Last year Paula Parsonage undertook a member’s survey to find out how members think we are doing in our communication and how we could do better. Members provided us with some clear guidance on how we can better meet their needs. In response, we are:
- updating our look and feel it’s more engaging (you will start seeing the new look very shortly – if you are waiting on a certificate there has been a short delay due to the re-brand but you will receive it shortly)
- increasing opportunities for members to tell their stories and hear from other members
- modernising our website
- working on making registration and other systems easier
The survey also raised issues on the difficulties some members experience gaining CPD points. We are looking at how we can increase training opportunities to address these concerns.
You will have seen that we are changing the format of the Bulletin. We want members and people in the addiction sector to use it as a vehicle to tell their stories from a consumer or clinician perspective, or to respectively raise relevant issues. If you would like anything submitted please send to email@example.com, or contact me on 04 282 1809.
School of Addiction 9-10 March 2016 – Christchurch (Rydges Latimer)
To increase accessibility to skills-based training, we are now holding School of Addiction annually and alternating between the North and South Islands. We have reduced the timeframe it is delivered over by half a day (now 2 days) so it will be easier to get to. The up-coming School will include workshops on CEP, Maori and MI, group work, and ethics.
Discount at Rydges and Millennium Hotels for members
We have negotiated member discounts at Millennium, Copthorne and Kingsgate Hotels (20% off Best Flexible Rates) and at Rydges Hotels (10% off Best Flexible Rates). These offers are valid until 31st December 2016. We will set this up on our new website (website launch due this side of Christmas). In the meantime, if you are planning an escapade please contact Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to find out how to secure your discount.
We will be holding our AGM at 10am on 26th November at our office. All members are welcome. Please RSVP to Clare at email@example.com by 24 November 2015.
We have moved into our new office. It is Level 5, 342 Lambton Quay (in the AMI Plaza). Please come and visit us! We have also have a new postal address:
PO Box 25 283