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.
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.
Blakworks has provided Aboriginal Cultural Awareness for…
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.
The Aboriginal Cultural Awareness for Workplaces session provides a holistic look at Aboriginal cultures, disadvantage and the workplace using an entertaining, and often humorous presentation, which encourages open questioning and discussion.
The Aboriginal Cultural Awareness for Workplaces will cover the following topics:
Traditional beliefs, values and practices of Aboriginal people in New South Wales and Australia
The history of disadvantage faced by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in Australia
How this history continues to impact on education, employment and other opportunities
Rationale of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment initiatives
Acceptable language for referring to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and communities in workplace contexts
Practical strategies for staff and workplaces to contribute to positive Aboriginal employment outcomes
In the 4-hour Aboriginal Cultural Awareness for Workplaces you'll also learn:
Why Aboriginal employment is important
Reasons Aboriginal people face such disadvantage today
The Blakworks’ Model of Aboriginal Experience and how to apply it in your workplace
Intergenerational trauma and how it affects Aboriginal employment
The impact of history since 1788
The impact of the Stolen Generations
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
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
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
Things you can do every day to build respectful, welcoming, supportive workplaces
I’ve spent more than 20 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 98% of past attendees said they would recommend Blakworks’ Aboriginal Cultural Awareness for Workplaces to others.
I've worked with large employers such as Honeywell, Central Coast Health and the ATO, medium-sized employers like Adssi HomeLiving Australia and Fairhaven, and smaller employers like Girrinbai Community Pre-School and Loyal IT. I've been a regular guest lecturer for the University of New South Wales and the Centre for Social Impact, delivering talks on culture and employment.