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Empowing organisations to embed cultural competence

Our workshops are designed to provide individuals and organisations with a solid grounding in cultural competence.

Each workshop is 3.5 hours in duration and designed to build upon the previous workshop, meaning they are best completed in linear order. While recommended as a suite of learning, we are open to discussing an education package tailored to meet your unique requirements.

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This workshop will examine the building blocks of cultural competence. Participants will gain a foundational knowledge of cultural competence theory and practice and will start to understand more fully the impact that their worldview and socialisation have on their interactions with others.

Critical self-reflection is crucial to developing cultural competence and includes the ability to understand our own cultures, values and identities as well as our privilege and biases. It also includes supporting our resilience and wellbeing so that we are better able to have difficult conversations. This workshop will explore how to develop critical self-reflective practices and how to engage in cultural competence work. 

Across Australia, people continue to experience racism in a variety of contexts. In order to continue the development of our cultural competence capabilities, we need to understand racism and the connections between power, privilege and racism. This workshop will help participants to understand more about racism, privilege and oppression, focussing on how the racist narrative in Australia has developed and is experienced. Through the workshop participants will explore ways to address racism and to build safe, supportive and diverse environments.

This workshop aims to promote pedagogical innovation, increased engagement in the learning process, and cultural competence outcomes. Specifically, the workshop provides teachers with the knowledge and resources to shift how they approach and facilitate learning through a relational social constructionist epistemology, encouraging learning from within and about their inter-relatedness and interdependence with each other and their broader social, political, cultural, environmental and professional contexts.

Cultural Competence is a graduate quality and a key part of the University’s education strategy. As a result, there is an increased interest and impetus to embed cultural competence across the curricula. To assist, the NCCC is offering this workshop which will help to identify a process for developing an approach to cultural competence that is relevant in each disciplinary context. This workshop is offered in collaboration with faculties and it only available to University of Sydney staff.

Designed to assist researchers to deepen their knowledge and understanding of how to conduct culturally appropriate research utilising relevant research and cultural protocols. It will provide an opportunity to identify best practices to undertake research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This workshop focuses on the cultural competence leadership capabilities necessary to champion anti-racism strategies. It will address the issue of the often-hidden nature of institutional racism and focus on themes such as understanding the role of unconscious and conscious bias and ‘colour-blindness’. Exploring these complex issues will equip participants with a nuanced understanding and perspectives of institutional racism. The program provides space for critical reflection, discussions and sharing of experiences.