whakapapa | who we are

We are intentionally creating space to develop our collective identity which mirrors the equitable communities we seek to develop. 

We acknowledge each individual’s stories, pepeha, whakapapa and as Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti we are actively exploring the synergies we have as Te Tiriti partners. We also stand with leaders who identify with groups that experience discrimination and marginalization because of their identity (ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual identity, age, class etc).

 

whanonga pono | our values

We are guided by our values of mana ōrite, kotahitanga and manaakitanga. These values inform every project we engage in and are reflected in how we work and our commitment to Showing up Differently.

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  • We actively support rangatiratanga and self-determination for Tangata whenua
  • We amplify marginalised voices for advocacy to provoke system change
  • We respect and value the unique identity of each person and community in Aotearoa.
  • We focus on empowering ‘invisible’ leaders and intentionally ‘flip’ power dynamics to weave the rangatiratanga of all
  • We stand together and are not isolated as we work in complexity
  • Through working together we discover solutions that build on everyone’s strengths
  • In collaboration with communities and agencies we grow collective impact around shared aspirations
  • Through whanaungatanga we nurture the hauora and mana of ourselves and others in tangible ways
  • We prioritise connections between people across a system: Ko wai au?, Ko wai koe?, Ko wai tatou?
  • We host spaces for belonging, meaning and transformation and are committed to the time and intentional focus this requires

 

 

 

tikanga | the practice of our values

Our practice is informed by a wide range of frameworks which include;

 

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  • We endeavour to incorporate the tikanga of powhiri into all our mahi
  • Powhiri is a process designed to weave (whiriwhiri) two groups of people together and is a traditional practice that acknowledges the  tangible and intangible.
  • The powhiri model creates space for engagement and relationship through principles that are guided by tikanga.
  • This allows us to navigate the journey from tapu to noa, unknown to known, restricted to unrestricted. It holds spaces for reflection, stories, whakapapa, celebration, debate, mourning and learning.
  • Although all our projects are unique to the context and issue they are addressing – a common approach underpins each of them – ‘Showing up differently’
  • Through this process we work alongside communities and organisations to identify issues, engage with others, co-design possible ideas, then test and fine-tune to develop unique solutions

 

whāinga | our intent and vision

As an Aotearoa New Zealand based organisation we are committed to giving effect to the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi which describes the relationship envisaged by the Rangatira of the hapū with the British Crown.

We believe that the frameworks, assumptions and beliefs that have largely dominated in Aotearoa in the last 180+ years need to be challenged, deconstructed and then reimagined in the light of mātauranga māori; a process of both decolonization and re indigenization.

  • Consequently we are a Tiriti o Waitangi-led, impact focussed leadership consultancy.
  • We grow leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand who develop equitable and flourishing communities and organisations. 

We believe that collective approaches provide the key to addressing the complex challenges we face and we enable this through co-designing collective impact projects with communities and agencies.

We work alongside agencies (local and central government), organisations (businesses and NGO’s) and sectors (education, health, emergency and social services etc).

 

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Certified B-Corp

We’ve just received confirmation of our Bcorp certification, which is only afforded to businesses who meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.  Leadership Lab is a for-purpose company and we’re stoked to share that our impact driven collective of amazing humans is now a certified B Corporation!

As a B Corp, Leadership Lab is counted among businesses that are leading a global movement for an inclusive, equitable and regenerative economy.

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Enhancing the Mental health system

How do we support the specialist mental health system to better meet the needs of the communities they serve?

Our involvement

  • Leadership development
  • Culture change
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Team facilitation
  • Strategy and vision

Areas of impact

  • Enacting Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Hauora and wellbeing
  • Thriving relationships
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Enhancing the Mental health system

Grow Waitaha

How do we build collaboration between over 150 schools in Greater Christchurch to rebuild and renew their learning programmes post-earthquake?

A multi-year collaboration between schools, Ministry of Education, Ngāi Tahu and consultancies to explore future focussed pedagogy including student agency, collaborative teaching, flexible learning spaces, cultural narratives, authentic curriculum and diverse partnerships.

Our involvement

  • Leadership development
  • Strategy and vision
  • Culture change
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Team facilitation

Areas of impact

  • Equitable education
  • Thriving workplaces
  • Enacting Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Radical inclusion
  • Hauora and wellbeing
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Grow Waitaha

Kāhui Ako Change Management

How do we overcome the culture of competition between schools in order to create pathways for our students?
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Kāhui Ako Change Management

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Theme A Equity and Inclusion

Equity and inclusion is one of the most critical focus areas for all schools and one that aligns strongly with Leadership Lab's value of mana ōrite. This involves advocating for equity for tangata whenua to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and for the inclusion of diverse values and beliefs.

Theme B Wellbeing and Meaning

Wellbeing and Meaning focuses on how we can support the positive wellbeing of students and teachers within schools and kura. Taking a strengths-based approach to teaching and learning is central to the success of ākonga as confident and well supported lifelong learners.

Theme C Future-focussed leadership

Future focussed leadership engages and empowers school leaders to effectively prepare students and schools to respond to the ever-changing global environment and inspire the exploration of new ways of working and learning.

Theme D Collaboration and culture change

Collaboration and culture change explores the practices, mindsets and environments required to bring people together to develop shared ownership and work collectively towards innovative possibilities based on shared vision.  

"Leadership Lab do things differently. For 6 years they’ve worked tirelessly with us to support and enable a culture shift - emphasising positive action and individual responsibility within the interconnectedness and complexities of a health system.

They’ve very often gone above and beyond what they’ve been contracted to do because, in their own words, “this is important work”. They don't simply operate as a consultancy company - they challenge us to do better, to be better - to be the social change our patients and the public can expect"

Jacqui Benter-Lynch Organisational Development Specialist, People and Capability, Canterbury District Health Board

"Leadership Lab do things differently. For 6 years they’ve worked tirelessly with us to support and enable a culture shift - emphasising positive action and individual responsibility within the interconnectedness and complexities of a health system.
They’ve very often gone above and beyond what they’ve been contracted to do because, in their own words, “this is important work”. They don't simply operate as a consultancy company - they challenge us to do better, to be better - to be the social change our patients and the public can expect"

Jacqui Benter-Lynch Organisational Development Specialist, People and Capability, Canterbury District Health Board

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Sectors we have worked in

  • Education
  • Local Government
  • Not For Profit

Organisations

  • Ministry of Education
  • FENZ
  • Te Whata Ora
  • Ministry of Great things
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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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REGIONS AROUND NEW ZEALAND

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Where it makes a difference in 2023

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Committed to giving effect to

Te Tiriti o Waitangi, with a little more here

 

Inspired by our vision to see

Equitable and flourishing communities and organisations

 

With an intentional strategic plan for

Fostering collective approaches to complex issues

 

Guided by our values

Maanakitanga, Mana Ōrite and Kotahitanga

 

This is how we work