Call for Papers

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Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 October 2019

The Dunedin Centre, Moray Place, Dunedin

This is the premier conference for all those working in social services with children, young people, whānau, families and communities, including practitioners, researchers and policy makers.

SSPA Conference 2019 theme is Activate! It’s about understanding the change happening in our sector, being part of it and being ready for action.

This year’s keynote speakers include Hon Peeni Henare, Tā Mark Solomon, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kurī, Professor Paul Spoonley, Josiah Tualamali'i, emerging young leader and Gráinne Moss, CEO of Oranga Tamariki. 

The conference will include workshops that build on the theme of the conference and support professional development in our sector. There will be four workshop streams:
• Cultural competence
• Workforce challenges and opportunities
• Best practice and service delivery models
• Leadership and management

Workshops may be interactive and designed to offer practical tools and ideas, or a presentation with group discussion around new ideas and developments, or presentation of research findings.

SSPA is now calling for proposals to lead and facilitate workshops. The closing date is 5.00pm on Friday 12 July

Workshops last one hour. This includes time for set-up and gathering together.
AV equipment and some technical support will be available but must be requested at least three weeks prior to the conference.

You will be notified by Friday, 24 July as to whether your workshop will be included in the programme. If successful, you will be required to submit your presentation to SSPA at least two weeks before the conference.

SSPA is not able to offer financial support for workshop preparation or to cover travel and accommodation costs to attend the Conference. We do offer a discounted rate for workshop presenters who wish to register to attend the conference. Conference registration will open on 17 June.

Click here to download the proposal form

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