We're pleased to announce a new NPM workshop series of weekly online Professional Excellence workshops and interactive discussion panels that will be running for the next 7 weeks. (May-19 - Jun-30, 2021).

WATCH WORKSHOP 1 | Using te reo Māori in research

WATCH WORKSHOP 2 | "How to review and be reviewed"

WATCH WORKSHOP 3 | "Koha and research practice"

WATCH WORKSHOP 4 | Developing your research CV


Workshop 1 | Using te reo Māori in research

Panelists | Rawinia Higgins & Vini Olsen-Reeder

19-May 2021  | 10am-11am

Workshop 2 | How to review and be reviewed

Panelists | Facilitated by Meegan Hall

26-May 2021  | 10am-11am


Workshop 3 | Koha and research practice

Panelists | Peter Adds and Jason Mika

2-June 2021  | 9am-10am

*Note earlier time   

Workshop 4 | Developing your research CV

Panelists | Facilitated by Meegan Hall

9-June 2021  | 10am-11am

Workshop 5 | How to write a research funding proposal

Panelists | Facilitated by Meegan Hall

16-June 2021  | 10am-11am

Writing an engaging title

Workshop 6 | Supervising Māori students and topics

Panelists | Jenny Lee-Morgan & Anaru Eketone

23-June 2021 | 10am-11am


Workshop 7 | Using social media in research

Panelists | Acushla Dee Sciascia and Te Taka Keegan tbc

30-June 2021  | 10am-11am

 Social media for researchers: Opportunities and challenges

The Professional Excellence Series of online webinars will be hosted by Associate Professor Meegan Hall who is the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Mātauranga Māori) at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington and a member of Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga’s Research Leadership Team.

The Professional Excellence Programme builds on NPM’s goals to:

  1. Increase our early career researchers’ skills in research excellence and career opportunities; and

  2. Enhance and harness the Māori researcher excellence in research, research leadership, and supervision across all levels.

It also aligns with NPM’s four values of rangatiratanga, kaitiakitanga, manaakitanga and whanaungatanga by ensuring that the programme helps Māori researchers to:

  1. Apply effective strategies for self-management and leadership in research (Rangatiratanga)

  2. Identify opportunities and approaches to enhance wellbeing and balance in relation to research (Kaitiakitanga)

  3. Apply research activities and outputs in ways that are inclusive and respectful (Manaakitanga)

  4. Create and/or consolidate a supportive Māori research community/cohort (Whanaungatanga)






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