• Intercultural Capability Resources

    This resources page provides publications and other courses to support the Intercultural Capability eLearning modules.Image of books piled up

  • Intercultural Capability

    Image of people playing drums by handNew Zealand is a diverse country with over 200 different ethnicities. The Office of Ethnic Communities is committed to promoting the benefits of ethnic diversity and offers an Intercultural Capability eLearning programme to support this. This introductory programme is aimed at increasing anyone’s understanding to better interact or communicate with people from different backgrounds.

  • Settling In - online application training and application guidelines

    The next Settling In funding round will be done using a new online system replacing the paper based application form from previous years. All requests must be lodged in the new two people training at a deskonline system. [Training Workshops are now closed]

  • Money Matters Workshops September 2015

    The Office of Ethnic Communities are running funding workshops in various regions around New Zealand in conjunction with Philanthropy New Zealand. [Funding workshops are now closed]. The workshops are glasses, pen and calculator on study deskdesigned to support community organisations to complete robust targeted funding applications and strengthen their understanding of the not-for-profit funding sector.

  • Register now for 'Money Matters' - Building Sustainable Funding Workshops

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    The Office of Ethnic Communities is pleased to invite you to its series of Building Sustainable Funding Workshops, aimed at helping you get funding for your community organisation.

    We’re partnering with Philanthropy New Zealand on workshops in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to help community organisations build a better understanding of the not-for-profit sector, including the best places to seek funding and how to develop robust commercial funding proposals for accessing funding.

  • Intercultural Awareness and Communication trainers gather for forum

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    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.

  • Awareness and communications training for trainers

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    The Office of Ethnic Affairs has delivered its first Intercultural Awareness and Communications Training for Trainers for the year. Ten people gathered in Auckland at the end of February to receive training from Auckland Regional Migrant Services, Customs, Hamilton City Council and Auckland Chamber of Commerce. They are now able to deliver Intercultural Awareness and Communications training to their stakeholders or staff.

  • Young Leaders Programme

    The Young Leaders Programme aims to build leadership potential and improve knowledge on how to succeed within government for young people. Successful candidates will join a diverse team of 60 young people from around New Zealand to engage in training opportunities over nine months.

  • Ending the year on a training note

    The final Intercultural Awareness and Communication training for the 2012 year was held on 11 and 12 December, with eight diverse participants learning how to deliver the training to others.

    The training is a core part of the work of the Office of Ethnic Affairs. It aims to improve the skills of individuals so they can work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and establish effective communication, interaction and workplace relationships.

    These trainees can then become trainers themselves, championing ethnic diversity in their own workplace.

  • Budding social entrepreneurs meet for Wellington workshops

    A group of 12 budding social entrepreneurs have met in the Capital as part of the Office of Ethnic Affairs’ workshop in Wellington on the topic.

    The social enterprise model is seen as an alternative funding source for organisations which have traditionally received grants from the Government.

    It involves organisations that blend social or environmental objectives with a commercial orientation. More information

    At the first workshop in Wellington on 8 December the 12 participants heard from four speakers.