Applying Whanaungatanga in your practice

Event Details

This online course will be run based on demand. Please pre-register your interest by clicking the Register button and filling in the form.

Once we have received sufficient registrations of interest we will send a link to confirm registration and for you to make payment.

1 September 2020

12.15pm – 1.15pm


$50 +GST Register

Course details

A one hour online session adapted from the modules within our Māori Cultural Capability Pathway.

This workshop is one in a series of seven. For information on the other workshops in this series, please see Applying Māori Cultural Capability

Whanaungatanga (Building respectful relationships)

Whanaungatanga is a Māori philosophy and cultural practice, and describes the kinship relationships in Māori society between relatives, and within and between whānau (families), hapū (subtribes) and iwi (tribes).  

In tertiary education, whanaungatanga has been re-conceptualised as a value and practice referring to close, family-like relationships between people in the workplace. Requiring time and effort, the practice of whanaungatanga helps to build respectful relationships between people. 

Learning outcomes 

In this online workshop you will be able to: 

  • gain some deeper insights into whanaungatanga as a traditional Māori philosophy 
  • read and respond to some activities relating to whanaungatanga 
  • write a short reflective commentary about whanaungatanga in your workplace. 

Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of participation and completion of course requirements.

Who is this workshop for? 

This workshop is recommended for teaching and learning support practitioners seeking to expand their understanding and practice, as well as more experienced practitioners seeking to extend or verify their understanding and practice as well as a relevant specialisation.  (Tapatoru Pūkenga Papa Rua and Papa Toru – Level 2 / 3)