Panel Discussion with Maya
In collaboration with Global Women and Air New Zealand, TupuToa attended Triggers for Change with Maya Soetoro-Ng. Soetoro-Ng has a history in leading outreach and development initiatives, and among other subjects has been an educator in Leadership for Social Change. She also happens to be Barack Obama’s sister! CEO Anne Fitisemanu was a keynote and panel speaker at this event, alongside Maya, Jodie King - Chief People Officer Air NZ, and Miranda Burdon – CEO New Zealand Global Women. The discussion centred around the changing representation of women and minorities in leadership, and contemplated leadership development at a global, national and organisational level.
Celebrating IWD in Wellington with Accenture
TupuToa was invited to celebrate International Women’s Day in Wellington with Accenture. The invitation only event is a key part of Accenture’s diversity and inclusion programme, which showcased a diverse line-up of brilliant leaders from a wide range of disciplines and industries – from business to human rights, from Government to the arts. We gained many valuable insights and are proud to be in partnership with a company like Accenture who aim to jolt new thinking in gender inclusion and provoke change as they work to gain gender equality.
Sione Taunga joins the Mana Moana Experience
Student Navigator, Sione Taunga, was awarded one of the community scholarships and has recently commenced the Mana Moana Experience, an integrated programme held for Pasifika leaders by Leadership NZ and funded by Foundation North. This leadership programme focuses on developing effective leaders who have a strong awareness of issues of significance for Pasifika communities and New Zealand. We’re so excited for you, Sione! Congratulations!
CareerTrackers Staff LDI Conference, Gold Coast
CareerTrackers is an Australian national non-profit with the goal of creating pathways and support systems for Indigenous young adults to attend and graduate from university, with high marks, industry experience and bright professional futures. In many respects, TupuToa is the New Zealand equivalent of CareerTrackers.
The CareerTrackers Staff LDI was an opportunity for TupuToa staff to deepen programme knowledge, build skills and strengthen ties with The CareerTrackers and Seekers in Australia. The programme kicked off with a half-day visit to the Jellurgal Cultural Centre followed by two full days of workshops and sharing. This year's focus was on knowing your business, alignment of personal and organisational values, targets and the difference an internship opportunity has on the individual, the family and their community. The team returned with some ideas to incorporate into the next TupuToa staff training and this year’s internship programme. These included:
How to be a productivity Ninja, Matt Cowdroy
Doing things differently to get the same result, Mick Gooda
Performance, the learning, the journey, growth and failure, Michael Combs
Goals and personal vision for the future, Adam Davids
Performance agreements linked to organisations goals
A massive fa’afetai tele lava to CareerTrackers for kindly hosting the team over the three days.