The New Zealand Retirement Villages Association has joint ventured with us to take our ongoing professional development program to New Zealand operators.
DCM CEO Chris Baynes and I presented the joint initiative at the RVA National Conference in Auckland. Judy Martin and Jill Donaldson also flew across for the launch.
In New Zealand, operators have invested significantly in building trust within the community, together with Government and the peak resident’s association.
In January, the RVA and the Retirement Villages Residents Association of New Zealand (RVRANZ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), committing to closer collaboration and co-operation.
The establishment of professional development for retirement village management has been a major objective of residents for some time. The RVA Education Committee identified that the DCM Institute program delivered the content, structure and proven participation, and it was a better solution to bring DCMI to New Zealand than attempt to build from scratch.
They identified that as little as 10% of the content requires “Kiwi-ising’.
You are most probably amongst the 350+ village executives now enrolled here in Australia.
It is with your participation and feedback that has allowed us to build DCMI into what it is today, and we must say it’s very rewarding to be recognised by our New Zealand friends who in many areas lead the world in retirement living operations and support of residents.