Course curriculum

Blended learning includes three (3) facilitator-led virtual meetings.

    1. Course Overview

    2. My Personal Objectives

    3. Who are the Pacific

    1. How can I optimise my understanding of Pacific athletes?

    1. What does current research say about Pacific athlete wellbeing and education?

    1. How do Pacific and Māori women shape and influence sport?

    1. How can I create pathways for Pacific people in executive, leadership and non-playing roles?

    1. How can I support effective post-sporting career transitions for Pacific athletes?

About this course

  • $995.00
  • 16 lessons



Wellbeing Science Institute

Steve Johnson (Founder & Managing Director)

David's PhD research on managing Pacific athletes in professional sport provides much-needed insights and strategies into diversity management and the importance of Pacific athlete wellbeing.

Teacher Training Association

Miles Campbell (Founder & CEO)

David has a proven history in creating and facilitating culturally responsive workshops and courses. His engagement strategies and resources are invaluable.Teacher Tr

Beyond Action

Frank Chidiac (General Manager & Executive Producer)

Talanoa Consultancy possesses deep expertise on Pacific Islanders in sport. David consistency produces professional and high quality work in a timely fashion.

National Rugby League

Steve Meredith (General Manager Community Programs)

David has pioneered initiatives that continue to unite and provide pathways for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people to thrive in our game. When you combine his unique professional experiences and qualifications, he is well-placed to support organisations who are wanting to improve diversity engagement in sport.


David Lakisa (PhD)

Dr David Lakisa has worked across private and public sectors of sport and education for the past two decades. He is of Samoan (Polynesian) ancestry and possesses a unique blend of personal and professional experiences. David recently completed his PhD on 'Pacific Sport and Diversity Management' at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Business School. He also completed a Masters in International Sport Management at Southern Cross University (SCU) and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). In an Australian first, he was appointed as the inaugural Pacific Islander Coaching and Development officer at New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) (2007-2011). A former physical education secondary school teacher, David was also been a sessional academic at Western Sydney University in the School of Education (2008 - 2016). He is also a member of the Oceanic National Olympic Committee (ONOC) Sport Industry Advisory Committee. In sum, David has been heavily involved in numerous sporting, education, government and community-based initiatives for Pacific Islanders and Māori in Australia and across the Pacific region for the past two decades.