Ara Taiohi's 2011 Wananga and AGM» 30/09/2011, Posted by Site Admin
On Thursday 27 October 2011 Ara Taiohi will hold a Wananga, followed by the Ara Taiohi AGM Friday 28 October. You are warmly invited to attend. Both events will be held at Turnbull House in Bowen St, Wellington (close to Parliament). The Wananga will provide an opportunity for discussion, debate, deliberation and development, with a morning of caucuses, and afternoon workshops.
The morning is dedicated to caucuses. Caucuses are anticipated for Maori, Pasifka, youth health, youth workers, queer and youth participation. There is room for other caucuses to form on the day. Caucuses are the opportunity for members to advise on the strategic priorities of Ara Taiohi. They are a unique opportunity to champion the youth sector and for members to feed their collective views through to the management and governance of Ara Taiohi.
There will also be a space available for people who want to form networks to meet and discuss what this might look like for them.
The Maori Caucus holds a particular role. Please see the message below:
Nau mai, haere mai ki a koutou e mahi ana mo o tatou taiohi!
Calling all Maori who work with young people!
Ara Taiohi has worked hard to realise the hopes and aspirations of kaimahi across the motu. Major achievements so far include developing the Taiohi Maori Strategy, embedding the Treaty of Waitangi within the organisation and securing funding for a Taiohi Maori Project Officer.
The Wananga and AGM give you the opportunity to network with other kaimahi, voice your opinion and feed directly into the work of the Board. In particular, Maori Caucus needs to appoint a new Kaihautu as Elizabeth Kerekere is stepping down at the AGM to begin her PhD at Victoria University.
As part of the Treaty-based kaupapa of Ara Taiohi, Te Kaihautu is co-chair of the Board so the new person needs:
- Experience in implementing the Treaty within organisations
- Experience of working at governance levels and running meetings
- Commitment to youth development and the whole youth sector
- Basic te reo and tikanga (with the support of our Kaumatua, Ruru Hona).
Interested? Please send a korero (up to 200 words) about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10 October 2011 so we can disseminate the information to the Maori network. This will enable Maori who cannot attend to vote.
The workshops in the afternoon are a chance to share your views and learn more about areas of work Ara Taiohi is engaged with. They will cover topics including development of the Ara Taiohi website, Foundation training, the green paper on children, media training, and Ready by 21 (strategies for effective change for communities working with young people).
The registration form attached asks you to select your preferred workshops. This will help us allocate the times for each session.
THE AGM - Friday morning 28 October
Come and support the work of Ara Taiohi, hear the outcomes from Caucus, and have your vote. The AGM will be followed by lunch and a chance to network and talk to staff and Board members.
* Programme and registration form - please fill in and return by Monday 10 October.
* Resolution on annual membership levies for Ara Taiohi.
For more information please contact: email@example.com or phone 04 802 5000.