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Tipu Ake Lifecycle model (English) .pdf (43 pages and 3.9 Mbytes
Tools for Growing Living Organisations .pdf (12 page summary 4.3 Mb)
Lifelong Learning - Using Nature's Ways .pdf (9 page summary 3.6 Mb)

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Conditions of Use: © 2001/2 Te Whaiti Nui-a-Toi

Tipu Ake is protected under the provisions of Article 29 of the United Nations draft declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples (UNDRIP) which states: 'Indigenous peoples are entitled to the recognition of the full ownership, control and protection of their cultural and intellectual property. It further asserts: 'They have the right to special measures to control develop and protect their sciences, technologies and cultural manifestations, including human and other genetic resources, seeds, medicines, knowledge of the properties of fauna and flora, oral traditions, literature, designs and visual and performing arts'

In the tradition of Toi, this model is shareable knowledge gifted for the wellbeing of our world's future children. Please do not withhold it from others. The latest version is freely available on this site.

1. The document may be freely reproduced on paper for use within a single organisation, in any single country or location. It can only be reproduced in full with all pages included, complete with the registration form and footer copyright statement. No other name, title or other changes can be made to it. It is illegal to sell it to any other person.

2. A condition of downloading, accepting a copy from any source, or using the model is that you register your email address so we can send the Tipu Ake newsletter approximately twice per year advising of new developments and applications. On receipt of the model please immediately fill in the copy register on page 26, copy the registration form, fill it in, then post or fax it to us.
3. The Tipu Ake lifecycle was developed by a team of individual volunteers from many places who contributed their energy and enthusiasm as koha, without any corporate sponsorship or government funding.

4. We trust that you too will want to acknowledgement it with a koha (a gift you can afford based on its value to you) thanks:

5. The Te Whaiti school achieved a major transformation in their effectiveness - If you were to make just a 1% improvement in your (or your organisation's) performance by using it, what would that be worth to you over the remainder of your life? As a guide we suggest you start by considering a koha equal to the value of one hour of your (or your organisation's) time; if you don't think it is worth that, then you probably don't yet understand its potential value to you. This way unwaged people and volunteers in non-profit organisations get it at no cost, whilst those earning more and therefore potentially getting more economic value from it pay more. From those without money, we value even more your gift in kind; feedback, thanks and promotion.

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©2001/2 " Tipu Ake Lifecycle - A Leadership Model for Innovative Organisations" www.tipuake.org.nz




1. NEW "Lifelong Learning - Nature's Way" - Tipu Ake as a learning model
2. UPDATE " New Tools For Growing Living Organisations and Communities" Radical tools for program management in a world of complexity and inter-dependence - builds on our paper at PMI Global Forum, Anaheim. Nov 2004
UPDATE Downloadable Tipu Ake Model now includes "The Leadership Tripod" and Mycorrhyzal Fungi Networks - Partnerships below the ground level.
4. PODCASTS Listen to Stranova and Living Systems Thinking interviews - Blog
5. VIDEO: Visit Downloadable Video Libary, interviews, stories, apply Tipu Ake
6. Thanks to those who participated in workshops "Tools for Growing Living Organisations" run in New York, London, Mid Wales UK, Finland and San Francisco during August 2005 click here for report

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The Tipu Ake Team thanks AUT for helping incubate this model and in particular the many student teams, staff and other local and international volunteers that have helped it germinate in many places around the world.
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