Welcome to Stellaris. We specialise in business education, management training and also courses for directors and trustees.
Stellaris provides creative solutions that give you the skills to take control.
We say "Get the Skills. Gain the Knowledge. Take Control!"
Our experts can give you a wealth of experience and support, providing training, seminars, consultancy, coaching, advice, education and mentoring for every business situation.
One size never fits all! We listen carefully, assess your specific requirements, and then tailor our Stellaris training programmes for you. Our solutions make it easy, giving you the skills and confidence to take you to the next level. Our courses cover career development, governance, sales and marketing, management, workplace essentials and human resources and more.
Where to from here?
You can contact us to request particular topics or to enquire about or book a customised programme for your business. We are always happy to hear from you!
Courses & Seminars
Stellaris offers a range of special interest training workshops, courses and seminars. The menu changes regularly, so feel free to contact us to see what we have on offer and check back here regularly to read about our latest courses.
You can also contact us at Stellaris to request particular topics or to enquire about or book a customised programme for your business or organisation.
Frances Denz talks to a million people on radio show
Frances was interviewed by January Jones on Ms Jones Radio Show on March 20th. The show is listened to by over a million listeners across the world and concentrated on Frances story including her New Years Honours, her struggle with cancer and of course her book Thrive not Survive which is available for purchase here.
The show is available at replay radio
Listen to the show here:
The ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition is back for 2013. If you’re in the start-up phase or running a business with a turnover of less than $1 million, enter for a chance to win a share of over $80,000 in prizes including $5000 worth of training from Stellaris.
It’s all about stimulating business growth around New Zealand and promoting the practice of robust business planning. All you need to do is submit a business plan showcasing a fresh and viable business that is set for growth and sustainable revenue.
There’s a prize package of $58,800 to be won for the supreme winner, consisting of $30,000 cash provided by ANZ for approved growth opportunities (subject to conditions), $10,000 worth of consulting and development services, provided by The Marketing Bureau, $5,000 worth of business education or management training, provided by Stellaris, $5,000 worth of advertising/editorial in NZBusiness Magazine, $5,000 worth of legal advice, provided by Lane Neave Lawyers, and a $3,800 virtual office package, provided by Servcorp.
The second and third prize winners will each receive a $5,000 cash prize provided by ANZ, whilst the fourteen regional winners will each receive a $1000 cash prize, provided by Ernst & Young, MYOB, OpenHost and Servcorp.
Simply visit www.business.govt.nz/business-plan-competition and use the online form to submit your business plan. Stage 1 of the competition opens on the Business.govt.nz website on 14 May, with entries closing on 25 June.
You may be interested in getting support and assistance in putting your business plan together. Visit www.business.govt.nz to find your Regional Business Advisor, or find a list of ANZ Flying Start Workshops and get in touch with your local ANZ Regional Business Banking Manager by phoning 0800 269 249.
Frances Denz: Guest presenter at Higher Education Curriculum Design Colloquium
Stellaris Director Frances Denz presented her paper: Where you start makes all the difference to an international audience of leading curriculum designers recently. Using the Stellaris Certificate In Governance (Level 7) as her case study, Frances explains how it makes a difference to the learner if a course is designed to be academic or applied in nature. The Stellaris Certificate in Governance is an applied course designed to educate new and experienced directors and trustees in the skills and competencies of being on a board in the real world.
You can read Frances paper by clicking on the tab in the newsletters and resources section of this website (here).
Her paper has been published in the International Higher Education Curriculum Design Review Vol 1(1) 2012. which can be subscribed to by contacting the New Zealand Curriculum Design Instiute or contact Stellaris for details.
Stellaris presenter wins Exceptional Adult Educator Award
Frances Denz was awarded the Exceptional Adult Educator Award at a Mayoral reception in Tauranga. The award recognises more than three decades as a trainer, speaker, facilitator and educator predominantly in business education. Frances works with business leaders to “get them going” (both the business and the leader!).
Also a winner on the night was Stellaris client Kessie Kohu who is Manager of Operations at Rau o Te Huia Community Trust. Kessie has been completing elements from the Stellaris Governance Education suite particularly around working effectively with the Board of trustees. She is also working through management courses including leadership and team development topics.
The awards are a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) initiative supported by the Tertiary Education Commission, adult and community education providers at a local level and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. They are presented as part of Adult Learners' Week/He Tangata Mātauranga.
Frances Denz receives the Exceptional Adult Educator Award from Ruth Petersen of Ako Aotearoa -National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence
Ron Scott presented a workshop on Governance and Management at the recent NZAPEP Conference for Private Education Providers. Download the presentation here.