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Health and Community Services Workforce Council Inc.

Develop Workforce in a Cultural Context - Gympie

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Full Series (Phases 1, 2 and 3) Free  
Phase 1 ONLY "Provocative Yarning" (10 and 24 August 9am - 4pm) Free  
Phase 2 ONLY "Making the case for a diverse and inclusive workforce - online" (21 September 10am - 12pm) Free  
Phase 3 ONLY "Planning a diverse and inclusive workforce" (2 and 9 November 9am - 4pm) Free  

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Develop Workforce in a Cultural Context is an innovative strategy rolling out in Gympie from August until November. It aims to bring workforce and community leaders together to collaborate in building a diverse and inclusive sector with a shared purpose of creating a stronger sense of unity within the Gympie child and family support system.

Develop Workforce in a Cultural Context has two components:

  • a cultural capability program aimed at building insights, connections, motivations and skills to influence change for greater Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion; and 
  • a workforce planning component which supports the development of practical strategies to enable services to enact real change.

We encourage you to participate in both components of the program but we understand that you have a lot of
competing priorities, and welcome you to share participation between people at your service.

Your organisation will get the most from this program if you involve those that have an interest in building greater understanding and connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and those who can influence and lead change within their organisation or community. Leadership is not about title, leadership is about behaviour and setting an example.

Develop Workforce in a Cultural Context is an initiative of the Health and Community Services Workforce Council, delivered in partnership with the Queensland Family and Child Commission as an initiative of the Strengthening Our Sector Strategy

Provocative Yarning - two day series

Thursday 10 August 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm and

Thursday 24 August 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Provocative Yarning is about understanding the past so that we can understand the present and strategically plan for cultural capability across the child and family support sector.  It is delivered over two days. We will focus on:

  • Our connections and world views
  • Creating culturally safe spaces
  • Relationship building and communication
  • The local and historical context in which services operate
  • Impacts of transgenerational trauma on individuals, families, the community and workforce
  • Strategies for supporting children and young people to remain connected to culture
  • Challenges and successes of our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
  • Leading change to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion

Who should attend?

Service delivery workers, leaders, police, health professionals, and teachers


Making the Case for a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce - online workshop

Thursday 21 September 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Making the Case for a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce is an online session to showcase the positive contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can make within the workforce and the flow on effects to community and families. 

Who should attend?

Service delivery workers, leaders, HR professionals, managers, coordinators, team leaders


Planning a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce - two day series

Thursday 2 November 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm and

Thursday 9 November 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Planning a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce is a workforce planning program delivered over two days. It is aimed at developing several practical workforce strategies that enable the building of a culturally strong and capable workforce that provides opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We will focus on:

  • Developing a workforce plan for the Gympie region using a range of practical exercises, templates and tools 
  • Align workforce plan actions to individual or partnership organisations or networks for implementation including goals, timeframes and community ownership
  • Identify strategies to improve connections, recruitment, retention, skilling and leadership pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Who should attend?

Leaders, HR professionals, managers, coordinators, team leaders

 

Overall learning outcomes:

  • Gain access to a broader talent pool – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce is younger and has stronger local connection.
  • Reflect the community in which your service operates – people are more likely to access a service where they can see themselves represented and their culture visible
  • More diversity means innovative thinking – a range of perspectives brings fresh ideas and disrupts the status quo
  • Open up new business markets – gain access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and contacts
  • Build the knowledge and awareness of non-indigenous staff – provide culturally appropriate services
  • Contribute towards Closing the Gap – keeping children and families together
  • Build stronger connections across community – keeping children and families connected to culture

 

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Presenter Biographies 

Rona Scherer 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.

Christine Payne has been with the with the Workforce Council since 2007 where she has held various roles. Christine has worked with groups across various community sectors including youth, mental health, domestic violence and family support supporting them to work together to collect data, prioritise needs and develop workforce plans to build the capacity of the health and community services sectors throughout Qld. More recently Christine's work has focussed on developing a suite of learning and development offerings including mentoring programs, large conferences, workshops and peer learning experiences.

Have questions about Develop Workforce in a Cultural Context - Gympie? Contact Health and Community Services Workforce Council Inc.

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Mary River Motor Inn
Oak Street
Gympie, QLD 4570
Australia

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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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