Learning and Events Calendar

Imagine Better Learning

The disability sector of Aotearoa NZ has gone through significant change over recent decades, which Imagine Better continues to play an important role in. Imagine Better Learning is one of the strategies we use to assist disabled persons, their whānau, allies, and providers to better understand how to keep ‘a good life’ for the individual as their primary purpose.

Our learning programmes aim to:

• Keep abreast of the latest changes

• Identify implications and opportunities

• Gain insight and learn lessons from others, and

• Filtering national and international best practice

These practices are useful as we plan for and work towards, our individual and collective good lives of today and tomorrow. Imagine Better Learning aims to be an active partner in the ongoing change process, whether you are a person with lived experience, a family member, whānau, a close ally or professional. Our mission is to resource you with the principles, strategies, techniques, methods, knowledge and skills that will support your efforts. Each year Imagine Better Learning works with national and international partners. We listen to the sector and work with others to create workshops, training, events, resources and networks that equip participants with practical tools for implementing their good life.

  • Making Personal Budgets work for you

    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 07:00 PM · Online - Zoom meeting

    This event is for people in Wellington Region and is held over three nights, from 7pm - 9pm. The dates of the event are 21, 24 and 28 July. 

    Personal budgets include Individualised Funding, Enhanced Individualised Funding and Hosted Arrangements.

    As a result of COVID 19, Parent to Parent and Imagine Better have redesigned our popular one day workshop on making the most of your personal budget into three, two-hour zoom sessions.  The sessions are limited in number to encourage maximum participation and engagement so your early registration is advised.  

    Each session will include presentation, discussion, Q & A and resources for you to use as you take action. 

    Session One – Building a strong foundation

    • What are the important elements of a good life look for me / us?
    • Creating our vision for the future we want

    Session Two – Obtaining and utilising our resources

    • How the system works – including having a positive NASC experience
    • How Self-Management works – hosts, hiring the right people and staff management, what can I spend my money on, outsourcing, succession

    Session Three – Keeping it real

    • Real life examples of what others are doing
    • Open panel Q & A

    Image Description: Two young women stroll in the park, pushing another woman in her 30s or 40s who is on a wheelchair. All of them are smiling and laughing and enjoying the summer's day.

    For more information please contact Christina Slade at Parent to Parent christinas@parent2parent.org.nz or 020 4170 6887

    Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER on the Parent to Parent website

     

  • Making Personal Budgets work for you

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM · Online - Zoom meeting

    This event is for people in Northland Region and is held over three consecutive mornings, from 10am - 12 noon. The dates of the event are 22, 23 and 24 July. 

    Personal budgets include Individualised Funding, Enhanced Individualised Funding and Hosted Arrangements.

    As a result of COVID 19, Parent to Parent and Imagine Better have redesigned our popular one day workshop on making the most of your personal budget into three, two-hour zoom sessions.  The sessions are limited in number to encourage maximum participation and engagement so your early registration is advised.  

    Each session will include presentation, discussion, Q & A and resources for you to use as you take action. 

    Session One – Building a strong foundation

    • What are the important elements of a good life look for me / us?
    • Creating our vision for the future we want

    Session Two – Obtaining and utilising our resources

    • How the system works – including having a positive NASC experience
    • How Self-Management works – hosts, hiring the right people and staff management, what can I spend my money on, outsourcing, succession

    Session Three – Keeping it real

    • Real life examples of what others are doing
    • Open panel Q & A

    Image Description: Two young women stroll in the park, pushing another woman in her 30s or 40s who is on a wheelchair. All of them are smiling and laughing and enjoying the summer's day.

    For more information please contact Christina Slade at Parent to Parent christinas@parent2parent.org.nz or 020 4170 6887

    Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER on the Parent to Parent website

     

  • Making Personal Budgets work for you

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM · Online - Zoom meeting

    This event is for people in the Otago and Southland Regions and is held over three consecutive Thursday mornings, from 10am - 12 noon. The dates of the event are 13, 20 and 27 August. 

    Personal budgets include Individualised Funding, Enhanced Individualised Funding and Hosted Arrangements.

    As a result of COVID 19, Parent to Parent and Imagine Better have redesigned our popular one day workshop on making the most of your personal budget into three, two-hour zoom sessions.  The sessions are limited in number to encourage maximum participation and engagement so your early registration is advised.  

    Each session will include presentation, discussion, Q & A and resources for you to use as you take action. 

    Session One – Building a strong foundation

    • What are the important elements of a good life look for me / us?
    • Creating our vision for the future we want

    Session Two – Obtaining and utilising our resources

    • How the system works – including having a positive NASC experience
    • How Self-Management works – hosts, hiring the right people and staff management, what can I spend my money on, outsourcing, succession

    Session Three – Keeping it real

    • Real life examples of what others are doing
    • Open panel Q & A

    Image Description: Two young women stroll in the park, pushing another woman in her 30s or 40s who is on a wheelchair. All of them are smiling and laughing and enjoying the summer's day.

    For more information please contact Christina Slade at Parent to Parent christinas@parent2parent.org.nz or 020 4170 6887

    Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER on the Parent to Parent website

     

  • Making Personal Budgets work for you

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 06:30 PM · Online - Zoom meeting

    This event is for people in the Auckland Region and is held over three consecutive Thursday evenings, from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. The dates of the event are 13, 20 and 27 August. 

    Personal budgets include Individualised Funding, Enhanced Individualised Funding and Hosted Arrangements.

    As a result of COVID 19, Parent to Parent and Imagine Better have redesigned our popular one day workshop on making the most of your personal budget into three, two-hour zoom sessions.  The sessions are limited in number to encourage maximum participation and engagement so your early registration is advised.  

    Each session will include presentation, discussion, Q & A and resources for you to use as you take action. 

    Session One – Building a strong foundation

    • What are the important elements of a good life look for me / us?
    • Creating our vision for the future we want

    Session Two – Obtaining and utilising our resources

    • How the system works – including having a positive NASC experience
    • How Self-Management works – hosts, hiring the right people and staff management, what can I spend my money on, outsourcing, succession

    Session Three – Keeping it real

    • Real life examples of what others are doing
    • Open panel Q & A

    Image Description: Two young women stroll in the park, pushing another woman in her 30s or 40s who is on a wheelchair. All of them are smiling and laughing and enjoying the summer's day.

    For more information please contact Christina Slade at Parent to Parent christinas@parent2parent.org.nz or 020 4170 6887

    Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER on the Parent to Parent website

     

  • Making Personal Budgets work for you

    Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM · Online - Zoom meeting

    This event is for people in the Auckland Region and is held over three consecutive Friday mornings, from 10am - 12 noon. The dates of the event are 14, 21 and 28 August. 

    Personal budgets include Individualised Funding, Enhanced Individualised Funding and Hosted Arrangements.

    As a result of COVID 19, Parent to Parent and Imagine Better have redesigned our popular one day workshop on making the most of your personal budget into three, two-hour zoom sessions.  The sessions are limited in number to encourage maximum participation and engagement so your early registration is advised.  

    Each session will include presentation, discussion, Q & A and resources for you to use as you take action. 

    Session One – Building a strong foundation

    • What are the important elements of a good life look for me / us?
    • Creating our vision for the future we want

    Session Two – Obtaining and utilising our resources

    • How the system works – including having a positive NASC experience
    • How Self-Management works – hosts, hiring the right people and staff management, what can I spend my money on, outsourcing, succession

    Session Three – Keeping it real

    • Real life examples of what others are doing
    • Open panel Q & A

    Image Description: Two young women stroll in the park, pushing another woman in her 30s or 40s who is on a wheelchair. All of them are smiling and laughing and enjoying the summer's day.

    For more information please contact Christina Slade at Parent to Parent christinas@parent2parent.org.nz or 020 4170 6887

    Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER on the Parent to Parent website

     

  • Making Personal Budgets work for you

    Monday, August 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM · Online - Zoom meeting

    This event is for people in the Waikato is held over three consecutive mornings, from 10am - 12 noon. The dates of the event are 17, 18 and 19 August.  

    Personal budgets include Individualised Funding, Enhanced Individualised Funding and Hosted Arrangements.

    As a result of COVID 19, Parent to Parent and Imagine Better have redesigned our popular one day workshop on making the most of your personal budget into three, two-hour zoom sessions.  The sessions are limited in number to encourage maximum participation and engagement so your early registration is advised.  

    Each session will include presentation, discussion, Q & A and resources for you to use as you take action. 

    Session One – Building a strong foundation

    • What are the important elements of a good life look for me / us?
    • Creating our vision for the future we want

    Session Two – Obtaining and utilising our resources

    • How the system works – including having a positive NASC experience
    • How Self-Management works – hosts, hiring the right people and staff management, what can I spend my money on, outsourcing, succession

    Session Three – Keeping it real

    • Real life examples of what others are doing
    • Open panel Q & A

    Image Description: Two young women stroll in the park, pushing another woman in her 30s or 40s who is on a wheelchair. All of them are smiling and laughing and enjoying the summer's day.

    For more information please contact Christina Slade at Parent to Parent christinas@parent2parent.org.nz or 020 4170 6887

    Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER on the Parent to Parent website

     

  • Making Personal Budgets work for you

    Monday, August 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM · Online - Zoom meeting

    This event is for people in the Christchurch Region and is held over three consecutive mornings, from 10am - 12 noon. The dates of the event are 31 August and 1 & 2 of September. 

    Personal budgets include Individualised Funding, Enhanced Individualised Funding and Hosted Arrangements.

    As a result of COVID 19, Parent to Parent and Imagine Better have redesigned our popular one day workshop on making the most of your personal budget into three, two-hour zoom sessions.  The sessions are limited in number to encourage maximum participation and engagement so your early registration is advised.  

    Each session will include presentation, discussion, Q & A and resources for you to use as you take action. 

    Session One – Building a strong foundation

    • What are the important elements of a good life look for me / us?
    • Creating our vision for the future we want

    Session Two – Obtaining and utilising our resources

    • How the system works – including having a positive NASC experience
    • How Self-Management works – hosts, hiring the right people and staff management, what can I spend my money on, outsourcing, succession

    Session Three – Keeping it real

    • Real life examples of what others are doing
    • Open panel Q & A

    Image Description: Two young women stroll in the park, pushing another woman in her 30s or 40s who is on a wheelchair. All of them are smiling and laughing and enjoying the summer's day.

    For more information please contact Christina Slade at Parent to Parent christinas@parent2parent.org.nz or 020 4170 6887

    Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER on the Parent to Parent website

     

  • Making Personal Budgets work for you

    Monday, August 31, 2020 at 07:00 PM · Online - Zoom meeting

    This event is for people On the West Coast and is held over three consecutive evenings, from 7pm - 9pm. The dates of the event are 31 August, 1 & 2 September. 

    Personal budgets include Individualised Funding, Enhanced Individualised Funding and Hosted Arrangements.

    As a result of COVID 19, Parent to Parent and Imagine Better have redesigned our popular one day workshop on making the most of your personal budget into three, two-hour zoom sessions.  The sessions are limited in number to encourage maximum participation and engagement so your early registration is advised.  

    Each session will include presentation, discussion, Q & A and resources for you to use as you take action. 

    Session One – Building a strong foundation

    • What are the important elements of a good life look for me / us?
    • Creating our vision for the future we want

    Session Two – Obtaining and utilising our resources

    • How the system works – including having a positive NASC experience
    • How Self-Management works – hosts, hiring the right people and staff management, what can I spend my money on, outsourcing, succession

    Session Three – Keeping it real

    • Real life examples of what others are doing
    • Open panel Q & A

    Image Description: Two young women stroll in the park, pushing another woman in her 30s or 40s who is on a wheelchair. All of them are smiling and laughing and enjoying the summer's day.

    For more information please contact Christina Slade at Parent to Parent christinas@parent2parent.org.nz or 020 4170 6887

    Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER on the Parent to Parent website

     

  • Improving care for those impacted by violence (Bay of Plenty)

    Friday, September 04, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 5 rsvps · St Andrews Church in Mount Maunganui , New Zealand

    Violence within families or whanau seriously impacts the health and well being of all involved. Experiencing violence can be disabling, while the use of violence is common against disabled people.

    In these workshops we bring together disability, sexual and domestic violence and health care sectors to develop a shared community understanding and actions to improve care for those impacted by violence.

    To build upon understanding throughout the workshops we encourage organisations to register one person who is committed to attending both workshops.

    Workshop One: Exploring issues of violence against disabled people/the disabling effects of violence (September 4)

    Workshop Two: Identifying key issues and developing joint community actions (September 18)

    Please note these events are aimed at professionals.

  • Improving care for those impacted by violence (Bay of Plenty)

    Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 5 rsvps · St Andrews Church in Mount Maunganui , New Zealand

    Violence within families or whanau seriously impacts the health and well being of all involved. Experiencing violence can be disabling, while the use of violence is common against disabled people.

    In these workshops we bring together disability, sexual and domestic violence and health care sectors to develop a shared community understanding and actions to improve care for those impacted by violence.

    To build upon understanding throughout the workshops we encourage organisations to register one person who is committed to attending both workshops. This is the second workshop in this series

    Workshop Two: Identifying key issues and developing joint community actions (September 18)

    Please note these events are aimed at professionals.