Tāwhia ngā pou o te whare
Whitikina te awe mapara
Ignite the pillars of our house so that they may resonate, binding to the future so it will live
(Nā Manawanui Mihaere me Mischellē Tohu)
The pillars of our house:
Ahurutanga - Respect/integrity/supporting one another
Kaitiakitanga - Fostering passion/enriching, growing, breathing, listening, showing compassion/empowering/positive collaboration
Whanaungatanga - Building community/The power of connection
Kotahitanga - Reciprocity/inclusivity/sharing/professional
EPC (pronounced "Epic") is a professional body set up to support, develop and register educators in performance and communication in New Zealand.
With a vision to grow the sector and build strong bicultural relationships between all those involved, EPC is managed by a volunteer committee who work to give support and encourage the community of performance and communication educators throughout the country.
As a professional body, there are three levels by which educators can be connected with EPC.
- Those wishing to become recognised as Registered Educators need to apply and meet a set of criteria, after which they may put "Reg. EPC NZ" after their name. Benefits of becoming a Registered Educator include workshops, technical support, resource sharing, newsletters and an annual in-person professional development seminar.
- Those wishing to become a Subscriber of EPC will enjoy the benefits of the newsletter and discounted access to workshops.
- Those wishing to be connected with EPC as a Friend will receive the newsletter, which will alert them of any upcoming workshops they may wish to pay to attend.
The committee of EPC are excited to present the 2022 workshop series - please take a look at these here!