Training & Education

Staples Rodway Taranaki have an experienced team of business trainers and facilitators who provide workshops and customised programmes on a range of business management, human resources, organisation development, and Microsoft Office topics.

Because we work closely with our clients, we understand the challenges they face and the knowledge gaps that are common. Our training is practical and our sessions are interactive which helps keep participants engaged. Attendees of our training will leave with practical tools they can apply in their day to day roles or in the management of their own businesses.

We offer training in three formats:

Standard Courses

  • Facilitator led courses that follow a comprehensive course outline
  • Standard courses can be delivered in the following formats
    1. In our fully equipped training room with attendees from multiple organisations, or
    2. In our fully equipped training room with all attendees from the same organisation
    3. At a location of your choice with all attendees from the same organisation
  • Standard pricing

Customised Team Sessions

  • Facilitator led courses with topics that are customised to meet your teams requirements
  • Attendees are typically from the same organisation
  • Sessions can be held in our fully equipped training room at a location of your choice
  • Price on application

Customised One-on-One Sessions

  • Training that is tailored specific to an individuals requirements
  • Sessions can be held in our fully equipped training room or at a location of your choice
  • Price on application

Available Topics

Microsoft Office Training

Training is offered for Microsoft office versions 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007

  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft One Note
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Internet Explorer

Business Management

  • Business Planning
  • Capital Raising
  • Governance
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Systems
  • Finance
  • Managing Resources

Leadership & People Skill Development

  • Leadership Team Alignment
  • Leadership Styles
  • Courageous Conversations
  • Strategic Culture Development
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Understanding yourself and others
  • Resolving conflict- having the win/learn conversation
  • Managing performance and performance feedback
  • Coaching and delegation
  • Safety coordination
  • Communication and listening with empathy
  • Team dynamics and team building
  • Problem solving and decision making

upcoming courses


We offer business management courses through New Zealand Trade & Enterprise on a wide range of topics which can be presented as either face to face workshops or webinars.

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Whether you’re a beginner or wanting to take your skills to the next level, our comprehensive range of courses will help you get the most out of Microsoft Office.


We are here to make the running of your business as smooth and rewarding as possible, which is why we have designed this workshop specifically for people who may be new to owning a business or find books a challenge. Whether you’re a small start-up business or a successful business owner with some questions about tax, this workshop will help to save you money and take the stress out of managing your books. It will also be a great opportunity to pick the brains of our Accountants, HR consultants and IT experts as well as giving you the opportunity to network with like-minded business people.


Find out more here.

Xero is a great tool for small to medium sized businesses as a way to save you or your accounts person time with clear, clean data and information with just a few clicks. With year end approaching we want to ensure that you are equipped with the knowledge on how to use Xeros features and functions correctly, so that:

  • You are clear on the process involved
  • You are clear on the various items of a balance sheet
  • You understand how to analyse the Profit and Loss report

Click here to register.

The course will enable the owner to understand a set of financial statements and to analyse the key information they contain. Key ratios will be explained that enable decision making along with the working capital cycle with particular focus on credit and debt management.

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NZTE funding available (criteria applies)

An introduction to the theory of business planning; incorporating goal setting (business & personal), the stages of a business’ development to achieve growth, SWOT Analysis including the analysis of a business’ competitive advantage, setting targets and Key Performance Indicators and the development of action plans to achieve a business’ vision/goals. Attendees will be provided templates to then implement, outside of the workshop, what they have learnt.

Find out more here.


NZTE funding available (criteria applies)

Our specialist advisors will talk you through everything you need to know to get your cash flow on track; a vital part of any business. You will come away from the session knowing exactly what causes poor cash flow and strategies to improve and therefore succeed in the commercial world.

More info here.

Hear from our specialised team about the vital things you need to know in terms of compliance and current legislation, along with the people practices and processes that you should be putting into place to ensure your business runs successfully.

It is vital that you as a business owner understand the need to get all of these things right the first time around. There could be costly implications for your business if you fail to do so.

For more information click here.

If you’ve heard about the latest Ransom Ware attacks, then you’re aware of the importance of securing and backing up your systems. Here, our IT Director, Rob McEwan, explains how you can reduce the risk of having to cough up to these cyber criminals with regular, automated offsite backups.

More information here. 

We deliver MYOB Up-skill training sessions to help clients and non clients to get the most out of their accounting software.

Find out more here.

A comprehensive introduction to the essential techniques for planning, managing, controlling and developing strategy to enhance project management capability using modern Project planning tools – Microsoft Project.

This training course is held in a tailor-made training suite at the Staples Rodway office in New Plymouth CBD. Your business may also qualify for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise capability funding (50% subsidy).

Find out more here.

We deliver Xero Up-skill training sessions to help clients and non clients to get the most out of their accounting software. Our Xero experts will focus on a different functionality within  each Xero session.

Utilise our vast industry experience so you can improve the productivity of your accounts.

Find out more here.

Book a course or seminar

Book now for one of our upcoming courses or seminars. Places are limited, so be in quick!

You may be eligible for a financial subsidy of up to 50% towards the cost

Staples Rodway is a registered service provider under the NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme. With a voucher, a business can receive a financial subsidy of up to 50 percent towards the cost of our training services.

Our trainers

Ann England – Microsoft Office
Daimon Stewart - Business Management
Jed Eden - Business Management
Julie Rowlands – Leadership and People Skill Development
Philip Macey - Business Management

  • Ann England
    Learning & Development | Taranaki
  • Daimon Stewart
    Business Advice | Taranaki
  • Jed Eden
    Business Advice | Taranaki
  • Julie Rowlands
    Human Resources | Taranaki
  • Philip Macey
    Business Advice | Taranaki
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