Posts tagged "future thinking"
ForesightNZ Workshop - Day 2

ForesightNZ Workshop – Day 2

Day two of the ForesightNZ workshop began with participants regrouping and reflecting on the previous evening’s session with the Hon. Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand Corporation, and Colin James, political journalist. Participant Solomon Esera shared a powerful poem about his experiences of the workshop so far: Reality This is too...
ForesightNZ Workshop - Day 1

ForesightNZ Workshop – Day 1

After weeks of preparation for the ForesightNZ workshop, the participants were eager to begin the first of three full days at the New Zealand Treasury thinking about New Zealand’s long-term future. The night before was spent meeting their groups and coming to terms with the fundamentals of futures thinking. Wendy McGuinness opened the workshop and...
Timeline of significant events in the history of education in New Zealand, 1867 to 2014 is now published!

Timeline of significant events in the history of education in New Zealand, 1867 to 2014 is now published!

Given the December 2015 consultation on the Education Act 1989, and the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into new models of tertiary education, it seemed timely to take a closer look at the history of New Zealand’s education system.  As part of our TalentNZ project we have created a timeline titled Timeline of significant events in the history of education in...
The booklet sharing ideas from the Civics and Media Project workshop series is now published online

The booklet sharing ideas from the Civics and Media Project workshop series is now published online

Proceedings of The Civics and Media Project: A report on the three workshops held in 2015 is now published. The booklet is intended to contribute to the national conversation about civics and media by documenting our thinking about the nature of the issue, our vision for the future and some pragmatic ideas to get there. You...
ForesightNZ workshop: Only one more week to go! Registrations close next Friday, 25 March 2016

ForesightNZ workshop: Only one more week to go! Registrations close next Friday, 25 March 2016

 We are seeking 36 diverse young people between the ages of 18 and 25 to attend the ForesightNZ workshop. The workshop will be held in Wellington at the New Zealand Treasury from Wednesday, 27 April to Friday, 29 April 2016. Please see the registration page for more information. Flight and accommodation costs are covered. Applications close Friday week, 25...
Think Piece 24 - Self-aware cities is now published

Think Piece 24 – Self-aware cities is now published

The McGuinness Institute’s latest Think Piece 24: Self-aware cities, written by Nick Roberts is published today. Nick is an architect for UNStudio based in Amsterdam, having previously worked for Athfield Architects in Wellington, New Zealand. When I was on my sabbatical last year I was fortunate to spend some time with him and his lovely...
Going Places lunch-time book launch and discussion

Going Places lunch-time book launch and discussion

The McGuinness Institute hosted a lunch-time event for the Wellington launch of the new book Going Places on Thursday, 17 March 2016. Written by Julie Fry and Hayden Glass, 2013 TalentNZ Journal contributor, the book explores the economic contribution of migration to and from New Zealand. Hayden and Julie explained their evidence and shared their conclusions that included immigrant...
It's not too late to join us for the Going Places book launch tomorrow (Thursday, 17 March)

It’s not too late to join us for the Going Places book launch tomorrow (Thursday, 17 March)

‘Migration and the movement of people is one of the critical issues confronting the world’s nations in the twenty-first century.’ Going Places book launch By Julie Fry and Hayden Glass Thursday, 17 March 2016 from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm. RSVP to 17march@mcguinnessinstitute.org See the flyer below for more information Going Places is about the economic...
Join us for the Going Places book launch on Thursday, 17 March 2016

Join us for the Going Places book launch on Thursday, 17 March 2016

‘Migration and the movement of people is one of the critical issues confronting the world’s nations in the twenty-first century.’ Join us for the book launch of Going Places by Julie Fry and 2013 TalentNZ Journal contributor, Hayden Glass, on Thursday, 17 March 2016 from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm. Going Places is about the economic contribution of...
ForesightNZ workshop: Registrations are now open

ForesightNZ workshop: Registrations are now open

We are seeking 36 New Zealanders between the ages of 18 to 25 to attend the ForesightNZ workshop. The workshop will take place over 72 hours, from Wednesday, 27 April 2016 to Friday, 29 April 2016, and will conclude with a presentation at the New Zealand Treasury. Please see the ForesightNZ website for more information. Participant registration The Institute...
Nation Voices Essay Competition – Results announced

Nation Voices Essay Competition – Results announced

The McGuinness Institute is delighted to announce the winners of the Nation Voices essay competition. The topic for the essay competition was: What makes a good prime minister of New Zealand? The essays were to focus particularly on the character, personality and skills that make for a good prime minister of New Zealand. The winning essay...
James Dunne shares his views on Civics and Media in New Zealand (10/10)

James Dunne shares his views on Civics and Media in New Zealand (10/10)

As part of the The Civics and Media Project, each day we will be sharing one speaker’s presentation from the Workshop 3 session titled ‘10 speakers, 5 minutes, 1 slide’. Workshop 3 was held on Thursday, 19 November 2015, at the Royal Society of New Zealand in Wellington. Today, we share with you James Dunne’s presentation. Speakers were asked to present three...