Future Problem Solving Workshops 2021

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 both the Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) and Community Problem Solving (CmPS) workshops will be $150 + GST.

Please click here to register for a GIPS workshop.
Please click here to register for a CmPS workshop.

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 2021. These courses will run close to the end of the first term, just before the first set of booklets are due from schools.

Please click here to register for an evaluators' training course.

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

2021 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.

ZOOM SESSION
Date: Thursday 4th February 2021
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Thursday 11th February 2021
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Date: Wednesday 10th March 2021
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

2021 Global Issues Problem Solving Workshops

($150 + GST per participant)

AUCKLAND 
Date: Saturday 13th March 2021
Venue: Westlake Boys' High School, 30 Forrest Hill Road, North Shore, Auckland.
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm approx
Facilitator: Dr. Catherine Salmons

TAURANGA
Date: Wednesday 10th March 2021
Venue: To be advised
Time: 9.30 am - 3:30 pm
Facilitator: Peter Scott

CHRISTCHURCH
Date: Saturday 27th March 2021
Venue: Medbury School, 109 Clyde Road, Fendalton, Christchurch.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Facilitator: Sue Williams

2021 Free Global Issues Evaluators' Training

AUCKLAND
Date: Saturday 10th April 2021
Venue: Manurewa High School, 67 Browns Rd, Manurewa, Manukau.
Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm-ish
Facilitator: Dr. Andrew MacDonald

CHRISTCHURCH
Date: Saturday 10th April 2021
Venue: Cashmere High School, 172 Rose Street, Somerfield, Christchurch.
Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm-ish
Facilitator: Hamish Lorgelly

Community Problem Solving Workshops

($150 + GST per participant)

WHANGAREI / AUCKLAND
CmPS workshops will be held in any areas where there is sufficient interest. Please contact julie@fpsnz.co.nz to register your interest.

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 20 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 Chair for the International Topics 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 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 as well as evaluating at International Finals. Andrew also serves on our National Administration Board.

Dr. Catherine Salmons - is a Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) coach of both middle and senior students. She qualified a team to New Zealand’s first ever National Finals and has frequently had both teams and individuals to the National Finals since then. A number of her teams and individuals and have gone on to represent New Zealand at the International Finals where some of them have enjoyed international success. She has been an evaluator for many years, has trained a significant number of people to become evaluators and frequently runs onsite evaluator days to help other inexperienced evaluators.

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 also 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. Peter has run workshops and mentored many teachers as they implement FPS in their schools. Peter also serves on our National Administration Board.

Sarah Watts - has taught FPS for many years at Nelson College. She is a highly experienced coach and evaluator who has coached teams to international level in almost every year. She can be seen on the TKI site at https://vimeo.com/225776392 talking about the benefits of FPS. Sarah has run very successful evaluators' workshop.

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 our new Scenario Performance component. Sue has also mentored many teachers as they implement FPS in their schools. Sue serves on our National Administration Board.

Click Here to register for a GIPS workshop.

Click Here to register for a CmPS workshop

Click Here to register for an Evaluators' training course.

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