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Kaleidoscope Cultural Diversity Training

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Community Services, Kaleidoscope Initiative, Kevin Smith Building

Mirrabooka Community Hub

21 Sudbury Road

Mirrabooka, WA 6061

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The City of Stirling is one of the most culturally diverse local governments in WA. With 38% of our population born overseas and 26% speaking a language other than English at home, developing the skills to work effectively in this diverse environment is important for all employees.

This training program is aimed at building cultural competency through assisting employees to develop the awareness, knowledge and skills required to engage effectively with newcomers and multicultural communities.

The course is run over two half day sessions and will cover the following themes:

  • Culture: How it impacts on our behaviour, attitudes, values and how we interact with others,
  • Cross-cultural communication: Understanding cultural differences and strategies for communicating effectively in culturally diverse environments,
  • Our multicultural community: Current issues/ trends, and tips for effectively engaging with newcomers and multicultural communities.

The course is facilitated by employees from the City of Stirling’s Cultural Diversity & Community team. One of the highlights of this training program is the opportunity to listen to the migration stories of Stirling residents who are invited to participate in a panel discussion.

Course Overview

Session 1: Working effectively in a multicultural environment

15th Feb – 9.30 – 12.30

By the end of this session participants should be equipped with:

• Knowledge of cultural diversity and migration trends in the City of Stirling
• Understanding of culture and how it impacts on values, attitudes, communication and behaviour
• Intercultural engagement and communication skills
• Understanding of how and when to access translators/interpreters

Session 2: Understanding our multicultural community and engaging with newcomers

22nd Feb – 9.30 – 12.30

By the end of this session participants should be equipped with:

  • Understanding of the migration and settlement experience
  • Knowledge of data sources that can assist in identifying community needs/trends
  • Ability to identify access issues that may face newcomers
  • Ability to identify work practices that may:
    • overcome access issues
    • promote the value of diversity
    • enhance the delivery of services to newcomers

Who Will Benefit from this Training

Employees who work in roles where they are required to provide a service to, communicate and/or consult with members of the public. Employees who work in supervisor, coordinator or management positions where they are required to plan for the needs of our diverse communities.

COST:

Cost is free for Kaleidoscope Employer Partners or $50 for non Partners

Contact for further information 9205 8555, email kaleidoscope@stirling.wa.gov.au, or http://kaleidoscopeinitiative.com.au/events/

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Community Services, Kaleidoscope Initiative, Kevin Smith Building

Mirrabooka Community Hub

21 Sudbury Road

Mirrabooka, WA 6061

Australia

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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