Te Ara Whakamana: Mana Enhancement Training

Te Ara Whakamana: Mana Enhancement training runs over a 2-day programme. The first day covers the key concepts, the Māori creation story and introduction to Ngā Atua Māori (Spiritual Guardians), the concept of Mana, identifying strengths and cultural resources, case studies and how to use the framework. You leave this day with a tool you can use immediately. We then ask participants to try out the tool on at least three cases.

We reassemble a month later to peer review, share innovations, problem solve the cases and discuss further aspects such as how best to analyse the content, re story, assess risk and apply safety plans, track and reward progress. We discuss using Te Ara Whakamana in Restorative Practice, as an holistic measuring outcomes tool and how to ensure sustainability. We also visit staff wellbeing and show how to use the tool for this purpose. Data collection and analysis emanates from these outcomes and assists facilitators to engage in data based decision making with all participants.

Te Ara Whakamana works for anyone who needs to develop a plan for positive behaviour change and can be tailored to suit any organisation i.e, Kaupapa Māori, education, social work, disabilities, mental health, rehabilitation, domestic violence and sexual violence, at risk youth, youth and adult offenders, whole of whānau, foster care, probation and many more. 

We aim to assemble up to 30 participants per training. In shared training sessions we find the wider the mix of participants, the richer the experience for all, so encourage collaboration.

Te Ara Whakamana:  Mana Enhancement is most effective when a whole of agency/ organisation/ school approach is adopted. Please contact us to arrange a Te Ara Whakamana training specific to your requirements and negotiate a special rate.  

 Day One:
    • Key concepts
    • The  Māori creation story and Ngā Atua
    • The concept of Mana
    • How to recognise cultural strengths and resources
    • Case studies
    • How to use Te Ara Whakamana: The Mana Enhancement framework
 Day Two:
    • Peer review cases and share innovations
    • Analysis, Insights and Re-storying students
    • Safety Plans
    • The application of Te Ara Whakamana: Mana Enhancement in diverse settings
    • Using Te Ara Whakamana: Mana Enhancement for Restorative Practice
    • How to track progress and measure holistic well being outcomes
    • Staff Wellbeing 
    • Ensuring sustainability
    • Data collection, analysis and decision making