Ō Tātou Moemoeā – Our Dreams

27 October 2021

The next session of Ō Tātou Moemoeā: Our Dreams – a social work professional development series is Wednesday, 27th October 2021, from 10 AM to 1 PM.

The Narratives we tell Ourselves

“The narratives we tell ourselves” explores common narratives in New Zealand Society which are destructive and the privileged position of social workers in their ability to change destructive discourses. As social workers we work with the most vulnerable people in this country, so what narratives are we going to tell them about themselves to empower them?

Speaker: Sam Napia

Sam has an extensive track record in executive leadership, including experience in the social sector, and is currently the chief executive of Te Rūnanga a Iwi o Ngāpuhi, the representative body of Aotearoa’s largest iwi. Sam has far-reaching experience in Māori development and is fluent in te reo. His schooling in Māori corporate governance began under the tutelage of veritable luminaries of Taitokerau tribal leadership when in the mid-1990s he became the youngest person ever to be elected to the Taitokerau Māori Trust Board. Sam is also the former chair and deputy chair of the (then) Treaty settlement body, Tūhoronuku, from which he resigned in 2016


These interactive workshops are designed for busy professionals who need to keep up-to-date with new developments and best practice & can be used for your Social Workers Registration board (SWRB) professional development portfolio to maintain your registration.

The series will address SWRB core competencies and code of conduct as well as technical and practice issues. Current research informs the sessions and participants can expect to learn practical skills which will enhance their practice.

$200 - FREE to NorthTec fieldwork agency staff, supervisors, BASW students and LAC members.