Cultural Competency Workshops

As part of the University of Newcastle's ongoing strategic commitment to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education through the NeW Directions Strategic Plan 2013-2015 and The Reconciliation Action Plan 2011 – 2015 (RAP), The Wollotuka Institute is offering Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competency Workshops.

This program aims to expand knowledge and understanding about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures to develop skills, values and critical reflection that enables positive changes in professional practice and capacity building, for staff and students, in working effectively within inter-cultural contexts.

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competency Workshop comprises of three stages:

1) Pre-Workshop – (Interactive Ochre) An online interactive multi-media resource that provides scenario-based examples with both broad and localised material aimed towards grounding in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Note: This component is a compulsory pre-requisite to enrol in Stage 2, and participants will be required to demonstrate learning outcomes through completing a worksheet and providing a hard copy completion statement.  After registration you will be required to login to Blackboard to complete the worksheets and access Interactive Ochre.

2) Workshop –This will be a face-to-face session that will expose participants to ways of applying cultural competence in their professional practice encompassing inclusivity within their workplace. Participants will be given the opportunity and scope to develop their own Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Collaborative Action Plans.

3) Post-Workshop – Participants will need to go online to submit and evaluate their Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Collaborative Action Plans, share their successes and engage in further critical reflection.

To register for the Workshops visit  HROnline