Ki te mātatahi - Plan for the Future, a Better Tomorrow
Pou kaha rawa – manaakitia mai
We acknowledge your inspirators and motivators
Pou haerenga – haere ra
We acknowledge those who have gone before
Pou oranga – mihi mai
We acknowledge those who are living
Pou mana whenua – takoto mai
We acknowledge the people of the land
Pou herenga waka – toia mai
We acknowledge those gathered here today
Tihei Mauri Ora
We breathe these truths into life
Last Tuesday we began our team meeting with feelings of both excitement and discomfort as we stepped into a place of learning and uncertainty.
Pa Jack Paki and his team joined us for a wānanga session based around Te Whiringawhā - a cultural leadership framework (much like Te Whare Tapa Wha is a cultural health framework). Our awareness and understanding have been deepened through the korero from Pa Jack. His story telling, use of metaphor and ability to connect brought this kaupapa alive.
Knowing that leadership starts with ourselves, we worked through a self-reflective activity to identify how we turn up across the 4 different strands/wharinga-see above. We look forward to building on and sharing this learning further in the new year. Finally, ngā mihi nui ki a koe to Pa Jack for making space for us amongst his busy schedule of schools and corporate clients.
Te Whiringawhā Framework
Thinking ahead to term 4, here are some practical things from us:
Intention Setting-3 questions
How do you want to feel for the next 8 weeks?
What’s going to help you achieve this?
What do you absolutely not want your people to feel over the next 8 weeks?
“Education is extremely complicated. If it was easy, it would be called medicine”
“No matter what situation you face, you always have a choice”
We live in a culture of “now”. “Now” I’m going to Google that, “now” I’m going to text you, “now” I’m going to email you...when you don’t answer “now” I’m going to call. But we can live in a culture of “when”. You can set the “when”. “When” others can expect a response, “when” others can contact you and “when” you are available to see others.
When you give people a ‘when’ they’re more comfortable not getting a ‘now’
Best wishes for term 4 – you’ve done it before, and you’ll do it again!!
Awhi atu, awhi mai; support and be supported.
Carol & Nadia