Ka Eke Poutama empowers Maori youth with the skills and confidence to step up into governance and leadership roles across the motu and across all disciplines
Ma te whakapakari i nga pukenga o te tangata, ka eke poutama ai nga iwi Maori ki nga taumata tiketike. Tenei te karanga atu ki nga rangatahi o Tamaki, nga rangatira mo apopo. Maranga mai ra!
Applications are currently open for Ka Eke Poutama 2018!
We encourage applications from diverse rangatahi and young leaders who are committed to making a difference to their community, Iwi and whānau through effective governance and leadership.
What is it?
Ka Eke Poutama (KEP) is our response to the need to build up a generation of confident, capable and engaged rangatahi Māori to take on governance positions throughout our community.
KEP is a practical three month governance programme combining: training, guest speakers, coaching sessions, networking and real-life board experience. We draw on stories and case studies from Māori organisations and top businesses, weaves in themes of innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership and connects you with experienced governors and business leaders.
Who is it for?
We encourage applications from diverse rangatahi and young leaders who are committed to making a difference to their community, Iwi and whānau through effective governance and leadership. We are looking for:
- Young, passionate Māori between the ages of 18 and 35
- Focused on rangatahi living in the Tamaki or Te Tai Tokerau regions (Auckland and Northland) but open to rangatahi across Aotearoa
- Keen to engage in a fun and practical programme and committed to seeing the journey through to the end
- Rangatahi that are interested in discovering their strengths as governors and as people
Ka Eke Poutama 2018
Participants are required to attend all of the wananga (above) in order to complete the requirements of the programme, so put the dates in your calendar now! In addition to the wananga outlined above, the programme consists of online content that can be completed anywhere with a suitable internet connection.
To complete the course touch-points you should set aside 5-8 hours per week for this programme. These hours are flexible except for an online session every fortnight (every second Wednesday at 6pm).
What do we cover?
We have worked with more than 650 Māori leaders throughout the motu. Alumni often comment that it is a fun experience full of learning. We use activities and stories, and you don’t require any previous governance experience to participate. If you’re interested in the following ideas, then we’ve got the goods for you:
- Indigenous approaches to governance and enterprise growth
- The roles and responsibilities of trustees when holding a governance position
- The most common risks that Maori trusts experience and how to manage them
- Navigating future trends that will change the world and our communities
- How to develop great strategy for a Maori trust or new enterprise
- Entrepreneurial principles to accelerate enterprise growth
- 10 ways to innovate in a company to keep it ahead of the game
- Ways to measure and monitor progress towards your strategy
- Operational tools and systems that ensure things get done
- How to have effective trustee meetings that focus on the right things
- Tricks to improve communication between all people you engage with