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.

Training is delivered in our fully equipped training room or on-site depending on your preference.

We offer training in three formats:

Standard Courses

Facilitator led courses that follow a comprehensive course outline and can be run with multiple organisations or with attendees from the same company.

Customised Team Sessions

Facilitator led courses with topics that are customised to meet your teams requirements. Price on application.

Customised One-on-One Sessions

Training that is tailored specific to an individuals requirements. 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 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.

Make the most of your lunchbreak and join us for a quick, FREE business lesson and Q+A.

Bring your lunch and receive a 15-20min lesson plus the chance to put questions to our talented team.

Staples Rodway Taranaki will hold these on the first Wednesday of each month at Johnson Corner. Every session is a different and business relevant topic.

First topic: Pay day filing! Book your FREE seat at the table here.

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.

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NZTE funding available (criteria applies)

Employment and HR law can be very complicated. This workshop is designed for business owners and managers to receive insights on Employment Relations and Compliance. We will ensure you are clear on your duties and obligations and understand the risks, before we lead into a snapshot of the potential impact from the new laws and regulations introduced by the new government.

Cost: $290 + GST pp (NZTE Funding available)

More information here.

Our team will provide a dynamic workshop, providing techniques and tools so you can avoid one bad apple spoiling the bunch. Expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of how to successfully recruit the best person for your business.

$250 + gst pp
NZTE funding available (criteria applies)

More info 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.

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

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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.

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.

Some of our trainers

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