We share the Tipu Ake
ki te Ora Lifecycle - an easily applied, and action
focused leadership model that exploits Kiwi style teamwork.
It provides new tools for organisations that wish to
grow into dynamic living entities, rather than just
behaving like machines. See our article on Living Systems Thinking and our Podcast. Also our latest paper on Lifelong Learning - Nature's Way
- It is a cyclic behavioural model that can help any
innovative organisation, community, project, group, team, or even
a family or individual that needs to make new things
happen. It is at the the roots of lifelong learning
- Their unique processes were captured after the event
as the Tipu Ake Lifecycle by a team of volunteers from
Te Whaiti, the Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
and other NZ organisations. Student teams at AUT and
other volunteers around the world continue to work together
on a range of innovative projects to help them share
it. The model was prototyped on pioneering workshops at AUT and is now delivered as a part of Leading
Projects and Innovation in your Organisation in
- Its full name is Tipu Ake ki te Ora (growing from within,
ever upwards towards wellbeing). It is generously shared
with the world, dedicated to the wellbeing of all its
future grandchildrens. Anyone can download it, (including a Powerpoint presentation).
- All intellectual property associated with
Tipu Ake will continue to remain for all time at the
place of its origin, Te Whaiti Nui-a-Toi. The children and people there
are its Kaitiaki (Guardians). Acknowledgement is by koha (a gift in return based on its value to you).
If you are interested in organisational or community development, living organisations,
visioning, program / portfolio management, project
offices and organic program leadership, then see how
the Te Whaiti school and Community are connecting with others internationally to share and apply
radical Tipu Ake thinking on their Kaitiakitanga (Sustainability)
Program at www.kaitiakitanga.net,
protecting their culture and rainforest.
Members of the Kaitiakitanga network presenting Tipu Ake at overseas conferences in 2004-5 established important international links. This resulted in them bringing sustainable development guru Hunter Lovins to New Zealand in 2006 to facilitate public forums where many young New Zealanders shared the stage with her, reflecting on: Learning from Nature, Smart Environments, Smart Agriculture, Smart Communities, Smart Cities, Smart Buusiness, Smart Economy, Smart Learning. Download video on each.
See also what young Kiwi's found on their 2007 learning journey to the US
This URL is www.tipuake.org.nz