NZAMI
05 April 2020
 

POSTPONED - date tba -NZAMI Master Class - Written Advocacy for Immigration Practitioners Wellington, 2020

Date: 01 October 2020 Start: 9.00 am
Venue: Willeston Conference Centre, Kauri Room, Level 11, 15 Willeston Street, Wellington
Overview

** PLEASE NOTE: if you are having symptoms of a cold, flu or any other illness, please refrain from attending any NZAMI events until you have returned to full health. 

Programme

NZAMI Workshop: Written Advocacy for Immigration Practitioners

This Workshop will provide 7 hours towards your CPD

Our CPD team has long been asked for events that go beyond the typical seminar format. Building on their successful Risk Management workshop, Matt Gibbons and Peter Moses have now developed a programme that assists experienced and newly qualified immigration practitioners improving a key skill: written advocacy!

This workshop is tailored specifically for those working in the immigration industry and it introduces key principles of good writing for advocates. It then practises how these fundamental principles can be applied in the typical documents encountered in immigration advice and advocacy:

  • emails
  • advice and reporting letters to clients
  • covering letters and PPI responses
  • Tribunal submissions
  • statements or statutory declarations prepared for clients.

This will be an interactive full day workshop. Groupwork and practical exercises are key to learning this type of skill, and the workshop is therefore limited to 12 participants.

Between them Peter and Matt can claim 50 years of advocacy experience, both in legal practice and as a licensed immigration adviser. They have designed the programme to be engaging and interesting. They even say it will be fun!

Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 01 October 2020

POSTPONED - Date TBA NZAMI Master Class - Written Advocacy for Immigration Practitioners Auckland, 2020

Date: 01 October 2020 Start: 9.00 am
Venue: Eden Park, Broadcasters Lounge, South Stand, Auckland Parking free and on-site
Overview

** Due to the COVID-19 situation NZAMI have decided to postpone this event until further notice.

Programme

NZAMI Workshop: Written Advocacy for Immigration Practitioners

This Workshop will provide 7 hours towards your CPD

Our CPD team has long been asked for events that go beyond the typical seminar format. Building on their successful Risk Management workshop, Matt Gibbons and Peter Moses have now developed a programme that assists experienced and newly qualified immigration practitioners improving a key skill: written advocacy!

This workshop is tailored specifically for those working in the immigration industry and it introduces key principles of good writing for advocates. It then practises how these fundamental principles can be applied in the typical documents encountered in immigration advice and advocacy:

  • emails
  • advice and reporting letters to clients
  • covering letters and PPI responses
  • Tribunal submissions
  • statements or statutory declarations prepared for clients.

This will be an interactive full day workshop. Groupwork and practical exercises are key to learning this type of skill, and the workshop is therefore limited to 12 participants.

Between them Peter and Matt can claim 50 years of advocacy experience, both in legal practice and as a licensed immigration adviser. They have designed the programme to be engaging and interesting. They even say it will be fun!

Closing date for registration and ordering DVD Pack is 19 June 2020

Covid-19 Pandemic

As you will all be aware the Coronavirus pandemic is changing the way many of us are operating.  Your safety and well-being is paramount to NZAMI, and therefore we have to change how we deliver CPD, at least in the interim.

As a first step, the Board has decided to cancel Seminars and Workshops scheduled early in 2020.

At this stage we will be looking at running all our CPD via the webinar platform and we will look at offering some events at little or no cost to members.  That way you won’t miss out on your CPD and you will still be able to hear all the topics and speakers we had planned throughout the year.  Please be patient while we work through the updated schedule. We will review that approach once updated public health advice is available.

The NZAMI office will be operating business as usual.  Don't forget to keep an eye on the NZAMI Facebook page and Twitter for regular news updates for both yourself and your clients.

We wish you, your families, colleagues and communities good health and safety going forward. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Professionalism and Dress Code at all NZAMI events

PLEASE NOTE that when attending an NZAMI event we expect all attendees to behave in a professional manner at all times.

All attendees should be aware of the dress code which is business attire only, ie no jeans, jandals, t-shirts, ripped or torn clothing, you are expected to present yourself and behave in a courteous and professional manner at all times.

Should your behaviour be considered inappropriate or your attire not business casual, you may be asked to leave or refused admittance.

 

Photographing / Filming

Please note that at all NZAMI events we may be filming or photographing and these could be used by NZAMI for social media, eNews or advertising purposes. 

If you object to the use of your photo or being filmed please make this known to the organiser at the event; it is your responsibility to make NZAMI aware if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.

 

How to Register & Pay for Seminars, Webinars, Workshops & Conferences

This includes Members, Non-Members and Organisations

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Upcoming NZAMI CPD and Events 2020

This calendar is still subject to change and times for the Webinars are still to be advised.

WORKSHOPS - due to the format of all Workshops, there is a strict number of attendees for each Workshop and bookings will be closed early.  As soon as registration is open, an email will be sent and it will be on a first come first served basis (NZAMI members will be offered places early).  Please also note due to confidentiality, Workshops will not be recorded.

WEBINARS - everyone who registers to attend a Webinar will also receive a link to access the recording at no extra cost!

IIS (Investment Immigration Summit) events are not run by NZAMI, however NZAMI members do receive a special 10% on conference delegate tickets.  You can find out more at https://investmentimmigrationsummit.com/ .

2020

 Event

 Centre

19/06/20

Seminar - agenda to be advised

Auckland

26/06/20

Workshop / Masterclass on Written Advocacy for Immigration Advocates

Auckland

08/07/20

Seminar - agenda to be advised

Wellington

22/07/20

Seminar - agenda to be advised

Christchurch

06/08/20

NZAMI AGM

Auckland

07/08/20

NZAMI Annual Immigration Conference

Auckland

25/09/20

Seminar - agenda to be advised

Auckland

DATE tba

Workshop / Masterclass on Written Advocacy for Immigration Advocates

Wellington

11/11/20

Seminar - agenda to be advised

Christchurch

20/11/20

Seminar - agenda to be advised

Auckland

As a guide only, Seminars provide you with 4 hours CPD, Webinars 1 1/2 hours CPD and Workshops 4-6 hours CPD.

This guide can change dependent upon length of event.

 

NZAMI Cancellation Policy

The NZAMI retains the right to cancel any event, CPD or Conference.  If an event is cancelled the Association will immediately inform registered participants and issue either a refund or credit note.

 

NZAMI Refund Policy

Due to the NZAMI CPD capacity restrictions, unfulfilled registrations take up valuable places in NZAMI CPD events.

Reimbursement or the issuance of credit notes for those who fail to attend is entirely at the discretion of the NZAMI and will only be considered IF the NZAMI office is advised at least 7 business days prior to the event they cannot attend.

Orders cannot be changed from 'attending' a seminar to the MP4 or livestream of said seminar without at least 7 business days notice directly to NZAMI prior to the Seminar date.  The fee difference will also need to be paid.

Conference registrations will require 3 weeks notice, ie 15 business days notice, if you wish to change or cancel your booking.  Due to printing, catering and deadlines associated with a large and complex event, refunds will not be provided for last minute changes or cancelations to bookings.