Learning by Doing with Walk Together's
Connect & Collaborate Pathways.

For Leaders, Change Makers & Collectives

 


From Problem Solving to Future Forming

The inspiration for pathways comes from years of observations, across various industries and sectors. We recognise there are persistent patterns that have been influenced by a range of factors, for example, the legacy of schooling and dominant Western systems that perpetuate inequities over time.

Understanding and recognising the past and the "big picture" is one thing, while dealing with this in day-to-day lives to improve systems or experiences for now and the future is another. The truth is we need to recognise the patterns at all layers and levels. The pathways aim to help participants identify and address their own patterns. This supports the development of one's abilities to see where patterns are occurring and to choose to do something about them.

Working in Whānau Cohorts

By working in whānau groups, the pathways structure helps individuals strengthen their cultural competence as a result of working with others.

 

 

Collaboration & Community

Collaboration and community are emphasised in our pathways. Interactive tasks as a key design element, help participants connect with others outside of the pathway experience.  

Intercultural Facilitation

For individuals who are motivated by cooperative learning and collaboration, you'll be supported and safely challanged with our faciltators.

3 Pillars, 12 Pathway Options

Pillar One: The World of Mutual Ways



Welcome to Mutual Ways, a multifaceted approach that provides a tactical framework for achieving equitable solutions between diverse cultures, groups, organisations, and world-views. Depending on your context, and potential variables, Mutual Ways can be applied in different ways, at different times. In dealing with equity, Mutual Ways is the way we navigate, monitor and respond to whether equity is being maintained or compromised.

Valuing Difference by Design

At its core, Mutual Ways is based on the belief that collaboration, mutual respect, and understanding are essential for creating inclusive and equitable communities and societies.



Equity as a Process, The Role of the Naive Inquirer, Start with Partnership and Mutual Ways are connected under Pillar One.
Each pathway can be done on it's own, or in a combination towards upskilling for enhanced cultural competency. The various themes, tasks and challenges we present are not necessarily new. The new part is how we bring a group to understand or realise why and how equality does not always lead to equity for many groups, as an example of the transformational shift we support groups to have inside of the pathways.


EQUITY AS A PROCESS

What if equity was treated as a process, rather than an end-outcome. How would that change the way we work?

START WITH PARTNERSHIP

What if we started with partnership, rather than aimed to finished wth one? How would that change the way we work?

THE ROLE OF THE NAIVE INQUIRER

How does the role of naive inquiring help us to cultivate empathy, understanding, and openness to new perspectives?

MUTUAL WAYS

How can the Mutual Ways approach be customised to fit the unique needs and contexts of different cultures, groups, organisations, and world-views?

6 Weeks

Along each 6-week pathway, we examine recurring patterns and themes within systemic change and consider how to leverage connection and collaboration as a way to deal with them in culturally responsive ways.  

Online & Face to Face

A mixture of online learning and tools, weekly faciliation over Zoom, as well as collaborative tasks in-between make up the experiences of each pathway.

 

Processes + Ways

By the end of the program, participants will have cultivated a strong sense of community, and gained practical tools to be better enabled in the work you do.  

 

Download Pathway Overview

Join us now and gain a deeper understanding of systemic challenges, develop strategies for effective interventions, and connect with a supportive community.

 

"The facilitator gave us practical ways to think about partnership and guided the group to refine the question so that we could own our responses"

Walk Together Participant

 

"I enjoyed the participatory format, where we worked in teams to pool our knowledge. The depth of personal discussions led to enhanced clarity”.

Walk Together Participant

 

“Group involvement, a new perspective (ownership of your own culture), non-judgemental and non-threatening. Love these three exercises together”

Walk Together Participant