Tuakana Teina Chair Mentoring Programme

Connecting the next generation of chairs to strengthen the community sector.

Community Governance NZ and the Institute of Directors (IoD) have formed a new partnership to run the Tuakana Teina programme for new Chairs of not-for-profits. This collaboration aims to strengthen and support the community governance sector with best-practice expertise of the IoD.

The concept of Tuakana Teina is a Māori values-based principle of ako (two-way learning), which draws upon shared experience, knowledge and support.

*Please note: Due to overwhelming demand, the Tuakana Teina Mentoring Programme is now fully booked. Please contact us should you wish to be placed on a wait list for 2022. Thank you for your interest.

Programme highlights
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One-to-one mentoring

Successful teina (mentees) will be matched with an established community board chair tuakana (mentor) for a 10-month programme of one-to-one mentoring (usually six to seven sessions).

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Enriched programme

Mentoring sessions will be enhanced through a number of online and in-person events to connect with the other teina (mentees) in the programme and hear from governance experts on relevant topics.

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Access to training

IoD resources - Teina (mentees) will also receive complimentary access to the online IoD Governance Essentials and Finance Essentials training programmes during the programme period (a value of $1188 per person).


Introducing Alan Isaac

Introducing Mele Wendt

Introducing Prabha Ravi

Introducing Rawiri Bhana

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