08 July 2020
 

POSTPONED - date tba -NZAMI Master Class - Written Advocacy for Immigration Practitioners Wellington, 2020

Date: 01 October 2020 Start: 9.00 am
Venue: Willeston Conference Centre, Kauri Room, Level 11, 15 Willeston Street, Wellington
Overview

** Due to the COVID-19 situation NZAMI have decided to postpone this event until further notice

Programme

NZAMI Workshop: Written Advocacy for Immigration Practitioners

This Workshop will provide 7 hours towards your CPD

Our CPD team has long been asked for events that go beyond the typical seminar format. Building on their successful Risk Management workshop, Matt Gibbons and Peter Moses have now developed a programme that assists experienced and newly qualified immigration practitioners improving a key skill: written advocacy!

This workshop is tailored specifically for those working in the immigration industry and it introduces key principles of good writing for advocates. It then practises how these fundamental principles can be applied in the typical documents encountered in immigration advice and advocacy:

  • emails
  • advice and reporting letters to clients
  • covering letters and PPI responses
  • Tribunal submissions
  • statements or statutory declarations prepared for clients.

This will be an interactive full day workshop. Groupwork and practical exercises are key to learning this type of skill, and the workshop is therefore limited to 12 participants.

Between them Peter and Matt can claim 50 years of advocacy experience, both in legal practice and as a licensed immigration adviser. They have designed the programme to be engaging and interesting. They even say it will be fun!

Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 01 October 2020

POSTPONED - Date TBA NZAMI Master Class - Written Advocacy for Immigration Practitioners Auckland, 2020

Date: 01 October 2020 Start: 9.00 am
Venue: Eden Park, Broadcasters Lounge, South Stand, Auckland Parking free and on-site
Overview

** Due to the COVID-19 situation NZAMI have decided to postpone this event until further notice.

Programme

NZAMI Workshop: Written Advocacy for Immigration Practitioners

This Workshop will provide 7 hours towards your CPD

Our CPD team has long been asked for events that go beyond the typical seminar format. Building on their successful Risk Management workshop, Matt Gibbons and Peter Moses have now developed a programme that assists experienced and newly qualified immigration practitioners improving a key skill: written advocacy!

This workshop is tailored specifically for those working in the immigration industry and it introduces key principles of good writing for advocates. It then practises how these fundamental principles can be applied in the typical documents encountered in immigration advice and advocacy:

  • emails
  • advice and reporting letters to clients
  • covering letters and PPI responses
  • Tribunal submissions
  • statements or statutory declarations prepared for clients.

This will be an interactive full day workshop. Groupwork and practical exercises are key to learning this type of skill, and the workshop is therefore limited to 12 participants.

Between them Peter and Matt can claim 50 years of advocacy experience, both in legal practice and as a licensed immigration adviser. They have designed the programme to be engaging and interesting. They even say it will be fun!

Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 19 June 2020

2020 NZAMI AGM (NZAMI Members Only) Please note this is NOT a CPD event

Date: 21 August 2020 Start: 2 pm
Venue: The Welcome Room SkyCity Hotel Corner Victoria & Hobson Streets Auckland
Overview

NZAMI AGM - 2 pm until 4 pm

Please note the NZAMI AGM is not a CPD event and is open to all NZAMI members.

  • Enter main lobby of the SkyCity Hotel
  • Entry to the Welcome Room is on the right hand side as you enter the lobby (please ask Reception if you need any assistance)
  • Parking is available at SkyCity Hotel however please note there are charges to use their facilities, ie there is no free parking
Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 18 August 2020

Wellington NZAMI Seminar Wednesday, 15th July 2020

Date: 15 July 2020 Start: 1:00pm
Venue: Bolton Hotel Mowbray / Bowen Rooms 12 Bolton Street Wellington
Programme

Opening and introductions June Ranson, Chairperson, NZAMI

Labour Market and the New Online MSD Portal – Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) come together to present on the new online MSD portal, understanding the effects of the labour market especially in relation to visa pak 435 and how visa officers will be applying this. Our speakers will be Stephanie Greathead - National Manager INZ, Craig Pontifex - Head of Operations Porirua INZ, Katy Goodwin - Immigration Manager, Porirua INZ, Hugh Miller - Director of Employment MSD, Donna Pedersen - Project Lead MSD and Corrina Tupou Vea - Manager Contact Centre Services, MSD

Visa Compliance in the Current Employment Climate – Exploring ways to stay in compliance with visa conditions, eventualities if compliance cannot be maintained and how to approach this strategically.  The presenter will also look into what are the obligations to inform of the visa applicant, employer and practical thoughts on how to manage these obligations.  Our speaker will be Nick Mason, Partner – Pitt and Moore

Business Insights into Skill Shortages in the Post-Covid Market – Our presenter will take us through what skill shortages businesses are currently facing, the challenges of redundancies and what’s to come with unemployment.  Our speaker will be Rachel Simpson, Manager for Education, Skills and Immigration – Business New Zealand

The National Party’s Plan for Immigration – Stuart Smith discusses his plans for New Zealand’s Immigration landscape and what he hopes to achieve. Stuart Smith, MP – National Party 

Industry Forum - a chance to discuss matters of generalised interest / concern.

Networking drinks and nibbles – all welcome.

Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 13 July 2020

 

Professionalism and Dress Code at all NZAMI events

PLEASE NOTE that when attending an NZAMI event we expect all attendees to behave in a professional manner at all times.

All attendees should be aware of the dress code which is business attire only, ie no jeans, jandals, t-shirts, ripped or torn clothing, you are expected to present yourself and behave in a courteous and professional manner at all times.

Should your behaviour be considered inappropriate or your attire not business casual, you may be asked to leave or refused admittance.

 

Photographing / Filming

Please note that at all NZAMI events we may be filming or photographing and these could be used by NZAMI for social media, eNews or advertising purposes. 

If you object to the use of your photo or being filmed please make this known to the organiser at the event; it is your responsibility to make NZAMI aware if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.

 

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Upcoming NZAMI CPD and Events 2020

This calendar is still subject to change and times for the Webinars are still to be advised.

WORKSHOPS - due to the format of all Workshops, there is a strict number of attendees for each Workshop and bookings will be closed early.  As soon as registration is open, an email will be sent and it will be on a first come first served basis (NZAMI members will be offered places early).  Please also note due to confidentiality, Workshops will not be recorded.

WEBINARS - everyone who registers to attend a Webinar will also receive a link to access the recording at no extra cost!

2020

 Event

 Centre

15/07/20

Seminar - registration now open

Wellington

29/07/20

Webinar on Education sector - registration open soon

Online

07/08/20

Workshop / Masterclass on Written Advocacy for Immigration Advocates

Auckland

21/08/20

NZAMI AGM - 2 pm in Auckland CBD

Auckland

25/09/20

Seminar - agenda to be advised

Auckland

02/10/20

Workshop / Masterclass on Written Advocacy for Immigration Advocates

Wellington

06/11/20

Seminar - agenda to be advised

Auckland

18/11/20

Seminar - agenda to be advised

Christchurch

As a guide only, Seminars provide you with 4 hours CPD, Webinars 1 1/2 hours CPD and Workshops 4-6 hours CPD.

This guide can change dependent upon length of event.

 

NZAMI Cancellation Policy

The NZAMI retains the right to cancel any event, CPD or Conference.  If an event is cancelled the Association will immediately inform registered participants and issue either a refund or credit note.

 

NZAMI Refund Policy

Due to the NZAMI CPD capacity restrictions, unfulfilled registrations take up valuable places in NZAMI CPD events.

Reimbursement or the issuance of credit notes for those who fail to attend is entirely at the discretion of the NZAMI and will only be considered IF the NZAMI office is advised at least 7 business days prior to the event they cannot attend.

Orders cannot be changed from 'attending' a seminar to the MP4 or livestream of said seminar without at least 7 business days notice directly to NZAMI prior to the Seminar date.  The fee difference will also need to be paid.

Conference registrations will require 3 weeks notice, ie 15 business days notice, if you wish to change or cancel your booking.  Due to printing, catering and deadlines associated with a large and complex event, refunds will not be provided for last minute changes or cancelations to bookings.