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Te Pūaha Talks has an exciting range of online capability workshops and webinars scheduled for the coming months. This programme of free events, supported by Foundation North, has been designed and curated based on what people working in social impact have told us they want.

Each event is an opportunity to learn from people who are leaders, innovators, and influencers in their areas of expertise. The aim is to help participants build their knowledge and confidence to apply what they learn to their own community organisation or area of practice.

Recordings of the webinars will be available online through Te Pūaha o te Ako, alongside additional resources such as templates and links to related sources of information.

Explore past Te Pūaha Talks recordings and resources on the knowledge hub here.

Hauora: Rest, reflect and reset for Matariki

Hosted by Tuihana Ohia

Matariki is a time to rest, reflect on the year past, and reset for the year ahead. Over three sessions, Tuihana will guide us through this process using the Te Whare Tapa Whā wellbeing model developed by Sir Mason Durie. The model uses the image of the four walls of the wharenui to describe the elements of health and wellbeing: taha wairua/spiritual wellbeing; taha hinengaro/mental and emotional wellbeing; taha tinana/physical wellbeing, and; taha whānau/family and social wellbeing. This whare rests on the foundation of our connection to the whenua.

Session 1: Ko au/self - watch the recording here.

Session 2: Pūmanawa and tikanga

You will use your mind map from the first session to explore Te Whare Tapa Whā more deeply. In this session you will identify your pūmanawa (unique gifts and talents) and your tikanga (practices) and how to nourish these to support your life purpose.

18th June 9 - 10am

Session 3: Raranga

This week you weave together the insights you have had through mind mapping, and identifying your pūmanawa and tikanga. You will draw on these insights to plan how to resource and re-source yourself to get to a place of mauri (vital essence).

25th June 9 - 10am. Register here.

    Storytelling: Showcasing good practice

    Hosted by Robin Hickman

    Following the demand for our 2022 and 2023 communications webinars, we are inviting some of New Zealand’s exceptional communicators to share their insights and experience in creating outstanding communications. The first of our three webinars took place on 9th May. This featured the award-winning Māia Studio talking about their kaupapa Māori and cause-related communications. You can watch the webinar here.

    Two more communications showcase sessions will be held later in the year.

    Evaluation; Fibre Fale’s Hibiscus Impact Model – a Pacific evaluation approach

    Hosted by Rachael Trotman, ‘Emeline Unga, Julia Arnot-Neenee and Nu’uali’i Eteroa Lafaele

    Fibre Fale is three Pacific women who are activating a movement of Pacific tech leaders and changemakers. Since July 2023, the Centre for Social Impact has been working with Fibre Fale on evaluation and learning. Together in this webinar we share Fibre Fale’s Hibiscus Impact Model, which is the way Fibre Fale tells its impact story. The Hibiscus Impact Model is grounded in Pacific values and knowledge yet is relatable from Western frames. This session will appeal to all those who are interested in evaluation, and especially from a Pacific lens.

    31st July 12 - 1pm. Register here.

    Climate action - Get Sh*t Done!

    Hosted by Esther Whitehead

    If you want to know how to put the action into climate action for your organisation, this is for you. Over two 30-minute sessions, you will explore a process for prioritising climate actions, how to achieve your outcomes, and how to communicate with your stakeholders during your outcomes journey.

    Session 1: The Eisenhower Box

    The Eisenhower Box is an approach for taking action and organizing your tasks around the four Ds; Do Decide Delegate Delete. This session will focus on how your community group can prioritise climate actions against your own strategy and decide who does what.

    7th August 2 - 2.30pm

    Session 2: Perfect is the enemy of good

    This session will start by looking at how perfectionism can slow down action, and how to get ‘good enough’ outcomes by keeping your actions simple and measurable. We will then look at how you can communicate to your stakeholders throughout the journey towards achieving your outcomes.

    14th August 2 - 2.30pm. Register here.

    Working together better – collaboration in action

    Hosted by Miranda Cassidy-O’Connell

    When your organisation shares a kaupapa with another organisation, collaboration can bring more experience and resources to help you achieve your shared goals and increase your combined impact.

    This webinar will explore: what collaboration means; how you can develop your collaborative capacity, and; when might be the right time for collaboration. This is an opportunity to learn from Miranda’s extensive experience working collaboratively across diverse fields and increase your collaborative fitness.

    18th Sept, 9 - 10am. Register here.

    Te Reo o te taiao - the language of the environment

    Hosted by Arohanui West

    In the Te Reo o te Taiao session we will discuss tohu (signs) that we can see and observe from the natural world. We will link these observations back to mātauranga māori and discuss how climate change compromises these indigenous knowledge systems.

    26 September 12 - 1pm. Register here.

    Capability building – core skills for social impact teams

    Hosted by Kathryn Nemec

    This webinar launches a capability building toolkit for grantees that is designed to help them achieve their outcomes and enhance their impact. Kathryn will introduce the key components of the toolkit which include: an overview of the funding landscape, strategic planning, community engagement, and evaluation and impact; a variety of tools, templates and references to build awareness, knowledge and capability; and an introduction to how to use various communications mediums written, video, interaction sessions.

    Date TBC.

    Ngahere - wellbeing practice refresher

    Hosted by Louise Marra and Tuihana Ohia

    Shake off the post-holiday slump and start your year grounded, connected, and energised with a Ngahere wellbeing practice online workshop. Facilitated by Tuihana Ohia and Louise Marra this online workshop is designed to help participants develop holistic wellbeing practices their teams and the systems they are in, to build skills and practices for restorative systems change work. The workshops will explore: the importance of wellbeing in self, team and system; how connectivity enables wellbeing; and how to ground and nourish the team through a greater connection to Papatūānuku.

    20th February 2025, 10 - 11.30am. Register here.