Aboriginal Cultural Awareness for Workplaces
Are you looking for Aboriginal cultural awareness training for your staff?
This is the ideal workshop to support Aboriginal employment and reconciliation initiatives for your workplace.
Do you want to maximise Indigenous employment outcomes?
This program will help you to improve retention of Indigenous staff, make sure your employers, supervisors, and workplaces understand Aboriginal experience and what they can do to make Indigenous employment work.
Do you want a workplace that values and supports Indigenous employment?
It's not just an Aboriginal cultural awareness workshop but one designed specifically for workplaces and Aboriginal employment.
Specially designed to support any organisation committed to reconciliation and forms a crucial part of any Indigenous employment initiative. This program will help you to improve retention of Indigenous staff by helping your employees, supervisors, and workplaces understand Aboriginal experience and what they can do to make Indigenous employment work.
The aim is to provide information and perspective on Aboriginal cultures, experience, including the impact of history and trauma, with a focus on its application to Aboriginal employment and your workplace. You will be encouraged to think about how you can apply the learnings in your own workplace to support Aboriginal employment initiatives and staff.
It can be delivered in your workplace, for your organisation to help set you up for success with Aboriginal employment or as a part of your Reconciliation Action Plan. Or, you can attend one of my public sessions in the Central Coast and Newcastle areas. You can check out the public sessions and book online, or book a quick 10-minute call with Lindsay to discuss delivery for your own workplace.
In the 4-hour Aboriginal Cultural Awareness for Workplaces you'll learn:
- Why Aboriginal employment is important
- The three elements of the Blakworks’ Model of Aboriginal Experience
- How you can use this model to improve your service delivery, workplaces and employment opportunities
- The importance of Aboriginal land, languages and totems
- When you use the word Aboriginal and when you use the word Indigenous
- Aboriginal kinship and family relationships
- The 3 ways we use traditional song and dance
- The diversity of Aboriginal people in Australia and NSW
- How many Aboriginal people live in Australia now
- How many Aboriginal people live on the Central Coast (or your local area)
- The difference between Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous people
- Traditional regional and language groups of Aboriginal people from NSW
- The two major economic reasons the first fleet was sent here
- How Aboriginal people communicated between different Aboriginal languages
- Traditional beliefs including stories of our Great Creator
- The meanings of totems and how they help us
- Reasons Aboriginal people face such disadvantage today
- Intergenerational trauma and how it affects Aboriginal employment
- The impact of history since 1788
- The impact of the Stolen Generations
- Things you can do every day to build respectful, welcoming, supportive workplaces
- Plus more...
I’ve spent more than 18 years working in Aboriginal employment and I've been delivering Aboriginal cultural awareness to workplaces since 2004. In the past 3 years alone, I’ve delivered Aboriginal cultural training to more than 2000 people on the Central Coast. Even more in other regions (and years).
Over 97% of past attendees said they would recommend Blakworks’ Aboriginal Cultural Awareness for Workplaces to others.
I've worked with large employers such as Central Coast Health, medium-sized employers like Adssi HomeLiving Australia, and smaller employers like Girrinbai Community Pre-School. I'm a regular guest lecturer for the University of New South Wales and the Centre for Social Impact since 2015.
I provide a holistic look at Aboriginal cultures, disadvantage and the workplace through her entertaining, and often humorous presentation, which encourages open questioning and discussion.