Bay of Plenty Assistant & Deputy Principals’ Conference

In November 2019 Inbox Design were proud to attend and present at the Bay of Plenty AP/DP Conference at Mills Reef Winery.
We spent the day sitting and learning with a range of Assistant and Deputy Principals from around the Bay of Plenty, then had the opportunity to present our range of services. 

You can find a copy of our presentation below.

The Keynote Speaker was Craig Joubert, the Rugby World Cup final referee who holds an Honours Degree in Business Finance and has worked in Corporate Banking until the lure of refereeing professional rugby took him into the world of professional sport. Out in the middle with the whistle for British Lions Test Matches, 103 Super Rugby games (including 3 finals), 69 Test Matches and most memorably the Rugby World Cup Final, Craig brought the audience into the realities of the challenges faced making decisions out in front of 80,000 people and millions on TV. He is uniquely placed to draw on his experiences, including: 

  • Decision making under pressure
  • Handling criticism and failure
  • How an honest self-review process can improve performance
  • How to create a High-Performance culture
  • How to connect with people to build credible relationships

This was an interesting and relevant talk - even for a cricket fanboy like myself.

We then followed with our presentation:

Working Smarter, Not Harder:

  • Online Option Selection in SchoolPoint
  • Head of Departmental Reports in SchoolBridge
  • Event Management - e-Tickets and e-Commerce
  • Career Planning tools and stories.
  • Alerts, Emergency Systems and Health & Safety.
  • See our presentation here (pdf). 

We had good feedback from our presentation and a range of questions which we were able to answer and provide solutions for, and now planning enhancements to our products to further assist you in working smarter, not harder.

Following our presentation Jenny L Ferrier-Kerr, Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato talked about Leadership Coaching. Dr, Professor Mere A Berryman, University of Waikato and Director of Poutama Pounamu spoke about Relational and Responsive Inclusion. 

Rob Gilbert, Deputy Principal, Tauranga Boys' College finished the afternoon with his slides about the ever changing NCEA discussion and how TBC see the need to move from Silo teaching styles to what we think is really important - teaching the skills in a useful way that both employers and technology requires and will require going forward - Innovation: Assessment and Credentialing. Contact Robert Gilbert for a copy of his slides. 

If you're interested in any of our range or solutions to help your School, or want us to present to your Senior Leadership team, or at an event your hosting, please contact us on 07 281 1600.