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Enhancing Leadership presented by Te Pai Ora SSPA - SOLD OUT

Building on our successful Social Sector Leaders’ Summit, Te Pai Ora SSPA have crafted this series for established social sector leaders to extend our leadership craft, nourish our own hauora, and build whanaungatanga across the social sector.

These unique, tailored workshop sessions will offer a fabulous line-up of Kaitiaki, all well-established leaders in their own fields, guiding us through a mix of presentation, sharing frameworks and philosophies, group engagement through peer-to-peer facilitated discussion, as well as workshopping real-life experiences.

The series will start and end with a whanaungatanga session to build the collective leadership and to develop a community of practice after the end of the series. As places are limited, make sure you sign up to join us. Registering gives you access to all six sessions.

The workshop themes will cover knowing where you stand as a leader, lessons on good governance, taking an intergenerational view of leadership and cracking the code on how to practically build diversity in leadership roles.

Sessions and Kaitiaki

This tailored workshop series is designed to meet the needs of the community-based social sector. When you register, you are registering for all six sessions and we recommend you attend them all. The topics and Kaitiaki have been carefully selected to provide you with the inspiration and tools you need to strengthen your leadership impact.

The series will comprise of six, 1-1.5 hour online sessions, starting on 30 April 2024.

The number of participants will be limited to 20 in the cohort. This format is intended to encourage mahi tahi, networking and the development of a supportive group. There will be a mix of presentation and group engagement through peer-to-peer facilitated discussion.

Session 1 Tuesday 30 April, 10am-11am - Whakawhanaungatanga – Introduction session, Belinda Himiona, CEO, Te Pai Ora SSPA

Session 2 Tuesday 7 May, 10am-11.30am - Where you stand. Knowing yourself as a human and a leader, Liz Riversdale, Consultant & Coach, Catapult

Session 3 Tuesday 21 May, 10am-11.30am - Leading through diversity, Jonathan Mosen, CEO, The WorkBridge Group

Session 4 Tuesday 4 June, 10am-11.30amFoundations of good governance, Rose Hiha-Agnew, CEO, Te Tumu Whakarae Community Governance Aotearoa

Session 5 Tuesday 18 June, 10am-11.30amTaking an intergenerational view on leadership, Kaye-Maree Dunn, Kaiwhakahaere Director, Making Everything Achievable

Session 6 Tuesday 25 June, 10am-11am - Whakawhanaungatanga - Wrap up session, Belinda Himiona, CEO, Te Pai Ora SSPA

Session 1: Whakawhanaungatanga – Introduction session

Tuesday 30 April, 10-11am

This first session facilitated by Belinda Himiona, CEO, Te Pai Ora SSPA of the Enhancing Leadership workshops will give us a chance to get to know all the leaders joining the workshop series. This session will cover:

  • What has been your leadership journey? What do you want to get out of this series?
  • How we will work together as a cohort
  • Themes of the workshops and a brief background of Leaders’ Summit in 2021, Te Pai Ora SSPA Te Ao Mārama Te Ao Rangatira – The Social Sector Leaders’ Summit

Session 2: Where you stand

Tuesday 7 May, 10-11.30am

Session 2 will ground your Enhancing Leadership journey in knowing yourself as a human and a leader, with Liz Riversdale, Consultant & Coach at Catapult.

Leading self in social services is foundational to how we lead our organisations to deliver services within our hapori. Core to this is knowing the principles that guide and sustain us in our mahi. Like roots of a tree these support us to stay grounded through the obstacles and opportunities we face within the complexity of the social services landscape.

This workshop provides space to pause and reconnect with what guides you, share with others and discuss the realities of leading from your guiding principles.

The session will start with Liz sharing her leadership journey

Session 3: Leading through diversity

Tuesday 21 May, 10-11.30am

Session 3 of the Enhancing Leadership series, with Jonathan Mosen MNZM, CEO of The WorkBridge Group, will guide us through what we can do to build and lead diverse and inclusive teams, through a disability perspective.

This session is designed to understand why shared values of inclusivity and manaakitanga haven’t readily resulted in diversity in leadership and what we, as social sector leaders, can do to bring through a diverse leadership cohort in the social sector.

The session will touch on the following aspects of building a disabled workforce – the importance of diversity at the leadership table "nothing about us without us", barriers that exist preventing aspiring disabled leaders and practical steps we can take.

The session will start with Jonathan reflecting on his own journey to becoming a CEO and offers some advice and encouragement for aspiring disabled leaders.

Session 4: Foundations of good governance

Tuesday 4 June, 10-11.30am

Session 4 of the Enhancing Leadership series will offer an interactive opportunity, with Rose Hiha-Agnew, CE of Te Tumu Whakarae Community Governance Aotearoa, to get into the grit of how to manage real-life governance and leadership challenges.

This session will focus on; sharing our own examples of not so good governing practice and the affect it has on ourselves and our communities. This will follow with a practical session on some challenges we are facing now, and how can we future proof our not-for-profits.

Good board practice knowledge, training and experience are all important to governing roles, but often we fall short on good people dynamics and relationships that leads to poor decision making.

So how do we often get it so wrong and what impact has it played on you, and your organisation? We will explore what good looks like: an overview of the Good Governance Code and evaluation for your board.

What is the future for our not-for-profits? We will discuss collaboration and amalgamation of not-for-profits working in the community space can support sustainability within our community sectors. What can we do as sector leaders to future proof our organisations and communities?

Session 5: Taking an intergenerational view on leadership

Tuesday 18 June, 10-11.30am

During this kōrero in session 5, Kaye-Maree Dunn, Kaiwhakahaere Director, Making Everything Achievable, will look at different leadership characteristics of tūpuna, how these relate to our actions and activities today

Kaye-Maree will also provide insights and reflections on building intergenerational approaches to leadership through her work in helping to train over 300 people into Iwi/Māori Governance roles with the Ka Eke Poutama programme delivered by Te Whare Hukahuka and what we might learn on how we can strengthen our organisations by taking an intergenerational approach to succession and development.

Session 6: Whakawhanaungatanga - Wrap up session

Tuesday 25 June, 10-11am

This final wrap up session of the Enhancing Leadership workshops will give us a chance to reflect on the workshop series with all the leaders who have been on the journey together. Belinda Himiona, CEO Te Pai Ora SSPA, will facilitate discussions with the group exploring:

  • What have you gained from this series? e.g. Highlights, challenges, new insights, useful takeaway tools
  • Your leadership journey and practice from here
  • Interest in a ongoing community of practice across the rōpū

Our Kaitiaki

Liz Riversdale

With over ten years’ experience as a Catapult consultant and coach, Liz Riversdale fuses hands-on practical experience with qualifications and wisdom from her role as an academic lead and lecturer in social work at Te Wananga O Aotearoa. She applies this rich mix to one-on-one coaching, team development, and when facilitating leadership programmes for organisations such as Centreport, Tuatahi, PGG Wrightson, and Environment Southland.

Liz has worked with a wide variety of both public and private sector clients. Whether she is working with someone one-on-one or with a large group, consistent feedback is that Liz brings out the best in people through her astute, engaging and genuine style.

As well as a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s of Education, Liz is an accredited facilitator of the DISC behaviourial profiling tool and a certified Crucial Conversations Trainer.

Jonathan Mosen

Jonathan Mosen MNZM is CEO of Workbridge, the largest New Zealand-owned agency dedicated to the employment of disabled people. He is Chairman of the New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN), which represents over 200 of New Zealand’s disability service providers.

He also hosts the popular Living Blindfully podcast, heard by members of the blind community in more than 113 countries.

He has been totally blind from birth and is also hearing impaired.

He has been a thought leader, broadcaster, podcaster, advocate, change agent, government relations professional, author, senior manager, DPO leader, information technology consultant, Internet start-up founder, candidate for Parliament, IT product designer, and non-profit Chair. He is married to Bonnie and has four children - two daughters and two sons, as well as a granddaughter.

He was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2019 for his services to the blind community and has received numerous other awards for his work for blind people.

Rose Hiha-Agnew

Rose Hiha-Agnew - Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Rongowhaakata, Ngāti Kahungunu.

Rose has extensive experience in management and governance across iwi, community, and governance organisations. During her career in local and central government Rose has led large-scale transformational programmes involving the environment, Te Ao Māori, and sustainability and infrastructure.

This has included the management of millions in partnership investments with iwi and communities across New Zealand.

Rose was Chair of Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Co-Chaired the Endangered Species Foundation. She currently supports national boards in digital equity and local art community boards.

Kaye-Maree Dunn

Kaye-Maree Dunn, co-founder of Making Everything Achievable (MEA), is a renowned Māori tech entrepreneur. Leading Ahau NZ Limited and Indigital Blockchain Limited, she's involved with North Hokianga Development Trust, Āhau Tātai Hono Trust, and is a Sir Edmund Hillary Fellow. Dedicated to Māori and community development for over 23 years, her roles span Child, Youth, and Family, The Department of Labour, Māori Land Court, and NZ Maori Tourism. Active in Te Whare Hukahuka, she uplifts transformative capabilities in New Zealand's economic landscape. Recognized as Māori Entrepreneur of the Year in 2023, her recent pursuits include Social Enterprise Development and Governance Training.