Staff are invited to attend ACU’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Workshops which are being conducted in November 2014.
These highly interactive workshops, facilitated by the Manager Indigenous Employment and staff from your local Indigenous Higher Education Units, provide participants 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
Brisbane campus Tuesday 11 November 9am – 3.30pm
North Sydney campus Thursday 20 November 9am – 3.30pm
Strathfield campus Friday 21 November 9am – 3.30pm
Melbourne campus Tuesday 25 November 9am – 3.30pm
Ballarat campus Wednesday 26 November 9am – 3.30pm
Canberra campus Friday 28 November 9am – 3.30pm How do I register? To attend please register via Staff Connect.
For more information about the Cultural Awareness Workshops please contact Shae Cubillo via email at Shaelene.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07 36237492