Engaging Well Ltd provides the Engaging Effectively with Māori programme across the Aotearoa - New Zealand public and private sectors including within Government Agencies, Local Government and the health, education and legal professions.
Aperahama is a really good tutor, especially given the additional constraints of teaching over zoom – patient, encouraging and knowledgeable. I like how the course focused on specific things we could easily incorporate into our working lives, and also had content on tikanga and other things beyond Te Reo as purely a language.
I really got a lot out of it, it also stirred up a fair few emotions I suppose unexpectantly. I was pretty upset to be honest, still can’t quite believe it. I have been a few talks along these lines over the years, I think this one ‘hit the spot’, prob due to timing more than anything, and of course you did a bloody good job. You bought in the history with evidence and made it all sensible and palpable…As I said, I was a bit upset after your talk, not that I was ashamed of any racist tendencies I have (which I know I do have as you say), but more the impacts of colonialism and racism were / are far closer to home than I’d realised or perhaps thought about.
I just wanted to let you know how much we’re enjoying the classes. I did a Te Reo class many years ago where it felt a bit forced and so I didn’t retain much of it. I really like your relaxed style, which keeps us moving and learning at a good pace. And the games are hilarious. Miharo!
Thank you so much for this morning’s class, I’ve had lots of positive feedback from the team already! General consensus is that they loved it; it’s brilliant to have an opportunity to come together as a team for some fun and learning, and also doing something where we’re all at the same stage together.
Kia ora Hone, I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the course yesterday I attended here in the Education Centre. I did not think it would bring up any emotions but had tears a couple of times which surprised me. I have come back to the office after the training and told EVERYONE in the team who hasn't attended to attend the course. One of our staff is registered for May. The course was very well run, informative and interesting not to mention thought provoking, and inspiring me to be a better person. Thank you again, keep on doing your amazing mahi!
Your facilitation was compassionate, intelligent, informed, unapologetic, immovable yet respectful and awkward for participants – loved it! Especially appreciated the opportunity for open conversations and invitation to get comfortable in the uncomfortable because good stuff happens there when conversations are respectful.
I recently attended L1 of Hone’s workshop at North Shore Hospital in the context of my community counselling role at Harbour Hospice. It was transformative for myself, and for others who have attended from our team – kia ora!
Kia ora Api. Thank you very much for all of your work - you have contributed so much to our mahi and to what we are trying to represent.
I found your competency training to be extremely thought provoking, informative and challenging. Given my teams direct interaction with the above legislation and our duty to include our communities in our plan development and decision-making processes I think it would be invaluable for us to undertake your competency training as a team.
I was part of the Engaging with Maori session today at North Shore and I was completely in awe of Hone and the way the session was delivered in such a passionate, engaging and encouraging manner. I came home sharing it with my partner and mum, and how I wished everyone would get a chance to experience this session.