Otago Polytechnic

Nau mai, Haere mai, Tahuti mai! Welcome to all staff! 

During this week we will explore our Connections - how we nurture, strengthen and sustain ourselves and our people - our tauira, colleagues, and the communities we are connected to. In the upheaval of lockdown, we supported each other for the good of all. As an organisation, our connections enabled us to continue our mahi. Take some time during this week to refocus on yourself. Connect with others and new learning opportunities through the sharing of kōrero, practices and lessons learned. 

Enjoy your week as as OP learner. If you are in Dunedin come and enjoy the Spring Breakfast with ELT on Thursday morning.

Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa - Let us keep close together, not wide apart

 

Programme Information

Join the face-to-face workshops, online streamed webinars, or dive into the self-paced online resources anytime during the day. There are several sessions still to be confirmed, these will be added to the programme in the next few days.

Make sure to register your booking through the + calendar link. If you are unable to make the session or change your mind, it is important to unregister, using the - calendar link, allowing someone else to use your place. Places are limited for some sessions, as denoted by an * on the programme.

Any questions, please email pctdevelopment@op.ac.nz.

 

Monday 28 September

Welcome Message from Megan Gibbons, CEO

Morning Karakia | Our Values 

Morning Sessions

 9.00 - 9.50am

10.00 - 10.50am  

11.00 - 11.50am 

Expressive Writing *
Kathryn Van Beek
D101
Creative Commons Poker *
Simonne Wood & Emma Allen
D101 
Teaming up to create a flexible & adaptable learning environment
Kevin O'Neill
Online
Tinana Whakaoriori (Māori Tai Chi)
Desiree Williams
Quad + Online
(Hub near G block + Online if wet)
Intro to Tikanga Maori for the Organisation
Ron Bull
Online
Visual Literacy….Joining the Dots *
Ana Terry
D101

Positive uncertainty - developing your portfolio career *
Mark Jory, Ashleigh Crosbie
D102

Women's Self Defence *
Imogen Coxhead
11 am till 1pm
H603

 Lunchtime  

Recycling in the Hub - Interactive Stand near Eden 

 Afternoon Sessions  

 1.00 - 1.50pm

2.00 - 2.50pm  

3.00 - 3.50pm 

Facilitating Learning Success - Day 1 of 2 Sessions
Wendy Dore
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Online    
Mau Rākau for beginners
Jade Morgan
D102
Mindful Sound Bath *
David McQuillan
G309
 
Engaging students in learning
Dr Don Samarasinghe, AIC
F209 + Online
28 Days Later
Ganeshan Kathiravelu &
Yury Zhukov, AIC
F209 + Online
 
Visit the Exhibition - The Complete Entanglement of Everything
Dunedin School of Art
 

Online Options Available Any Time, Any Day

Leadership Support Toolbox -  see the latest resources for Resilience as a leader  Maori Strategic Framework Module Time Management Module 
Communication Skills Modules LinkedIn Learning: Sleep is your Superpower (34mins) YouTube: Yoga at your Desk (6mins)  

Suite of Education Technology Courses

Academic Staff Induction

Online Privacy Courses 

 

 

Tuesday 29 September

Morning Karakia | Our Values 

Morning Sessions

Boxing Session with Brendon Timmins
7.00 - 7.30am
Online (recording available here)

 9.00 - 9.50am

10.00 - 10.50am  

11.00 - 11.50am 

Timetabling (Working Session)
8.00am - 12noon, anytime drop-in sessions
Marie Soffe & Rob Broadley
D202, D Block, Computer Suite
Designing Effective Assessment - Day 1 of 2 sessions
Trish Chaplin-Cheyne, Maggie Wells
9:00am - 12:30pm
Online 
Designing for Learning Success - Day 1 of 2 sessions
Hugh Harlow
9:00am - 12.30pm
Online
Better understanding the needs of international students
Marc Doesburg
F215 + Online  
Get professional recognition through the Higher Education Academy
Kath Danaher
F209
Refilling our tank: Resilience for a long road trip
Lesley Gill
D102
Expressive Writing *
Kathryn Van Beek
Online
  Get financially sorted: Design your new normal *
Unicia Veer, CFFC facilitator
Online 
 

Lunchtime

 
Recycling in the Hub - Interactive Stand near Eden - CANCELLED
Whakamanahia i te Korowai - add your feather to the cloak in the Hub
Free Doggy Hugs in the Hub, near G block access way  - CANCELLED

 Afternoon Sessions  

 1.00 - 1.50pm

2.00 - 2.50pm  

3.00 - 3.50pm 

Facilitating Learning Success - Day 2 of 2 Sessions
Wendy Dore
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Online     
The trouble with feedback
Sean Bell
Online
Enjoy Writing for Research
Leoni Schmidt
2.00pm - 3.50pm
Online 
Revisiting the Age of Discovery (the third third of your life)
Peter Brook
H608 
 
Join the Green Team
Finn Boyle
Hub (near G block access way)

Positive uncertainty - developing your portfolio career *
Mark Jory, Ashleigh Crosbie
D102   

Māori learner survey – findings for success!
Te Punake Ōwheo
Online
  Recorded Boxing Session
Brendon Timmins
30 mins  
Visit the Exhibition - The Complete Entanglement of Everything
Dunedin School of Art
 

Online Options Available Any Time, Any Day

Leadership Support Toolbox -  see the latest resources for Change Leadership Rainbow Tick Training LinkedIn Learning: Building Resilience (34mins) 
Career Planning Module

YouTube: Office Break Yoga (14mins)

LinkedIn Learning: Leadership Mindsets (35mins)  

 

 

Wednesday 30 September

Morning Karakia | Our Values 

Morning Sessions

 9.00 - 9.50am

10.00 - 10.50am  

11.00 - 11.50am 

Timetabling (Working Session)
8.00am - 12noon, anytime drop-in sessions
Marie Soffe & Rob Broadley
D202, D Block, Computer Suite
Designing Effective Assessment - Day 2 of 2 sessions
Trish Chaplin-Cheyne, Maggie Wells
9:00am - 12:30pm
Online 
Designing for Learning Success - Day 2 of 2 sessions
Hugh Harlow
9:00am - 12.30pm
Online
GoodYarn Workshop 
Narinder Verma, Brendon Timmons
9.00 am - 12.00 pm
G201
Tips & Tools for Maintaining Teams that Hum *
Jan Hudson & Vicie Hodge
F209 + Online
Hands-on Activities to Highlight Capabilities
Amber Paterson, Ana Terry
F209
Tinana Whakaoriori (Māori Tai Chi)
Desiree Williams
Quad + Online
(Hub near G block + Online if wet) 
Whakamanataka - connect with nature - NEW
Kim Thomas
Polygrow Nursery, L Block

 Lunchtime  

Recycling in the Hub - Interactive Stand near Eden
Whakamanahia i te Korowai - add your feather to the cloak in the Hub
Korero Cafe in the Hub    

 Afternoon Sessions  

 1.00 - 1.50pm

2.00 - 2.50pm  

3.00 - 3.50pm 

Te Whakatutukitanga (Completion) - Finish your Te Reo Maori EduBit
Shaun Tahau
Online  
Breaking bread, breaking down barriers and building connections *
Tony Heptinstall
M Block Kitchen 
Demystifying EAP (Employee Assistance Program) 
Julie Cressey & Glenys Forsyth
F215 + Online 
Nourish soils & self - Waste to Resource, a composting workshop
Finn Boyle
Popopo (outside the Foundation Studies pre-fab block near Student Village)
Zumba with Codi
Codi Ramsey
Z115 (Sargood Centre) + Online - apologies no longer available online.  
Peer Observation for Professional Development - interactive workshop
Sean Bell & James Staples
G201 
 Recorded Boxing Session
Brendon Timmins
30 mins
Visit the Exhibition - The Complete Entanglement of Everything
Dunedin School of Art
 

Online Options Available Any Time, Any Day

Leadership Support Toolbox -  see the latest resources for Decision Making TEDx: Three Secrets of Resilient People - Lucy Hone (16mins) Stress Prevention and Management Module
Performance Reviews for Individuals Module YouTube: My Money: What Now? - Sorted NZ (29mins)  Safety & Wellbeing Warrant of Fitness 2020

 

 

Thursday 1 October

Morning Karakia | Our Values 

Spring Breakfast 7.30am - 9.00am

Morning Sessions

 9.00 - 9.50am

10.00 - 10.50am  

11.00 - 11.50am 

Timetabling (Working Session)
8.00am - 12noon, anytime drop-in sessions
Marie Soffe & Rob Broadley
D202, D Block, Computer Suite 
 Adapting to change: making transitions easier
Penelope Kinney
Online
Demystifying EAP (Employee Assistance Program) 
Julie Cressey & Glenys Forsyth
F209 + Online 
Te Whakatutukitanga (Completion) - Finish your Te Reo Maori EduBit
Shaun Tahau
D101 
Peer observation for Professional Development - Round Table Discussion
Sean Bell & James Staples
Online 
Online annotation for learning *
Simonne Wood
Online 
 Professional Boundaries as an Academic
Chris Williamson
F209 + Online
Applying global thinking in a local context: "glocal"
Marc Doesburg
F209 + Online 
Line Dancing with Lorna
10.30am - 12noon
Hub, near G block access way
Connect with Moodle – Drop into the Hub or drop in online! - NEW
Amy Benians, Rachel Cash
Hub + Online 
Visit the Exhibition - The Complete Entanglement of Everything
Dunedin School of Art

 Lunchtime  

Recycling in the Hub - Interactive Stand near Eden
Whakamanahia i te Korowai - add your feather to the cloak in the Hub
Stories of the Hub & beyond with Ron Bull - meet at Customer Services Desk at 12noon  

 Afternoon Sessions  

 1.00 - 1.50pm

2.00 - 2.50pm  

3.00 - 3.50pm 

Connecting research with its users, using videos
Lesley Brook & Hugh Harlow
D101
Connect with Moodle – Drop into the hub or drop in online! - NEW
Amy Benians, Rachel Cash
Hub + Online
  Breaking bread, breaking down barriers and building connections *
Tony Heptinstall
M Block Kitchen  
Do it for the Worms | Design Studio Workshop
Finn Boyle & co-facilitator
D102
Recorded Boxing Session
Brendon Timmins
30 mins 
  Engaging learners through narratives
Josie Crawley
(Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awardee 2020)
F209
 

Online Options Available Any Time, Any Day

Leadership Support Toolbox -  see the latest resources for Building High Performing Teams  DiversityWorksNZ - webinar recordings  LinkedIn Learning: How to be adaptable during change and uncertainty (35mins) 

 


Published on 17 Sep 2020

Orderdate: 17 Sep 2020
Expiry: 7 Dec 2021