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Events & Webinars

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Research and Insights Forum 2024


This Region needs a Hub

Hubs designed with real sector and community buy-in, can have a positive impact on people, businesses, and industries. To succeed they need a strong sense of purpose, aligned with needs and realities.

Secondary School Transitions

Schools have been overwhelmed by the amount and pace of change over the past few years. With too much focus on “transitions”, we need a more effective interface between school, tertiary, and work. 

Formal, Non-formal & Informal Learning

Over the years there have been many attempts to align formal, non-formal and informal learning systems, without great success. It’s time to better connect learning in the food and fibre sector.

Group Training Initiative

A pilot is underway to: understand industry and host businesses requirements; identify  gaps and develop a fit for purpose structure; and customise operational and/or training differences within each industry.

A Path to Realising Leader Potential

We need leadership progression pathways that embrace the sector’s diversity, scale, and rate of change. Imagine bringing leadership to the forefront of people development; growing ever better workplaces; and realising our leaders’ true potential.

Feeding the Future - FFYN

We all know that the food and fibre sector is the backbone of the nation, but we often forget how it holds communities together. Being part of the future for Aotearoa New Zealand and providing opportunities for future generations is what people love about the sector.

Emerging Technologies

Exploring the possibilities – gamification, extended
reality, and AI – might create for learning and development within the food and fibre sector. To be competitive emerging technologies must be embraced in a way that adds value to people and industry.

Using the Shared Data Platform

Understanding and using the shared data platform for food and fibre analysis, including an overview on content available, database and analytical tools, how it is being utilised and an update on projects underway.