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Activate Inclusion - Leading Cultural Change in your Organisation - Cairns

Health and Community Services Workforce Council Inc.

Thursday, 14 June 2018 at 9:00 am - Friday, 15 June 2018 at 4:00 pm (AEST)

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Leading Cultural Change in your Organisation

Supporting leaders to Activate Inclusion by aligning their cultural knowledge, actions and behaviour with the espoused organisational values of their organisation.


Activate Inclusion is a two-day program aimed at leaders across all sectors.  Workforce Council has many years’ experience delivering cultural inclusion programs, reaching thousands of people and hundreds of organisations.  We recognise, however, that change can be difficult to enact without support from leadership. 


In response we offer Activate Inclusion, an opportunity for leaders to come together and immerse themselves in a series of action-oriented conversations with people in similar roles and with similar opportunities and challenges.  This program uses participatory process to prompt critical thinking that supports leaders to gain an understanding of their own and other cultural realities.  This understanding of self and purpose sets the scene for real engagement in deep conversation, action planning and a commitment to leading the implementation of an organisation’s own cultural capability framework.


There is significant evidence about the benefits of inclusion in the workplace and how these benefits flow on to the community.  This program assists leaders in gaining skills in enacting inclusion in their own organisation and reaping those benefits.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, community and history
  • The nature of the reconciliation agenda and how it relates to your organisation
  • The impact of your organisation’s current policies and practice
  • Your role as a leader of cultural change within your organisation
  • Effective engagement strategies to embed inclusion within organisations


This program is most suited to Human Resources professionals, leaders and CEOs who are committed to leading cultural change within their organisation or have a role in doing so.


RONA SCHERER is a Mamu-Yalanji woman from Far North Queensland, who lives on Gubbi Gubbi country (Sunshine Coast) with her two children.  Inspired by the stories and journeys of Elders and Traditional Owners, Rona facilitates bringing their connections and perspectives to assist participants to take leaps of faith towards the cultural shift of conciliation and progression of all communities and their workforce.


Her long background in Community Services and the Arts, has provided Rona insight into many of the cross-cultural issues that are present in today’s ever-changing health and community service sector. Rona uses her skills and knowledge to help embed cultural inclusion using learning methodologies that apply across all kinds of environments and with a diverse range of organisations from Not For Profit, NGOs, health, early childhood education and care and the community sectors.


JAN UNGERER has a wealth of experience working in the human services area, having worked across a range of community, educational and business contexts. She has worked in a variety of roles in sector development in the education, health and community services sector.  Jan is a skillful host of conversations that matter which supports individuals and organisations to engage in meaningful dialogue to lead and promote change.  Jan’s own practice is informed by the frameworks of Appreciative Inquiry and dialogue based methodologies. Her current work focusses on developing leadership capacity within the community services sector predominately through mentoring and coaching.


We will be joined by Yidinji Elder Gudju Gudju and Uncle Leo Akee from Mer (Murray Island) in the Torres Strait group of Islands.


‘Wonderful two days, great conversations and ideas. Everyone should do this’


‘Made some really strong connections, continuing to work together on our engagement strategies’


We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we do our work across Queensland. We recognise the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have within community and country. We acknowledge and appreciate the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and community leaders in the development of our work.


The artwork used in the Yarn Up Tok Blo Yumi promotional materials is by Goompi Agerabah with permission. You can find out more about Goompi and his art at


Have questions about Activate Inclusion - Leading Cultural Change in your Organisation - Cairns? Contact Health and Community Services Workforce Council Inc.

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Cairns Colonial Club
Behan Street
Cairns, QLD 4870

Thursday, 14 June 2018 at 9:00 am - Friday, 15 June 2018 at 4:00 pm (AEST)

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Health and Community Services Workforce Council Inc.

Since we were founded in 1992, the Workforce Council has supported the health and community services industry to meet their current and future workforce needs, and has developed into one of Queensland’s leading industry workforce bodies.

We enjoy a reputation as an inclusive and active peak body that delivers insightful, informed and intelligent support in workforce insights, strategy and capability. 

Our team cares about the industry and has helped thousands of people to make positive improvements in their day-to-day work practices across a range of disciplines and skill-sets.

Over more than two decades, the Workforce Council has developed unique and effective expertise which is underpinned by a truly collaborative approach and deep connections with industry, community and government.

We enhance the important work being done by health and community services workers throughout Queensland who provide essential services that make our communities healthier, more liveable and cohesive.

Our vibrant industry faces increasing pressure to meet the needs of communities, families and individuals right across Queensland. The Workforce Council provides practical support and sense of connection, helping you and our industry as a whole to work well together.

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