Māori Governance & Leadership

Diploma in Māori Governance & Leadership

  • Level 6
  • 36 weeks
  • Fees apply

Programme overview:

We all want what's good for our whānau, hapū, and iwi. But do we have the skills and capability to achieve those things?

Whether you're still in Treaty negotiations or you're well into your post-settlement phase, this programme will ensure you have what it takes to help your people progress. Learn about leadership, management, and governance. Explore kaitiakitanga in today's political and economic landscape. Combine your commitment and desire to lead with tested tools and practical ability, and turn aspirations into reality.


You'll learn about:

  • ngā mana whakahaere (trusteeship and governance)
  • kaitiakitanga (stewardship)
  • toi whakapā (communication)
  • toi hautū (leadership)
  • Te Mana o Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • whai rauemi (financial, investment and asset management)
  • whai rautaki (strategic planning).

You'll know how to:

  • define the roles of governance and management
  • develop a kaitiakitanga framework for a legal entity
  • create a communications strategy
  • analyse leadership models
  • understand financial management
  • undertake strategic planning.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Increase your expertise by enrolling on one of our many reo programmes, or our Postgraduate Diploma in Bicultural Professional Supervision will further develop your leadership skills.

I want to use my qualification

With skills at this level you can take on directorships and positions on advisory boards or trusts. You'll have the skills to contribute and lead in your whānau, hapū, and iwi entities.


How you'll study:

  • noho marae.

Entry criteria:

You'll need to either:

  • be a trustee now, or have 2 years experience as a trustee
  • have the level 5 Diploma in Small Business Enterprise or equivalent
  • have demonstrated equivalent life experiences and learning.

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