David Dewhurst and Mark Harris

The New World Kirkpatrick Model – Getting to Kirkpatrick® Levels 3 & 4:Creating Believable Value

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Ever thought about the learning we provide and the real links to Patient Outcomes? Can we demonstrate that any education we do actually translates to tangible outcomes for our patients? Training is still “on trial,” charged with incurring expenses in excess of the value it provides to the organisation. Training must reinvent itself and transcend the classroom. Attend this session to learn how to structure initiatives so they enhance on-the-job performance, impact on service delivery and patient outcomes. Discover the New World Kirkpatrick Model – the newest way to implement the four levels. This session will focus on tactics at Levels 3 and 4 and provide ideas that any nursing professional can implement in their own organisation.

Application on the Job:

  • Understand why starting with desired results in mind is critical for any initiative to be successful.
  • List specific tactics for influencing on-the-job behaviour.
  • Identify elements of a programme plan that enhance on-the-job behaviour and bottom-line results.

David Dewhurst is a consultant and affiliate with Kirkpatrick Partners in the Australasian region.  He is the co-founder and partner with Mark Harris in GMD Partnerships Ltd, a learning, development and performance business, based in New Zealand.
David has fifteen years experience in coaching and learning and performance development. Prior to this, David held general manager roles in the UK, Europe and New Zealand. David specialises in leadership development, strategic planning and coaching.
David works extensively as a lead facilitator, designing, developing and delivering customised learning and performance solutions in the healthcare, government, not for profit and private sectors. David’s strength is partnering with organisations over the long term to facilitate exceptional performance through their people.

Mark has over 15 years of learning and development experience with a background in operational and quality management. He works extensively as a lead facilitator, developing and delivering customised training for healthcare, government, not-for-profit and private industries. His areas of specialty include leadership development, business improvement, lean thinking and customer care.
Mark is Kirkpatrick Gold Level Certified, a Certified Kirkpatrick Facilitator and affiliate with Kirkpatrick Partners in the Australasian region.  He is the co-founder and partner with David Dewhurst of GMD Partnerships Ltd., a learning, development and performance business located in New Zealand.

Together Mark and David have presented at the 2013 and 2014 AITD conferences in Australia and the 2016 ATD Intenational Conference in Denver, Colorado on their work implementing the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model. They have published several articles and their recent work with IHC NZ has been published in the latest Kirkpatrick book Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation


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Careerforce – Enabling workplace training
As the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the health and wellbeing sectors, Careerforce supports organisations of all sizes to implement workplace training. 
Careerforce has redesigned its workplace training programmes so everything focuses on people and making a positive difference.
In 2016, we introduced the REAL approach to training. Respectful, Efficient, Applied, Living training reflects and builds on what people are doing every day in their jobs. It’s a suite of authentic, competency based programmes that build skill and confidence.
REAL is focused on making a positive impact on all New Zealanders by enabling employees, workplaces and ultimately the client. www.careerforce.org.nz

Judy Duchscher

Maximizing entry to practice: Preparing new graduates for the ‘Real World’

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The preparation for, and integration of new nursing graduates (NNG) into the dynamic climate of the contemporary workplace today continues to challenge institutions of higher education and employers as well as administrators and labour policy makers across the globe.  The education of our contemporary workforce is a complex process that requires the balancing of advanced professional concepts and ideals, with work-role realities.  The author offers concrete insights into the elements required to successfully integrate NNGs into the intense and dynamic context of acute care practice.  With over 16 years of research, innovation, practice, leadership and managerial experience with NNGs in acute care, Duchscher frames her ideas in her Stages of Transition © theory and model of Transition Shock ©.  Her evidence-based, strategic approach to NNG transition is fed by over 10 years as the CEO of a large Canadian non-profit organization that served to support, sustain and develop leadership capacity in new professional nursing graduates. Having spent years working with NNGs and young nursing leaders at the intersection of education and practice, the author shares her insights on how to prepare professionals to lead their practice in a way that minimizes the stress they experience, while maximizing their early clinical and professional contributions. Optimizing a smooth professional role transition for our graduates not only maximizes their effectiveness as representatives of a professional discipline, but offers them to our communities as ambassadors of higher education and champions of social responsibility within the workplace.

Dr. Judy Boychuk Duchscher has been practicing nursing for 39 years in both Canada and the United States.  Her professional path has kept her interfacing with the contemporary healthcare environment in a variety of roles: as a direct care ICU/CCU and cardiothoracic acute-care nurse, clinical nursing educator, university professor and clinical instructor, nurse manager, and transplant coordinator.  As well, Dr. Duchscher spent 10 years developing, initiating and coordinating numerous heart/lung and organ donor transplant programs across the United States and Canada.  She has studied hospital nursing extensively and maintains a long-standing commitment to working with younger generations of professionals during their initial transition to practice.  Her research and study have generated a theory of Transition Shock and a model of the Stages of Transition that is being used internationally as the transition framework for nurse residency and new hire orientation programs. Duchscher’s study and work with newly graduated nurses inspired her to develop Nursing The Future,  an organization that serves as a bridge for thousands of nurses between the ideals taught in education and the realities of the ‘real’ world of practice.  Dr. Duchscher has received numerous awards for her research, teaching, and study of nursing and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books on this subject.  She maintains that: “it is the vision, creativity and passionate commitment of our newest professionals combined with the practice knowledge, wisdom and loyalty of our most experienced nurses that will drive nursing and healthcare forward”.

See general information page on how you can purchase Judy’s book – Nursing the future – The voice of the new graduate

Taima Campbell

Whānau – our best teachers

All adverse events are a tragedy. How we acknowledge and address the factors that contribute to an adverse event for whānau in a health system that consistently delivers inequitable health outcomes for Māori – is the challenge.

Inequalities are the cumulative effect of adverse events – on a grand scale. The root causes can be found in the ongoing effects of our history of colonisation and in the words of Dame Tariana Turia ‘the systematic damage incurred by decades of institutional racism’.[1]

As health professionals, we are part of a health system perfectly designed to achieve imperfect results for Māori. So how can we learn and work with whānau to redesign a system that will improve their experience of health care and deliver equitable health outcomes.

[1] http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11721558

Taima Campbell (Ngāti Tamatera, Ngāti Maru) is the Director for Hauraki Health Consulting Ltd a small health consultancy business, established in 2012. Taima has over 35 years experience in the health sector working in child health, public health, Maori health and nursing leadership roles. Previously the Executive Director of Nursing for the Auckland District Health Board, Taima has had extensive experience in clinical governance, leading change management programmes, strategic planning, service reviews, project management, workforce development and human resource management.

Taima has been the Co-Chair for the Board of the College of Nurses Aotearoa stepping down in 2015, and is a current member of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. She has experience at a governance level and is a Trustee for Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki; and has been a trustee for the Hauraki Primary Health Organisation (PHO). Taima is a part-time student at the University of Auckland undertaking a Masters in Legal Studies specializing in Public Law.

Pamela Wood

Historical Imagination: The Past is Always Present

The past is always with us, so why not utilise it in nursing education? Engaging with the past means we use our historical imagination, not only to learn about nursing in decades gone by but to see the present in a new way. This presentation will show how nurse educators can use the past and draw on students’ historical imagination. As a particular example, it will show how ideas and practices related to preventing and treating wound sepsis 100 years ago can challenge us today.



Associate Professor Pamela Wood, PhD, RN.  Dr Pamela Wood is an internationally recognised researcher in nursing history and has published extensively in this field. Her PhD in history explored the meaning of ‘dirt’ in nineteenth-century colonial New Zealand and the way it shaped ideas about public health. Her research now focuses on what has shaped people’s health beliefs and practices, and the way nurses in the early twentieth century adapted their hospital training to create new services and nursing practice in the marginal areas of rural backblocks, urban slums and war. She has a particular interest in exploring how nurses and nursing students today can use their historical imagination in addressing current professional issues. Dr Wood has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education in New Zealand and Australia. She is currently Associate Professor at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Napier, New Zealand, and Director of the Nursing and Health History Research Programme in its Centre of Health Research.

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Deb Boyd

Health Informatics, what is it and why should nurses be interested?

Key areas included in the Health Informatics field include:

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Knowledge Management
  • Decision support
  • Telemedicine and telehealth
  • Standards
  • Evidence for benefit/harm
  • Ethics and Security

“Health Informatics underpins a nations ability to deliver an affordable, flexible health system that will provide better health outcomes to citizens” (HiNZ Website).

Health Informatics is one of the fastest growing areas in health and many more health practitioners who understand health informatics are needed now and this demand will only increase.

HiNZ is New Zealand’s meeting place for digital health. As we embrace digital disruption in health, nurses need to learn about and understand how health informatics will enable their work and demonstrate better patient outcomes.

Deb Boyd is the CEO of Auckland Eye Ltd, a registered nurse and e Health consultant.
She is passionate about health informatics and e Health and is one of the few Certified Health Informatician’s Australasia (CHIA’s) in New Zealand. Deb was the General Manager at Australia’s first fully integrated digital hospital: St Stephens Hospital, which opened in Hervey Bay, Queensland in October 2014 and achieved HIMSS Level 6 in November 2014.This exciting  project delivered a brand new hospital with a fully functioning EMR and closed loop medication management system.
Deb has worked in both public and private sectors and has a good understanding of the challenges within each sector. Her career experience includes e Health, digital integration, clinical informatics, transformational leadership, clinical care, operational management, systems improvement, culture development and change management.
Deb is also a member of the Institute of Directors and is an appointed member of the HiNZ Board.

Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann

“In the shade of the Pohutukawa Tree” – a personal journey through Nursing and Nursing Education

In this presentation, I will cover my experiences of navigating different worldviews of culture, caring, sexuality, identity and Pacific nursing and midwifery workforce. It will discuss how these issues are currently addressed in Nursing and midwifery education. It is based on over 34 years teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education. More importantly it is from a Pacific worldview specifically from Fa’a Samoa. It is about solutions. It’s about mana.  It’s showing Pacific midwives and nurses who have trained or are practicing in Western Palagi worldview – the way home.

Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann  came to live in New Zealand as a small boy and trained as a Psychiatric, General and Obstetric nurse. He later became an independent consultant on Pacific health issues and developed the Fonofale model of Pacific mental health, accepted by the Mental Health Commission of New Zealand as the standard for treating Pacific mental health. As an educator, Pulotu-Endemann rose to be associate-head of Manawatu Polytechnic’s Nursing and Health Studies. In 1990, he became one of the first two Pacifica Justice of the Peace in the Manawatu region.

In the 2001 New Year Honours, Pulotu-Endemann was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Public Health. He is also a sitting member of the CreativeNZ Pacific Arts Committee.  Pulotu-Endemann holds the title Fuimaono, given to an Ali’i or high chief of Western Samoa. Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann  is one of New Zealand’s best-known and most honoured fa’afafine.