Future Problem Solving Workshops 2018

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. There will be evaluators' training courses in Auckland and Christchurch in 2018. 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.

2018 Community Problem Solving Workshops

CHRISTCHURCH
Date: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Venue: Selwyn House School, 122 Merivale Lane, Merivale, Christchurch.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm approx
Facilitator: Robyn Boswell

AUCKLAND
Date: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Venue: Manurewa High School, 67 Browns Rd, Manurewa, Auckland.
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30pm approx
Facilitator: Robyn Boswell

2018 Global Issues Evaluators' Training

Details will be posted here as soon as they have been confirmed.

AUCKLAND 
Date: To be advised
Venue: To be advised
Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm approx
Facilitator: Dr. Andrew MacDonald

CHRISTCHURCH
Date: Saturday 7th April 2018
Venue: Winchester South Building, St. Margaret's College,
12 Winchester Street, Merivale, Christchurch.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm approx
Facilitator: Sarah Watts

2018 Global Issues Problem Solving Workshops

AUCKLAND 
Date: Friday 23rd February 2018
Venue: Marcellin Room, St. Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland.
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm approx
Facilitator: Robyn Boswell

HAMILTON
This course will take place if there is sufficient interest. Please make sure to register as soon as possible so this will happen.
Date: Monday 26th February 2018
Venue: Hamilton Boys' High School, Peachgrove Road, Hamilton.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Facilitator: Robyn Boswell

TAURANGA
Date: Thursday 1st March 2018
Venue: Mayfield House at Tauranga Boys' College, 664 Cameron Road, Tauranga.
Time: 9.30 am - 3:30 pm
Facilitator: Peter Scott

NELSON
Date: Thursday 15th March 2018
Venue: Nayland College, 166 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson.
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Facilitator: Robyn Boswell

CHRISTCHURCH
Date: Saturday 3rd March 2018
Venue: Rangi Ruru Girls' School, 59 Hewitts Road, Merivale, Christchurch.
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Facilitator: Sue Williams

DUNEDIN
This course will take place if there is sufficient interest. Please make sure to register as soon as possible so this will happen.
Date: Friday 23rd March 2018
Venue: Dunedin Community House, 301 Moray Place, Dunedin.
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Facilitator: Robyn Boswell

 

 

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.

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 previously run a 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.

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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