Leading & Teaching – FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



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.

How do I become a volunteer with GRIP Leadership?
The GRIP Leadership team runs conferences and seminars around Australia each year and is continually looking for enthusiastic young adults to be a part of the team. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please email info@gripleadership.co.nz.



Why is the online registration price cheaper than if I fax/email/post a registration form?
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 please proceed to the registration table near the entrance of the conference room upon arrival to “check-in” attendees.

Is there a limit to how many teachers can attend from one school?
There is no limit to the number of staff members per school that are able to attend the conference. We are only limited by the total number of people that the venue can hold.

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 people attending the conference?
Yes. To enable us to prepare nametags for each attendee please email the full name and school name of each person to registrations@gripleadership.com.au  

How do I increase the number of people attending the conference?
Please email our registrations staff – registrations@gripleadership.co.nz.

Generally these changes can be made, however an increase in numbers will be subject to venue capacity.  If the venue is already sold out, the additional people will be placed on a waiting list.

How do I decrease the number of people attending the conference?
Please email our registrations staff – registrations@gripleadership.co.nz.

Reductions to the number of people 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, you will be placed on a waiting list.

Some of the people I originally registered for cannot come on the day.  Will I still be charged for these students or staff?
Changes to the number of people 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.



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?

Click here to view the entire program. (8.30am-3.30pm)

Is catering provided?

Catering is provided for all particpants as part of the registration cost. This includes tea and coffee, morning tea and lunch.

Will there be parking at the conference venue?

Please refer to your Final Details Letter that you downloaded when you registered. This information can also be located online by clicking here.