Engaging Indigenous Australians

CCA commissioned an Engaging Indigenous Communities  Guide for member organisations to support and build their capacities to engage with their Indigenous communities and learners.

The Guide was developed by the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC), shaped by input from CCA members, with funding from the NSW Government.

Please contact CCA to obtain a copy of the Guide.

Due to the current Coronavirus restrictions, CCA cancelled its planned face to face workshop on how to use the Guide.

Instead, CCA has arranged two online Zoom workshops to introduce and build member awareness of the factors and considerations involved in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

Building Cultural Appreciation of Australia’s First Peoples – Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Session 1:
Session 1 offers an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, models of cultural practices and strategies. The session will enhance your effectiveness in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through building an better understanding of the impact past policies and practices have had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, people and community. The session will provide a practical understanding of how culture shapes Indigenous values, attitudes and behaviours and outline broad protocols for community consultation and engagement.

When: Tuesday, 9 June, 1030am – 1130am. Contact CCA for registration details.

Session 2:
Session 2 builds on the knowledge gained from Session 1, using insights and information that participants have gathered from their local communities. The session will provide additional tools to assist participants to engage with Indigenous communities, resulting in improved outcomes.

When: Tuesday, 23 June, 1030am – 1130am. Contact CCA for registration details.

Each session will run for approximately one hour. Session 2 builds directly on session 1; participation in both sessions is recommended.  Robyn Forester, the CEO of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC), a proud Yuwibara Australian South Sea Islander woman, will facilitate the sessions.

 

PURPOSE

This two-session workshop series will:

  • increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, past and present; and
  • provide information that will help participants communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The sessions will offer an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, models of cultural practices and strategies to enhance the participants effectiveness for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through building a better understanding of:

  • the impact past policies and practices have had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, people and communities;
  • how culture shapes values, attitudes and behaviours;
  • broad protocols for community consultation and engagement;
  • the myths in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • tools to communicate and work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and colleagues; and
  • how to incorporate the Guide into the context of community education providers.