Māori and Pacific peoples make up a high percentage of the workforce in New Zealand, and while organisations are increasing their diversity and inclusion efforts, there is still a lot of work to be done. Mana Moana offers a new approach to cultural competency upskilling for both deskless and in-office workers and covers ten important categories:
* Traditional and contemporary arts;* Oral traditions (e.g. stories & languages);* People, past and present (e.g. heroes and influencers);* Health, wellbeing and sport;* History and key events;* Natural world (e.g. maramataka, Matariki);* Whānau, hapū, iwi;* Current affairs;* Business;* Food (e.g. planting & sourcing food, recipes).
Created in partnership with Brown Pages, the 12-month Mana Moana programme is delivered through short, snackable messages on Vibe’s digital channels.
The Mana Moana programme introduces employees to a range of Māori and Pacific perspectives to improve their understanding of Indigenous diversity:
* Basic understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi;
* Basic understanding of tikanga Māori and cultural values;
* Basic understanding of Pacific customs and cultural values;
* Introduction to the main Pacific cultures in New Zealand, their languages and relationships with New Zealand.
Content can be customised to your organisation’s needs and existing initiatives,with support available for participants throughout the program:
* Regular webinars encourage deeper learning of topics in the program;
* Workshops can be facilitated virtually or face to face.
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