Māori and Pacific Cultural Intelligence For Leaders

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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:

  • Have little to no Māori or Pacific cultural awareness or experience

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

  • Want to cultivate one of the top global management opportunities for this century - cultural intelligence

  • 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

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

  • Half hour free consultation call with Brown Pages coaches

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

  • Bonus: Revised Māori and Pacific cultural communications audit toolkits

  • 10% discount on Brown Pages Premium Coaching packages launching in 2018
    • 2-month one on one coaching worth $10,000
    • 6-month one on one coaching worth $30,000

  • 10% discount on Brown Pages live events including workshops and masterclasses

By the end of the programme you will know how to:

  • Grow your Māori and Pacific cultural intelligence in a range of engagement settings

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

  • Ensure your business or organisation is culturally relevant and responsive

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the programme start?
The next rotation of the programme for enrolled members starts Monday 9 April 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.