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The 3rd Maori Women's Leadership Summit 2016

Wharewaka, Wellington
13 December 2016 - 14 December 2016

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Māori women play a crucial role in enhancing and sustaining the social, cultural and economic lives of Māori communities throughout Aotearoa. In recent times, Māori women's representation in leadership roles throughout organisations and communities has become increasingly prominent. In order to continue this movement and enhance access to leadership opportunities, it is crucial that Māori women refine their skills, set a solid platform for Wāhine Māori leaders and create networks that offer a strong source of support throughout their leadership journey.

The 3rd Māori Women’s Leadership Summit brings together experienced and respected Māori leaders and experts to offer advice, insight and inspiration to assist women with the skills and confidence necessary to advance their career. Our inspiring speaker line-up will share their personal experiences in order to empower participants to achieve their leadership aspirations and address the shared challenges faced by Māori Women.

The Summit will showcase strategies on how these challenges can be overcome and will provide participants with the skills necessary to successfully align their career goals with their cultural values and community obligations. It will explore the core attributes of influential leaders and will provide a solid tool kit for aspiring and existing Māori leaders to develop the confidence to reach their goals and further their careers.
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- Empowering and inspiring leadership journey’s and stories from successful Māori leaders
- Strategically aligning Māori worldviews and values with your career aspirations
- Balancing your whānau, hapū, and iwi obligations with your professional responsibilities
- Strengthen your network with other Māori Women who are also eager to achieve personal and career goals
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Established, emerging and aspiring Māori leaders in various roles in all sectors including:

- CEO's / Managing Directors
- Directors / Assistant Directors
- General Managers / Managers
- Branch / Section Managers
- Advisors / Senior Advisors
- HR / Organisational Development
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Leadership Programs / Trainers / Coaches
- Women’s Leadership Program Managers
- Community Programs
- Māori Affairs / Business
- Education / Academia
- Board Members / Trust Representatives



12 December 2016


09:15 - 16:30


Masterclass

Connecting to Culture: Finding Your Authentic Leadership Style

For Wāhine Māori leaders, it’s important to follow a career path that aligns with your whanau’s values and your whanau, hapu, iwi and community commitments.  Effective Māori leaders must have the confidence to connect with Te Ao Māori, prioritise their commitments and identify their unique strengths in order to maintain a leadership style that enables others to grow whilst creating opportunities for oneself.  Connecting with your Māoritanga gives you authenticity, uniqueness, confidence and self-awareness.  It provides foundation, balance and a sense of confidence when your tikanga is challenged or you are faced with life changing choices throughout your career.

Being an authentic leader who embraces cultural identity is conducive to good leadership and inspires those around you and positions you to strengthen your organisation or community.  Understanding your strengths, your talents and your expertise enables you to lead your colleagues effectively to achieve.  This builds stronger teams, stronger communities and a stronger future.

This workshop focuses on identifying the capabilities of existing and aspiring Wāhine Māori leaders to ascertain an authentic, values based leadership style that relates to more than just excelling in our work environment. Participants will use focused discussions and guided activities to help understand their own leadership qualities and values that are effectively compatible with personal, professional and community goals.  Explore:

Maintaining culture to unlock your leadership potential:
-    Balancing and effectively prioritising your whanau, hapu, iwi and community commitments with your career expectations
-    Reflecting on your cultural identity and how that influences your leadership style
-    Building firm foundations as a leader
-    Finding career opportunities that integrate your individual aspirations with your community goals

The importance of authentic leadership and being true to yourself:
-    The role authenticity plays in effectively leading a cohesive team
-    Cultivating personal strengths 
-    Advocating for yourself: Negotiating your position
-    Developing your own leadership identity

Becoming a strong leader:
-    Learning about yourself and applying that knowledge
-    Responsible leadership: Recognising the right way and right time to lead
-    Drawing strength from your ancestry, your community and their experiences
-    The importance of Wāhine Māori leaders to community
 
Iris Pahau - Director
AWE Consultants Limited


13 December 2016


10:20 - 11:00


Case Study

Empowering and inspiring Māori women and their whānau

As Māori women we must create strong support mechanisms to empower existing and aspiring Māori female leaders to take the leap forward in their leadership journey. One of the key ingredients to successful leadership is to maintain and create an environment that is ripe for promotion, advancement and encouragement. Teresa is the former CEO of Te Runanga-A-Iwi O Ngapuhi and her passion to foster the development of Māori women and their whānau is widely recognised. Her advocacy has also most recently been substantiated by her accolade as a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to Māori and business. Teresa will discuss:
- Advice for aspiring leaders and the importance of advocating for all female Māori leaders
- Empowering Māori women and their whānau  through sharing information and knowledge
- Mechanisms to inspire our future generation to be effective leaders
 
Teresa Tepania-Ashton MNZM - Chief Executive Officer
Maori Womens Development Incorporated

11:10 - 11:50


Case Study

A transparent approach to leadership

For aspiring Māori leaders, it can often be challenging to embody a style of leadership that reflects your authentic self. As a successful leader, it is crucial for you to be true to your values and commit to a transparent approach in order to create a culture of mutual trust between yourself and the group you lead. Leonie has recently been appointed as chief executive of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and will explore:
- Achieving transparency
- Working with whānau and hapū to support their aspirations
- Reflections on her own leadership journey
Leonie Simpson - Chief Executive Officer
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa

12:00 - 12:35


Expert Commentary

Finding my Tuurangawaewae

A leadership journey can often be challenging however lessons to be learnt from these trials often lead to a leadership state of ongoing self-discovery, self-development and self-acceptance. Awhimai shares her career journey over the past 30 years in searching for her place to give her highest expression, to be of service to others and share what she has to offer the world. She will explore the importance of:
- Whakapapa: Discovering what your greatest gifts are
- He Oranga Ngaakau, He Pikinga Waiora: Maximising your gifts
- Aroha Teetehi ki Teetehi: Using your gift to serve others

 
Awhimai Reynolds - Founder
iWahine NZ

13:45 - 14:25


Case Study

He toa takitini- Building others in your leadership journey

Wahine Māori must inspire, support and celebrate each others success to ensure that we collectively have the best opportunity to achieve our leadership ambitions.  Precious embraces this passion in supporting wahine Māori into leadership and will explore:
- Reflections on her own leadership values and journey
- Imparting your leadership legacy for others to follow
- There is enough success for us to all do well: embracing a spirit of generosity
Precious Clark - Director
Maurea Consulting Ltd

14:35 - 15:15


Case Study

Don’t be afraid to seize opportunities

As leaders we must have the confidence to seize unexpected opportunities and recognise them as a valuable chance for personal, professional and community development. We must embrace these unforeseen prospects and use them as inspiration to advance our leadership capabilities. Michelle has adopted this approach throughout her Iwi leadership journey and will explore:
- The unforeseen path to successful leadership
- Identifying and pursuing the right opportunities
- Inspiring opportunities in new areas
Michelle Nathan - Group Manager, Tribal Development
Waikato-Tainui

15:40 - 16:15


Expert Commentary

Kia māia Leading through confident ​written ​communication

Communicating is a core whenu in our kete of leadership. Wahine Māori leaders today can get more traction, have more influence, and increase ​our ​credibility through confident writing. Most of us have some training to draw on, ​but the common academic approach to written communication doesn'​t successfully translate ​into everyday communications​. So how should ​we​ write? Shelly Davies of Ngātiwai ki Aotea draws on the strength of her tūpuna whaea, industry research, and the experience of her successful training business to share simple strategies to:
- Increase​​ your leadership credibility
- Build trust
- Get faster responses and improved outcomes

 
Shelly Davies - Director
Shelly Davies Writing and Training


14 December 2016


09:00 - 09:35


Case Study

What drives your leadership?

We all have drivers and passions that motivate us to achieve our unique leadership aspirations. As successful leaders, we must have a clear vision and support others to achieve their goals throughout their leadership journey. Arihia has extensive experience as a respected leader and is a solid champion for empowering whānau and communities by providing a platform for them to recognise, develop and accomplish their leadership aspirations. Today Arihia will explore key drivers behind her own successful leadership journey and will discuss:
- A clear leadership vision: Identifying your motivations
- Having the confidence to draw on your key drivers
- The importance of supporting and empowering others
Arihia Bennett MNZM - Chief Executive Officer
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

09:45 - 10:25


Case Study

Strengthening your leadership voice

For Māori women eager to advance their leadership journey, it can often be difficult to firmly hold onto and clearly advocate your unique leadership values. The Māori community has made notable advancements throughout wider Aotearoa, however aspiring leaders must identify, develop and strongly advocate their own values in order to be an effective and influential leader. Metiria Turei was the first female leader to speak te reo Māori at Waitangi’s Te Tii Marae and will explore:
- Her personal leadership journey
- Finding your voice and effectively advocating your values
- Advice for wahine aspiring to lead
Metiria Turei - Co Leader
Green Party

10:50 - 11:30


Case Study

Mauri Ora: Strategically embracing Māori worldviews

Creating and embracing strategic opportunities from a Māori perspective is essential for aspiring and existing Māori  leaders. To effectively implement strategic leadership approaches, leaders must create opportunities that develop, inspire and empower their community. Integrating Māori values, ideas and approaches into our decision-making processes and leadership style will ultimately enable Aotearoa to evolve and flourish as a nation. Stephanie will explore:
- Utilising Māori concepts of wellbeing in organisational contexts
- Whānau ora as a social movement
- Inspiring change through Māori ideologies and values
 
Stephanie Turner - General Manager Maori Health & Pacific Health
Mid Central District Health Board

11:40 - 00:20


Case Study

Resilient thinking – When the going gets tough, the tough get going

As Māori women in leadership roles, we often face unique challenges and have the additional responsibilities of balancing our own  whānau, hapū, and iwi obligations. In order to achieve your career aspirations and be a respected leader, you must acknowledge your core Māori values and have the capability to embrace challenges and adopt the right mindset to effectively pick yourself up. Hira will share her inspiring leadership journey and will discuss the barriers she has overcome along the way. She will explore:
- Leaving your leadership legacy: Empowering aspiring leaders
- Drawing on challenges as motivation
- Sharing her own leadership journey 
Hira Gage - Director of Education Tai Tokerau
Ministry of Education

13:30 - 14:30


Panel

Contemporary leadership through a Māori lens

It is clear that distinguished leadership stems from a strong followership, shared vision and setting a benchmark of performance that others can look up to. Behind all innovative, contemporary leaders is a set list of specific traits and qualities. However, achieving effective Māori leadership in modern times can often be a challenge when integrating traditional Māori values and principles with mainstream contemporary societal expectations. This interactive panel session will delve into effective leadership through a Māori lens, exploring tools and capabilities necessary to efficiently overcome the current challenges of Māori leadership. Discuss:
- Balancing whānau, hapū, and iwi obligations with professional commitments
- The importance of being influential
- A resilient approach to leadership
Kiriwaitingi Rei - Chief Executive Officer
Māori Investments Ltd

13:30 - 14:30


Panel

Contemporary leadership through a Māori lens

It is clear that distinguished leadership stems from a strong followership, shared vision and setting a benchmark of performance that others can look up to. Behind all innovative, contemporary leaders is a set list of specific traits and qualities. However, achieving effective Māori leadership in modern times can often be a challenge when integrating traditional Māori values and principles with mainstream contemporary societal expectations. This interactive panel session will delve into effective leadership through a Māori lens, exploring tools and capabilities necessary to efficiently overcome the current challenges of Māori leadership. Discuss:
- Balancing whānau, hapū, and iwi obligations with professional commitments
- The importance of being influential
- A resilient approach to leadership
Ellen Norman - Director, Māori Development
Mental Health Foundation NZ
Ngaire Angus - Regional Manager - Private Banking
ASB Bank
Kylee Potae - Advisory Partner, Maori Sector Leader
BDO New Zealand
Kara Nepe-Apatu - Senior Advisor, M?ori Engagement and Housing Policy
New Zealand Treasury

14:30 - 15:10


Case Study

Leading the way forward

Throughout her career, Nanaia has been a passionate and proud female leader in the political realm, leading the way as a devoted advocate for Māori and the community. Since becoming an MP, Nanaia has been committed to advancing Māori success, being an active member of her community, Iwi and whānau and was the first female MP to wear a moko kauae. Nanaia will share:
- Reflections on her personal leadership journey
- Challenges faced, achievements and lessons learnt
- The importance of being a strong Māori advocate
Hon. Nanaia Mahuta - MP for Hauraki-Waikato
New Zealand Labour Party

15:35 - 16:30


Roundtable

Future directions for aspiring and existing female Māori leaders

This interactive closing discussion will review the topics and skills touched on throughout the two day Summit. Delegates will reflect on the lessons they have learnt and the techniques they will take-away in order to empower and advance their leadership journey. Participants will be given an opportunity to share their views and tie all the themes explored at the Summit together. Our Chair Mavis Mullens will lead this session and explore:
- The most valuable and inspirational takeaways from the summit
- Having the confidence to implement these new tools and strategies
- Putting it into practice: Developing personal leadership plans
 
Mavis Mullins - Chair
Atihau Whanganui Inc.; Poutama Trust; Paewai Mullins Shearing


15 December 2016


09:00 - 16:30


Masterclass

Unleashing Your Greatness to Influence Your Leadership Potential

Leadership can be a loaded concept, bringing with it many complex and, and at times, conflicting priorities - personal and professional, cultural and corporate. Since time in memorial, influential wāhine leaders have always been a part of the Māori leadership paradigm. Today, wāhine leaders set themselves apart not only with their management skills or technical proficiency, but in their understanding of others, their ability to reflect on the fundamental values and their awareness of the power of diversity. 

The blend of who you are, what you do and how you show up forms your personal leadership brand and also determine the results you create. Having a strong understanding of who you are as a leader, clarifying your purpose, and identifying strategies to harness your strengths and personal leadership values is an essential foundation for your success. Harnessing all of this takes a focussed mindset and an effective use of your energy.

 In order to achieve full leadership potential, emerging leaders must not only demonstrate the attitude and the aptitude for success, they need the ability to influence change in others. This is key in transformative Māori leadership. Learning to face the deeper challenges of balancing personal, family and community duties with professional commitments are all common features in the cultural identity of a successful Māori leader. 

This full-day hands-on workshop gives you the tools to place your own leadership journey into context and increase your reach and influence as a leader. Are you ready to move to the next level? Build greater awareness of the behaviours, skills and attitudes that drive high performance in this ever-changing world? Are you ready to unlock your potential to lead with integrity and influence? 
The key components to this workshop will be: 

Whakawhānaunga Atu, Whakawhānaunga Mai- Building and leveraging from relationships 
-    Establishing strategic relationships
-     Building rapport and trusting relationships
-    Recognising and accommodating unique communication styles
-    Leveraging off your own leadership skills to motivate your team, whānau or community for better performance 

Tō Reo Rangatira – Compelling  Communication 
-    Identifying and harnessing your authentic leadership traits from within 
-    Influencing others through the strength of your presence
-    You are your brand- Valuing your unique purpose and sharing your message with the world
-    Intuitive leadership -developing effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills 

Whakaarikihia tō ake Rangatiratanga - Influencing success through a daily strategic conversation
-    Transformational leadership – leading with soul, purpose and passion
-    Self-care strategies for the modern day influencer - Setting achievable and manageable goals
-    Up-levelling strategies to move beyond your fears, limits or blocks 
-    Taking aligned daily action – an action plan for success
 
Sharlene Maoate-Davis - Pou Arahi- Managing Director
MokoPuna Solutions Ltd
Metiria Turei
Co Leader
Green Party
Teresa Tepania-Ashton MNZM
Chief Executive Officer
Maori Womens Development Incorporated
Hira Gage
Director of Education Tai Tokerau
Ministry of Education
Leonie Simpson
Chief Executive Officer
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa
Stephanie Turner
General Manager Maori Health & Pacific Health
Mid Central District Health Board
Kylee Potae
Advisory Partner, Maori Sector Leader
BDO New Zealand
Mavis Mullins
Chair
Atihau Whanganui Inc.; Poutama Trust; Paewai Mullins Shearing
Iris Pahau
Director
AWE Consultants Limited
Hon. Nanaia Mahuta
MP for Hauraki-Waikato
New Zealand Labour Party
Sharlene Maoate-Davis
Pou Arahi- Managing Director
MokoPuna Solutions Ltd
Michelle Nathan
Group Manager, Tribal Development
Waikato-Tainui
Precious Clark
Director
Maurea Consulting Ltd
Shelly Davies
Director
Shelly Davies Writing and Training
Kara Nepe-Apatu
Senior Advisor, M?ori Engagement and Housing Policy
New Zealand Treasury
Arihia Bennett MNZM
Chief Executive Officer
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Awhimai Reynolds
Founder
iWahine NZ
Ngaire Angus
Regional Manager - Private Banking
ASB Bank
Ellen Norman
Director, Māori Development
Mental Health Foundation NZ
Kiriwaitingi Rei
Chief Executive Officer
Māori Investments Ltd
Tasha Hohaia
Student Voice & Advocacy Facilitator
Manukau Institute of Technology
Wharewaka, Wellington
http://www.wharewakaoponeke.co.nz/
Phone: 64508 386 2846
1 Taranaki Street
Wellington Waterfront, Wellington
New Zealand
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