Application for professional development

Use this form to apply for funding to attend a conference, seminar and/or study tour, for mentoring (one-on-one or in small groups), to request support to develop resources or to develop an education programme.
If you are applying for a bench book, please use the Bench book application form

Note:

  • Please submit your application at least six weeks before the activity. It takes time for us to make all the arrangements.
  • Make sure you complete all the required information in the application and upload all the required documents. Your application may be declined if it is incomplete.
  • All applications require written support from your Chief Justice or Head of Bench.
  • Applications for attendance at conferences, seminars, study tours and/or mentoring require a brief biography/curriculum vitae. This will help us to introduce you to presenters, mentors and other participants.
  • If the activity requires international travel, please also provide a copy of your passport with the application and, as soon as possible, a valid visa to enter the country you will be travelling to (and any you’re transiting through if required). We’ll provide a letter to support your visa application if your application is successful.
  • JPPF will pay for economy fares only. If you wish to fly business class, you must arrange your own flights and seek reimbursement of an equivalent economy fare from us.
  • Email us if you have any questions or wish to discuss your application first.

We’ll let you know the outcome of your application within one week of receiving it.

 


By submitting this application, you agree to:

  • Provide feedback immediately after you have completed the activity. This may be in the form of a brief report or an evaluation form – we’ll let you know which is appropriate.
  • Respond in a timely way to later requests for a brief report on how the activity has impacted on your work, if necessary.
  • Share what you learn with your colleagues, where appropriate.
  • Ongoing communication with JPPF.

 

Your details

Does your Chief Justice of Head of Bench support your application?.

This is required for all applications. Please upload a letter of support from your Chief Justice or Head of Bench.

Please select the development activity or activities you're applying for.

See the Te Kura Kaiwhakawā / Institute of Judicial Studies prospectus. Note, if the conference or seminar is in New Zealand, you may also apply to undertake a study tour and/or face-to-face mentoring immediately before or after the conference/seminar.

Please note here what you wish to do and see on your study tour. We'll be in touch to discuss further.

The mentoring relationship is confidential and arrangements are agreed between you and your mentor. No information about what you discuss with your mentor is shared with JPPF (other than number of hours worked by your mentor), your Chief Justice, Head of Bench or anyone else. We'll be in touch to discuss further.

JPPF can work with you to develop and deliver education programmes for your court. Please note here what you want developed, who the intended recipients will be (numbers and roles) and any other useful information. We'll be in touch to discuss further.

JPPF can work with you to develop video and written resources to support professional development. Please note here what you want developed, who the intended recipients will be (roles) and any other useful information. We'll be in touch to discuss further. NOTE: For bench books, please use the Bench book application form.

Please specify

Does this opportunity require you to travel overseas?

If yes, please provide:

  • A copy of your current passport
  • As soon as possible, a visa to travel into the country (and, if necessary, countries you will transit through). We'll provide a letter of invitation to support your application for a visa. Visa approvals can take some time so please do not delay in applying for your visa(s). You don't need to wait for your travel bookings before applying – our letter should be enough.

Preferred dates of travel and any useful information to assist with our bookings (for example, 'Travel through Hong Kong is the easiest route'; 'I will stay at my relative's house'; 'I will book business class fares and seek refund of equivalent economy fare').

How will this opportunity contribute to your professional development? What are you hoping to achieve?

If you are applying to attend a conference, seminar and/or study tour, how do you propose using your attendance for the benefit of your colleagues on your return? How will you share what you learn with them? Please be specific and include dates if possible.

Have you previously attended any JPPF activities? If so, please note what those activities were.

Is there any other relevant information that you wish us to consider?

Checklist

Have you attached:

If you need a visa, we’ll send a letter to support any necessary visa applications. You don't need to wait for your travel arrangements to be in place before applying for a visa. Note there can be processing delays, so please apply as soon as possible.

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Thank you for your application. We'll be in touch with you soon.