Le Tautua Pasifika leadership programme

O le ala i le pule, o le tautua (The pathway to authority is through service)

The Le Tautua emerging leaders programme aims to equip Pasifika participants with knowledge, practical resources and tools to become more effective leaders and managers. Le Tautua generates exceptional outcomes for participants across a broad range of workplace and community environments.

Le Tautua 2021: tautua during times of great change

Participants in this programme are Pasifika, new or emerging leaders, who have the motivation to move to the next level in their career pathway and personal leadership journey, and the curiosity to discover how cultural intelligence can be harnessed to achieve this. Potential candidates come with an open mind to be supported with a journey of self-discovery and be stretched outside their comfort zone.

The programme consists of three workshops with applied learning modules to be completed in groups in between workshops. This programme has continued for 13 years with over 100 Pasifika Alumni.

Seeking applications for 2021

We invite applications from new or emerging Pasifika leaders/managers working in the mental health, addiction and disability or public health sector. For 2021 we are particularly keen to receive applications from the following areas:

  • Peer support
  • District Health Board
  • Primary care

To register for the Le Tautua 2021 programme, you must complete and submit the online application below by 5pm, Friday 14 May 2021.

Please also attach the following compulsory documents:

  • Evidence of New Zealand citizenship/permanent residence
  • An up-to-date CV
  • A referee letter from your employer, supporting your application


  • “Le Va has had an incredible impact on my leadership, career aspirations and simply further developing the confidence to stand in my own mana.”
  • “I feel very grounded and connected to my people and my purpose… it has only been through Le Va that I have had the opportunity to synonymously build my technical skill and cultural intelligence within the safest and culturally responsive of environments and it is because of this that I note my wellbeing to flourish also.”