Community Development Conference 2017
ACDA and IACD invite you to participate in the Conference for our times:
“Sustainably yours, Community Development and a sustainable just future”
The Aotearoa Community Development Association (ACDA)
and the International Association for Community Development (IACD)
invite you to a joint Community Development Conference in
Auckland 15-17 February 2017.
The conference theme will be Sustainable Communities with sub themes on community-led enterprise and disaster preparedness and response.
The conference will include peer reviewed papers and workshops as well as poster sessions and practice exchanges.
There is a great line-up of New Zealand and international speakers.
Pre conference field trips and workshops will take place on the afternoon of the 15th February.
For more information on programmes, venues and registration, go to:
We’ll be there so see you soon!
SURVEY: Individual Client-level Data
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRIVACY COMMISSIONER:
Ministry of Social Development Information Requirements
In 2016 the Ministry of Social Development (MSD)
began asking NGOs for “individual client-level data” as a condition of funding.
Some NGOs have been asked to provide personal client information
(name, date of birth, primary ethnicity, iwi, gender, geographic area, dependants’ names and dates of birth, service-level information and service results information) or they will not be funded for that client.
Previously NGOs provided information on the services they had delivered, such as the number of clients served, rather than information about individual clients.
The Privacy Commissioner is inquiring into this: They want to hear from NGOs that have clients who will be affected.
They have prepared a short, anonymous survey to help with their inquiry.
This is your chance to have your say about how these contracts affect you and your clients.
The responses will feed into their report.
If this issue impacts on your organisation and clients,
please click the link below and complete the survey before 15 February.
You may also send your views by email to NGOsurvey@privacy.org.nz
VACANCY: Executive Director JR McKenzie Trust
The JR McKenzie Trust is an independent philanthropic Trust with a vision of a socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.
They fund community organisations and programmes in the primary strategy focus areas of Māori Development and Disadvantaged Children and their Families.
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute at the highest level to one of New Zealand’s most respected and far reaching Trusts.
If you are an exceptional decision maker who is self-motivated with an ability to manage others with respect and equality,
Phone: 04 471 5871
Applications close Friday 17 February 2017.
Victoria University Continuing Education 50% Discount for NGOs
Professional and Executive Development
Māori Cultural Competency
When: 3 March
Regular price: $595 excl GST
50% discount available to Not for profit members
Promo code: NFP
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