Cultural Intelligence Workshop with Banaam

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Brisbane City Council - Brisbane Square

266 George Street

Level 16

Brisbane, QLD 4000

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An immersive and highly practical training experience to develop cultural intelligence, cross-cultural competence and community engagement.

About this Event

The Diversity Practitioners Association, with the support of Brisbane City Council, is proud to present Banaam to deliver their highly regarded Cultural Intelligence Workshop.

About the workshop

Indigenous culture recognises the primary importance of relationships and offering every individual a sense of their relationship to community and country. These fundamental principles are dynamically taught in this immersive training experience. The Banaam team deliver unique and highly practical information to build a foundation of knowledge and skills essential to developing advanced cultural intelligence, cross-cultural competence and community engagement. Banaam training provides a lens through which to view all relationships within the cultural framework, enhancing engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader Australian community.

About Banaam

Banaam delivers a series of unique workshops and the knowledge provided comes from a team that live and breathe Indigenous culture every day. The Banaam team have found a unique way to impart their cultural knowledge and share contextualised cultural skills that have been transferred to them throughout their lives. This deep cultural connection is what sets Banaam's training apart. Banaam's training is essential for everyone wanting to gain a better understanding of Indigenous culture and a must for any organisation wanting to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Banaam exists to empower and unite organisations, teams and individuals using the principles of Indigenous culture that have successfully governed Indigenous societies for tens of thousands of years.

These principles centre around effective communication, team building, and a circular system of interdependent relationships which ensure that each individual knows their place and how they fit into the whole.

Banaam is a Bundjalung word that means “strong, younger brother”. According to local Indigenous culture, Banaam plays a support role to the elder brother (known as “Gogaun”) to help them fulfil their responsibilities. In a similar spirit, Banaam was conceived to support businesses to better understand their Indigenous employees but also to apply Indigenous principles of relationship building, communication, mutual responsibility and non-hierarchical management structures to their business.

The Banaam program has achieved transformational results and lasting change in a range of settings – from large businesses to government departments, schools to health services, sporting bodies to universities. These dynamic workshops present participants with an engaging and easy-to-understand overview of Indigenous cultural principles and provide a lens through which to see the world and established ways of doing things in a new light.

Thousands of people have been empowered by the Banaam program, gaining the understanding and skills essential to advance cultural intelligence, cultural education, leadership, engagement and team building. When roles and relationships are clearly defined and understood, decision-making and work processes happen more smoothly and efficiently.

From school children to business managers, the Banaam program has delivered real, practical and enduring benefits that help usher in a culture of mutual respect, authenticity, clear communication and deep engagement.

For more information about Banaam, click here.

Registering to attend

This unique educational experience is being made available to diversity practitioners and change makers through the generosity of Banaam and our Corporate Supporters, Brisbane City Council.

Registration is free. We hope to offer this experience to as many people as the venue will allow and accordingly, we ask you only register if you are confident of being able to attend. If your circumstances change ahead of the event, please cancel your place by 'refunding' your ticket on the eventbrite website or emailing dpa@diversitypractitionersassociation.com.

Please arrive at 1:15pm to sign in and get settled ahead of our kick-off at 1:30pm.

About the Diversity Practitioners Association (DPA)

The DPA is a not-for-profit association for those progressing diversity and inclusion in Australian organisations. By sharing our expertise, experiences and challenges and by creating a forum to tackle complexity, we give practitioners the ingredients to be the game changers of their organisations. As we support each other to make change in our own spheres of influence, we drive our collective purpose forward.

To learn more about DPA and membership, click here.

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Brisbane City Council - Brisbane Square

266 George Street

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Brisbane, QLD 4000

Australia

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