Tuakana Teina Chair Mentoring Programme

A partnership between Community Governance NZ and Institute of Directors.

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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.

Applications will be open early January for the 2023 cohort. Visit Institute of Directors website for application and criteria details.


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).

Meet our Tuakana

Introducing Alan Isaac

Introducing Mele Wendt

Introducing Prabha Ravi

Introducing Rawiri Bhana

Hear from our Tuakana and Teina

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