How can we build innovation capability in our people, and increase resilience in our communities?
We created a programme of creative workshops focused on building skills in the five different phases of the traditional five-step design thinking process. This transitioned into an immersive, experiential learning phase, with the cohort designing and facilitating co-design workshops with whānau, to create social impact in their own communities that they themselves owned.
Although initially focused on increasing the confidence and capability in design thinking for staff, we directed the programme down a more participatory path. One of the most important parts of the project was the indigenisation of the design thinking process and tools to work within Tikanga Māori.
This work informed our thinking around radical-inclusion in the design process, which is an ongoing theme within our work.
What is the future of leadership and how can we support our rangatahi (young people) to be leaders in this future?
We delivered workshops in Taranaki and Wellington to explore the future of leadership for indigenous youth. Using this as generative research, we took the data and extrapolated this into key capabilities, capacities resources and relationship that the iwi and rangatahi would require to be successful in their preferred futures.
We presented the iwi with a leadership model and framework, as well as recommendations and concepts to illustrate how the preferred futures of leadership could be delivered across short, medium and long-term horizons.
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