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Cultural Awareness for the Workplace

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Begin your journey of understanding and insight into Te Ao Māori.

Are you an individual who wants to have confidence in conversing in basic Te Reo Māori?

Does your team want to be more appreciative of wider cultural diversity and values?

As a leader do you want to model increasing diversity in the workplace?

We are providing a six-week informative and relaxed introductory course to begin your journey of knowledge and insight into Te Ao Māori. Alongside others, you will build understanding of basic Te Ao Māori principles and values and learn how this knowledge and practice can strengthen your self-place and your work-place.  You will become confident in speaking your pēpeha (your connections, whanau and ancestors) and co-learn as part of a relaxed, fun and supportive learning environment.

Participants will:

  • Begin insight into Te Ao Māori - alignment of values, kawa and tīkanga
  • Learn the process for relationship engagement when a guest at marae
  • Learn how to apply relationship principles to work/business settings
  • Improve pronunciation using pēpeha, karakia, local place names, kupu whakarangatira
  • Develop, learn and share their pēpeha confidently in various settings
  • Experience marae pōwhiri process and share pēpeha on the marae
  • Develop a personal plan for continuing journey in te ao Māori

"The te ao Maori course run by Wiremu was an excellent personal development opportunity. In addition, in my work role I engage with many Maori landholders, and hence the course has provided a lot more confidence in terms of protocols and awareness. Being able to deliver my own personalised pepeha has been well received and very rewarding experience."

Aaron Stafford, National Corporate Accounts Manager, Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd

Provided by Kānuka Wellbeing & Leadership Ltd, facilitated by Wiremu Matthews and hosted by The Kollective, Tauranga.

Course begins 22 February 2022, places are limited.

Vaccination Policy:

Participants will require a current vaccine passport for this course. Any face-to-face sessions restricted by Red Light Covid protection framework, will be moved to online delivery.  This will be communicated weekly to all participants, resources provided digitally and facilitation hosted via Zoom.


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