Te Ao Mārama Te Ao Rangatira

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E ngā mana,

E ngā reo,

E ngā hau e wha, e rau rangatira mā,

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Ao Mārama Te Ao Rangatira, the Social Sector Leaders' Summit. 

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) looks forward to welcoming social sector leaders for an enriching day of collaboration and learning in Wellington on May 24, 2021. 

Te Ao Mārama Te Ao Rangatira is a new initiative tailored for those leading social service organisations, in particular CEOs, National/Executive Directors and senior managers from throughout Aotearoa. The Summit will provide opportunities to hear from a wide range of experts, share ideas and support wellbeing.

Acknowledging the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on Aotearoa’s whānau, communities and those working in the community, this one day event will be a key moment for leaders throughout the sector to hui to regroup and revitalise.

The Summit will inform our leaders about the latest developments and policy directions affecting their organisations and the people they work with.

The aim is for Summit participants to be engaged and informed on a range of thought-provoking topics and develop their thinking in new directions. They will feel inspired and re-energised for the mahi ahead, returning to their communities ready to put ideas into action.  

Nigel Latta is our keynote speaker in the morning. He will motivate participants to reflect on their leadership, managing change and wellbeing. The Minister for Children, Hon Kelvin Davis, will deliver the afternoon’s keynote address.

Covid-19 information

This Summit will be an in-person event held at Te Papa.

In the event of a change of Covid-19 alert levels in Aotearoa that would prohibit attendees from attending in person, the Summit will be made available online.

If Wellington is at Alert Level 2, this Summit will run with reduced physical attendance to ensure compliance with government protocols, and measures will be in place to keep attendees safe. 

Registration cancellation and refund policy

Cancellations must be notified in writing by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cancellations received on or before 30 April 2021 will be charged an administration fee of $100.

No refund will be given for registration cancellations received after 30 April 2021 (including “no shows” at the Summit).

Registrations can be transferred to another delegate at any time by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you have requested an invoice you will receive an invoice from SSPA within the next five working days.  Payment is required prior to the Summit. Your invoice will be sent to the email address used in your supplied contact information.



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