Rongo | Our Practice

Tēnā koutou katoa e te whānau and many warm greetings.

Rongo is our thought leaders practice. We offer tailored services depending on client needs. We specialise in workforce development and training. From supervision, mentoring, facilitation, strategic planning, lectures, presentations to workshops and wānanga.

Our Kaupapa

We have named our approach Tairongorongo (Rongo). Rongo is grounded in Kaupapa Māori and mātauranga Māori utilising tools of Western scholarship – supervision, reflective practice, community psychology, public health and social work.

Delivered through whole sensory learning and strength-based approaches we offer co-creation and design methods, Māori mindfulness, whitiwhiti korero – creativity and reflection using pūrākau, hoa haere – peer support practice and skill sharing.

WE OFFERSPECIALISING IN
Supervision & MentoringKaupapa Māori Theory, Research & Evaluation
Facilitation & Strategic PlanningCommunity Psychology
Training & WorkshopsSocial Work, Reflexive Practice
Lectures & PresentationsCultural Safety & Health Literacy Practice


Knowledge is the noun, knowing is the verb and understanding is the liberating practice, Rongo embraces all.

Tairongorongo

We are passionate about systemic change grounded in Indigenous scholarship. We understand that everything has a connection, requiring patience and an ability to zoom out of individualistic thinking to a collective methodology and create a system and process to understand power of relationships and interconnectedness of things.

The achievement of authentic being is an unfolding process of living an authentic life and that all things are in a process of becoming.

Marsden, 2003

Collective Supervision

Collective or group supervision is delivered through whole sensory learning and strength-based approaches using co-creation/design methods, Māori mindfulness, whitiwhiti korero – creativity and reflection using pūrākau, hoa haere – peer support practice and skill sharing.

Collective supervision provides opportunities for individuals to come together and discuss workplace challenges, reflect on practice, share knowledge and to further develop mātauranga Māori in combination with clinical practice. Currently, supervision models are outdated and do not cater for the needs of the Māori health workforce. Collective supervision is an excellent platform to support staff, raise professional practice, build confidence and is supported by one-on-one supervision.


Strategic Planning

Strategic planning can begin with a 1-2 workshop exploring and developing organisational/operational vision, mission, aims and working objectives. We can tailor planning towards existing operational documents and frameworks as suited. Throughout the day we delivered through whole sensory learning and strength-based approaches using co-creation/design methods. We will work with you to finalise the strategic vision and produce a document to socialise with the organisation/workforce.


Wānanga

Wānanga method is based on a reciprocal relationship of providing a space to learn from each other and explore rangahau pathways. It is envisioned that the wānanga will be conducted at a marae and will follow tikanga and kawa practices. Tikanga will provide a core reference foundation for which the discussion can develop.

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