CulturePRO 5-Week Online Programme

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In early April, Brown Pages launched a 5-week Māori and Pacific cultural intelligence online programme for early adopters called 'CulturePRO'.

The 5-week curriculum content includes mp3 audio files of pre-recorded interviews with our 12 guest speakers, more than 100 pages of transcripts, video presentations by Iulia Leilua, customised worksheets and useful resources.

The next rotation of this programme will begin in October 2018.

Class Curriculum


This programme is for people who:

  • Have some Māori or Pacific cultural awareness or experience but need to be more culturally savvy

  • Want to improve their cultural intelligence and cross-cultural leadership to increase productivity and improve engagement

  • Want to show up to consultations, hui and fono and have more meaningful dialogue while reducing the risk of communications breakdowns

  • Are willing to adapt their mindsets and behaviour to be a change leader

  • Understand NZ's changing demographics means it's not 'business as usual' anymore

  • Want to ensure their business or organisation is culturally relevant and responsive

  • Want to understand what Māori and Pacific people are thinking right now at governance, operational, frontline and community levels

By the end of this 5-week programme you will know how to:

  • Tailor culturally driven solutions that fit the needs of your workplace or business:

      • Diversity and inclusion strategy

      • Unconscious bias training

      • Communications strategy (internal and external)

      • Media strategy

      • Community engagement strategy

      • Pacific cultural responsiveness plan

      • Iwi relationship building strategy

      • Māori cultural responsiveness plan

      • Human resource management plan

      • Recruitment plan

      • Health and safety training

      • Public speaking training for staff

Your Instructor

Iulia Leilua
Iulia Leilua

Iulia is of Māori (Ngāti Hāua, Ngāti Hekeāwai) and Samoan descent and has been a director of Brown Pages since 2001. She is a multi-award winning journalist, public relations consultant and entrepreneur. Iulia has worked extensively with Māori and Pasifika communities in New Zealand and throughout the Pacific region for three decades. She also worked for her iwi as secretary of the Ngāti Hāua Iwi Trust in Taumarunui (2004-2016).

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. Iulia 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.


What's included?

  • Access to content based on a proven CQ system developed by global thought leaders

  • Self-paced learning with 3 x live webinars/Q & A, 12 case studies, 10+ hrs audio (some of which will be released for free) & video

  • Learn in a collaborative, relaxed, non-judgemental environment

  • Bonus: 100 Māori and Pacific thought leaders you need to know

  • Bonus: Revised Māori and Pacific cultural communications audit toolkits

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the programme start?
The next rotation will begin in early August 2018.
How long do I have access to the online programme?
You will have access to it for one year before the programme is taken down. We will notify you before it's taken down in case you haven't downloaded all the course content.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 10 (ten) days for a full money back guarantee.