Growing Pasifika Niu Leaders

Poetry as a tool of empowerment

The Growing Pasifika Niu Leaders programme is a combination of the best of CGL’s leadership expertise, the Pasifika “learning mat” methodology and creative poetry, creating a unique programme for emerging Pasifika leaders in the corporate sector.

Pasifika Leadership Programme

Poetry as a tool for empowerment

Along with leadership theories and practices, the programme uses poetry as its primary tool of empowerment. Working with Selina Tusitala Marsh, each participant composes their own leadership poem over the course of the programme, choosing a metaphor that best represents their passions, energies, and identities.

  • Encourage  participants to embrace their Pasifika culture and heritage
  • Provide ways to empower participants to share their voices through the power of poetry.

A transformational design

Programme benefits

Participants build leadership capability in a way that encourages them to embrace their Pasifika culture and heritage

The course connects Pasifika people sharing a similar leadership journey in a range of different organisations and industries

Participants tell of feeling empowered, and winning promotion and recognition

77% of managers believed their team member was applying their learning from the programme either effectively or very effectively

Explore the poems collection

What’s included

Resources to access anytime, anywhere

The programme runs over 10 months and includes 10 face-to-face workshops. Between workshops, participants seek to apply what they’ve learnt in their workplace and meet to reflect on their learning and coach each other on implementing new skills and tools.

Face-to-face workshops
Online workshops
E-learning modules
Online reinforcement  Q&As

“Through exercise-based workshops and research-based sessions, the metaphor begins to reveal more of its wisdom to each leader as they work on their poem”

Selina Tusitala Marsh

New Zealand Poet Laureate

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