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2 March 2016

By Te Pou

Honing presentation skills to improve accessibility and understanding

Two nurses from Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Canterbury received a workforce development grant to improve their presentation skills. Alongside boosting their confidence and improving the experiences of their different audiences, they recently won an award for a poster presentation.


3 December 2014

Working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations

Laura Fergusson Trust Wellington are supporting their staff to respond to individual cultural needs.


16 June 2014

Not-for-profit management qualification – a step in the right direction for Te Rori a Mua Trust

Melenaite Aroha, a manager at the Te Rori a Mua Trust, has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management (GDNFPM), which resulted in positive changes for the organisation, its employees, consumers and families.


23 April 2013

Training helps Independent Living Service achieve purpose of "making daily living easier"

Like many disability service organisations, the Independent Living Service (formerly DRC Auckland) is preparing for significant changes with the Ministry of Health's new model for supporting disabled people and the Government's welfare reforms. Chief executive officer Karen Beard-Greer tells us how funding and support received through Te Pou has helped "transform" the organisation.


12 February 2013

MASH Trust delivers learning experience to staff

MASH Trust provides a wide range of support services for people with psychiatric, intellectual or physical disability or illness in the Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Palmerston North and Hawke's Bay regions. A Disability Workforce Development leadership grant allowed them to invest in training.


12 December 2012

Leadership development grant: understanding self and others

Understanding self and others was a course funded through a leadership development grant to the Nelson Marlborough DHB's Physical and Intellectual Disability Services.