Last week was a fantastic time, with the first session of Springboard’s panel conversations with Strategic Partner ASB taking place. Over the course of an hour, we heard from Billie-Jean Potaka-Ayton, Dr Nina Hood and Chief Economist Nick Tuffley on everything ranging from streaming in schools to New Zealand’s economic prospects.
It was an invigorating event, and we’re ready to do it all again next week with Stories of Resilience and Innovation.
Billie-Jean and Dr Hood will return, this time joined by Sarah-Jane Whitehead – ASB's Head of Healthm, Safety and Wellbeing. Facilitated once again by SBT Board Chair Ian Narev, it is an event not to be missed!
Ahead of the event, we spoke with ASB’s Head of Community and Sponsorship Mark Graham about our ongoing partnership, why resilience and innovation, and what people can expect next week!
SBT: Why are resilience and innovation such important topics to cover?
Mark: Our education system, schools and principals play such an important role in guiding our students through their learning during ‘the great disruption’, and resilience is fundamental to that.
If we can play a role in facilitating discussions and sharing from respected experts in this area, then it’s something we are very keen to contribute to.
And innovation is the way forward from these challenges – these panels are a great example of it. While face to face networking events definitely have value, ASB has been running a lot of virtual events over the past few months and we’ve been hearing some great feedback from people who have participated in these . We wanted to bring this experience to this forum , and continue sharing this innovative way of learning for all participants.