Future Problem Solving Workshops 2022

Training Workshops for coaches and evaluators are held around the country during the first term. Please contact FPSNZ if you would like a workshop in a venue other than those advertised below. We can run workshops in other areas if there is sufficient interest but they will only run if there are at least ten participants. If you would like some other support please contact the office to see if this is feasible.

The fee for the Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) workshops is $150 + GST.

Please click here to register for a GIPS workshop.
Please click here to register for a free Evaluator's workshop.
Links will be made live once dates are confirmed.

Evaluators’ training is free. We urge you to train as an evaluator – this will give you a great insight into the finer details of the programme and enhance your coaching skills. Senior students who are experienced FPSers are encouraged to become evaluators. Evaluators receive payment for the booklets they mark. We will let you know of any evaluators' training courses in Auckland and Christchurch in 2022. These courses will run close to the end of the first term, just before the first set of booklets are due from schools.

Free Information Sessions

For those of you that have always wanted to know more about what the Future Problem Solving programme offers, here is your opportunity to find out. If you wish to attend one of our FREE INFORMATION SESSIONS, please email julie@fpsnz.co.nz

2022 FREE Information Sessions

Initially, these 1.5 hour introductory sessions will be run early in the first term. Thereafter they will run when there is sufficient interest.

NEXT ZOOM SESSION
Date: Wednesday 9th February 2022
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

2022 Global Issues Problem Solving Workshops

All GIPS workshops cost $150 + GST per participant.

AUCKLAND
Please note that due to Covid restrictions this course is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Other information will be provided when your registration is received.

Date: Saturday 14th May
Venue: Kristin School, 360 Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland.
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm approx
Facilitator: Helen Mansfield

CHRISTCHURCH
Date: Saturday 14th May
Venue: Selwyn House School, 122 Merivale Lane, Merivale, Christchurch
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm approx
Facilitator: Greg Pearce

2022 First Year Coach's Sessions

These Zoom sessions are for first year coaches and are intended as a support for the Global Issues Problem Solving workshops that may run in the first term. They are not a replacement for a full day course but are the next best thing if you are unable to attend one of our face-to-face workshops.

Time for all sessions: 4:00 pm
Facilitator for all sessions:
Robyn Boswell QSM (National Director)

Session 1: Identification, Research and Future Scenes
Date: Wednesday 9th March

Session 2: Challenges
Date: Wednesday 23rd March

Session 3: Underlying Problem
Date: Wednesday 4th May

Session 4: Solutions
Date: Wednesday 18th May

Session 5: Criteria, Grid and Plan of Action
Date: Wednesday 1st June

Facilitators

Please Note: Not all of our facilitators may present a workshop in every year.

Robyn Boswell - is our National Director and is the person responsible for introducing Future Problem Solving into New Zealand 30 years ago. She has coached teams to international level, evaluated at International Finals and continues to be a member of the International Evaluating team. Robyn currently serves as a member of the International Topics Committee, Awards Committee and Evaluating Committee. Robyn is the Chair of the NZ FPS National Administration Board.

Deb Green - is our Community Problem Solving Director and a very experienced coach. She has had many teams at National Finals over the years and has coached a number of Community Problem Solving teams to international level. Deb has evaluated Community Problem Solving at International Finals and is a member of the International CmPS Evaluating team. Deb serves as the CmPS Director on our National Administration Board.

Dr. Andrew MacDonald - is an ex-student in the programme who has represented New Zealand at the International Finals. Andrew has evaluated for a number of years and is a strong member of our national evaluating team. He is also an internationally certified evaluator who evaluates at International Finals. Andrew also serves on our National Administration Board.

Greg Pearce - is an experienced FPS coach and evaluator, having coached teams in both GIPS and CmPS to International Finals. As the Year 7 and 8 Team Leader and Curriculum Coordinator at Selwyn House School in Christchurch, he has a wealth of experience working with Year 5 - 8 teams. Greg has a particular love of the Presentation of Action Plan component of the GIPS competition, and has been part of the adjudicating team for this section of the competition at International Finals.

Christine Sangster - is our Evaluation Director and a very experienced coach. She has had many teams at National Finals over the years and has coached a Community Problem Solving team to international level. Christine has evaluated at International Finals and trained evaluators throughout New Zealand. She is an internationally certified scenario writing evaluator and a member of the International Evaluating team. Christine serves on our National Administration Board.

Peter Scott - taught FPS in the first year it was in New Zealand, is a highly experienced coach and evaluator who has coached a number of teams to International Level. He has also evaluated at the International finals and continues to evaluate at the national level. Peter has run workshops and mentored many teachers as they implement FPS in their schools. Peter has been a valuable member of our National Administration Board.

Sue Williams - coaches FPS at many schools and across many age levels, ranging from Stepping Stones at Year 4 to competitive teams from Year 6 - 13. She is a highly experienced coach who has coached a number of teams and scenario writers to international level. Sue has presented on Scenario Writing at conferences and more recently has successfully coached students in the Scenario Performance component. Sue has also mentored many teachers as they implement FPS in their schools. Sue serves on our National Administration Board.

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