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Te Manu Arataki Leadership Project

Be part of building the pathway for the next generation of leaders

Be part of building the pathway for the next generation of leaders

Te Manu Arataki Leadership project, led by Ringa Hora, is supported by Ohu Ahumahi Workforce Development Councils. “Te Manu Arataki i te kāhui” is a Māori metaphor that acknowledges one’s leadership qualities and compares them to a bird leading a flock, often seen when birds fly in a ‘Skein’ or ‘V’ formation. 

Improving leadership capability provides an opportunity to drive further growth in New Zealand’s productivity, and to positively impact businesses and the economy. 

Industry professionals and education providers have responded in style to the challenge to find ways to improve leadership in Aotearoa. 

As part of the second stage of our Te Manu Arataki Leadership Project, Ringa Hora held 10 webinars and an in-person hui for rangatahi. The feedback has been tremendous, and we have learned a great deal about leadership needs. 

This feedback came after Ringa Hora’s research team carried out an extensive environmental scan of New Zealand leadership, which helped inform discussions at the webinars. 

Our focus as a workforce development council is now to review existing leadership credentials across the vocational education sector, develop new products where appropriate, and facilitate career pathways into leadership. 

We began with a virtual meet and greet on June 4. We are now looking to form working groups and consultation groups to develop any future leadership products. Anyone interested in being part of these groups can attend the webinar or email [email protected]. 

 

The project is being carried out in four stages: 

  • Conduct an environmental scan of how leadership qualifications are being used, by whom, across which industries, and delivered by which training providers
  • Collaborate with other WDCs to better understand industry and community needs and barriers
  • Understand existing research and analysis, including both western and indigenous approaches, to help inform future engagements.

Read the findings from the Environmental Scan here

  • Review outcomes of leadership qualification suite and any other levers within the WDCs’ coverage to align with and respond to identified needs
  • Consult with industry, providers, and communities to gather feedback.

Thanks very much to everyone who attended our leadership webinars and hui. We appreciate everyone’s input very much.

To learn more about what our public consultation revealed, please click here.

If you are interested in joining a working group or consultation group to review leadership credentials following these webinars, please email [email protected].

To find out more about working groups and consultations groups, click here.

  • Refine/adjust/develop qualifications and associated skill standards
  • Co-design/consolidate existing products
  • Identify opportunities to affect change beyond qualifications.

We will begin this stage with a meet and greet meeting for all those interested in taking part in a working group or consultation group on June 4.

If you are interested in joining a working group or consultation group to review leadership credentials, please email [email protected].

To find out more about working groups and consultations groups, click here.

 

  • Report back to external project contributors with findings and actions
  • Present the outcome and/or products produced to internal and external stakeholders.

If you want to be part of this exciting project, don’t hesitate to join now.

Together, we can make a difference and lead our businesses and the New Zealand economy towards a brighter future. Sign up to be involved and stay informed about the project.

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