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


Do I need paper tickets?
No, paper tickets are given or required.

Confirmation of your registration is emailed to our team as well as the registrant when registering online 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 who will then offer you the places available for your school and process your registration for you.

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

How do I increase the number of students or staff that are attending the conference?
To increase the number of students or staff attending the conference you have registered for, please go to our registration page and purchase the additional tickets required.  Our system will add the extra tickets to the already purchased places at the conference you are attending.

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.

Should there be additional students/adults that attend the conference day without prior knowledge given, an invoice will be sent through to the school for payment.

If there are any extra questions you may have about registering additional attendees for the conference, please email registrations@gripleadership.co.nz.

How do I decrease the number of students or staff that are 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 14-days prior to the conference commencing or do not attend the conference, FULL PAYMENT IS STILL required and will be followed up from our accounts team.

How do I change the conference location I am registered for?
To make changes to a conference location that you registered for, please email 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 at my conference location cannot come on the day.  Will I still be charged for these students or staff if known within the 14 days of the conference commencing?
If students or staff cannot attend on the day of the conference due to being ill or clash of events please contact us by emailing registrations@gripleadership.co.nz.

Within the 14 days of the conference commencing, no refunds or credits can be given. You will still be required to make payment for your entire registration invoice, regardless of the 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.

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. This information is also available on your Final Details Letter.

SECONDARY CONFERENCES commence 9:00am (doors open at 8:30am). Click here to view the entire Secondary Program. This information is also available on your Final Details Letter.

Is catering provided for staff and students?
STUDENTS: Catering is not provided in the registration cost for students. Students are required 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 staff 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 the 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?
Students will be provided with a conference booklet only.  Please be sure to BRING A PEN for all students and adults that are attending 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 and also available in the conference section of the website.  This information can also be located online.