Thank you to all of those who attended this year’s conference. A big thank you goes to the fabulous keynote speakers and workshop presenters who shared from their experience and research.
Thank you Business Partners
Thank you also goes out to all the sponsors Careerforce, Selwyn Foundation, Presbyterian Support NZ, Whānau Tahi, and the trade exhibitors who supported our conference and helped to make it a success.
Thanks also to Pat and the fabulous team at DCMS conference management for running things so smoothly for us all!
Valuing People, Living Well
Services for Older People Conference 2016
The conference theme, Valuing People, Living Well speaks right into the heart of all that motivates us as we work in this area. It captures our aim to be constantly seeking to find better ways to support older people to live well in our communities and to truly value the essential dignity and value of every person.
An outstanding group of keynote speakers shared their experience, insights and research with the conference. Follow the links below to view their presentation notes.
- Lisa Woolley, NZCCSS President, “Conference Opening Address“
- Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Prime Minister’s Science Advisor. “Science and Innovation: how this links to supporting older people to live well.”
- Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director, Uniting Care Australia. “Disruptors, Dollars and dignity: keeping people at the centre of our service systems“
- Mark Powell, former CEO of The Warehouse. “Business, Ethics and the Living Wage”
- Dr. Judith Davey, Institute of Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University. “Ageing and Change: Looking to the future in Aotearoa New Zealand“
- Garry Smith, CEO, The Selwyn Foundation. “The Changing Face of Community Care: how technology is helping people to live well“.
- Paul Barber & Brent Neilson, “Understanding the Difference That We Make: releasing the results of the Valuing Lives, Living Well research project“
- Gill Genet, Careerforce, “How does ‘so what’ transfer and value your workforce?“
The concurrent workshop streams offered the chance for people to delve further into their specific areas of interest in leadership & management, community-based, or aged residential care. You can find the papers and presentations listed below.