Maori Leaders Programme

E ngā mana, e ngā pakihi, e ngā kaitiaki o ngā taonga tuku iho, te iti me te rahi. Tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome to the cutting edge of Māori business growth.

Kia pai te whakatere i te waka.

Leading a Māori organisation on a growth journey encompasses dreams, opportunity, culture, connections and disciplined execution.

This transformative programme weaves together these important concepts to navigate through business growth and advance your business or trust to the next level. The programme is developed around the realities, challenges and opportunities unique to iwi and Māori organisations. Through the analogy of the waka hourua, we explore the journey of your organisation.



This programme has the

Best Insight

and learnings into trust business that I've been part of

- Fred Whata Jnr, Rotoiti 15 Trust

Who is it for?

Maori Leaders managing

large assets and businesses and are looking for opportunities to grow.

Leaders who want to gain

a clear understanding of roles, strategy, team, tools and execution.

Maori trusts that want to create

a beacon of hope for their people and stronger economic engines.

The Breakdown

  • 2.5 day workshop
  • Maori business speakers
  • Held in your region
  • Experienced Maori facilitators
  • Customised to your Maori Trust
  • Follow-up Coaching Sessions

Maori Development at The Icehouse

The Icehouse Maori Team

Meet the people behind our Maori programmes

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Ngati Pukenga Project

Helping grow and innovative iwi nationwide

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Join Our Maori Community

Be part of the updates, news and community

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Key Conversation Areas

    Claiming our waka

    • What are the critical activities driving our business?
    • What role does our Board play in a business growth journey?
    • How can we maximise our Board’s collective strengths?
    • Do our actions reflect a culture of success?

    Where’s our waka going?

    • Do we all share the same vision and goals for our Trust?
    • Is our strategy focused on the right things?
    • What assumptions are we relying on in our strategy?

    Who’s on our waka?

    • Who could I add to my network that could help achieve our goals?
    • What types of expertise and partners do we need on our waka?
    • Are our people wanting to be involved and how to we grow this?
    • How do we motivate and resource people to do the Trust’s mahi?

    Keeping our waka on course

    • What are we measuring and are these the rights things?
    • How could different frameworks and processes make our job easier?
    • How could we minimise our risk if we pursue ambitious goals?
    • What new processes could we use to make our job easier?


To discuss your Maori business or Trust, whakapa mai ki a Shay Wright:

027 523 1560

64 9 308 6200
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