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We warmly welcome you to join us to present at our 4th annual Professional Practice Symposium to celebrate and share our diversity and exploring professional practice in an inclusive, friendly environment.

When: Wednesday 27 October 2021. 9.00am - 3.00pm. No charge.
Where: Online.
Who: All welcome. Open to all Staff, colleagues within Te Pūkenga, Learners, Alumni, and professionals interested in deepening their practice.

The theme this year is “Professional Practice for a positive future”.


  • Full presentation:
    20 minute talk with 10 minute discussion. Suitable for sharing ideas, research, practice. Please submit a 200-300 word abstract by 19th September 2021. Abstracts will be peer reviewed and published in conference proceedings. PowerPoint presentations can be used if desired.


  • Snapshot talks:
    Snapshot. 10 minute talk, followed by 20 minute discussion. Suitable for: canvassing ideas, work-in-progress, helping with problems, posing questions, looking for collaborations etc. Please submit a title and 1-2 sentences on the planned talk. These will not be peer reviewed.

Please submit your abstract or title to by 19th September 2021.

Organising committee: Glenys Forsyth, Henk Roodt, Carleen Mitchell, Jo Kirkwood – Capable NZ, College of Work-Based Learning, Otago Polytechnic. 

For more information, please contact

Proceedings of our 3rd annual Professional Practice Symposium can be found here if you would like to explore them.

Published on 13 Jul 2021

Orderdate: 13 Jul 2021
Expiry: 30 Sep 2021