Learning to Fly With Chris Maika
In a special Learning to Fly episode we welcome Chris Maika, CEO of Māori eLearning and capability consultancy, Ruku ki te ako.
As a follow on from our most recent Inspire Connect events, Chris shares insights into embedding Te Ao Māori in organisations, emphasizing the importance of leadership engagement, understanding the organisation's why, and implementing a strategic direction. He highlights the need for a sustainable, long-term approach that involves both top-down and ground-up efforts.
The discussion also touches on the significance of Te Tiriti ō Waitangi, and the importance of meaningful embedding to avoid tokenism. Chris addresses concerns about disengagement, urging organisations to create a supportive environment where individuals feel safe to make mistakes and learn.
Links to resources discussed in the episode:
- Business Readiness Assessment (adapted from the Te Arawhiti Framework)
- Free eLearning Module - Pronouncing Māori Vowel Sounds
About the author
A Marketer with over ten years' experience in the learning industry, Ben loves to use data as a driver of decisions. In his spare time, you'll find him walking his Great Dane fur baby or teaching group fitness classes at the Les Mills gym in Ōtautahi.