26 October 2016

The strategy workshops are underway

ENZ, working with the Ministry of Education, is leading the development of the new government-wide strategy, with its release planned for May 2017.

The newly appointed NZIES Reference Group held its first meeting on 11 October, where it agreed its terms of reference and provided initial input into the strategy’s first draft. The Reference Group will continue to review and test project outcomes, and ensure engagement remains high throughout the process.  

Half-day consumer and stakeholder workshops began 17 October and have been held in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch with over 80 participants. A specific workshop that focused on in-depth dialogue with international students was held 18 October in Auckland, and a final workshop is planned for Tauranga on 1 November.

Prue Kyle, ENZ Programme Director says she is pleased with the lively, diverse nature of the conversation so far.

“The workshops have been designed to stimulate as much input as possible from participants, and unpick what success for international education should look like in 2025.   

“Discussion is also centred on establishing what participants see as the top three priorities for international education – taking into account social, cultural and economic value, as well as outcomes and experiences,” Kyle said.

A new NZIES online hub is now live, which includes information on the strategy timeline, and an email address with which individuals and organisations are encouraged to provide feedback.

An online survey is also being used to engage with specific audiences.

All feedback received will inform the first draft of the strategy. This will be followed by consultation on the draft in early 2017. 

ENZ wants to ensure sector involvement is as straightforward as possible – whether dialogue is face-to-face, online or via established networks.

Please note: there are places still available for the Tauranga strategy workshop – register now at info@enz.govt.nz

Tauranga, Tuesday 1 November – 10-1pm
Club Mount Maunganui, 45 Kawaka Street, Mount Maunganui


We want to hear from you!

We want everybody to see themselves reflected in the new strategy, and we’d like to hear your view.

  • What does success in international education look like in 2025? What are the most important social, cultural and economic values, outcomes and experiences of international education?
  • What do you see as three absolute priorities for international education in New Zealand?

Email your views to the ENZ strategy team at: strategy@enz.govt.nz

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