Webinar: Maori Cultural Competency for technical communicators

Worried about your level of understanding with things Māori? Many of us find ourselves feeling culturally out of our depth at one time or another. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone, and this webinar is for you. We'll cover some basic insights into how Māori understand and interact with our world.

If you worry about the possibility of getting things wrong and causing offence, here's a great place to start - knowing the right questions to ask when engaging with Māori stakeholders and clients.

You might know Shelly and her energy from our plain language webinar series. Book this one hour and be entertained and informed in her usual dorky, entertaining, but pretty damn irresistible way. Learn the 50 different things "kia ora" can mean (ok, not really 50 but still lots!), and let's just get a bit more comfortable with things Māori. Go on. Nau mai, haere mai!

Learning outcomes

  • cultural understanding to improve relationships
  • recognising that we don't know what we don't know
  • knowing there's no one "Māori way" of anything
  • basic pronunciation
  • introduction to some Māori values and ways of seeing the world
  • knowing what questions you should ask

Who is it for?

  • anyone lacking confidence about things Māori
  • anyone wanting to feel like a more culturally competent Kiwi

Date and time

Friday 6th April 2018 from 11:00 am - 12 Noon NZ time, (9:00 am -10:00 am AEST)


The costs for this webinar are:

  • TechCommNZ members (and affiliates: ASTC, NZATD, PRINZ) - $20 plus GST
  • TechCommNZ student members - free
  • Non-members - $40 +GST
Please register through the website so that we can send you details about accessing the webinar session.

About the presenter

You know she's a Rockstar Writer but did you know Shelly Davies is of Ngātiwai, Ngāpuhi, and Ngāti Porou descent? She’s actively involved with her hapū Ngāti Rehua on Aotea, Great Barrier Island. She's worked for many years in Māori and indigenous education through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and as a consultant she’s worked with hapū and iwi throughout the country as a facilitator and writer of documentation. That work has included strategic planning, evaluation, resource management plans, and governance. Who knew - not just a rockstar!

Want more? Talk to Shelly.

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