KURAWAKA, the fertile soils from which human potential is crafted, helps guide Māori leadership to new levels of excellence.
“In this programme it is not about individuals and their practice... it is not about you being a good nurse or midwife… it is you being a Māori leader who happens to be a nurse or a midwife. That is the change in thinking.” - Taima Campbell, Programme Manager, Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō
KURAWAKA draws on the potential for life and growth within the fertile soils of Papatuānuku, addressing equity by building the cultural and clinical excellence of authentic Māori leadership. With an explicit focus on learning journeys this programme allows participants to customise their leadership experience and self-direct their learning and impact.
“…the other challenge for Māori nurses … [is that it] sets a huge expectation on the individual of knowing what it is to be Māori. So what does that look like? … How do you respond to your colleagues who expect you to know? It is not that we need to teach Māori what that is, but how do we respond to that expectation.”
“…how you make a difference, how you make an improvement to the bigger picture by improving yourself”
Margareth Broodkoorn, Director of Nursing, Northland DHB till Jan 2019/ Chief Nurse, Ministry of Health from Feb 2019
KURAWAKA is an intensive leadership programme for Māori Nurses and Midwives who have completed the Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō Foundation Programme.
Details on the programme to offered in 2020 will be annouced shortly.