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  • International Indigenous Youth Employment Symposium


    INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SYMPOSIUM 2018 

    [PROGRAMME DRAFT 4 October 2018]

    12 October 2018, Lindisfarne College, Hastings, NZ

    The symposium will explore effective rangatahi engagement, youth entrepreneurship skills, succession planning in the workplace, organisational collaboration and highlight youth employment successes. 

    The symposium is a one-day event with key note speakers, interactive workshops and opportunities for networking and collaboration.

    Thursday 11 October 2018

    4pm - 6pm - Powhiri and kai (Official Welcome)

    Waipatu Marae Karamu Road North, Hastings


    Friday 12 October 2018

    7:45am - Registrations Open (Lindisfarne College)

    8:30am - Karakia (Opening)

    8:40am - Te Kaupapa

    • Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst (Hastings District Council)
    • Jody Hamilton (Director, JMP Consulting)

    8:55am - Keynote Session 'Insta-standing' How to Engage Youth

    • Maria Smith (CEO Bounce Australia and USA) & Atarau Hamilton-Fuller (Head Bounce Facilitator, NZ) 

    9:40am - Keynote Session Leading Our Way

    • Jamie Samuels (Change-Maker and Inspirer) 

    10:10am - Keynote Session Influencing Employer Perceptions

    • Irone Broughton (Rangatahi Trainer and Facilitator) 

    10:30am - Morning Tea

    10:50am - Early Morning Workshops

    • Workshop 1 - Theme: Building Resilience to Engage in Work -  Trojan Ratana and Tyler Brown (Rangatahi Leaders) 
    • Workshop 3 - Theme: Effective Regional Approaches to Youth Employment - Ngai Tahu
    • Workshop 3 - Theme: Being a Great Employer - Employer Panel

    11:50am - Late Morning Workshops

    • Workshop 1 - Theme: Showcasing Great Young Employees -  Rangatahi Panel (Hastings District Council)
    • Workshop 2 - Theme: Effective Provider Collaboration - Dorothy Adams & Neil Sorensen, Social Investment Agency
    • Workshop 3 - Theme: Rangatahi and Whanau Job Success - Exham Wichman (Takitimu Ora, Hawkes Bay)

    12:50pm - LUNCH

    1:20pm - Keynote Session Future with a Vision: How to practise traditional teachings for setting goals in your life

    • Jonathon Potskin (Canada)

    Aboriginal Youth in Business

    • Dean Foley (Barayamal, Australia)

    2:00pm - Early Afternoon Workshops

    • Workshop 1 - Theme: Improving Whanau Standards of Living - Kym Hamilton & Ariana Te Whetū (Te Tapuae)
    • Workshop 2 - Theme: Community Engagement in Youth Employment - Pip Dixon (Hastings District Council)
    • Workshop 3 - Theme: Effective Employer Engagement - Graeme Ewart (LIFT Social Enterprise) & Sasha Williams (Hastings District Council) 

    3:00pm - Late Afternoon Workshops

    • Workshop 1 - Theme: Developing Maori Entrepreneurship - Jody Hamilton (JMP Consulting)
    • Workshop 2 - Theme: Turangawaewae and Pathways into Employment - Te Huia Bill Hamilton (Treaty Education) & Atarau Hamilton-Fuller (LIFT Social Enterprise) 
    • Workshop 3 - Theme: 

      Emotionally Intelligent Leadership - Creating and Chasing Aspirations and Dreams 

       - 
      Maria Smith (Bounce)
    • Workshop 4 - Theme: Wellness in the Workplace - Directions Youth Health Centre

    4:00pm - Panel Discussion Making the System Work - youth, employer, service provider, government agency

    5:00pm - 5:25pm - Wrap Up and Next Steps

    5:30pm - Closing Karakia