PROJECTS and ACHIEVEMENTS 

2020:

"You created a safe environment where I felt I could ask any question without feeling judged.  Thank you."

  • Facilitated Central Districts Division of the Cancer Society of New Zealand "Change and Constitution" workshops (November 2020).

  • Facilitated a Group Leaders mentorship programme for Massey University School of Veterinary Science (September/October/November 2020)

  • Facilitated strategic thinking and planning session for Square Edge Community Arts Board (August/September 2020)

  • Presented youth governance training at Horowhenua District Council (August 2020)

  • Two-part governance programme delivered to Square Edge Community Arts Board (June/July 2020)

  • Facilitated strategic thinking and planning session for Volunteer Central Board (June/July 2020)

  • Facilitated strategic thinking and planning session for Manfeild Park Board, Feilding (May/June 2020)

  • Professional staff coaching sessions delivered to Massey University School of Veterinary Science via Zoom and face-to-face (April/May/June 2020)

  • Private, tertiary education and local government one-on-one mentoring continues (throughout 2020 - Skype/ Zoom/FaceTime) 

  • Contracted by Manawatu Volunteer Central to deliver governance and strategic support services (July 2019 to September 2020)

  • Facilitated "troubleshooting" session for Board of Square Edge Community Arts (February 2020) 

  • Provided CV and covering letter design and advice for individuals (throughout 2019 and 2020)

  • Presented Strategic Thinking (Part One) and Strategic Planning (Part Two) workshops to Manawatu Volunteer Resource Centre Board (February 2020) 

 

2019:

"Just wanted to say awesome work, Vince.  We couldn’t have accomplished our Strategic Plan without you."

  • Contracted to facilitate General Practice New Zealand (GPNZ) information forums via Central Primary Health Organisation, THINK Hauora (September to November 2019)  

  • Presented Strategic Thinking (Part One) and Strategic Planning (Part Two) workshops at Netball Central Zone Forum, Wellington (September 2019) 

  • Designed and facilitated the Leaders' Learning Series for Palmerston North Women's Refuge (August to October 2019) 

  • Designed and presented Youth Governance 101 sessions on behalf of Manawatu Volunteer Resource Centre - Palmerston North (September 2019) and Horowhenua (August 2019) 

  • Facilitated Strategic Plan development for Netball Whanganui in conjunction with Sport Whanganui and Netball Central (August to October 2019)

  • Keynote speaker for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Leadership Series 2019 (August 2019)

  • Keynote speaker for Citizens Advice Bureau Annual General Meeting (August 2019) 

  • Designed and facilitated six-week mentoring session for Massey University Professors/Associate Professors (March to June 2019)

  • Contractual Governance 101 delivery for Netball Central to Netball Whanganui (June 2019)

  • Designed and facilitated full-day Administrators' Retreat on behalf of Palmerston North Community Services Council (June 2019)

  • Designed and presented Governance Part 2 session for social service organisations, Palmerston North (May 2019)

  • Refreshbiz contracted by Netball Central to examine governance/management structures (April to August 2019)

  • Private, tertiary education and local government one-on-one mentoring continues (throughout 2019)

  • Presented Governance 101 session for social service organisations, Palmerston North (April 2019)

  • Facilitated professional development identification session for Central Districts Cancer Society Centre Managers and Divisional Leaders (March 2019)

  • Led restructure/reorganisation investigation for not-for-profit organisation, Manawatu (December 2018 to March 2019) 

  • Presented series of governance workshops for Board of Central Districts Division of the Cancer Society of New Zealand (throughout 2019)

  • Presented Alien Administrators session for social service organisations, Palmerston North (February 2019)

  • Presented Governance 101 session for Association of Local Government Information Management , ALGIM (February 2019) 

 

2018:

"Vince - it has been absolutely inspiring - thanks for everything."

  • Private, tertiary education and local government one-on-one mentoring continues (2018)

  • Designed and presented conference session for College of Humanities and Social Science, Massey University (November 2018)

  • Designed and presented interactive workshop for Netball Central Zone Forum, Wellington (November 2018)

  • Designed and presented Alien Administrators session for social service organisations, Palmerston North (November 2018)

  • Designed and presented Governance 101 session for social service organisations, Palmerston North (October 2018)

  • Keynote presenter School Administrators' Conference - Christchurch and Wellington (July and August 2018)

  • Collaborated with Stantec New Zealand re RFP for upgrade of CET Stadium, Palmerston North (May 2018)

  • Designed and presented diversity workshop for Netball Central (May 2018)

  • Designed and facilitated full-day Administrators' Retreat on behalf of Palmerston North Community Services Council (May 2018)

  • All of Government (AOG) tendering support for travel management company - words and strategy (2018)

 

2017:

"Vince delivered an outstanding workshop for everyone.  She had an uncanny knack to draw out what was important and left my staff invigorated and energised."

  • Governance training programme for Basketball Manawatu and Netball Manawatu (2017)

  • Private, tertiary education and local government one-on-one mentoring continues (2017)

  • Approved mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand (2016 - current)

  • Facilitated half-day staff training for Graduate Research School, Massey University (December 2017)

  • Collaborated with Calibre Consulting re RFP for Wildbase Recovery Facility, Palmerston North (October 2017)

  • Designed and facilitated five-week mentoring session for Massey University Professors/Associate Professors (May to Sept 2017)

  • Facilitated review of Massey University's VetStart programme (2017)

 

2016:

"Thank you for your assistance with our senior executive interviews, Vince - it was really valuable to have your insights."

  • Private, tertiary education and local government one-on-one mentoring begins (2016)

  • Designer and presenter of communication programme (Communication & Conversation) (2016 - current)

  • Designer and presenter of governance training programmes (Governance 101 Unravelled and Governance Part 2) (2016 - current)

  • Chair of Arohanui Hospice (2019 -  )

  • Chair of Arohanui Hospice Audit and Risk Committee (2017 - 2019)

  • Independent member of numerous executive interview panels (2016 - current)

  • Workshop presenter Special Olympics New Zealand (July 2016)

  • Chief Refresher at Refreshbiz www.refreshbiz.co.nz (2016 - current )

  • Chief Bottlewasher at Refreshstay www.refreshstay.co.nz (2016 - current)

Other:

"After working with Vince, we are a team of people with a better understanding of what each of us brings to the table."

  • Member of Society of Local Government Managers, SOLGM (1996 - 2016)

  • President of SOLGM Central Branch (2012 - 2016)

  • Chair of the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Chief Executives' Forum (2013 - 2016)

  • Former Director of Manawatu-Wanganui Local Authority Shared Service (MW-LASS) company

  • Member of Department of Internal Affairs On-Line Voting Working Party (2014)

  • Member of SOLGM's Sector Futures Working Party (2013 - 2015)

  • Member of Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) Local Government Reference group to support the ongoing improvement in local council performance (2015 - 2016)

  • Graduated from Harvard Kennedy School's Senior Executive in State and Local Government programme, Boston, USA (July 2013)

  • Attended International City Managers' Association (ICMA) conference, Seattle, USA (September 2015)

  • Presenter for SOLGM Accelerated Leadership Development Programme; Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) Customer Service Symposium (2015 - 2016)

  • Media representative for Telethon and Special Olympic Games events

  • Member Steering Group to develop strategic framework for New Zealand public libraries (2005)

  • Civil Defence Controller during declared storm event, Manawatu district (2004)

  • Led media team to 1990 Commonwealth Games, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Member Palmerston North City Council all-weather athletic track working party

  • Member Sport New Zealand working group to investigate national junior sport policy

  • Television, radio and newspaper experience

  • World traveller, foodie, photographer and mountain biker

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