NEN19 comes to Brisbane
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 124 No 7, 27 September 2019, page no. 17
The annual New Educator Network (NEN) training has been held in Brisbane.
This event brings together QTU activists in their first five years of teaching from all over the state, and they participate in training and networking to support their future union activism.
QTU Deputy General Secretary Kate Ruttiman welcomed participants and spoke about the importance of the NEN program. Industrial/Research Officer Kim Roy and QTU Organiser Kelly Creedon spoke to the group about EB, before NENs learned more about campaigning and activism and later had a session with QTU Recruitment Coordinator Lynn Cowie- McAlister.
The NENs got to work on their own project plan before learning about the QTU’s Gen Z research project, hosted by Acting Research Officer Louise Loriaux. NEN12 alumni Brent Brown shared his public speaking expertise with the group, while on Saturday, NENs undertook assertiveness training and then presented their project plans to the group.
It was wonderful to work with such committed and talented activists and educators and we look forward to seeing their projects come to fruition.