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Wharewaka Function Centre

2 Taranaki Street

Wellington, Wellington 6011

New Zealand

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This course aims to develop culturally responsive and equitable HRM practice to improve the employee experience for Māori in the workplace.

About this event

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

Earlybird registration rates are available until Wednesday 19 January. All pricing includes GST.

Earlybird Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $2,185.00
  • Non-member = $2,530.00

Standard Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $2,415.00
  • Non-member = $2,875.00

Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, Ka ora ai te iwi.

With your basket of knowledge, and my basket of knowledge, the people shall prosper.

This pilot programme aims to provide HR practitioners with an opportunity to develop their HR practice that directly and intentionally benefits Māori employees, recognising Māori as Tāngata Whenua o Aotearoa and Treaty partners.

Programme curriculum:

Day 1 focuses on:

  • Local context: Mana whenua
  • Raising an awareness of the workplace for Māori and the role of HR
  • Identifying potential issues and opportunities in the workplace for Māori
  • Developing cultural competency as an HR leader and practitioner

Day 2 focuses on:

  • Building theoretical knowledge through Māori HR and leadership research
  • HRNZ competency deep-dive: Develop HR cultural competency practice

Day 3 focuses on:

  • Re-imagining the future of “HRM Aotearoa”: The building blocks of developing bi-cultural HR practice in New Zealand
  • HRM solution building: Practical HR solutions that enhance the experience of the Māori workforce

Post-wānanga, participants will be required to implement their personal commitment agreement project within a nominated workplace project or activity. A participant online wānanga will be held to share key learnings, insights and reflections. On completion of this online wānanga (approximately 90 days after the course), participants will be awarded HRNZ certificates of completion and will be able to register HRNZ Continued Professional Development (CPD) through the HRNZ online portal.

After this course, attendees will be able to identify current and potential risks within HR practices in an Aotearoa workplace and identify solutions to improve these.

A workbook containing information and exercises is provided.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for all HR Professionals at the 'competent' level of the Competency Framework, especially if they've taken the HR Foundations course.

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 08:30am Wednesday 9 February unless sold out prior.

About the Presenters:

Karli Te Aotonga

Karli has whakapapa to Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Rauru and Ngāti Koata. She is the Programme Manager of Whānau Dvelopment for Wakatū Incorporation and has over 10 years’ experience in strategic HR and customer service-centered design and delivery. Karli is a chartered member of HRNZ (CMHRNZ), holds a bachelors’ degree in HRM, a master’s degree in arts (Māori and indigenous leadership) and is about to commence a PhD in HRM, focused on transforming HR through Māori knowledge and practices. Karli is committed to the kaupapa of transformational change and culture within all sectors of Aotearoa that directly enhances the quality of life and wellbeing for people and place. She is māmā to 2 boys, her life’s inspiration.

Bentham Ohia

Bentham has iwi affiliations with Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga (Tauranga Moana), Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Rarua (Te Tauihu), Ngāti Te Roro o Te Rangi (Te Arawa). He is passionate about raising consciousness of HR practice from a Te Ao Māori perspective, affirming existing practice through insights from a Te Ao Māori lens, and introducing (k)new insights from a more radical lens (lenses) based on leadership and management experiences as a former CEO and other multiple management and leadership roles and perspectives. He is Director of Puata Hou Ltd with his wife Kate Cherrington, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Lecturer in Masters in Māori Management, as well as Past Associate Director at Wakatū Incorporation.

Attending HRNZ Events at the Wharewaka Function Centre

The directive of the NZ government is that hospitality venues are required to ensure that all guests aged 12 and over are double vaccinated until further notice. Please ensure that you and any guests coming to our venues are aware of this directive before proceeding to book.

Proof of vaccination will be required upon entry until NZ Health mandates that hospitality venues may welcome unvaccinated guests.

  • Masks must be worn when moving around shared spaces.
  • Do not enter our venues if you are unwell.

Please ensure you abide by the health and safety guidelines of the venue. Events are subject to Ministry of Health guidelines and the HRNZ internal COVID 19 Events policy. To view HRNZ's internal COVID 19 Events Policy please click here.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.

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2 Taranaki Street

Wellington, Wellington 6011

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