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Building our compass

Summary

Where: Bay Trust Forum
When: 3.15pm Tuesday, then continues at 8.30am Wednesday

This session is about how we take our Strategic Plan and turn it into action. It includes building our understanding of the Strategic Plan, playing a board game to develop strategies for building union power, and analysing our Area Councils' capacity in preparation for the year ahead.

We will break out into area councils during this session.

Area Council Room
Auckland Bay Trust Forum
Counties Bay Trust Forum
Central East Bay Trust Forum
Murihiku History Wall
Nelson Skellerup
Otago Skellerup
Taitokerau Opus International
Taranaki Opus International
Te Haunui Works Infrastructure/   Downer
Te Pipiri Works Infrastructure/   Downer
BOP Sigma Room
Waikato Sigma Room
Waitaha Unison Arena 3
Wellington South Mezzanine

Our strategic direction, vision, and plan

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Vision Together we are the most powerful education union in New Zealand
Hei Uniana Mātauranga Aumangea mo Aotearoa
Strategic direction Lead the way education works for ourselves and our mokopuna Advocate for quality public education Get the best terms and conditions for our members Lead the profession
Areas of focus
  • Success for all
  • Resourcing and funding
  • Quality teaching and leading
  • Equity
  • Structural change
  • Personalised learning
  • Union membership density
  • Teacher Supply
  • Quality Māori Education
  • Develop skilled kaiako with a passion for life-long learning
  • Ensure Kaiako are responsive to culturally competent tamariki Māori
  • Pasifika Students
  • Charter schools
  • Global anti privatisation campaigns
  • ECE privatisation
  • Education support
    services
  • Charter Schools
  • ECE privatisation
  • Te Kohanga Reo
  • Charter Schools
  • ECE privatisation
  • Collective agreements
  • Career development
    models
  • Suitable funding
  • Union membership
    density
  • Health and Safety
  • Hauora
  • Normalise te reo
  • Pasifika members
  • Leading education
    thinking
  • Enhanced teacher
    professionalism
  • Quality teaching and
    leading
  • Professional strategies
    in our campaigns
  • Increase levels of
    membership density
  • ITE
  • Mana Māori Motuhake
  • Pasifika educators
Core strategy Leveraging our professional and industrial capacity | Te huanga o te ngaio te whānuitanga ahumahi

3. 2017-19 THREE YEAR PLAN

3.1 STRATEGIC DIRECTION, AREAS OF FOCUS AND GOALS

Three year plan
Strategic direction Area of focus Goals
Over the next three years we will win the following outcomes:
Lead the way education works for ourselves and our children
  • Success for all
  • Resourcing and funding
  • Quality teaching and leading
  • Equity
  • Structural change
  • Personalised learning
  • Union membership density
  • Teacher Supply
  • Focus shifted from standardised achievement to individual’s
    learning progress
  • Initiatives that prioritise Māori teachers and students success
  • Initiatives that prioritise Pasifika teachers and students success
  • An equitable funding system
  • Collaborations and transition work are voluntary and demand-led
  • 100% qualified teachers
  • Centrally funded support staff
  • Implementation of career frameworks that support highly skilled
    educators
  • Increased levels of membership density in targets
  • A planned strategy to address teacher supply and resourcing
Advocate for quality public education
  • Charter schools
  • Global anti privatisation
    campaigns
  • ECE privatisation
  • Education support services
  • End charter schools policy and current charter schools reintegrated
  • Business promotion of GERM stopped
  • No low fee for profit schools in global south
  • Reintegration of private ECE into state system
  • Schools are adequately resourced to employ and retain necessary
    support services
Get the best terms and conditions for our members
  • Collective agreements
  • Career development models
  • Suitable funding
  • Union membership density
  • Health and Safety
  • Hauora
  • Core terms and conditions established in agreements
  • Career development models in each collective
  • Recognition of members skill, expertise and responsibility
  • Each school and centre appropriately resourced by the state
    to meet the needs of all of their learners (e.g. primary students
    funded at OECD average)
  • Significant pay jolt resulting from successful pay equity claims
  • Increased levels of membership density in targets
  • Increase in hauora
  • Manageable workload supported by appropriate release time
Lead the profession
  • Leading education thinking
  • Enhanced teacher
    professionalism
  • Quality teaching and leading
  • Professional strategies in
    our campaigns
  • Increase levels of
    membership density
  • ITE
  • Access to funded and appropriate PD for all educators
  • Professional goals identified in all campaigns
  • Increased levels of membership density in targets
  • Equitable access to funded, quality ITE
Miro Māori three year plan
Strategic direction Area of focus Goals
Lead the way education works for ourselves and our mokopuna
  • Quality Māori Education
  • Develop skilled kaiako with a
    passion for life-long learning
  • Ensure Kaiako are responsive
    to culturally competent
    tamariki Māori
  • Develop skilled Kaiako with a passion for life-long learning
  • Ensure Kaiako are responsive to culturally competent tamariki Māori
  • Provide cutting edge curriculum delivered through inquiry
Advocate for quality public education
  • Charter Schools
  • ECE privatisation
  • Te Kohanga Reo
  • Integrate charter schools/private ECE staff into
    NZEI Te Riu Roa (consistent with policy)
Get the best terms and conditions for our members
  • Normalise te reo

Value Te Reo Māori as central
to all communication

  • Revitalise kaiarahi i te reo positions mai te iwi
  • Value te reo Māori as central to all communications
  • Utilising ngā mātua me ngā kaumātua as resources
Lead the profession
  • Mana Māori Motuhake

Growing culturally competent and confident uri

  • Grow culturally competent and confident uri
  • Ma te Māori ano te Māori e korero
  • Seek mohiotanga to the highest level using whakapapa
    and whakatauki
Pasifika three year plan
Strategic direction Area of focus Goals
Lead the way education works for ourselves and our children
  • Pasifika Students
  • Align outcomes with Pasifika priorities and expectations
  • Acknowledge and celebrate Pasifika excellence
  • Increase professional learning for Pasifika credibility
    and influence
Advocate for quality public education
  • Charter Schools
  • ECE privatisation
  • Integrate charter schools/private ECE staff into
    NZEI Te Riu Roa (consistent with policy)
Get the best terms and conditions for our members
  • Pasifika members
  • Increased Pasifika density across all sectors
  • Pasifika engagement through effective communication
  • Develop a Pasifika sensitive NZEI Te Riu Roa
Lead the profession
  • Pasifika educators
  • Ensure that all campaigns further Pasifika Excellence
  • Increase Pasifika leadership capacity and capability
  • Focus professional learning and development on
    Pasifika educators

Navigating Together - a game for building union power

Navigating Together is a learning game to understand how the NZEI Te Riu Roa Strategic Plan builds union power to advance quality education.

Close your eyes and imagine your ideal education system. This system is the goal at the top of the mountain. Our job is to climb the mountain to achieve this goal.

We all have different starting points. These are the Strategic Foci identified in the Strategic Plan, giving us a base camp from which to start our climb. On the climb, we have our toolkit in our backpack. This toolkit contains the activities we can do to build power and help us climb the mountain.

Will you defeat the challenges along the way to reach the summit?

The Game

Navigating Together game board

How to Play

Interested in ordering a copy of the game?

You enjoyed the Navigating Together game? Think it would be a great activity for members in your Area Councils and Branches? Then great news! We have 100 copies of the game available for purchase.

Sharing our experiences

From Annual Conference, we have gained a number of new ideas and inspiring experiences. When we head home, people will want to hear of our time at the conference. How can we share our experiences in a way that inspires others to action?

The 3C's is a framework we can use to help structure our story. It stands for Challenge, Choice, and Change. The framework takes people on a journey of "I have done this awesome thing and you can do it too."

Challenge

Describe a challenge you faced. What was it? Why was it a challenge?

For example: "In Welby’s talk, I was challenged by the idea that, in the class room, I sometimes need to disobey the rules in order to effectively teach kids."

Choice

So you faced a challenge, what choice did this challenge present? Describe the options you had available to you.

For example: "I was challenged to disobey the rules to do what’s best for children. This gave me a choice, do I follow the rules and fail my children, or do I do what I know is right in my heart?"

Change

Describe the choice you made and the impact your choice will make for your colleagues and children. What change will your choice create?

For example: "I was challenged to disobey the rules to do what’s best for children. This gave me a choice, do I follow the rules and fail my children, or do I do what I know is right in my heart? I’m choosing to do what I know is right for children and this means they will be able to succeed in their learning."