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NZ's body for Software and IT Professionals

The Institute of IT Professionals NZ is New Zealand's leading body for those working or studying in Software and Information Technology related fields.

With thousands of members throughout New Zealand and direct relationships with Government, academia and the industry, IITP is the authoritative voice of the Information Technology profession.

IITP runs hundreds of presentations, events and courses for IT professionals alongside a suite of projects from school outreach to tertiary accreditation, mentoring, certification of IT Professionals and much more.

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

People Management Made Easy

Many technical professionals find people management perplexing and time-consuming. They need quick ways to establish a staff-driven, high-performance workplace where people show initiative, make the appropriate calls and don't need caretaking. Learn how to change the way people think, feel and act. Participants leave with immediate changes in their approach that will create a different response from staff, reducing stress and improving results.
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Introduction to Web Security

These days websites are under constant attack and it's incredibly easy for a developer or administrator to make seemingly minor mistakes that have catastrophic consequences. In this full-day workshop many of the latest attacks and defenses in use today will be outlined and demonstrated.
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Project Management - Intro and Practice

Are you baffled by the number of project management courses in the marketplace? Do you just want a good overview to get you started, without having to pay huge dollars? This day long course from IITP provides an introduction to the profession of project management and an overview of its terminology, practices and techniques - perfect for anyone looking to change career or for anyone being asked to manage small projects.
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Security Governance and Risk Fundamentals

Managing security correctly goes well beyond the technical; understanding the governance of information security is essential to managing information and security risks. This full-day course focuses on the fundamentals of information security governance, risk and compliance concerns.


Team communication: getting your point across

This workshop is for anyone who'd like better communication at work, whether you're a team leader or a team member. The workshop will show how anyone can learn discussion skills, even nerdy IT folks like the trainer himself! Along the way, we'll bust a few myths and share simple practical steps you can take.


Understanding SFIA

A one-day, accredited course to introduce the Skills Framework for the Information Age. This course introduces the SFIA Framework and provides the essential training required to become SFIA Accredited
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Using Google Analytics to Increase Website Traffic and Conversions

This half-day workshop will show you step-by-step how to set up Google Analytics and what key metrics to track in order to measure the success and improve the performance of your web site. Included will be real-life case studies, practical examples and sample reports that you can immediately adapt to suit your own requirements.


Thursday Night Curry

Waikato ICT Community - Drinks, Curry and Get Together! . Come and join the Waikato Branch of the Institute of IT Professionals for the monthly social get together for the local tech community. Pop along


Going Agile

Agile software development, with its focus on delivery of working software, intense collaboration and rapid feedback, can deliver better results for both the customer and the project team. This half day 'Introduction to Agile' course provides an overview of the values and principles that underpin agile methods such as Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP) and Kanban. It explores the cultural shifts that need to occur for agile to succeed, as well as covering common terminology and agile practices.
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Understanding IT Governance

IT Governance is focused on the leadership, structures and processes that ensure that an organisation's information technology sustains and extends the overall organisation's strategies and objectives. This workshop explores and explains IT Governance in depth and covers the building blocks to enable effective IT Governance in your organisation.


Managing Risk in IT Projects

Risk is all around us and nowhere more so than in a project where a unique endeavour is being undertaken. Identifying and managing risk is critical to project success. This course gives participants practical skills in risk management for projects. It teaches techniques for risk identification and assessment and then goes on to explore the various options for risk response and mitigation.


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Animation CollegeWaikato District Health BoardHays RecruitingOtago PolytechnicThe Quit GroupPalmerston North City CouncilVictoria University of WellingtonCucumber Limited
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