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7 Pillars Of Thinking

The MADD way acknowledges the various learning needs and ways in which people process information.


We work very hard to ensure we deliver workshop content that is relevant, engaging, absorbable and transferrable.


We work within the 7 pillars of thinking. We believe that wisdom comes from using these pillars correctly.


We pride ourselves in our various delivery methods such as music, art, drama and dynmaic learning

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Wholistic approach to life-skills 

Our approach to development and delivery is to understand how this will impact on the students wholistic wellbeing. We use the Te Whare Tapa Wha model of wholistic wellbeing to measure the needs and effectiveness of our learning outcomes.

We work very closely with support staff, SWIS, pastoral care, youth mentors and youth workers to ensure there is extra support made available to students who may disclose during the workshop and require that extra support.

In our training packages, all the sub-topics cater to wholistic wellbeing facets to ensure students complete the workshop embracing both learning outcomes and identify specific supports to ensure their growth continues.


the quadrant of development needs


Over 20 years we have worked with well over 5000+ students on an average of 5-10 hours each.  Thats a lot of time with a lot of different students.

We have seen it all, from your high achievers to your underachievers. From those who need inspiration to those who are stuck in complacency. From those who need a skill to those who need to find their why, the learning and development needs are all different. 


Our experience and insights have highlighted a quadrant of four development needs that most learners have.  The  willingness vs capability spectrum highlights this.


This quadrant of learning and development needs guides our facilitation style to adapt the content and learning outcomes each learner. 

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