Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQ’S ABOUT GRIP LEADERSHIP


Is GRIP Leadership religious or political in any way?
No, GRIP Leadership is independently constituted and promotes leadership values that are transcendent of religion, race, culture, and political persuasion.

 

FAQ’S ABOUT REGISTRATION


Why is the online registration price cheaper?
One of the things GRIP Leadership is committed to is excellent value for money and another is a quality conference experience. Registering for the conference online minimises our administration expenses and we can therefore pass this saving onto schools.  

Do I need paper tickets?
No, paper tickets are not given or required.

Confirmation of your registration is emailed to our team as well as the registrant when registering for the conference.

On the day of the conference staff and students will be directed to the registration table near the entrance of the conference room upon arrival to “check-in” attendees.

Is there a limit to how many students I can bring?
There is no limit to the number of students per school that are able to attend the conference. We are only limited by the total number of students that the venue can hold.
There may be times where schools will be placed on a Waiting List when limitations at the conference venue have been reached.  

What does it mean when I am placed on a waiting list?  How long will I need to wait until I receive confirmation?
Being placed on a waiting list means that the conference you have tried to register for is SOLD OUT and reached the venue capacity.

If sufficient places become available at the chosen conference location (this normally occurs closer to the event), you will be contacted as soon as possible by our registration staff that will then offer you the places available and process your registration manually.

Do I need to provide the names of the students and staff attending the conference?
We DO NOT require names of students or staff attending the conference.  

How do I increase the number of students or staff that is attending the conference?
To increase the number of students or staff attending the conference registered for please email our registrations staff – registrations@gripleadership.co.nz.

Generally these changes can be made, however an increase in student or staff numbers are limited to venue capacity.  If the venue is already sold out, the additional students or staff will be placed on a waiting list.

How do I decrease the number of students or staff that is attending the conference?
To decrease the number of students or staff attending the conference registered for please email our registrations staff – registrations@gripleadership.co.nz.

Reductions to the number of students and staff attending will gladly be permitted up to 14-days prior to the event, but not after this time.  If you cancel within the last 14-days or do not attend the conference, full payment is STILL required and will be followed up.

How do I change the conference location I am registered for?
To make changes to a conference location related to your registration please email our registrations staff – registrations@gripleadership.co.nz.

Generally these changes can be made, however if the venue at the conference location you wish to change to is already sold out, the students or staff will be placed on a waiting list.

Some of the students or staff I originally registered for cannot come on the day.  Will I still be charged for these students or staff?
Changes to the number of students or staff attending the conference can be increased and decreased at your leisure up to 14-days prior to the conference by emailing registrations@gripleadership.co.nz.

After this point no refunds or credits can be given.  You will still be required to make payment for your registration invoice, regardless of their lack of attendance on the day of the conference.  Unfortunately places cannot be carried over to future conferences.

 

FAQ’S ABOUT CONFERENCE DAY


How do I locate the conference room at the venue?
For most locations, finding the conference room will be simple and it will be well signposted on the day.  However, if your ‘final details letter’ mentions a map, you can download this from the conference section of this website.

Click here for Primary Conferences

What are the start and finish times for the day?
PRIMARY CONFERENCES commence 9:15am (doors open at 8:45am). Click here to view the entire Primary Program

Is catering provided for staff and students?
STUDENTS: Catering is not provided in the registration cost for students.  Students are advised to bring a packed morning tea and lunch.  Purchasing food and drinks may be difficult as breaks will be short to maximise input time.  Some venues contain onsite food outlets, which are normally expensive, and some venues do have outlets close by.

STAFF: Morning tea is provided for school staff.  Lunch is NOT provided and therefore staffs are encouraged to bring a packed lunch or money to purchase food and drinks at the conference location.

Do the students need to wear school uniform?
The standard of dress for students at this conference is entirely up to the decision of the school.  However, we normally find that the great majority of students attend in normal school uniform.

Do students need to bring notebooks or pens with them?
No, students will be provided with a conference booklet and conference pen when they arrive at the conference.  Some schools have brought clipboards to lean on, however it is not essential.

Will there be parking at the conference venue?
Please refer to your Final Details Letter that was emailed to you upon registration.  This information can also be located online.
Click Here for Primary