About

Advocacy Aotearoa

At the completion of the fellowship, all participants join a remarkable Trans-Tasman network of change-makers.

Designed specifically for mid-senior leaders in social change, the Aotearoa Fellowship will super-charge your skills and energy, help you gain further confidence as a social change leader, and connect you with a community of your peers from across Aotearoa. Starting in 2016, and running each year since, over 80 fellows have completed the fellowship in New Zealand, from organisations such as Hāpai Te Hauora, Amnesty International, Mapu Maia (Pacific Arm of the Problem Gambling Foundation), 350 Aotearoa, the Public Service Association, the Blind Foundation, ActionStation, Safe, JustSpeak and the National Council of Women. Since 2017, NZ fellows have been joined by fellows from Australia, with the program remaining open to Australians based outside Sydney and Melbourne. We look forward to welcoming a new cohort in 2020!
The Aotearoa fellowship is bookended by two intensive 4-day retreats, with five interactive expert webinars in between. The first retreat will be within 2 hours drive of the Auckland CBD. Since 2017, the Fellowship has been running in collaboration between Hāpai te Hauora Maori Public Health and the Centre for Australian Progress. At the completion of the fellowship, all participants join a remarkable Trans-Tasman network of change-makers.
For the third year, the program’s lead facilitator is Anita Tang. With 25 years’ experience in senior roles, including Director of Health Strategies for the Cancer Council NSW, Anita now acts as a consultant and coach to Australia and New Zealand’s leading non-profits. Anita will be joined by local and global guest experts. Designed specifically for mid-senior leaders, you’ll super-charge your skills and energy, gain further confidence as a social change leader, and connect with a community of your peers from across Aotearoa and Australia. Last year’s cohort included more than 16 leading organisations such as Hapai Te Hauora, Amnesty International, ActionStation, GenZero, Cycle Action Network, Sisters Inside, Climate Council (Australia), Blind Foundation, JustSpeak, People Against Prisons Aotearoa, Barbados, Cycle Action Network, Green Party (Australia), GetUp!, Human Rights Commission and Youth of Kopeopeo.
Over two 4-day residential retreats, and 5 webinars you’ll explore the latest thinking in:

  • Campaign strategy
  • Messaging & framing
  • Digital engagement
  • Community organising
  • Advocacy & decision-making
  • Engagement

Fellowship Costs

Cost Concession Type
$2,200 (AUD$2,000) non-profits with annual staff expenditure of less than NZ$500,000
$3,500 (AUD$3,250) non-profits with annual staff expenditure of between NZ$500,000 and NZ$3 million
$4,015 (AUD$3,750) non-profit concession – for non-profits with annual staff expenditure of over NZ$3 million
$5,900 (AUD$5,500) businesses and BCorps servicing the non-profit sector
$1,200 (AUD$1,100) Scholarship – for individual community campaigners who lack any organisational support. Scholarships are very limited, and their availability is subject to us securing additional philanthropic or other support.
– Costs cover tuition, accommodation and meals; and excludes travel to venues.

2020 Fellowship Dates

Event Date Venue
Retreat One 24-27 September* Auckland
Webinar 14 October* Online via Zoom
Webinar 21 October* Online via Zoom
Webinar 28 October* Online via Zoom
Webinar 4 November* Online via Zoom
Webinar 11 November* Online via Zoom
Retreat Two 19-22 November* Wellington
*All dates are to be confirmed and are subject to change based on venue availability.

Contact:

Tiana Matiu
Project Lead
+64 9 520 4796
advocacy@hapai.co.nz

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