About the course

Course outline

This course includes two online workshops, and an optional, four-week, facilitated support module. The module takes a minimum of 1-2 hours of engagement per week.

Participants will have the opportunity to practise and reflect on the new learning and exchange experiences and ideas with each other and the facilitator.

Topics covered

The course covers:

  • What is Le Va?
  • Why is it so important in Pacific Island cultures?
  • How can I observe Le Va in my teaching?

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the concept of cultural social distancing/cultural safety
  • explain the meaning of Le Va and the importance of cultural safety in Pacific Island relationships
  • recognise key aspects of cultural worldviews, including Le Va, Soli Le Va, Teu Le Va, and Ifoga.

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended for all educators working with or supporting Pacific learners.

About the facilitators

Pale SauniPale Sauni is a senior Pacific Samoan educator who has been delivering workshops on financial wellbeing for over 15 years. He has critical insights on how we can engage with our Pacific learning communities by and through the understanding of how money works. Pale will facilitate a discussion around how tools and strategies can unlock learning success.

Saylene UlbergSaylene Tanielu-Ulberg is a Pacific educator and facilitator who specialises in engaging workshop participants in understanding how to better engage with Pacific teaching and learning, and how to support Pacific learners. She has contributed to the development of the Pacific Cultural Centredness Pathway and continues to work with different audiences to share effective use of this tool.

Ako Aotearoa badges

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

Please read these Terms and Conditions before registering for events.

Public course dates will be listed below when available. Or, contact us to discuss booking a course privately for your organisation.

Taking that next step in your professional learning and development is easy with Ako Aotearoa. Everything is evidence-based, practical, high-quality, effective and sustainable.

Our range of PLD workshops and courses can be delivered online or face-to-face, many with digital badges awarded on completion:

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can deliver in-house professional development targeted to your needs. For face-to-face options, we can come to you. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget.
  2. Public Online Workshops
    Register for one of our public workshops scheduled throughout the year. So many topics to choose from!