Toi Ohomai Values

Toi Ohomai Purpose

Partnering with iwi, industry and communities to deliver innovative learning.

Toi Ohomai Vision

To empower people and communities.

Toi Ohomai Values

Toi Ohomaitanga were launched in May 2018, following extensive staff engagement and consultation:

Toi Ohomai values

Toitūtanga: We are courageous and humble in our pursuit of excellence

  • Being accountable and doing what you say you will do
  • Being bold and energised by new challenges
  • Empowering ourselves so we can be better than we know ourselves to be
  • Striving for continuous improvement on behalf of Toi Ohomai
  • Being resilient and perseverant, taking personal responsibility for overcoming obstacles 
  • Showing eagerness to grow, develop and improve by seeking feedback and coaching
  • Keeping others engaged with progress, including any delays or issues 
  • Setting stretching goals and holding others involved accountable for their contribution
  • Demonstrating a continuous improvement mindset that considers how to engage and encourage others in the same pursuit

Manaakitanga: We uphold and strengthen the mana of others and our communities

  • Caring for and respecting ourselves, others and our environment
  • Making others feel safe, confident and at ease
  • Anticipating the needs of others and demonstrating consideration of these
  • Actively supporting team decisions and challenging team members who don’t
  • Providing thoughtful, honest feedback that is constructive and enables development
  • Representing Toi Ohomai proudly; honouring our legacy and all those that have contributed to our rich history
  • Seeking to understand others and establishing how one can contribute positively to their day and their mahi
  • Being supportive and cooperative with others even when under pressure
  • Celebrating our success and the successes of others

Whanaungatanga: We build and nurture relationships and connections

  • Creating a Toi Ohomai identity and sense of belonging to a successful organisation
  • Seeking and maintaining authentic partnerships, collaborations or connections that advance Toi Ohomai 
  • Welcoming contributions that enhance our business
  • Prioritising opportunities for building relationships that are in Toi Ohomai’s interest
  • Taking the time to be genuine with people and demonstrate interest in them
  • Being self-aware of how you support the needs of others 
  • Sharing information and feedback and supporting the development of others
  • Participating in Toi Ohomai events

Kotahitanga: We are united in our shared purposes

  • Supporting and acting for the collective interest ahead of personal interests
  • Welcoming diversity that strengthens our shared interests
  • Demonstrating commitment to and care for Toi Ohomai’s success
  • Proactively participating in Toi Ohomai initiatives that enhance our colleagues, partner, stakeholder and students’ experience
  • Recognising each of our colleagues for their contribution to Toi Ohomai and supporting their achievement
  • Practising collective responsibility so that once a decision is made we collectively work to ensure its successful implementation 
  • Embracing great ideas regardless of origin, rejecting the ‘not from here’ mindset