2.2 Employer and community engagement

This will enable to develop processes which keeps NZIST addressing needs of their local and national communities

Board representative: Dr Sandra Grey

Facilitator: Linda Stewart (CEDA)

Establishment Unit Principal Advisor: Paul Fenton

Members: Aayla Peebles (Student); Amanda Wheeler (Competenz); Ana Morrison (Toi Ohomai);  Daniel Fuemana (NZ Institute of Builders); Donna McGarvey (Access Community Health); Geoff Taylor (Dairy NZ); Graham Burke (Construction Industry Council); Hinemoa Priest (Whitireia and WelTec); Phil Alexander-Crawford (NorthTec); Simon Anderson (ChristchurchNZ)

What we've done

We've met five times and created an interim set of recommendations for the IST Establishment Board to consider and provide feedback on. We recognised at the outset the role of the Treaty in guiding and informing our thinking and the need to understand what a good Treaty partner looks like.

Looking at examples of current practice, we discussed and derived principles that inform good practice, along with the conditions under which these models successfully operate.

An early draft of our recommendations and thinking was presented to the Establishment Board on 10 December, with a 'strawman' submitted just before Christmas.

What we're working on this month

The strawman report including our recommendations has been shared with the IST Establishment Board for feedback, testing and validation. Once feedback is received we will further refine our recommendations.

Coming up

We'll take into account all the feedback received and finalise our recommendations for the new Council.