Cultural intelligence is an important skill that all New Zealand leaders need right now. Cultural intelligence or CQ, is the ability to cross boundaries and operate and thrive in multiple cultures.
Māori and Pacific cultural intelligence can impact your effectiveness in negotiating a contract or marketing and branding yourself. It can also make a difference whether you thrive or fail in a cross cultural situation.
If New Zealand was a village of 100 people, 14 of them would be Māori, 11 would be Asian and 7 would be of Pacific descent.
Those populations are set to increase faster than New Zealand’s Pakeha population over the next two decades.
If you’re not actively developing and refining your Māori and Pacific cultural communications approach, you’re leaving money and opportunities on the table.
This programme is for leaders who:
Brown Pages coach, Iulia Leilua, will take you through this five week cultural intelligence summer programme. Of both Māori (Ngāti Hāua, Ngāti Hekeāwai) and Samoan descent, Iulia brings thirty years' experience as a multi-award winning journalist, public relations consultant and entrepreneur. She has worked extensively with Māori and Pasifika communities in New Zealand and throughout the Pacific region; and as secretary for her iwi for twelve years.
Iulia was a founding member of TVNZ's Māori Department where she worked as a journalist on Pacific show ‘Tagata Pasifika’ (1987-1997). She later ran her own PR company (2001-2012) serving a range of clients including TVNZ, Pacific Business Trust, Māori Television, Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police, FSANZ, Ministry of Health, Auckland Council etc.
She returned to journalism with Māori Television’s award-winning current affairs show ‘Native Affairs’ (2009-2017). More recently, Iulia completed a term as Head of News and Digital Content at Pacific Radio News. She is now using her wealth of knowledge to transform leaders through cultural intelligence.
Feed your curiosity and hunger for new ideas while relaxing over the summer break - because leaders never totally switch off. Enrol now and start 2018 ahead of the game.
By the end of the programme you will know how to: