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Strengthening Cultural Competencies

  • Assess the cultural capabilities of your organisation and identify strengths and opportunities for development.

  • Define the ‘why’ for your organisation in relation to the importance of developing cultural competencies and how it enhances the work you do.

  • Develop ‘best practice’ cultural guidelines and indicators of successful practice for your staff.

Strengthening Cultural Competency
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What We Offer

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Te Tiriti o Waitangi Education

  • Explore the history of treaty relationships in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

  • Understand the articles of te Tiriti o Waitangi and how they can be reflected in the work you do.

  • Define the ‘why’ for your organisation in relation to honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi.

  • Develop practical strategies to effectively implement practice related to honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi in your work.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi Educaion

Te Ao Māori, Tikanga &
Te Reo Māori

  • Strengthen the understanding of tikanga Māori and understand how this can be incorporated and respected in our everyday lives both personally and professionally.

  • Integrate Mātauranga and Kaupapa Māori where appropriate and in respectful and meaningful ways that ensures the protection of mana motuhake for Tangata Whenua.

  • Beginner to intermediate Te Reo Māori instruction.  Fun and engaging Te Reo Māori sessions to support us to naturally integrate Te Reo Māori into everyday conversations in our homes and at work.

Te Ao Māori, Tikanga, Te Reo Māori

Vision, Values & Strategic Planning

  • Review and align the visions and values of your organisation using newly formed understanding of te ao Māori and te Tiriti o Waitangi.

  • Deeply understand how your organisation emulates the unique Aotearoa identity, threading together the two worlds of Māori and non-Māori. 

  • Develop strategic plans to bring to life your aligned vision and values, enabling application in everyday practice for your organisation, teams and people you work with.  

Vision and Strategic Plannning

By Māori for Māori
& Allyship

  • Te Ara Tāwhaiwhai: A ‘by Māori, for Māori’ programme developed for kaimahi Māori in Non-Māori organisations. Designed to strengthen their connection to, and confidence in Te Ao Māori. 

  • Haumi Ē: A ‘by Tauiwi, for Tauiwi’ programme developed for anyone wishing to be an ally (haumi), for kaupapa and tangata Māori. Designed to strengthen your ability to be an active and confident ally.  

by Māori for Māori

Professional Development

Provide coaching and mentoring sessions creating a confidential and safe learning space. Providing access to advice and guidance relating to:

  • Te Reo Māori and tikanga Māori

  • Kawa such as participating in a pōwhiri or mihi whakatau

  • Pepeha and mihimihi including greeting and thanking people appropriately in Te Reo Māori

  • How to effectively engage with the Māori clients and organisations you may serve

  • Leading the development of staff in Te Ao Māori and cultural competencies to support the organisation’s aspirations, strategic intent and goals.

Professional Development

Change Leadership

  • Supporting organisations who are engaging in a process of change by providing a framework that meets your needs and supports your aspirations for change.

  • Creating sustainable change - creating structures and processes that will ensure your organisation can sustain the changes you wish to employ and have the flexibility to review and revise as needed.

  • Supporting your leaders to lead change in your organisation while supporting wider staff through the change process so their mana and integrity is in tact and they have agency in decisions made.

Change Leadership
Change Leadership
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