We have a range of qualifications to provide Professional Development, no matter what industry you’re in. Professional Development at Otago Polytechnic is a self-directed, project-based way of learning for people and cater to a wide range of people and employment applications.
Our Professional Development programmes are designed to equip you with the tools to think critically, expand your knowledge and add to your experience. These qualifications are applicable to a range of different industries, and provide opportunities for you to develoProfessp as a leader. Most are self-directed, action-centred and flexible to enable you to study from anywhere and alongside employment. Take advantage of our experienced lecturers who support you every step of the way.
The biggest point of difference at Otago Polytechnic is the real experience you’ll gain with our hands-on approach to learning. Our Professional Development programmes are for those who want to make a difference in the community, the environment, society and the world.
Professional Development qualifications
Education & Culture
Develop a practical knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori as appropriate within the workplace, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) and its socio-political impact within iwi and location-specific contexts in Aotearoa. You will develop an understanding of your own position in a bi-cultural New Zealand context by building a base upon which to develop your cultural competency skills.
Online with workshops
This qualification has a strong and unique focus on hands-on practice, skill development and biculturalism. You’ll learn tools and methods to resolve disputes, negotiate and mediate successfully, conflict intervention theory and crisis management. This programme is strongly informed by Māori practice and conflict resolution in the Aotearoa-NZ context.
Corporate Consultant, Mediation Specialist, Peacebuilding Consultant
The course is designed to take your current work environment as the basis of this qualification. It is a self-directed study where you investigate a challenge or an area at your workplace that you want to solve or develop. You can then research and define this issue, develop an approach for resolving it, and implement processes to achieve your desired outcomes.
Manager, Specialist roles, Team Leader