Healthy Conversation Skills Workshop

Healthy Conversation Skills training supports you in your role as an agent of change – helping you to be more effective to have empowering conversations with  patients, clients and whānau to make lasting lifestyle behaviour changes to improve their long term health and wellbeing.

Register now for one of our workshops using the link below each table or contact us: to schedule a session exclusively for your team.

There is no cost for practitioners residing in New Zealand to attend Healthy Conversation Skills training as it is funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

A minimum of 10 registered participants are required for all workshops. We will advise you in advance if we do not have the required number and will reschedule the dates.  

Remember to keep checking back as we are continuously adding training sessions to the calendar.

If you do not reside in New Zealand, we welcome your enquiry on our professional development courses.  Please contact to discuss how we can make this happen for you.


Zoom Workshops 

Multi-disciplinary groups open to all health practitioners (each course is split over 2 days in the same week)

 Date Time (first session) Time (second session) Facilitator
Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 October 2021 9.00am-12.30pm 9.00am-11.30am Susan/Mary
Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18 November 2021 9.00am-12.30pm 9.00 -11.30am Susan/Mary
Tuesday 30 November and Thursday 2 December 2021 11.15am-2.45pm 12.45pm-2.45pm Susan
Tuesday 7 and Thursday 9 December 2021 9.00am-12.30pm 9.00am-11.30am Susan/Mary
Monday 17 and Wednesday 19 January 2022 9.00am-12.30pm 9.00am-11.30am Mary
Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 February 2022 9.00am-12.30pm 9.00am-11.30am Mary

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Tertiary Institute Student Groups only  

Please check with your course-coordinator if you are not sure which session to register for

City  Date 


 Tertiary Institute /Programme                                                                                                         

Time Facilitator                

Tāmaki Makaurau     


Friday 25 March 2022 Massey University Dietetic Students  8.45am-3.00pm  Deirdre/Mary

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Work-Place Bespoke Groups

Contact us to request a zoom or on-site workshop for your team - 

City Date Venue Time Facilitator              

Tāmaki Makaurau


Wednesday 2 March 2022 (GPEP1 Registrars) TBC 1.30pm-4.30pm Susan 

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Community of Practice

The HCS Community of Practice is a quarterly meeting via Zoom created for you to join and meet others who would like to hone their skills to confidently practice conversations facilitating behaviour change.  You must have completed Healthy Conversation Skills in order to take part in the sessions.

You can register for any number of the sessions. 

Date Time Facilitator              
Wednesday 17 November 2021 12:00pm-1:30pm Susan 
Wednesday 2 February 2022 12:00pm - 1.30pm Susan 
Wednesday 18 February 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm  Susan 

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