Leadership programme launches for Māori and Pacific Island men

Rise2025, the global coaching and leadership programme for Indigenous women will now support Indigenous men. Rise2025 teams up with Lee and Cazna Luke, Directors of Mokowhiti Ltd., a Te Waipounamu based whanau owned and operated business.

Rachel Petero, Founder of Rise2025, looks to take a proactive approach to address the disproportionate statistics of Tāne Māori across all determinants; health, education, employment, homelessness and imprisonment. “we have an opportunity to empower both Māori men that are suffering under disproportionate statistics, as well as current and upcoming successful leaders. We need different approaches to those currently being offered. The statistics represent decades of inherited and imposed behaviours. We need to unlearn and relearn one coaching conversation at a time.”

Lee Luke, a Director of Mokowhiti, and a firm believer in the values that Rise2025 stands for embraces the launch. Lee said, “The leadership and coaching skills we gain from day one are life skills we can use to deal with conflict, crisis, and better communicate how we are coping or not. With tikanga and Māori values at the heart of the Rise2025, kaupapa as well as internationally trained facilitators [will help foster] a transformative journey for us all.”

Rise 2025 garnered interest from both Māori and Pacific Island Tāne since its launch in 2015. According to Petero, “Now is the perfect time to respond to the demand. Our global vision is to transform the lives of 100,000 indigenous women, men and their whanau by 2025.”

The inaugural Rise2025 Mana Tāne programme will be hosted at Rehua Marae in the heart of Otautahi, Christchurch. Applications are open to only a limited number of Māori and Pacific Island men. Dates of attendance are 12-14 March and 27-29 April. Applications can be submitted to info@rise2025.com.