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Driving Change Diversity Programme

About the programme

Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand is passionate about bringing diversity to the transport industry and is excited to be supporting the Te ara ki tua Road to success Driving Change Diversity Programme.  This is a ground-breaking initiative that will celebrate industry diversity, develop diversity champions, and improve industry image. The programme is sponsored by Teletrac Navman and the Australian Trucking Association.

The programme will showcase diversity champions to the trucking industry and wider community through programme participant stories, diversity training and promotion to encourage new entrants into the workforce.

The programme will consist of:

  • Filming participant stories in their workplace
  • An in-person diversity workshop held at Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand head office in Wellington (August 2022)
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Mentoring programme with Road to Success Participants.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to create change and facilitate diversity in their workplace and community
  • Develop a strong professional network with like-minded individuals

 

Diversity programme nomination form

Programme FAQ

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

TE ARA KI TUA ROAD TO SUCCESS DRIVING CHANGE DIVERSITY PROGRAMME – sponsored by Teletrac Navman and proudly supported by Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand and the Australian Transport Association.

 

The Road to success Driving Change Diversity Programme is an initiative that will celebrate industry diversity, develop diversity champions, and improve industry image. The programme will showcase diversity champions to the trucking industry and wider community through programme participant stories and diversity training, promoting positive perception of industry and encouraging new entrants into the workforce.

 

The 2022 programme will consist of:

  • Filming participant stories in their workplace
  • Diversity workshop – delivered by Wisdom Learning
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Mentoring program with Road to Success Participants

 

Participants will:

  • Learn how to create change and facilitate diversity and in their workplace and community including:
    • The power of diversity in the workplace and trucking industry
    • How to become a diversity ambassador
    • How to change the perception of diversity within their workplace, the trucking industry and their community
  • Receive ongoing professional development to build skills to enact industry change
  • Be encouraged to become mentors to participants of the Te ara ki tua Road to Success scheme
  • Develop a strong professional network with like-minded individuals

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

We know our Diversity Champions play a key role in their workplace so want to keep interruption to their worktime to a minimum.  As part of our Diversity Champions role, they will be expected to take part in:

 

  • 1 hour intro webinar
  • Diversity Workshop (2 days) – held in Wellington at Transporting New Zealand head  office (August 2022)
  • Quarterly virtual cohort catch-up
  • Monthly mentoring check-ins with Road to success trainees – online as a group and in one-on-one phone calls (Champion to be matched with trainee/s)
  • Personal development training - Navigating difficult conversations/Presentation skills/Mentoring (TBA)
  • Attending events in their area that are hosted or supported by Transporting New Zealand to promote Diversity and inclusion in the transport industry
  • Provide 2 articles on their experience with diversity in the workplace during the year – their own story and one that highlights area of culture change around diversity they have initiated in their workplace

ELIGIBILITY

To participate in the Road to success Driving Change Diversity Programme, applicants must:

  • Be of a diverse background or a diversity champion. Diverse backgrounds include age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, physical abilities and religious beliefs.
  • Be involved as an owner or employee in a trucking business
  • Be available to travel for programme workshops and other events
  • Complete the nomination form in full and provide a high-resolution head and shoulders photograph.
  • Be willing to undertake media activity, including photography and video

COST

Teletrac Navman will pay the full cost of participation, including travel, accommodation, delegate fees and meals. Participants will only have to pay incidental expenses.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please use the online nomination form below. If you have any further questions regarding the programme please contact Fiona at [email protected].

 

Diversity programme nomination form