Posts tagged "StrategyNZ"
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...
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...
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....
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...
Building a Robust Strategy in the Age of Disruption

Building a Robust Strategy in the Age of Disruption

On 31 July the Palladium Group is running an event entitled ‘Building a Robust Strategy in the Age of Disruption’ in Auckland. This should be a fascinating seminar and will be well worth a look for those interested in business strategy. See the brochure here. Register here. One of the organisers is Mathieu Liminana, a...
Work Programme for 2015

Work Programme for 2015

The team have been back at work for the last two weeks, and we have been working hard on our plans for this year. The image below sets out briefly what 2015 looks like for the Institute. You will notice there are a few upcoming events – one later this month (the StrategyNZ project) and one at...

‘Mastering talent’ in Unlimited magazine

Lesley Springall of Unlimited magazine has published an article ‘Mastering talent’ after attending the Otago MBA meeting in Auckland that featured Wendy’s presentation on StrategyNZ: Mapping our Future. Lesley’s article focuses on the points made by Wendy in her presentation, Sir Professor Paul Callaghan’s presentation at StrategyNZ and her discussion with Ian Lafferty, director of...