Te Rau Matatini evaluative self-assessment workshop
In-house professional development workshops on evaluative self-assessment, co-developed by Ako Aotearoa and Evaluation Consult, are valuable in that they can be tailored to meet the specific needs of an organisation. In addition, staff undertake the workshop activities together so that a common understanding and plan can be developed that enhances existing organisational systems of self-assessment.
This was very much the case for staff of Te Rau Matatini, the National Māori Health Workforce Development Centre, attending the in-house evaluative self-assessment workshop Better practice, better outcomes, better value through evaluative self-assessment in March this year. In the two-month follow up with our Central Hub Regional Manager, Lois Moran the Training Manager of Te Hau Maia (PTE) with one of Te Rau Matatini’s Project Manager’s, Dr Margaret Wilkie (Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi), describe how the organisation found the workshop useful preparation for its forthcoming NZQA External Evaluation and Review (EER). The result of the EER was a “highly confident in educational performance and highly confident in capability in self-assessment” rating from NZQA.
In response to a request for feedback on the workshop, a team including kaumatua and workshop attendees discussed the benefits of the self-evaluation workshop in relation to elements of Te Rau Matatini’s Kawenata, or covenant, of values and principles that are upheld by all staff.
Below, Margaret describes those benefits.
Whakapakari i te kaupapa – Māia - courage and astuteness
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takimano – Kaiārahina - leadership based on a collective awareness and contributions from all team members
“The workshop encouraged discussion and informed decisions valuing individual contributions, such as a self-evaluation process built into the design of a new programme supporting rangatahi (youth) making decisions to engage in health career pathways.”
Kia tika te mahi – Matatika - trustworthiness
“Te Rau Matatini requires all to be aware of and to follow its kawa and tikanga (rules and boundaries). The workshop highlighted the potential for drawing on people across various teams and using a common vocabulary of terms in project planning.”
Tautoko te rangatiratanga i a tātou mahi - upholding the mana of the Māori health workforce, their whānau, hapū and iwi
“All staff are encouraged to contribute to and develop resources for the community. The workshop focused us on what our staff needed to do to strengthen, support, and enhance the leadership of Te Hau Maia – our training arm. It encouraged the team to draw on and share previous experiences and knowledge and affirmed and strengthened what we were already doing.”
Kia ngātahi te waihoe – unity
“Our staff work together on projects based on our broader goals to uplift the well-being of Māori nationwide. The workshop was an opportunity to focus on both the value of self-evaluation processes for our projects and the development of Te Hau Maia.”
About the Evaluative Self-assessment workshops
If you are interested in discussing in-house workshops for your organisation, please contact:
- Ruth Peterson, Regional Manager Northern Hub, 09 921 9752 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ian Rowe, Regional Manager Central Hub, 06 952 7153 email@example.com
- Neil Andersen, Acting Regional Manager Southern Hub, 03 343 7719 firstname.lastname@example.org