Accreditations

Tūhono accreditation

Overview of Tūhono accreditation

Tūhono accreditation is given to a mediator who demonstrates the competencies of the tikanga-based Māori Mediation Model, Tūhono.

Tūhono is a kaupapa Māori, tikanga-based model of mediation inspired by traditional Māori narratives and dispute resolution methodologies. This model has been developed by the Tūhono Dispute Resolution Collective.

Read more about the Tūhono Māori Mediation Model here

With a broader lens Tūhono accreditation reflects that the mediator who holds this accreditation is competent to offer mediation within a Māori tikanga-based context.

Read the full set of competencies assessed for Tūhono accreditation here


Pathway to Tūhono accreditation


Pre-requisites: Resolution Institute Mediation Accreditation and Resolution Institute membership are pre-requisites for Tūhono accreditation. If you are not already an accredited mediator with Resolution Institute you will need to attend the five-day mediation training or equivalent and then sit a mediation accreditation assessment.

Read more about that pathway here


Training: Tūhono Dispute Resolution Collective offer training in Tūhono Māori Mediation Model.

Read more about upcoming training opportunities here


Assessment: The assessment for Tūhono accreditation is a demonstration style of assessment against the competencies involving assessor observation and a professional conversation. It is of two hours duration and is assessed by experienced Resolution Institute Assessors who are themselves Tūhono accredited. The cost of the assessment is $740 (GST incl). Assessments can be run online or face to face (in Auckland and Wellington).

Email us to apply for the Tūhono accreditation assessment here

Maintaining Tūhono accreditation: Every three years we'll send you a reminder to apply for renewal of your Tūhono accreditation. To maintain your accreditation you'll need to show us evidence that you've met continuous professional development (CPD) requirements over the three years including:

  1. Mediated at least three mediations using the Tūhono model (or Kaupapa Māori mediation as approved by the Tūhono Collective) or aspects of the Tūhono model, within a three year period;
  2. Attended workshops, courses or e-lectures relating to Tūhono mediation (or similar Kaupapa Māori mediation as approved by the Tūhono Collective) for at least 20 hours within a three year period;
  3. Engaged in regular professional supervision (supervisor approved by the Tūhono Collective). As a guide, professional supervision should be undertaken once every six months.