30 August 2012
1 - 4.30pm followed by light refreshments
Venue: J1 Lecture Theatre, Gate 3, 74 Epsom Ave, Epsom, Auckland (View map). Free Parking available at Gate 2
Cost: No charge
Innovation in Practice Series 2012
The School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work invites you to a symposium on Thursday 30 August - 1-4pm
Whānau Ora in the social service landscape
This half-day event acknowledges the advent of Whānau Ora as a source of innovation in services operating in the community. What was initiated as a strongly Māori kaupapa has become a key feature in social service and iwi development. The symposium draws together three key speakers to present ideas that lie behind the roll out of the policy as models of practice generated by the innovation are emerging.
Di Grennell, (Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri, Ngai Tahu)
Director of Operations, Whānau & Social Policy Wāhanga at Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, the lead agency for Whānau Ora.
Di is a mother, step-mother, and proud grandmother of six mokopuna. She had a background in family violence prevention, social services education, and iwi and Māori provider development prior to joining Te Puni Kōkiri in 2010.
Kim Workman, (Ngāti Kahungunu and Rangitaane)
Director, Rethinking Crime and Punishment. A retired public servant, whose career spans roles in the Police, the Office of the Ombudsman, State Services Commission, Department of Māori Affairs, and Ministry of Health. He was Head of the Prison Service from 1989 – 1993.
He is a graduate of Massey University, and has completed post-graduate study at the University of Southern California, and Stanford University.
Sharon Aroha Hawke, Ngāti Whātua o Orakei Māori Trust Board
Trustee for NWO, responsible for Communications and whānau engagement.
Sharon is a mother of a 7.5yr old daughter and a sense of where rubber meets the road when it comes to social justice but is charged in her governance role to protect the mana and well-being of her people. She Chairs the Steering Committee for Mai Whānau, a whānau ora project in East Auckland.
- 1 – 1.10pm Mihi and Welcome
- 1.15 - 1.40pm Di Grennell
The Whānau Ora Pathway – Learning as we go.
Whānau ora is about transformative change, at whānau, provider and government agency level. Di will outline the Whānau Ota implementation to date and provide reflections on challenges and learning. What do whānau say about Whānau Ora? What is happening for provider collectives? What are agencies learning?
- 1.45 - 2.20pm Kim Workman
Whānau Ora - Shifting the Policy Paradigms
How might Whānau Ora influence social policy across the wider social sector? Kim discusses how the concept of Whānau Ora could impact on policy and practise, using the criminal justice sector as a case study.
- 2.30 - 3pm Afternoon tea
- 3 - 3.30pm- Sharon Hawke
Working with whānau: strengthening whānau through whānau planning.
Within iwi, social service development starts with the whanau having the power of self determination. Ngāti Whātua is responding by building the mana of whānau.
- 3.30 - 3.40pm Panel of the speakers
- 4pm Refreshments