2016 UFBA 138th Annual Conference

2016 UFBA Conference logoAn historic event

Our Conference in Christchurch was historic for a number of reasons—the last under the current NZFS regime before FENZ is set up on 1 July next year, the first following our MoU with FRFANZ, and for a better reflection of the diversity in our communities through the record number of delegates.

Conference was all about building strong foundations so we can embrace the changes coming up in New Zealand’s fire and emergency services. The growing engagement of members with our advocacy organisation was shown by the immense positivity, friendship and interest during the sessions.

Conference Highlights
2016 Annual Conference AGM Minutes
Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Internal Affairs
NZFSC Board
UFBA Proactive Advocacy: Fire Services Reform
UFBA Chair & Board Reports
Provincial Associations
UFBA Workshops
Keynote Speakers
Conference in Brief
Conference Photos

Conference Highlights

2016 Annual Conference AGM Minutes

Download the UFBA 2016 AGM Minutes below:

UFBA 2016 AGM Minutes Day One
UFBA 2016 AGM Minutes Day Two
UFBA 2016 AGM Minutes Day Three

The Day Three AGM Minutes will be available following confirmation at the UFBA Board meeting on 8 December.

Hon Peter DunneHon Peter Dunne, Minister of Internal Affairs

Making the transition to FENZ a reality

"....it is critical to the structure and performance of the new entity that the relationships between the community, the volunteer and the brigade continue, to ensure we continue to have strong foundations to build from."

Download Mr Dunne's speech

NZFSC Board

Download the NZFSC Board presentations:

NZFSC Board Chair Hon Paul Swain presentation

UFBA

Download the UFBA reports and presentations:

Fire Services Reform: Proactive UFBA Advocacy
UFBA Chair Rick Braddock Board Report
UFBA Chair Rick Braddock Presentation - Wigram Skies
2015/16 Annual Report
Frank Hardy address
UFBA 2015/16 Highlights of Advocacy, Events & Support Services

Provincial Associations

Warren MaslinProvincial Associations Address
Provincial Associations Presentation

UFBA Workshops

Download the UFBA Workshop presentations:

Conversations for Change - NZ Coaching & Mentoring Centre

This workshop explained why people resist change, provided a 3 step tool for coaching through change,showed the importance of listening in change leadership and showed how to manage resistance.

Leading through Change - NZ Coaching & Mentoring Centre

This session discussed how change happens one person at a time, the concerns during times of change and how people react to change.

Encouraging and Inspiring Others - Damian D'Cruz

Damian led participants through exploring communicating change, people’s psychological response to change, fear response and attention density.

Smarter, Faster, Better, Cheaper - Debbie Mayo-Smith (a large file 5.4MB)

Participants found how to get more done in less time - managing emails, contacts, folders, calendars, cateegories, online storage Google Maps and smartphones.

Keynote Speakers

Francis Boag and Ngahi BidoisThe theme of this year’s conference was Building strong foundations.

Two keynote speakers, Sir John Kirwan and Ngahi Bidois, provided delegates with ideas and resources on how to deal with change and lead through the fire services reform—thereby building stronger brigades and communities.

Find out more about the keynote addresses here

Conference in Brief

Click here for summaries of Conference Reports and Presentations including Minister Peter Dunne, NZFSC Chair Paul Swain, UFBA Chair Rick Braddock, Patron Dame Margaret Bazley, New Officers and Directors, UFBA Benevolent Fund, Provincial Associations and UFBA Life Honorary Member, Nigel Lilley.

Conference Photos

Day 1 - Friday 28 October
Day 2 - Saturday 29 October
Day 3 - Sunday 30 October

More about the UFBA Annual Conference & AGM

For more about the UFBA Annual Conference & AGM click here

Downloads

UFBA AGM 2016 Day One Minutes
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UFBA AGM 2016 Day Two Minutes
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UFBA 2016 Conference Minister Peter Dunne speech
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UFBA 2016 Conference NZFSC Board Chair Paul Swain speech
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Proactive UFBA Advocacy: Fire Services Reform Oct 2016
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UFBA 2016 Conference Chair Board Report
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UFBA 2016 Conference Chair Presentation Wigram Skies
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2016 Annual Report
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UFBA 2015/16 Highlights Advocacy, Events & Support Services
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UFBA 2016 Conference Provincial Association Address
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UFBA 2016 Conference Provincial Association Presentation
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UFBA 2016 Conference Conversations for Change Workshop
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UFBA 2016 Conference Leading through Change Workshop
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UFBA 2016 Conference Encouraging and Inspiring Others Workshop
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UFBA 2016 Conference Smarter Faster Better Cheaper Workshop
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UFBA 2016 Conference Candidate Profiles
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UFBA 2016 Conference Remits
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UFBA 2016 Conference Delegates & Brigades
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UFBA 2016 Conference Draft Order of Business

Draft Order of Business as at 20 September 2016

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UFBA Board Skills and Attributes 2016
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UFBA Technical Panel Skills and Attributes 2016
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Friday 28th October, 2016

Your votes count at Conference
Posted on 28th June 2016
2016 UFBA Conference: Interactive workshops
Posted on 30th August 2016
2016 Conference: Women build connections
Posted on 23rd November 2016
2016 UFBA Conference: Keynote speakers
Posted on 23rd November 2016
2016 UFBA Conference in Brief
Posted on 28th November 2016
High satisfaction with 2016 Annual Conference
Posted on 22nd February 2017

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