Applying Whanaungatanga in your practice

Event Details

6 May 2022

12:15 - 1:15pm


$50 + GST Register

Learn strategies for applying Māori values and methodologies in your practice.

Workshop details

This workshop is one of a series of seven. Watch a short video introduction to the series, or find out more and book other workshops here.

Whanaungatanga (Building respectful relationships)

Whanaungatanga is a traditional 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.

Topics covered

This online workshop is an introduction into some deeper insights about Whanaungatanga:

  1. Different concepts about whānau.
  2. Concepts about whānau-like relationships in work contexts.
  3. Ways to promote whanaungatanga in tertiary and work contexts.

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 

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is recommended for teaching and learning support practitioners seeking to expand their understanding and practice,

About the facilitators

Mei Winitana

Kia ora tātou katoa! He uri ahau i ngā iwi katoa o te waka o Mataatua, Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana, me Taranaki Whānui ki Waiwhetu. Tihei mauriora!

Mei is Kaiwhakahaere Māori Cultural Capability at Ako Aotearoa, with extensive experience in the adult education sector. As a researcher, a resource developer and an experienced workshop facilitator, she works in several collaborative projects focusing on literacy, numeracy, and cultural capability for tertiary practitioners and educators; co-designing of iwi/tribal training and education plans; cultural strategic planning with organisations; development of a suite of Māori cultural capability resources with digital badges.

Liza Kohunui

Ko Te Arawa me Tūhoe ōku iwi, Ko Lisa Kohunui ahau!

Liza is currently the Literacy/Numeracy Co-ordinator for foundation level courses at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. She is also one of a group of workshop facilitators contracted by Ako Aotearoa. With extensive experience in the tertiary sector, Liza has delivered programmes with the Department of Corrections and at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Ako Aotearoa badges

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

Māori Cultural Capability (MCC) pathway

After this workshop, participants can pursue the following options to continue their professional development: