Grantmaking and Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshops

June 5, 2017

DUE to popular demand, we have added another Auckland date: Wed 9 August (Tue 8 is now fully-booked)

Every trustee, trust manager and grants advisor needs an understanding of our nation’s founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and what it means for their work in philanthropy.

We’re proud to offer one-day Treaty workshops in Christchurch Thu 20 July and Auckland Tue 8 (FULL) and Wed 9 August specifically for those working in funding. It is designed to be particularly helpful for non-Māori funders who want to question and explore the Treaty’s implications in a positive, interactive learning environment.

The workshops will be facilitated by Kim Penetito and Joe Waru (Auckland) and Sacha McMeeking (Christchurch).

You will come away with an improved understanding of what the Treaty means, its relevance today and some of the practical implications for philanthropy.

Register today.

Auckland Facilitators: Kim Penetito and Joe Waru

Kim Penetito has nearly 20 years’ experience in community development—fostering cooperative relationships between government agencies and community organisations. She has a masters in social work and education, which she applies in her work supporting Māori and Pacific islanders to succeed on many levels. Kim has mentored leaders throughout teams and organisations, and continuously pushes for positive change. Kim’s cultural knowledge and overall perspective has led her to work with many NGOs, facilitating discussion around issues of race and disempowerment. She is an Associate of LEAD – Centre for not-for-profit leadership and the Co-Director of Haua Partnerships Ltd developed the tool BRAVE CONVERSATIONS, to aid the facilitation of whakawhitiwhiti Korero between Maori and non-Maori.

Joe Waru is currently employed as a Cultural Worker with Kari Centre (ADHB) working with adolescent mental health. He has a strong background in social work including such roles as: Coordinator Rūnanga o Kura Kaupapa Māori in Auckland, Youth Justice Coordinator working with youth offenders, Care and Protection Social Work and Northern Regional Māori Practice Leader PSN.

Joe has long been involved with the Kōhanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa Māori movements and has spent six years facilitating Treaty workshops, bicultural organisational development, cultural supervision and cultural responsiveness awareness for organisations.

Christchurch Facilitator: Sacha McMeeking

Sacha McMeeking is Head of Aotahi, the School of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Canterbury. She brings a serial entrepreneur’s approach to working with and for iwi Māori. From instigating United Nations proceedings to architecting a Māori social enterprise fund and leading commercial negotiations, she is known for solution-building that meets Iwi Māori aspirations. In a previous role as General Manager of Strategy and Influence with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Sacha was responsible for government relations, public policy, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and inter-Iwi collaboration which included commercial opportunities. In 2010, Sacha was awarded the Fulbright Harkness Fellowship for emerging and established leaders, which she used to develop kaupapa Māori asset management and tribal development tools (available at