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Sector Training Activities

Working with Aboriginal Staff and Clients

This interactive workshop provides participants with a snapshot of Aboriginal culture in a historical and contemporary setting.

In the NDIS context, it is vital that disability service organisations are culturally safe for indigenous staff and clients.

This workshop will provide participants with the tools and knowledge about the Indigenous culture and how this knowledge can be used in the workplace for staff members and clients.  You’ll also be provided with practical working strategies which address past practices and the subsequent issues associated with these injustices in modern Australia.

Participants attending this session will:

  1. Appreciate the factual historical facts around legislative and operational processes and practices directed only at Indigenous Australians? throughout WA history.
  2. Acquire useful cultural and practical information and strategies which are applicable in the workplace.
  3. Learn what is required to engage and work with the Aboriginal people/community on a personal and professional level.
  4. Discuss l mannerisms/protocols, the impact of these, and the application of these in contemporary society.
  5. Be presented with information around cultural obligations and strategies to address these in contemporary society.
  6. Openly discuss and receive advice on innovative ways to work with Aboriginal culture.
  7. Be provided with an interactive forum to openly seek advice on issues relating to working/servicing Aboriginal people and communities.
  8. Be made aware of how to utilise the cultural and community skills of Aboriginal organisations and staff.

Who Should Attend

This is a must for frontline staff and administrators and frontline managers and human resources staff.

Your Presenter:  Tony Calgaret, Waarlitj Consultants

Tony Calgaret is a former Stolen Generations man and a traditional Elder of the Wadandi People (Bunbury).  Tony is the Manager and Principal Consultant of Waarlitj Consultants which he founded in 2007 after a successful 20 year career in the public service.

Waarlitj Consultants deliver professional interactive training in how to work with Aboriginal people in Western Australia (WA) is about quality “on the ground” cultural, community and practical information which is applicable in all workplaces including the office and in the field.

Presenter: Tony Calgaret, Waarlitj Consultants
Date: 30 November 2016
Time: 9:30 am- 4:30 pm
Venue: Training Room, National Disability Services
12 Lindsay Street, Perth WA 6000
Cost Member: $215.00
Cost Non-Member: $295.00
Contact: National Disability Services WA
 Ph 08 9208-9831

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