2015 UFBA 137th Annual Conference

400 attendees representing 230 brigades were fully engaged with electing representatives, celebrating achievements, attending presentations, developing skills in workshops and networking during three activity filled days at Conference from 13-15 November.

The main topic of discussion and the presentations revolved around the proposed changes to fire services legislation, leadership and resourcing.

Highlights
2015 Annual Conference AGM Minutes
New Fire Services Structure Announced 
UFBA
NZFS Forum & NRFA 
Keynote Speakers
Conference Workshops 
Provincial Associations 
Conference Photos

Highlights

2015 Annual Conference AGM Minutes

Download the UFBA 2015 AGM Minutes below:

UFBA 2015 AGM Minutes Day One (PDF, 158KB)
UFBA 2015 AGM Minutes Day Two (PDF, 158KB)
UFBA 2015 AGM Minutes Day Three (PDF, 192KB)

New Fire Services Structure Announced

Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Internal Affairs
Peter Dunne Conference 2015

Friday 13 November 2015

Download Mr Dunne's speech (PDF, 87KB)

For background information on the new fire services structure visit www.dia.govt.nz/Fire-Services-Review

UFBA

UFBA 2014/15 Highlights of Advocacy, Events & Support Services (PDF, 1MB)
2014/15 Annual Report (PDF, 3MB) 
UFBA Chief Executive Officer Address (PDF, 132 KB) 
Go to 2015 UFBA Conference in Brief for a summary of proceedings

NZFS Forum and NRFA

Speeches and presentations available to download:

Fire Service Commission Chair Wyatt Creech speech (PDF, 89KB)
NZFS National Commander Paul Baxer speech (PDF, 78KB)
NZFS Forum Q&As (PDF, 195KB)
NZFS Workplace Carcinogen Exposure Programme presentation (PDF, 2.6MB)
NZFS Health & Safety presentation (PDF, 2.3MB)
NZFS Property presentation (PDF, 1.6MB)
NRFA Kevin O'Connor speech (PDF, 32KB)

Keynote Speakers

The theme of this year’s conference was Sustainability through diversity.

Wiremu and Marsella Edmonds Conference 2015

This, along with the topical issue of keeping our people safe, was the focus of two keynote presentations and four interactive workshops.

Keynote speakers were Captain Catherine MacGregor, and Wiremu and Marsella Edmonds.

Go to Conference 2015: Sustainability through Diversity for more about the keynote presentations.

Conference Workshops

Adapting to the changing social needs of society and demographic and cultural changes are just some of the emerging challenges facing firefighters.

Delegates came away with innovative tools from their choice of workshop to use in both their brigade and personal life.

Presentations available to download:

Coaching & Mentoring Skills - Carol Scholes

This practical workshop showed participants how to get the best out of the people you lead by coaching not telling.

Coaching & Mentoring Skills (PDF, 1MB)

Managing Difficult Personalities and Dealing with Toxic Behaviours at Work - Aly McNicoll

This interactive session helped participants identify toxic behaviours at work and better manage difficult personalities to reduce the negative impact they have.

Managing Difficult Personalities (PDF, 1.7MB)
Who owns engagement article (PDF, 396KB)
Cultivating a culture of respectful engagement (PDF, 3.3MB)

Building Diverse Teams - Damian D’Cruz

Back by popular demand, Damian led participants through an interactive workshop exploring how our unconscious bias affects our thinking.

Unconscious Bias presentation (PDF, 300KB)

Leading a Brave New World of Diversity - Tim McLeod

Participants found how to be a leader of diverse teams and how to tap into the diversity surrounding them to create a successful tomorrow.

Download the paper Fast Forward: Leading in a Brave New World of Diversity, see a video of a panel discussion and links to articles and tools at www.charteredaccountants.com.au/futureinc/CADiversity

Provincial Associations

Auckland Provincial presentation Conference 2015Click these links for Provincial Association presentations:

Auckland (PDF, 300KB) 
Taranaki (PDF, 597KB) 
Wellington (PDF, 138KB) 
Canterbury (PDF, 727 KB) 
Nelson Marlborough (PDF, 1MB) 
West Coast (PDF, 526KB) 
Otago Southland (PDF, 300KB>

Conference Photos

Click these links to photo galleries:

Day One photos 
Day Two photos 
Day Three photos

If you would like a high resolution version of a photo, please email us including the reference no. showing at the bottom left of the photo.

Downloads

UFBA AGM 2015 Day One Minutes
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UFBA AGM 2015 Day Two Minutes
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UFBA AGM 2015 Day Three Minutes
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UFBA 2015 Conference Minister Peter Dunne speech

New Fire Services Structure Announced

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UFBA 2014/15 Highlights Advocacy & Support Services
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UFBA 2015 Conference CEO Address
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UFBA 2015 Conference NZ Fire Service Commission Chair Speech
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UFBA 2015 Conference NZFS Paul Baxter speech
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UFBA 2015 Conference NZFS Q&As
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UFBA 2015 Conference NZFS WCEP presentation
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UFBA 2015 Conference NZFS Health & Safety presentation
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UFBA 2015 Conference NZFS Property presentation
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UFBA 2015 Conference NRFA Kevin O’Connor speech
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UFBA 2015 Conference Workshop Coaching & Mentoring Skills
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UFBA 2015 Conference Workshop Managing Difficult Personalities
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UFBA 2015 Conference Workshop Cultivating Culture
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UFBA 2015 Conference Workshop Who Owns Engagement
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UFBA 2015 Conference Workshop Unconscious Bias
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UFBA 2015 Conference Auckland Provincial
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UFBA 2015 Conference Taranaki Provincial
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UFBA 2015 Conference Wellington Provincial
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UFBA 2015 Conference Nelson Marlborough Provincial
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UFBA 2015 Conference West Coast Provincial
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UFBA 2015 Conference Otago Southland Provincial
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2015 Annual Conference - Draft Order of Business

Up-to-date as at 28 October 2015

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UFBA 2015 Conference Candidate Profiles
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UFBA 2015 Conference Remits
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2015 Attending Brigades
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Friday 13th November, 2015
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