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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.

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3 December 2014

Working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations

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

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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.

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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.

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3 October 2012

Pacific Homecare: Transformation through education

Glenys Tremain, corporate manager at Pacific Homecare, tells us about their highly successful workforce training strategy which has given staff the confidence, skills, motivation and has lead to the successful completion of NZQA qualifications.

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23 September 2011

Creative Abilities

Creative Abilities has received funding from a Disability Workforce Development leadership development grant. The grant allowed them to undergo leadership training and explore how they can unlock creativity and innovation in their organisation.

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