• Intercultural Awareness and Communication trainers gather for forum

    Image of trainers attending the forum

    On Thursday 20 March, the Office of Ethnic Affairs brought together its network of Intercultural Awareness and Communications (IAC) trainers for the inaugural Community of Practice forum. The forum was an opportunity for this network, representing diverse organisations from around the country, to meet face-to-face for the first time, share their experiences and learnings with each other and discuss ways of working together more closely in the future.

  • Training success for Unitec Institute of Technology

    Photograph of Berlinda Chin - presenting certificates to Unitec staff

    New Zealand’s largest institute of technology, Unitec, has been recognised by the Office of Ethnic Affairs for its success in equipping its people to communicate across social and cultural boundaries.

    Unitec has around 2,100 staff and 23,000 students based on three campuses across Auckland. Students come from more than 80 different countries and take courses in a wide range of disciplines from nursing to architecture, computing to gas-fitting.

    Since 2011 Unitec has been using the Office of Ethnic Affairs’ Intercultural Awareness and Communication (IAC) Training Programme.