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SNAPSHOTS - Leading Change

  • Lion Harbour 1 Michael Fowler Centre (map)

Snapshot sessions give you a 'snapshot' of a range of awesome projects happening across the motu - and beyond!  You'll hear from all the presenters below, and there'll be a chance for questions and answers afterward.

Kaiārahi/Kaitautoko: Leadership in the youth development sector

Anya will deliver a hilarious and inspirational workshop/brief presentation on 1) what constitutes powerful leadership in our sector, 2) how the principle of whakamanatanga supports a flourishing youth development ecosystem, and 3) some key ideas and concepts for leading people and organisations in the youth development sector.

Anya Satyanand

Ara Taiohi

A data-literate sector: an update and invitation to contribute

Data is becoming a much more dominant feature of the youth development, government and funding space. In response, Ara Taiohi has developed a Digital Strategy that will enable us to analyse and respond to this new environment. Our vision is a learning, data-literate youth development ecosystem that ensures that our sector's work with young people is shaped by the big picture and supported by good information.

We'll be sharing our four pou that have been built for the sector, by the sector, and driven by the desire to support collaboration and create good youth development data infrastructure. These are a digital visualisation tool, Takiwā, a unique Aotearoa Youth Development Index, a Self-Review tool for organisations and a Training App that supports practitioners in ongoing professional development.

All tools are underpinned by a robust evaluation methodology, infrastructure and ethical framework. We're excited about updating you all and getting feedback to shape where to next!

Kirsten Le Harivel

Ara Taiohi

Census for change!

Imagine what we could achieve if we worked with a range of passionate and skilled New Zealanders of all backgrounds and ages to create a tool that can benefit the community in many ways.

Ashley, a young person and social entrepreneur based in Dunedin studying a Bachelor of Leadership for Change will be presenting her concept 'Census for Change'. Having confidence in the concept she believes it will not only provide opportunity for people to come together from different sectors but be a breakthrough for youth development and empowerment informing communities.

Ashley King

Social entrepreneur

(Vision named 'Ashley & the Riot'!)

MANAvation: A mana enhancing approach to youth engagement

MANAvation is a rangatahi centered approach to supporting youth engagement and the enhancement of wellbeing by utilising mana enhancing practices and indigenous concepts such as whanaungatanga, tu-rangatiratanga and wairuatanga.

MANAvation supports a shift in whānau, community, youth sector and societal thinking by challenging the status quo and introducing a fresh approach to understanding: the needs of rangatahi; perspectives of wellbeing; AOD - Alcohol and Other Drugs and mental health; the importance of connection and purpose within a wider collective; and the tuakana - teina relationship needed to support a generational movement of enhancing the wellbeing of our future leaders.

Attending delegates will witness how this tangata-centered approach can work to enhance whaiora connections through the use of real life rangatahi journeys, and also have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on exercise utilising this approach.

Turaukawa Bartlett

Aimee Bartlett

MANAvation Consultancy


Darion Williams

Rangatahi community leader and advisor