the Mahi tika programme.

Contact your Branch Chair or nearest PPTA field office to register.

 

Mahi tika 1

Two day course

This is a foundation employment relations course relevant to all members, and essential for those who are branch office-holders.

The course assists members to:

  • Understand the democratic structures of the PPTA and how we work, to confidently raise participation.
  • Involve and empower PPTA members in the branch to participate and take ownership of their Collective Employment Agreement and to promote the rights and obligations of the Employment Relations Act and other relevant employment legislation.
  • Use new tools and apply new skills to support a greater understanding and participation in problem solving and research tasks within their workplace.

Tauranga

28 & 29 March

Hamilton

16 & 17 May

East Coast

21 & 22 May

Christchurch

28 & 29 May

Rotorua

10 & 11 June

Wellington

13 & 14 June

Northland

18 & 19 June

Auckland

20 & 21 June

 

Mahi tika 2

Two day course

The Stage 2 course builds on the knowledge and understanding developed in the foundation course through more in-depth focus on important collective agreement and employment law processes.

This course assists members to:

  • Understand the Employment Relations Act, especially good faith and consultation
  • Gain greater knowledge of your collective agreements
  • Develop skills which help to build mutual trust and confidence in your workplace
  • Understand health and safety and fairness at work
  • Develop the capacity of the PPTA branch to contribute to resolving workplace issues

Hamilton

12 & 13 August

Auckland

19 & 20 August

Wellington

22 & 23 August

Northland

26 & 27 August

Christchurch

16 & 17 Sept

 

Mahi tika 3

Two day course

The Stage 3 course is challenging and builds on the previous two courses. Participants learn how to negotiate solutions to workplace issues by doing it.

This course assists members to:

  • Understand aspects of workplace structures, processes and decision-making that impact on the employment relationship
  • Develop negotiation skills that support good faith relationships within the workplace and enable members to work collaboratively to resolve workplace issues

Wellington

7 & 8 Nov

Rotorua

11 & 12 Nov

Christchurch

18 & 19 Nov

Auckland

21 & 22 Nov

 

Pasifika Mahi Tika

Mahi Tika 1

Auckland, 6 & 7 June

Mahi Tika 3

Auckland, 7 & 8 Nov

 

Māori Mahi Tika

Mahi Tika 1

Auckland, 6 & 7 June

Mahi Tika 3

Auckland, 7 & 8 Nov

 

Provisionally certified teachers

One day course

Teachers who are new to the profession face a number of challenges. This course focuses on the professional and employment issues that are particularly relevant to you.

This course is for all beginning teachers (you don’t have to be a PPTA member) and assists to:

Access advice and guidance programmes that support you to gain full certification

Develop an overview of the collective agreement and legislative entitlements and obligations

Develop strategies for dealing with common workplace issues

Understand the role of PPTA, especially the branch

Christchurch

27 March

Tauranga

8 April

Taranaki

14 May

Manawatu

16 May

Auckland

17 May

Hawkes Bay

21 May

Wellington

24 May

Northland

24 May

Hamilton

7 June

Auckland

1 July

Rotorua

9 August

Dunedin

10 Sept

 

Staff rep on boards of trustees

One day course

This course is to assist those elected onto the board of trustees as the staff representative to understand their role, the legal framework and obligations of boards of trustees.

Northland

9 August

Auckland

13 August

Dunedin

9 Sept

East Coast

17 Sept

Auckland

20 Sept

Rotorua

25 Sept

Hamilton

27 Sept

Christchurch

6 Nov

 

Principals

Dates to be advised

 

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