New Zealand Multiple Birth Association

Multiples NZ National Training Forum 2019



Forum Purpose: To strengthen Clubs, Club Committees and Club Volunteers so that they can better support our families in their local communities.

Audience: Club Committee members/Volunteers

Date: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2019

Timing: Saturday 9.30 am – 4.45 pm Gala Dinner 7pm
               Sunday   10am – 4.30pm

Venue: Brentwood Hotel, Kilbirnie, Wellington (venue of the 2018 National Training Forum)


Cost: $350 - This includes the cost of the workshop material for both days, meals (including the Gala Dinner on Saturday and a hot breakfast on Sunday morning), and shared accommodation for the Saturday evening (you can pay extra to have your own room). 

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MNZ National Training Forum – Day 1 – Saturday 19 October 2019

Facilitated by Kerri-Tilby Price

8.00 am – 9.30 am

Registrations (The hotel restaurant will be open if you need to grab a coffee or breakfast before we get started.)

9.30 am – 10.30 am

Welcome, Introductions and Overview

An exercise that lets us focus on Connection, Reflection and Intention.
How will we ensure that we get the most out of our training forum?

Meet the Multiples NZ Executive, Kerri Tilby-Price who will be facilitating the Saturday programme, and Club delegates.

10.30 am - 10.45 am

Morning Tea

10.45 am - 12.30 pm

Roles and Responsibilities

What does governance look like for an organisation that is 100% volunteer run? Building on last year’s sessions, we take a closer look at the role of the committee. What are we ultimately responsible for in leading our Multiples clubs? How do we ensure we fulfil our governance role effectively? What does that mean in practice?

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm

Lunch and room check in

1.30pm – 3.30 pm

Sustainable Volunteering – growing great volunteer teams

This facilitated workshop explores practical ideas and strategies and will generate resources that you can implement in your Club to support member and volunteer growth.

  • How to encourage more of your members to help out and to stay for the long term.
  • Ensuring a good fit - how do you recruit the right people, for the right role, in the right way?
  • Getting volunteer ready – what things do you need in place before you start recruiting? (Role descriptions, Induction process)
  • Developing a team culture. (Appreciation, Recognition, Feedback)
  • How do you actively plan for succession within your committee?

3.30 pm – 3.45 pm

Afternoon Tea

3.45 pm – 4.30 pm

The Biggest Impact

Of all the challenges we might (or might not) have as a network, which are the one or two that if solved, would make the biggest impact to our organisations?

Of all the ideas suggested, what are the ones that are worth exploring some
more? Are there any ideas that could be easily implemented tomorrow? Where does the consensus lie?

4.30 pm – 4.45 pm

Wrap Up

7.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Gala Dinner and Volunteer Awards




MNZ National Training Forum – Day 2 – Sunday 20 October 2019

7.30 am - 10.00 am


Room check out

10.00 am – 10.30 am

Setting the Scene

Trends in volunteering and participation. How demographic and participation trends will impact on your volunteer workforce into the future.

10.30 am – 11.30 am

Soapbox Challenge – Sharing our successes 10-15 mins each including Q&A

Hear from 3-4 club volunteers about successful programmes they have implemented since last NTF.

11.30 am – 12.30pm

Multiples NZ AGM

12.30 pm -1.30 pm


1.30 pm – 2.00 pm

Fundraising & Grants: Strategies that work and the fundamentals to get right.

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Let’s Go Deeper – together

Working in small break out groups, we will explore some key topics together. Bring your ideas and be prepared to share your knowledge, ideas and experience here.

Finding solutions together, sharing knowledge and best practice around certain topic areas. Problem solving together. Empowering club volunteers to work collaboratively to solve problems.

Breakout 1 Governance nuts and bolts: The nuts and bolts of being a registered charity, incorporated society/charitable trust.

Breakout 2 Membership growth and retention strategies.

Breakout 3 MNZ – What are our challenges. What are we going to focus on.

Breakout 4 TBC

Breakout 5 TBC

3.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Afternoon Tea

3.15 pm – 4.15 pm

Let’s Go Deeper – part 2 Sharing Back

Closing the feedback loop. A chance to hear how others ideas have shaped up, ask questions, and contribute suggestions for further development.

4.15 pm – 4.30pm

Wrap Up and Farewell

4.30pm – 6.00pm

Networking drinks/nibbles for anyone who is keen. Thank you to the volunteers.