Posts tagged "Sir Paul Callaghan"
2016 TalentNZ Refresh

2016 TalentNZ Refresh

On Thursday, 19 May 2016 the Institute held a lunchtime round table discussion about the Institute’s Project TalentNZ – refreshing TalentNZ. The purpose of the meeting was to stress-test the TalentNZ approach and refine the TalentNZ ecosystem model since it was created in 2014. The refresh of TalentNZ was not about repeating what has already been...
Dame Julia Cleverdon talks about social action – video published today

Dame Julia Cleverdon talks about social action – video published today

While at the Teach For All annual conference Wendy took the opportunity to interview Dame Julia Cleverdon. Julia is the co-founder of Step Up To Serve, a UK charity coordinating the #iwill campaign to make social action part of life for 10- to 20-year-olds by 2020. The interview with Julia was filmed and is now published on our YouTube...
Introducing Te Auaha - the New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity

Introducing Te Auaha – the New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity

In the heart of New Zealand’s cultural capital, a hub for creative students is about to emerge. The Council and Executive of Whitireia New Zealand and the Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec) have merged their programmes to create Te Auaha – the New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity. The Institute is the outcome of a collaboration...
Is my child where they should be in their learning?

Is my child where they should be in their learning?

Holy Family School, located in Porirua, Wellington, has initiated a programme that aims to build stronger relationships between the school, teachers, students and whānau, called The Family So’otaga. Principal Chris Theobald, acting Deputy Principal Gina Lefaoseu and Metua Tengaru are managing the programme. Mark and Wendy McGuinness are investing in this programme through their charitable foundation – The McGuinness...
Think Piece 25: The changing purpose of tertiary education is now published

Think Piece 25: The changing purpose of tertiary education is now published

The McGuinness Institute’s latest Think Piece 25: The changing purpose of tertiary education is now published! Think Piece 25 forms part of the Institute’s submission on the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into ‘new models of tertiary education‘. This inquiry presented an opportunity for the Institute to set out ideas we have gathered as to how New Zealand might...
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...
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...
Think Piece 23 - Reflections from the World Future Society conference is now published

Think Piece 23 – Reflections from the World Future Society conference is now published

In July 2015 Wendy, Sun and I attended the World Future Society (WFS) conference in San Francisco. Think Piece 23: The Future of Talent: Reflections from the World Future Society Conference discusses the opportunities and challenges for New Zealand going forward, with a focus on the four major trends that were apparent at the World Future Society conference and...
National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI) - Our response

National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI) – Our response

On Monday, 5 October the Minister of Science and Innovation, Hon. Steven Joyce, launched the National Statement of Science Investment 2015-2025 (NSSI). Following the release of the NSSI the Science Media Centre asked me to provide observations on the final document. The four objectives below were in my mind as I reviewed the document (in the tight timeframe provided). These...
TalentNZ promotional video published today!

TalentNZ promotional video published today!

This video was launched during our presentation at the World Future Society conference in July 2015. It showcases the journey the TalentNZ project has taken since Sir Paul Callaghan first shared his vision of New Zealand as ‘a place where talent wants to live’ at our StrategyNZ workshop in 2011. The video features individuals that we have met and filmed throughout...
TalentNZ Newsletter Issue 7 out Today!

TalentNZ Newsletter Issue 7 out Today!

In this issue we discuss the six TalentNZ worksheets developed for the TalentNZ sessions we ran at the New Zealand Community Boards Conference in May and provide an update for the TalentNZ Journal: Grow talent edition and for our Menu of Initiatives website. We also share a highlight video from KiwiConnect‘s New Frontiers festival held in Upper...
An Interview With Karleen Marshall

An Interview With Karleen Marshall

In November 2014 we travelled up the Whanganui River with 35 young New Zealanders aged between 18 and 25 as part of the LocalNZ workshop. During this trip we visited the Te Wainui a Rua school, the only school on the Whanganui River and interviewed the school’s principal, Karleen Marshall. In this video Karleen shares...