Otago Polytechnic
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Past professional development updates

Find all the fortnightly PD updates here

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Professional Boundaries as an Academic

Workshop

Gain strategies for maintaining professional boundaries

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Visiting Retirement and the Age of Discovery

Workshop

Explore the opportunities for the Age of Discovery .. the retirement years.

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Money Bites Webinars - get financially sorted

Facilitated online webinars
Hosted by the Commission for Financial Capability

Gain skills, knowledge, confidence, and motivation to make informed financial decisions.

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Exciting online courses provided by Jane Davis

Online self-paced

Thriving through Change, Building Emotional Resilience

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Harassment and Bullying Prevention Training for Staff

Online self-paced

Providing a safe environment in which all staff and students are treated with respect and dignity.

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Performance Review and Performance Management Training for Leaders

Workshop

For leaders who manage people. Discover an open and supportive environment that grows our people, and manage issues effectively/positively.

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Mentoring in Education

Ako Aotearoa Short Course
Online

Learn the theory and practical skills of effective mentoring

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Free Online Privacy Courses

Online self-paced

Free courses covering the basics about privacy protections and obligations

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Evacuation Chair Training

Workshop

Practice how to safely use the Evacuation Chair.

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Stress Prevention and Management

Online self-paced

Identify stress, body reactions, symptoms and what to do to overcome your stress.

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Emergency Warden Refresher Courses

Workshop offered regularly

Refresher course for existing Emergency Wardens

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Career Management and Developing your Portfolio - Sessions for Staff

Workshop 17/02/2021

Career development

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Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi Workshop

Workshops in March, July, September, November

This 2 day workshop will explore the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications in a non-confrontational, participatory process.

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Recruitment and Selection Training

Workshop

This workshop covers effective recruitment and selection practices, and is for both experienced and new "recruiters".

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Educational Technology

Orientation and Assisting Students | Moodle Training Suite

Workshop on request
Online self-paced option

Learn about administering and creating Moodle LMS courses, and assisting students in getting started.

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Educational Technology

Before Delivery | Moodle Training Suite

Workshop on request
Online self-paced option

Prepare the administration aspects of a course before delivery, including enrolling students, staff roles, and quality and usability checks

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Educational Technology

During Delivery | Moodle Training Suite

Workshop on request
Online self-paced option

Gain insight into learner engagement and progress in Moodle with reports, discussion forums, marking workflow and gradebook.

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The OP Way

Workshops in February, May, August, October

A half day welcome to all new OP employees to help you see your role within the bigger picture.

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Accident Investigation Training

Workshops in May & August

This is for staff who are required to investigate accidents or incidents within their schools or service areas.

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Manual Handling Awareness

Workshops in March & August

Increase awareness and understanding of manual handling activities and preventing injuries.

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Hazard Identification

Workshops in March, June, August, October

Find out how to identify and manage hazards in the workplace including Vault reporting and follow up on controls.

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Educational Technology

Resources, Learning and Assessment Activities | Moodle Training Suite

Workshop on request
Online self-paced option

Learn how to add and use learning activities, resources, assessment types and Turnitin (plagiarism and grading tool).

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Educational Technology

Course Administration Basics | Moodle Training Suite

Workshop on request
Online self-paced option

Find out how to add images (with attribution), add activities and resources, and use editing tools, blocks and groups.

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Educational Technology

Copyright and Open Educational Resources | Moodle Training Suite

Online self-paced

Learn about copyright, creative commons, attribution and OERs when creating Moodle courses.

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GDTE

Designing Effective Assessment

Workshop

Gain skills in designing and implementing robust and authentic assessment.

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GDTE

Facilitating Learning Success

Workshop

Explore learning and teaching strategies to sustainably facilitate inclusive learning environments.

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Pacific Cultural Centredness Pathway

Ako Aotearoa
Workshop & Online options

Build confidence to better support and engage with your Pacifika learners through this workshop.

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Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool

Ako Aotearoa
Workshop & Online options

An introduction to the national literacy and numeracy assessment tool (LNAAT).

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Tikanga Māori in the Organisation

Explore tikaka Māori concepts in our unique Bicultural workplace here at Otago Polytechnic.

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Māori Strategic Framework

Online self-paced

An introduction to the Māori Strategic Framework (MSF) and how staff are implementing the priorities of the framework.

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GDTE

Literacy and Numeracy for Learning

Workshop

Explore learners’ literacy and numeracy capabilities, and relevant methods to support learning.

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Fundamentals of Tertiary Teaching and Learning

Workshop

Examine core concepts and develop knowledge and skills necessary for beginning teaching practice.

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GDTE

Designing for Learning Success

Workshop

An introduction to designing inclusive, effective and sustainable learning and teaching.

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Emergency Warden Training

Workshop offered regularly

Training for OP staff who are Emergency Wardens for their area.

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Leaders growing leaders

Ako Aotearoa Short Course
Online

Interactive workshop to enhance your leadership practices, and grow leadership capability and capacity in yourself and others.

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GDTE

Learning in a Digital Age

Workshop and online, self-paced

Online course to develop the digital literacies that support confident and successful learning in a digital age.

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Learner Capability Framework - Staff Help Desk

Workshop

Find out more about the I Am Capable tool and how to use it

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Performance Reviews for Individuals - What do they mean for me?

Online self-paced

Find out about performance review and how it supports your development/success in your role at OP.

Diversity works webinars

DiversityWorksNZ Webinar Recordings

Diversity Works NZ

Hear from NZ business and academic thought-leaders discussing diversity and inclusion after the disruption of Covid-19

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Safety & Wellbeing Warrant of Fitness (2021)

Online self-paced

Learn about Health, Safety and Wellbeing in the workplace and your responsibilities. Required for all staff.

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ePosts Online | Enhancing tertiary learning and teaching through technology

Ako Aotearoa Short Course
Online

Supporting new tertiary teachers and experienced teachers, keen to investigate and implement innovative learning technologies.

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Communication Skills Series

Online self-paced

Develop your communication skills and interpersonal influence.

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Literacy and Numeracy

Workplace Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Ako Aotearoa
Workshop & Online options

Equipping workplace LLN tutors with skills for designing and delivering effective, contextualised instruction.

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Literacy and Numeracy

An introduction to Dyslexia | Supporting learners to achieve their potential

Ako Aotearoa Short Course
Online

Develop skills and knowledge to recognise and support learners with dyslexia and other learning differences.

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Computer Health and Safety

Online self-paced

Learn how to prevent pain and discomfort from computer use. Required for all staff.

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HR Institute of NZ Webinars

HRNZ Webinar Series
Online

A range of PD opportunities covering positive psychology, leadership, performance conversations and more.

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Time Management

Online self-paced

We all have the same 24 hours in a day - discover how you can make the most of your time.

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Researcher Capability Development

Research Ethics Training

Online self-paced

Gain an introductory understanding to different aspects of research ethics through this series of online modules.

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Working Under the Rainbow - LGBTTIF Awareness Training

Online self-paced

Increase your awareness and support for an inclusive and safe workplace for Rainbow staff.

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Educational Technology

After Delivery | Moodle Training Suite

Workshop on request
Online self-paced option

Learn about how to back up a course, remove students and reset the course, ready for the next occurrence.

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GoodYarn Workshop

Workshop offered regularly

Getting people talking about mental health - oranga korero.

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Educational Technology

Moodle Templates | Moodle Training Suite

Workshop on request
Online self-paced option

Easily edit and modify the Programme and Blended Course Templates, to meet learning and teaching requirements.

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Assessment and Moderation

Effective Assessment that supports Learning

Ako Aotearoa Short Course
Online

Develop assessment design skills and create valid, reliable, flexible and fair assessments.

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Educational Technology

ePortfolio Training | Educational Technology Training Suite

Workshop on request
Online self-paced option

Learn what ePortfolios are and how you can use them for your learners and yourself.

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Te Reo Māori for the Workplace

Workshops

Gain confidence in using Te Reo Maori in a workplace situation.

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Numeracy Toolbox - Developing number skills

Ako Aotearoa Workshop

Boost your numeracy lessons and create a ‘toolbox’ of fun strategies and activities in this 4 week online course.