Posts tagged "strategy"
Strengthening strategy stewardship in the public service one-day workshop, 14 July 2016

Strengthening strategy stewardship in the public service one-day workshop, 14 July 2016

On 14 July 2016, in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) the Institute hosted the one-day workshop, Strengthening strategy stewardship in the public service. The workshop aimed to explore how the New Zealand public service might better prepare and publish Government Department Strategies (GDSs). Grant Dennis, PwC, opened the workshop by welcoming participants and setting out the purpose of the day:...
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...
Strengthening strategy stewardship one-day workshop 14 July: Registrations now open

Strengthening strategy stewardship one-day workshop 14 July: Registrations now open

The Institute’s StrategyNZ project looks at how New Zealand can improve long-term strategic thinking and strategy stewardship in central government. On July 14 we are hosting a one-day workshop which will explore how New Zealand can better prepare and publish government department strategy documents (GDSs). More detail on the workshop can be found below, followed...
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...
Join us this Thursday for the launch of Report 15: Improving Strategy Stewardship in the Public Service

Join us this Thursday for the launch of Report 15: Improving Strategy Stewardship in the Public Service

There are now only three nights until the launch of Report 15: Improving Strategy Stewardship in the Public Service. If you would like to attend the launch at 5.30pm Thursday, 22 October 2015, please RSVP to 22october@mcguinnessinstitute.org. Please also share this with anyone you think may be interested in attending the event. This report brings together...
Terrific Initiative by the Office of the Auditor-General

Terrific Initiative by the Office of the Auditor-General

On Wednesday, 14 October, OAG held a morning tea to discuss their recent project to increase accountability in the public sector. As part of this project, they have compiled a list of the agencies that New Zealanders can contact when they need help from, or want to make a complaint about, a particular public service....