Video: Building Relationships Through Cultural Awareness

Published: Monday 7th November 2016

Cassandra Gibbs is a Cultural Mentor at Yalbalinga Indigenous Higher Education Unit on Strathfield campus.  In this edition of workLIFE@ACU, Casandra talks about her transition from an ACU student to becoming a staff member. She explains how ACU's support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is making a difference to the lives of students, and more broadly within communities.

You can make a difference

Learn how you can play a role in promoting participation equity by contributing to a culturally-supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at ACU. Participate in an upcoming Cultural Awareness workshop in November or December.  Staff are also encouraged to review the University's employment strategy.

Cultural Awareness workshops
Brisbane Campus29/11/20169.00am - 4.30pm
Canberra Campus30/11/20169.00am - 4.30pm
North Sydney Campus05/12/20169.00am - 4.30pm
Strathfield Campus06/12/20169.00am - 4.30pm
Ballarat Campus12/12/20169.00am - 4.30pm
Melbourne Campus13/12/20169.00am - 4.30pm

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

How do I register?

Please register via Staff Connect no later than one week prior to the workshop. Click here for instructions

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