Karanga mai, karanga mai, karanga mai rā!
The call goes out!
KIWA has developed an innovative tool kit that brings language and culture into business and government in a fun, helpful way.
The tool kit enables the development of an app that builds awareness, empathy, skill and confidence when engaging with another language and culture. The app is easy, self paced, and fun to use – and provides staff with the opportunity to learn about the language and culture wherever suits them, whether at work or in the privacy of their own home.
New Zealand Government technology agency Callaghan Innovation was the first to use the new tool kit, developing a customised application, Te Pou Herenga, that brings Te Ao Māori /the Māori World into their workplaces.
KIWA is now working with more New Zealand organisations to support them on their cultural intelligence journey.
Leading the way is Ararau Rangi Air New Zealand, Supreme Award Winner at the Māori Language Awards 2016, whose decade long programme of integrating te reo Māori and Māori values into workplaces and customer interactions now includes Te Kete Tikanga Māori, their cultural and language app.
KIWA is keen to introduce the tool kit to other organisations in New Zealand and to export the concept to the world. The technology can be customised for any business, government or community organisation, and for any culture and language.
For more information on the Cultural Intelligence toolkit and a FREE assessment please get in touch with our CEO Steven Renata. [email protected]