Pivot Conference 2019

15-17 October 2019, Wellington

 

The annual Pivot Conference is Volunteering New Zealand’s key sector development initiative.

The Pivot Conference theme “Linking vision to action” challenges leaders and managers of volunteers to translate new ideas shared at Pivot into action within their organisation and practice.

Through Pivot, delegates are empowered to meaningfully lead, advocate for, and develop volunteers and volunteerism in Aotearoa New Zealand. Leaders and managers of volunteers will be inspired by a range of speakers who are experts in their fields. Pivot is a chance to connect with peers, and to share and learn together. With a range of International and New Zealand practitioners and thought leaders, participants will leave inspired and invigorated with skills and ideas.

At Pivot 2019 we want participants to leave with a renewed vision of the opportunities and the possibilities for impactful, meaningful and inclusive volunteering and its power: Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together.

This year the PIVOT conference is being held in Wellington. It kicks off with a networking event in the evening of 15 October at the Roxy Cinema in Miramar. The PIVOT conference is on 16 October, followed by a masterclass on 17 October, both at the Brentwood Hotel in Kilbirnie.

Speakers

Click on the images below to learn more about our speakers for the day.

Andy Fryar

Better Impact

Andy Fryar is the National Operations Manager for Better Impact in Australia and New Zealand and the founder of OzVPM (Australasian Volunteer Program Management).

For more than 30 years has contributed significantly to the Australian volunteerism community. His achievements include serving as President of Volunteering Australia and convening the working party that later evolved into AAMoV - the Australasian Association for Managers of Volunteers.

Andy has helped produce three books on volunteer management and is a co-author of Volunteer Program Management: an essential guide (3rd edition) - Australia’s premier guidebook to volunteering. He has served on the editorial committee of the Australian Journal of Volunteering and since 2000, has been a founding member of the editorial team for e-volunteerism, an international electronic journal of volunteerism based in Philadelphia.

Andy travels extensively and has conducted volunteer management training and worked with volunteer involving agencies in many countries including the USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Singapore and the UK, where between 2004 and 2010 he was a faculty member with the prestigious ‘Institute of Advanced Volunteer Management’. He is also a co-founder of the Australasian Retreat for Advanced Volunteer Management that was held annually between 2005 and 2012.

Since 2008, Andy has volunteered his time as Chairperson of the global committee overseeing the promotion of International Volunteer Manager’s Day, celebrated on November 5 each year.

In 2003, Andy was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian government in recognition of his services to the volunteering movement in Australia.

Andy Fryar

Kerri Tilby Price

Exult Ltd

Kerri is the Managing Director of Exult Ltd and is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading trainers for the non-profit sector. She is the author of several books including the best-selling title ‘The Seriously Good Guide to Fundraising’ and is the editor of Tonic Magazine, a quarterly publication for the community sector. She has also hosted a weekly radio show that looked at the big picture of running a people-focussed organisation. Kerri is a skilled facilitator and is well-known for delivering workshops that provide practical how-to information in an engaging way. She has delivered workshops in 47 towns and cities across Australasia and has worked longside hundreds of nonprofit organisations. She has received 4 separate honours in the Adult Learning Week Awards, recognising her achievements as an Exceptional Adult Educator and an Innovative Training Provider.

Kerri Tilby Price

Melissa Clark Reynolds

Governor of Radio NZ, Board Member of Jasmax, & Beef and Lamb NZ

Melissa Clark Reynolds ONZM, ChMInstD became a Foresight Practitioner and Professional Director after 25 years experience as a technology entrepreneur and CEO of a number of Technology companies. She is a Governor of Radio NZ, and sits on the Boards, Jasmax, and Beef and Lamb NZ Ltd. Melissa is passionate about beekeeping and is deeply curious.

Melissa Clark Reynolds

Michelle Kitney

Director of Communications and Sector Development

Michelle brings a range of skills and experience including communications, marketing and community engagement, and volunteer leadership. At VNZ she works towards increased recognition for the value and impact of volunteering, and best practice volunteering practices. Before joining VNZ she worked for a Wellington Social Enterprise as the Marketing and Community Manager. She has also previously worked in the public sector and within the training industry. Her voluntary roles on the national executive team of Multiples NZ and as a Trustee of Bellyful NZ build on her previous experience leading a local membership organisation.

Michelle Kitney

Tui Te Hau

National Library

Tui currently leads the public engagement, fundraising, operational and commercial activities of the National Library. At the heart of this work is connecting the knowledge and taonga held within the National Library with communities and visitors.
Tui has built complex national innovation programmes from scratch, including Mahuki: the world’s first business accelerator for the culture sector (located within Te Papa). She has also been a former New Zealand Trade Commissioner in Melbourne, General Manager of a leading creative digital agency, and Chief Executive of Creative HQ.
Tui also led the Maori Enterprise Team of Trade NZ (now NZ Trade and Enterprise). A scholarship recipient for the 2017 Global Women Breakthrough Leaders Programme and a finalist in the Government category of the Wellingtonian of the year awards 2017, Tui is passionate about creative entrepreneurship and innovation. She is also a board member for the Mary Potter Hospice.
Tui is an internationally recognized speaker on innovation in the culture and heritage sector and regularly speaks about leadership and innovation.

Tui Te Hau

Ross Patel

Governance Advisor

Ross completed a Masters in Experience and Service Design culminating in his ground breaking research Civic Circles. Ross specialises in youth engagement with Non-profit organisations. When Ross is not thinking of ways Volunteer organisations can engage more people in volunteering in their communities, he is volunteering his skills in community projects such as the Youth Aotea-Reo Project – developing an app for New Zealand youth which aims to provide youth support services in a more convenient way. Ross is also the President of the Multicultural New Zealand Youth Council. He also works as a consultant Service Designer in the LabPlus team in the All of Government Service Innovation Lab.

Ross Patel

Register

Registrations are now open. Fill out the form below to attend. Early bird prices currently apply.

PIVOT 2019 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Register here now!

Networking

Tuesday Night Networking Event

15th October. Roxy Cinema, Wellington.

A networking event to meet and connect with all attending the conference.
Presentations later in the night to be presented by Tui Te Hau, and Melissa Clark Reynolds
Nibbles provided

Contact michelle@volunteeringnz.org.nz for more information.

Masterclass

Collaboration For Innovation

Presented by Ross Patel

17th October. Brentwood Hotel, Wellington.

Collaboration is at the heart of this masterclass. Led by Ross Patel, a qualified service design guru, you will work with your peers to collectively plan for systems change. You will shape the change our sector needs.
In this interactive session you will explore, map, and scope the stakeholder, timing and resource requirements for creating systems change within volunteering in Aotearoa.
Central to achieving our road map will be exploring how we shift the conversation away from negative narratives to articulating positive solutions-focused approaches. In the process we will explore some key issues: retaining volunteers, individuals giving less, engaging with youth volunteering, and funding. You will leave with an Action Plan for your organisation and contribute to a wider road map for the sector.

The conference was everything I expected and more; great opportunities to learn, share, and network. 

Volunteer Marlborough

Well organised; the speakers were excellent and I really enjoyed the day. Thank you

Department of Corrections

Thoroughly enjoyed the day and the opportunity to connect with others and share best practice around volunteerism. 

Scouts New Zealand

Schedule

Please note, while the following speakers have been confirmed, their sessions may pivot slightly to fit the flow of the whole day.

TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER: NETWORKING EVENT SCHEDULE

5:30 pm VNZ Networking Event – Roxy Cinema, Miramar
6:00 pm Presentations: Tui Te Hau, and Melissa Clark Reynolds
7:00 pm Networking  & Nibbles!

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER: PIVOT CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

8:00 am Registration opens and arrival tea and coffee
9:00 am Conference opening and welcome
9:20 am Opening Keynote Address
10:05 am Presentation teasers: the 4 morning presenters pitch their topic to you!
10:15 am Morning Tea: Networking
10:45 am Presentations:

 

Lessons in leadership Volunteer Manager Wellbeing 
Exploring new research conducted at FENZ on volunteer leadership. What does the research tell us about leadership style and its impact on engagement. Explore key recommendations to reduce turnover and increase volunteer satisfaction.

Mark Long

The scope and role of a volunteer manager continues to grow in scope and complexity. Often the support mechanisms in place do not exist to support them. In this interactive session we will explore some key strategies to support volunteer managers to flourish.

 

Andy Fryar

Who’s giving their time? What do they value? Volunteers and the law 
The latest stats on volunteer participation. Who is volunteering the most? What are the key demographic trends in New Zealand? What can we extrapolate from the latest international research on how volunteers give their time? Time Well Spent report from NCVO.

Speaker TBC

Explore real case studies to better understand the legal frameworks and implications that impact on volunteers within your organisation. Who is responsible, and for what? From Health and Safety and governance for Non-PCBUs to driving and insurance.

 

Speaker TBC 

 

1:00 pm Lunch and networking
1:45 pm Workshops:

Participatory solutions focused workshops, exploring ways forward with objective of sharing back to the wider group before close of conference.

 

Workshop 1:  Engaging Young Volunteers: Stories, lessons and Insights. Workshop 2: Volunteering in times of crisis. Workshop 3: Empowering your own professional development.

 

3:15  pm Afternoon tea: a chance to continue the korero with new connections!
3:45  pm Workshop insights shared back:  Closing the loop –  hear how the ideas shaped up in the other workshops.
4:15  pm Closing Keynote Address
5:00  pm Closing Comments: VNZ

THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER: MASTERCLASS – COLLABORATION FOR INNOVATION

8:30 am Registration, arrival tea and coffee
9:00 am Masterclass – Collaboration for Innovation, Ross Patel

Accomodation & Venues

This year the PIVOT conference is being held in Wellington.

It kicks off with a 2hr networking event in the evening of 15 October at the Roxy Cinema in Miramar. The PIVOT conference is on 16 October, followed by a masterclass on 17 October, both at the Brentwood Hotel, in Kilbirnie. See the map below for location details.

Accommodation: Great accommodation options are available at the Brentwood for a Conference discount price of $149.50. To secure this great deal, please use this booking form.

Tranfers & Parking: There is lots of free parking at, and around, the venue and the Brentwood Hotel offers free airport transfers for accommodation guests.