Learn, Connect, Grow
12 Month Development Calendar
Earn Village Management PD points
Learn, Connect, Grow
Master today’s most in-demand Village Management skills with New Zealand's most dynamic and supportive Village Management professional development program.
12 Month Development Calendar
Access a regular program of topics, tools, videos and Professional Development workshop days to master today’s most in-demand Village Management skills.
Earn Village Management PD points
Te Ara Institute Members earn recognition for each topic. Professional Development Points registered on the Te Ara Institute portal are evidence of continued professional development.
Why Choose Te Ara

Much more than a one-off management course, Te Ara is a professional development support organisation offering an ongoing program for executives to upskill and build a career development path.

Whether you’re a village manager looking for support and development or a village owner looking to improve your business, Te Ara will give you everything you need to gain that competitive edge.

Benefits to Village Managers
  • Central source of Knowledge

    All the information, training and support you need in one annual (and ongoing) program.

  • Adaptive to Change

    Dynamic course work designed to evolve with market demands and government legislation.

  • Ongoing Support

    Unparalleled access to the most experienced experts in the industry and a growing network of like-minded peers.

Benefits to Village Owners
  • Operational Excellence

    Upskilling your Village Manager results in improved operations and professionalism.

  • Grow your Business

    Better village management leads to business growth. ​

  • Staff Retention

    With the cost to replace Village Managers at approximately 50% of their salary, it pays to support and motivate Village Managers in their roles.

Our Community
Welcome to a community of supportive and like-minded Village professional peers.

At Te Ara we believe that village professionals thrive as part of a network, striving for excellence for the benefit of the entire sector.

Beyond coursework and learning, what sets Te Ara apart is an ongoing 12-month program that offers constant support from our expert staff and growing network of industry peers through our online forum and regular Village Network events.

Servicing a Diverse Range of Clients

Every village has a unique geographic location and resident community, which is why the Village Management PD + Peer Network caters to all village sizes and styles of organisation. 

Building the Village Management & Compliance of Tomorrow, Today

Professional Village Management is core to achieving positive outcomes for residents of retirement villages
and balanced returns for operators which is why we offer a unique, integrated program designed to grow and evolve as you do.

Many of our members continue on with us after the initial 12 months, seeing value in the ongoing learning & support.

12 Month PD Calendar

A regular program of topics, tools, interviews and Professional Development days

Rich Online Resources

Always-on portal of tools, policies & resources to help you learn and achieve excellence

Peer Network

Access to a peer network through  our online Village professionals forum, face to face workshop days and Village Networks 

Village Networks

Connect with and learn from your peers via regular virtual village network events


Designed by Industry for Industry

Approval Rating
program content and speaker knowledge

Satisfaction Score
rating the overall program

Positive Recommendation
participants would recommend to other managers

Want to know more?

Get in touch to learn more about what the Te Ara Village Management PD + Peer Network could do for you.

Your Professional

With a focus on legislation, industry frameworks, leadership, soft skills, technology, care, sales, marketing and insight into the expectation of future and current residents, The Village Management PD + Peer Network is specifically designed to support the decision makers of the sector both ‘in-field’ and head office professionals. 

Here is just a sample of the topics covered.

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