Te Rito Maioha a New Zealand Human Resources Awards finalist

Te Rito Maioha is a finalist in the 2019 New Zealand Human Resources Awards in the HR Research Team of the Year category.  

‘Our team is a finalist for research on sustainable leadership in early childhood education settings,’ says Te Rito Maioha National HR Manager, Carolyn Mitchell.  

‘Traditionally, research in this area is limited. Since we began work in 2015, our team has disseminated six publications and made 18 presentations, nationally and internationally.  

‘This has enabled others to use our findings to improve leadership performance, not only within the early childhood education environment but in other workplace settings as well.  

‘A key outcome of the research is a professional learning and development resource that consists of a five-step evaluative process for teams to analyse similarities and differences in current leadership values and practices.

‘This tool is supported by an online programme, making it an accessible and affordable leadership development resource that is applicable in all organisational contexts.’  
The research – ‘Leaders growing leaders: Effective early childhood leaders for sustainable leadership’ – is available on the Ako Aotearoa website.  

Research team members Debbie Ryder, Gwen Davitt, Raewyn Higginson, Sue Smorti, Mere Smith and Janis Carroll-Lind are grateful for funding from Ako Aotearoa and Te Rito Maioha.  

The awards ceremony is on 28 February 2019 at Sky City in Auckland.