This webinar was presented on 12 July 2016 by Nan Wehipeihana and Dr. Chelsea Grootveld.
This 60-minute webinar covered:
- How consultation, evaluation and research can express Māori values.
- The difference between evaluating for indigenous communities, and evaluating as indigenous communities
- The ‘lightbulb moment’ on cultural paradigms
- Real-life stories and examples of why and how you can get this right, and the cost of getting it wrong
Viewers of this webinar can expect to gain:
- An understanding of the principles of evaluation and research by, for and as indigenous peoples
- Learnings about a model of appropriate engagement for Māori
- Knowledge of why this is important for Māori, and for good outcomes
- An appreciation for cultural paradigms in evaluation and research
As community sector professionals, we all need to ensure that our consultation and engagement can express Māori values. This is not only pertinent to social research, but any programme that will impact upon Māori values, wahi tapu and taonga.
About our presenters
Skilled in evaluation and research, Nan Wehipeihana has more than 15 years experience in designing, leading and managing evaluation and research projects. She has a wealth of public and private sector experience in broadcasting, education, employment, health, housing, justice, social development, social policy, sport and recreation, the arts and culture and heritage.
Nan is widely recognised for her adeptness in managing complex relationships in research, evaluation and policy settings. She is passionate about protecting, evidencing and growing the space to be Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. Nan facilitates dialogue and engagement that builds understanding of Māori. For clients, Nan offers access and insight into Māori views and values for use in government, business and community contexts. She has a strong track record in policy and programme evaluation, using mixed methods in evaluation, organisational capacity and capability development and extensive evaluation training experience. The development of culturally based evaluation outcome frameworks is a particular area of expertise. Nan’s tribal affiliations are to Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui.
She is Director of Aiko Consultants Limited and is currently working with a team of kaupapa Māori centred evaluators on a formative evaluation of Te Pūtahitanga, the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Te Waipounamu (South Island). Chelsea’s tribal affiliations are to Ngāi Tai, Ngāti Porou, Whakatōhea Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Whakatōhea and Te Arawa.