Capability Protect Programme (CPP)

We are excited to announce the first phase of the ISANA NZ Capability Protect Programme (CPP) has been completed. Our ENZ partners have expressed praise for the quality of the work produced:

“You should take great satisfaction that your work will provide tangible support to enhancing the international student experience across Aotearoa for years to come. It is much appreciated and will have a great impact.”

We would like to congratulate and thank the ISANA NZ CPP team for their expertise, professionalism and dedication to the project: Marcela Lapertosa, Dr Friederike Tegge, Nicole Schmidt, Lesley McDonald, Dr Paula Durance, Anna V. Rogers and Laura Sessions, as well as Nicky Wilson (our proofreader). A very special mention to Joany Grima for her exceptional project management of CPP stage one and Chris Beard for his great role as the Content Director. 

Currently there are ten DRAFT pages for you to view and provide feedback on. Please click on TOOLKIT on the top-right on the menu bar. Please provide your feedback to [email protected] ISANA NZ will be sharing many more pages which will be published on our new website in mid-January 2023. The content is organised according to five focus areas:

  • Wraparound tailored support for international students
  • Critical incident management for international students
  • Innovative leadership in international education
  • Intercultural competence in educational contexts
  • Student experience in NZ for international partners


Capability Protect Toolkit Roadshow

Chris Beard, ISANA NZ Executive Director, will be sharing samples of the Capability Protect Toolkit in the following locations:

  • 16th September – Middle Grange School and University of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • 22nd September – University of Otago, Dunedin
  • 29th September – AUT, Auckland
  • 30th September – Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland
  • 6th October – Victoria University, Wellington


More information about further workshops will be provided. Chris will be supported by a local practitioner who helped to develop the content and he will present a range of tools, tips, guidelines, and case studies in the Toolkit that support practitioners engaging, teaching, and advising international learners. There will be opportunity for discussion and feedback, as we are seeking support to further develop the material. This will be of high interest to all involved in the International Education sector, particularly in relation to meeting the new Education Code of Practice requirements.

For more details on these events please contact: [email protected]


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