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.
Monday 16 November 2015 9.00am to 4.30pm
Thursday 19 November 9.00am to 4.30pm Thursday 17 December 9.00am to 4.30pm
For more information about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Cultural Awareness Workshops please contact Shae Cubillo via email at Shaelene.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07 36237492.