News media management courses and workshops for ISNZ members

 

All courses and workshops are designed to protect and grow the reputation of your school. Some options are online, some can be presented exclusively for your school at your school, while others involve ISNZ members from different schools joining together for practical workshops. All options are offered at a discounted price specifically for ISNZ members. 

For more information on each option, click on the title of the course or workshop. With Online Media Interview Training directly below, read the text on this page before linking to the video.

 

Online Media Interview Training (including funding review interview practice)

School leaders can be thrust into the national media spotlight without warning. This could be after an earthquake, the death of a student, serious allegations, or a myriad of other possibilities. This online training is unique because it involves both theory and practice. After watching each of the 10 videos (averaging 4 minutes each), you are asked to complete an exercise. Many of these exercises involve you conducting an interview on an in-built scenario through your own webcam. The interview scenarios relevent to schools include the following. The death or serious injury to a student, allegations levelled against your school, you just won something, you just launched something, a data breach, profile interview of a newly appointed leader (handy if you take on a new role). There is also a special scenario for your eyes only focused on responding to the funding review.

Individuals are usually charged $590 for three months access to this course. The special ISNZ rate is $450+GST for one or $750+GST for two. For more on this online training, view the video at this link.

 

Media Interview Training for School Leaders (Face-to-face. Three format options below)

Full day at your school ($3400+GST) Dates arranged privately.

Half day at your school ($2400+GST) Dates arranged privately.

Attend a full day workshop with other ISNZ school leaders ($495+GSTpp). Highly recommended that you bring at least two spokespeople.

Dates and locations for workshops with other members
Auckland, Thursday April 6 and Thursday August 17
Wellington, Thursday June 8 and Thursday August 24
Christchurch, Thursday June 22 and Thursday September 7

 

Crisis Communication Planning for School and plan template (Two format options below)

Half day at your school ($2600+GST)

Attend a two-hour workshop with other ISNZ school leaders ($990+GST for 2). Highly recommend that you bring at least a third person, and possibly 4th at $395+GSTpp.

Dates and locations for workshops with other members
Auckland, Friday April 7 (10-12) and Friday August 18 (10am-12pm)
Wellington, Friday June 9 (10-12) and Friday August 25 (10am-12pm)
Christchurch, Friday June 23 (10-12) and Friday September 8 (10am-12pm)
 

 

Combination Package

Full day at your school including half day media training and half day crisis communication planning including plan template ($3995+GST)

 

Build your school’s media profile (Two options below)

Half day at your school ($2600+GST)

Attend a half-day workshop with other ISNZ school leaders ($395+GST)

Half-Day workshop dates and locations with other ISNZ school leaders
Auckland, Wednesday August 16 (Morning)
Wellington, Wednesday August 23 (Morning)
Christchurch, Wednesday June 21 (Morning)

 

Notes

  • To book any of this training, email janice.feutz@isnz.org.nz or for more information contact pete@mediatrainingnz.co.nz
  • The only extra costs will be a slight increase for schools wanting training outside Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. These will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

Refresher options (This is for those who have completed the above training) 

 

Media Interview skills and the ability to put your crisis communication plan into action is dependant on maintaining the skills required. That's why annual refresher media training and crisis communication plan drills are important. It's no different from a fire drill or an athlete maintaining fitness. See the options below.

 

Media Training Refresher (See options below)

Half day at your school ($2400+GST)

Attend a half day workshop with other school leaders ($395+GST)

 

Crisis Communication Drill (See options below)

Half day at your school ($2400+GST)

Attend a half day workshop with other school leaders ($495+GST for 2 people). Other people $150pp.

 

 

All training is conducted by former Education Reporter, Government Press Secretary and author of Media Training for Modern Leaders, Pete Burdon. Pete is now a schools media specialist.

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