New Zealand businesses stand or fall on the ability of its leaders. But is there more room to improve the leadership skills that the economy needs?
This country has diverse enterprises, including numerous small and micro businesses and a thriving Māori business ecosystem. Their success provides employment and income opportunities, delivers goods and services that keep communities thriving, and helps showcase New Zealand to the world.
For these enterprises to succeed, growing and nurturing future leaders at all levels of business is crucial.
Improving leadership capability provides an opportunity to drive further growth in New Zealand’s productivity, and to positively impact businesses and the economy.
As a workforce development council (WDC), Ringa Hora works with the Service sector to review and develop qualifications that meet industry and workforce development needs.
Te Manu Arataki Leadership project, led by Ringa Hora, is now underway for all sectors 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.
Early feedback from industry groups and iwi shows there is a desire for more leadership training and qualifications, something this project can play a significant part in delivering.
The project aims to enhance the quality of leadership training credentials by:
The project will be carried out in four stages:
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.