Kia Whiti Tonu - an online capability building programme for community organisations
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The Kia Whiti Tonu series of free online workshops was launched in November 2020 responding to the need for capability and capacity building in community organisations identified by the  COVID-19 impact survey. Proudly funded by Foundation North, the introductory programme covered grant writing, marketing and communications, innovation, strategy, and wellbeing.

These workshops were well attended and we are delighted to announce that a further eight free sessions will be presented in 2021.

The first workshop and webinar will be held in March 2021. More details and a link to register are below.

MEDIA – Working with the Media
Date & Time:     Thursday 29 April @ 10am – 11.30am
Presenter:         Suzanne McNicol 

If you’ve ever thought the media are only interested in bad news or that there’s no such thing as bad publicity then this webinar will challenge those assumptions.   

Starting with an overview of the current New Zealand media landscape, you’ll learn how to create your good news story then the steps required to successfully pitch your social impact or community hero story to the media.

Along the way we’ll look at great local examples of good news stories and you’ll also learn how to manage media relations in a crisis situation. Please click here to register. Places limited to 200 maximum.

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY – Think and Act Digital
Date & Time:     Tuesday 30 March @ 10am – 11.30am
Presenter:         John Lau 

The Covid-19 pandemic - as much as it has unleashed unprecedented disruption, it has also presented an unparalleled opportunity to change and accelerate the way we work today and for the future.

According to the global consultant, McKinsey & Company study, on average, digital offerings have leapfrogged seven years of progress in a matter of months.  More importantly, we are not going back, we are only going to move forward, fast and furious.

The webinar will give you a big picture view of what digital technology is with trends & insight across New Zealand.  Participants also learn broad core knowledge and some practical resources to help you to move confidently in the digital world. Places limited to 200 maximum.

** Following the Digital Technology webinar, you are now able to access the presentation and video recording below. In addition we have some take-home kete, as outlined below:  

1. Resources
2. Digital Ecosystem Scorecard


WELLBEING - The Whare of HauOra
Date & Time:     Wednesday 24 March @ 10am – 11.30am
Presenter:         Tuihana Ohia

Professor Mason Durie developed Te Whare Tapa Wha, a holistic health and wellness model in 1982 to enable a wider audience a clearer and more informed understanding of a Māori point of view with regard to hauora and ora (health and wellbeing). 

As relevant today as it was then,  Te Whare Tapa Whā speaks to the holistic approach and thought to health and wellbeing. 

In this workshop we will create a practical resource, our Whare of Hauora, Home of Wellbeing with intention around the pou (pillars):  Taha Tinana (physical health), Taha Wairua (the spiritual dimension), Taha Whānau (the family), Taha Hinengaro (the mind), and Whenua (land & environment). Places limited to 80 maximum.  

** Following the Wellbeing workshop, you are now able to access the presentation and video recording below. In addition we have a number of take-home kete, which is as follows: 

1. Wellbeing Tips
2. Worksheet (workplace) - Finding balance: Te Whare Tapa Whā 
3. Worksheet (workplace) - Finding balance: Te Whare Tapa Whā (Activity)
4. Worksheet (individual) - Finding balance: Te Whare Tapa Whā
5. Worksheet (individual) - Finding balance: Te Whare Tapa Whā (Activity)
6. Handout at the workshop
7. Resources and support

The 2020 Kia Whiti Tonu Series of workshops and their associated kete of online tools can be accessed here