Creating Safe & Inclusive Spaces - Yarning Intentionally - Logan - 25 May 2017
Thursday, 25 May 2017 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm (AEST)
What’s it all about?
Often the complexities of culture blocks our ability to explore ways of making meaning of the world and explore cultural concepts. We fear that our efforts may be misconstrued or seen as tokenistic.
This two hour session builds confidence and capability in understanding and embracing cultural complexities and exploring cultural concepts.'
- Explored steps to create a safe space for meaningful conversation - using provocation and questions to challenge the status quo.
- Critically reflected on where you (individuals, teams, organisations) are at in terms of your cultural integrity - setting simple 'next step' goals to work towards becoming more culturally competent.
To further extend participants learning we invite you to continue your journey through Yarn Up Tok Blo Yumi or the support of an experienced mentor. Call us for details.
I openly listened and built my awareness of other cultures – just being involved and talking with each other was great.- Participant, Intentional Yarn
This session really opened my eyes to different views, steps to take, and gave me knowledge and information to pass on to many educators.
-Amy, Churches of Christ FDC
Presenter Bio – Rona Scherer
Rona comes from the Yalanji and Mamu peoples of Far North Queensland, having a strong and active role in her homelands. She comes with diverse experiences from administration to curating art exhibitions and conducting workshops and conferences presentations. Rona also sits on the Board of Mullen Bun Goon for the Mamu Tropical Skywalk in Far North Queensland.
Cultural inclusion and safety within Australia are on a very long journey. There is much work to be done within workforce and with organisations who are seeking to begin those conversations. Rona sees her current role as a Workforce Consultant as her way to support making that cultural shift towards a truly reconciled and progressive nation.
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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.