Cultural Awareness Workshops - You're Invited
Published: Wednesday 28th October 2015
All staff are invited and encouraged to attend a series of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Cultural Awareness Workshops which will be held in November and December.
These highly interactive workshops, facilitated by the Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and staff from your local Indigenous Higher Education Units will provide you with the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways and perspectives.
This will be particularly useful for those who are interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, colleagues and community.
Each campus invites Local Elder participation in the knowledge sharing, the success of this was reflected in a comment from a participant of last year’s workshop: “It was an exceptionally valuable experience hearing from guest speakers (esp. Aunty Ruth). I would like to hear more.”
Participation in Cultural Awareness Workshops provides an opportunity to appreciate the ways that kinship and community have significance in the everyday life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students.
The workshop covers the following topics and activities that help facilitate a culturally inclusive and safe space:
- defining cultural awareness in our workplace
- cultural appreciation and cultural perspectives
- culture, kinship and community and our workplace
- how government policy and legislation has shaped contemporary culture
- exploring ways forward.