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Past professional development updates

Find all the fortnightly PD updates here

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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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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.

Privacy Act 2020

Free Online Privacy Courses

Online self-paced

Free courses covering the basics about privacy protections and obligations

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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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.

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Communication Skills Series

Online self-paced

Develop your communication skills and interpersonal influence.

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Career Planning

Online self-paced

Explore your career pathway and get where you want to be in your life professionally and personally.

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Literacy and Numeracy

Numeracy Toolbox | Fractions, decimals, percentages and proportional thinking

Ako Aotearoa
Workshop & Online options

Designed to develop your understanding of proportional reasoning and how to teach it.

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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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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 March, May, August, November

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

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Harassment and Bullying Prevention

Workshops in February, April, July, October

A workshop for all staff, exploring bullying and harassment, policy and laws, and combating unwanted behaviour in the workplace.

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Manual Handling Awareness

Workshops in February, May, August, November

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

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Hazard Identification

Workshops in January, April, July, 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.

Learning and Teaching Development COER

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).

My Learning Te Ao Maori 3

Tikanga Māori in the Organisation

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

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Personal Wellbeing

Browse a selection of Personal Wellbeing self-directed courses and tutorials from LinkedIn Learning.

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Personal Leadership

A selection of Personal Leadership self-directed courses and tutorials from LinkedIn Learning.

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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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GDTE

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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Improve team dynamics and effectiveness

Online self-paced

Explore strategies and techniques to improve your teamwork skills, from LinkedIn Learning.

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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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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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Safety & Wellbeing Warrant of Fitness (2020)

Online self-paced

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

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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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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.

Digital Skills and OP Tools 3

Introduction to Computer Security

Online self-paced

Increase your computer and internet security with strong passwords and awareness of online threats.

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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.