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Friday, 9 December 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (AEDT)

Courageous Conversations About Race

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Courageous Conversations about Race:

Let’s have the Conversation

Please book early to secure your place as this is expected to be a popular event and SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

Glenn E Singleton

The Equal Employment Opportunity Network (EEON) in partnership with the Institute for Courageous Conversations About Race at Unitec Institute of Technology (Auckland New Zealand) and the Australian Intercultural Society warmly invite you to attend the key note ‘Courageous Conversations about Race: Let’s have the Conversation’, by internationally recognised race relations expert and author of Courageous Conversations About Race, Glenn E Singleton, on Friday 9 December 2016 in Melbourne.

Australia is one of the world’s most culturally diverse nations, with 44 per cent of Australians either born overseas or having at least one parent who was born overseas. Nearly one million people have settled in Australia since 2010 and we speak over 260 languages.

Whilst much has been done to embrace our rich cultural and linguistic diversity, the race and cultural diversity ‘gap’ continues to persist in Australian society. Key issues in relation to under-representation, under-utilisation and isolation are prevalent with stories of racism in every aspect of daily life becoming more frequent. Despite a number of successful initiatives, there continues to be complacency and relatively low levels of commitment and investment in cultural competency activities across Australian workplaces.

How will this key note help you?

The Institute for Courageous Conversations About Race at Unitec (iCCAR) uses an internationally-embraced approach for addressing structural racial inequities in a direct, compassionate and sustainable manner. The CCAR Protocol and the Systemic Racial Equity Transformation Framework provides leaders, managers and employees with navigational tools that they can apply at work leading to significant short-term impact and longstanding organisational change. It provides organisations with the tools required to achieve systemic racial equity transformation so that people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds can achieve at their highest levels and live their most empowered and powerful lives.

This keynote will give you the insight into three key conceptual elements underpinning the Courageous Conversations About Race model:

  • Surfacing the 'undiscussable' and having an honest conversation about race in contemporary Australia

  • Understanding that the combination of 'whiteness' and 'privilege' contributes directly to race-based inequity and power differentials; and

  • Utilising the above insights to drive social and cultural transformation within personal and professional areas of responsibility

Which will make you and your organisation:

  • better at inclusive and authentic leadership

  • better at including multiple perspectives in key decision making thus avoiding group think

  • raise racial consciousness and increase cultural competency

  • more responsive and reflective of the changing demographics of Australia

Glenn Singleton’s visit to Australia & key note speech will be very popular so please book early to secure your place, SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

Date: Friday 9 December 2016,

10.30am-11.45pm Key Note followed by Q&A

11.45pm-12.30pm Lunch and networking 

Cost: Free to EEON members; $75 for non-members

Venue: Lander & Rogers

Level 12, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary or accessibility requirements. Email


From the US, Glenn earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.

Glenn is the co-author of Courageous Conversations about Race: a field guide for achieving equity in schools published in 2005 and author of More Courageous Conversations about Race published in 2012. He has hosted and produced educational programs for television and has written numerous articles on the topics of equity, institutional racism, leadership and staff development. Singleton is an internationally recognised keynote speaker with extensive experience across business, government and education.

The Institute for Courageous Conversations About Race at Unitec is a partnership between Unitec Institute of Technology and the Pacific Educational Group (PEG)

More information about Unitec and the one page flyer for this event can be found at: 

More information about how you and your organization can benefit from this breakthrough equity and inclusion protocol and framework please contact Matthew Farry PhD, Director ICCAR,  Mob +64 21 855 906

Have questions about Courageous Conversations About Race? Contact Equal Employment Opportunity Network

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Lander & Rogers
Level 12, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Friday, 9 December 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (AEDT)

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