With a growing Maori population reflected in our workforce, customers and stakeholders, there’s never been a better time to grow your competence and awareness of Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique and rich Maori heritage, culture and language.
Facilitated by Anton Matthews (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri), this three part series starts with the very basics – you won’t be expected to know (or say) anything in te reo initially, with the first course dedicated to learning basic vowel and consonant sounds, understanding macrons, common words and phrases.
The series goes on to explain the role of both pohiri and waiata and what is expected and appropriate at a marae. There is also a focus on understanding tikanga – the customary system of values and protocols that have developed over time and are deeply embedded in the social context. This provides attendees with a greater understand and explanation of the Maori culture and how that can be incorporated into the modern workplace. Anton will also provide an overview of Te Tiriti o Waitangi The Treaty of Waitangi and its role and relevance today.
Towards the end of the series, you will find out more about mihimihi or introductory speeches, including the different approaches and when, where, and what mihi is appropriate, as well as an opportunity to create your own.
Run over three half days:
- Gain a greater awareness of tikanga Maori, as well as Te Tiriti o Waitangi The Treaty of Waitangi, customary practices and behaviours as they relate to the workplace.
Session One - Friday 6 August 2021
Session Two - Friday 13 August 2021
Session Three - Friday 20 August 2021
- Develop introductory language skills, including basic pronunciation, important names, greetings, farewells and acknowledgements.
- Be able to introduce yourself in te reo, in a variety of business contexts.
This course will help you to grow your bicultural competency, with practical advice and steps on how to incorporate key learnings into the workplace. This will help you to better connect with staff, customers and stakeholders, and demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to and support of diversity in the workplace.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Owner of bilingual restaurant FUSH, Anton Matthews, is all about normalising te reo for all Kiwis. Anton has a degree in Te Reo Maori and Maori Indigenous Studies, and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching at the University of Canterbury Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha. A graduate from top Maori language academy Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Maori, Anton is a natural teacher and presenter, never more comfortable than sharing his passion for te reo – watch some of his videos here.
Member Price: $720 + GST
Non-Member Price: $1440 + GST
(this price is non-refundable)