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T.H Programme Overview

A Māori leadership programme and a partnership between


Te Hononga
means The Connection
Creating connections that will enable us all to be better versions of ourselves

This programme seeks to unite and connect the leaders of those who attend.
Te Hononga aims to support Māori participants at New Zealand Post to connect with their cultural heritage and to explore what leadership means for themselves and for their whānau, hapū and iwi.
Participants will discover their own leadership style and grow the confidence and competence to achieve their full potential.

Te Hononga will provide learning experiences that:
– Explore what it means to be Māori
– Discover what leadership means to the participant and to New Zealand Post
– Provides the participant with the opportunity to utilise their strengths
– Provides a wide range of transferable business and personal skills
– Helps improve personal effectiveness and lifts performance

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

 

As a participant by the end of this programme you will:
– Feel proud of your Māori heritage and what it means in your work
– Identify how business works and the role you play in helping achieve business results
– Appreciate diversity in teams and how your differences from others is a strength
– Tap into your own and each other’s strengths and improve teamwork
– Develop greater trust and respect with and from those you work alongside
– Understand that your own leadership motivations, impacts how you lead
– Understand different commutation approaches and how to get your message across
– Build confidence and a belief in your own potential
– Be more effective at influencing
– Improve how you make decisions and solve day-to-day problems
– Create a network of strong relationships among the Māori staff at New Zealand Post

PROGRAMME PROFILE

Te Hononga contains the following key elements:
– Pre-wānanga work to be completed prior to each wānanga
– A half day orientation session
– Attendance at all five wānanga – Ten days in total (5x 2 day workshops)
Wānanga 1 and 5 require a COMPULSORY overnight stay at a local marae
– Attendance at all of the 1-hour, one on one coaching sessions with your assigned Indigenous Coaching Executive (ICE) – 5 – 7 coaching sessions in total
– Completion of the rōpū project activities

Suggested workplace activities will be discussed at the end of each formal learning module. These are designed to support you in taking your learnings back into the workplace. Some activities may require the support of your manager