Delegate Leadership Development Workshop (DLD) and Issues & Organising Seminar (I&O)

The 2023 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.

3 March 2023 - 5 March 2023

The PPTA Delegate Leadership Development workshop will be held on Friday 3 March 2023, and the PPTA Issues and Organising Seminar will be held on Saturday 4 March and Sunday 5 March 2023.

The workshop and seminar are being held at the Brentwood Hotel, Kilbirnie, Wellington.

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

Confirmation will be emailed to attendees upon receipt of their online registration.  Attendees will receive a further email once their registration is processed which will include any travel and accommodation arrangements.

Registrations close Wednesday 15th February

Delegate Leadership Development Workshop (Friday 3 March)

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 costs (travel, accommodation on a twin share basis, and meals) for these people to attend the workshop and the seminar.

While the programme is yet to be confirmed it is anticipated that the day will start at 10.00am on Friday and finish around 5.00pm.  

  • Morning: Specific group training for Regional Officers. This will be specific for your role and how you can support the industrial action activities in your role.
  • Afternoon: Focus on the current and upcoming industrial action for the Collective Agreement Campaign. There will be a range of workshops to equip Regional Committees with the tools to conduct a campaign

Issues and Organising Seminar (Saturday & Sunday 4-5 March)

The seminar will start on Saturday with a powhiri at 9.00am and will conclude at 12.30pm with lunch on the Sunday.

People wishing to attend the I&O must have approval from their region before they register for the event. Costs for regional officers will be covered by national office.  Regions will cover the costs of all meals, travel and accommodation (on a twin-share basis) for activists, Te Huarahi and Executive members.

  • This has a variety of workshops building on key issues for PPTA. 
  • Two key speakers.
    • Dr Sanjana Hattotuwa on Misinformation and Democracy.
    • Craig Renney and Diane Russell from CTU on an Alternative Economic strategy.

Travelling to Wellington

Travel will be arranged by national office and accommodation will be provided at the venue for people from out of town.

An itinerary will be forwarded to attendees as soon as bookings are made.

Attendees are asked not to request changes to their itinerary (unless absolutely necessary) as changes are likely to incur additional charges and these will be passed on to them.  Any changes will require the authorisation of the DGS Membership.

Attendees from the Wellington, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Manawatū-Whanganui regions should travel by train, bus or car.  Attendees from these regions travelling to the event(s) are requested to car-share if possible.  Those who bring their own car will be reimbursed at 82c per km.

Attendees from regions other than Wellington, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Manawatū-Whanganui, who are entitled to travel by air but choose to drive, are reimbursed either 82 per km or the average cost of a return airfare, whichever is the cheaper.


There are a limited number of rooms available at the Brentwood Hotel for the event and accommodation will be spread across three venues.  You will be allocated your room closer to the event. Those attendees who have a physical or medical condition will be given rooming priority at the Brentwood Hotel. The single room surcharge is $79.50 per night.

Extra nights will be arranged for attendees only if airline schedules or the distance from their home to their nearest airport makes it necessary to arrive earlier or stay longer. 

Attendees from the Hutt Valley and Wellington regions are not expected to stay in for the event.  If accommodation is requested it will only be booked if rooms are available. 


All meals are provided at the hotel for the duration of the workshop and seminar.  You have the choice to opt out of dinner on both Friday and Saturday night when you are completing your online registration.

PPTA covers the cost of a continental breakfast.  If people wish to have a cooked breakfast they must pay the additional $5 when they check out.

If you are required to travel to Wellington the day before or after the event you will be entitled to claim breakfast ($18) and dinner ($45 not including alcohol). 

If you need to leave home early to commence your journey to Wellington, or travelling late on your return, you may claim a meal allowance as above. You will need to get receipts as reimbursements cannot be paid without one.

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 

Regional costs

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

Further information

For further details on the seminar, email Julie Elliott at  


Registrations are now closed

Last modified on Wednesday, 17 May 2023 09:09