It interesting how synergy can happen in conversations. In March, Rod introduced himself on our website and in doing so provided some reflection on how to be authentic in our Pepeha as Pākehā. While Rod was having this discovery, I had already begun drafting this blog, reflecting on my own learning from an IRA wananga … Continue reading Adding to the Pepeha conversation
Well it's five weeks on, and the country has survived level 4 Rahui; is tolerating level 3 Rahui; and is bracing, anticipating and chomping at the bit to have some freedom restored and be at level 2. While I sit here thinking to myself, "Taihoa! What's the rush?; let's not be in such a hurry … Continue reading Looking toward the end of Rahui: Preparing for our new usual
Well it is 'interesting' times we are living in at present! Although I have three draft blogs on the go, waiting to be finished, it seems appropriate to put them aside and write this one instead. As I type this I am on my 6th day of working from home, having made the decision to … Continue reading A time of Rāhui – more pondering by Karen
Introducing the new member of the The Project Team: Rod Baxter Kia ora koutou! This is my first blog and it seems appropriate to begin with an introduction. As a Pākehā supervisor, I have needed to learn the art of of pepeha and mihimihi. Last year I learned something new and it caused a form … Continue reading Ko wai au? Reintroducing introductions
I've been contemplating the concept of cross cultural supervision, since re-reading an article on 'cultural supervision' by J. Elkington (A Kaupapa Māori supervision context – cultural and professional in The Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Journal; Issue 26(1), 2014)). I really appreciated the assertion in this article that all supervision is cultural, so therefore cultural … Continue reading Cross cultural supervision or is it just supervision?