• Cultural Awareness Workshop

Have you ever thought about cultural awareness training for your company?

The demand for cultural awareness and cultural connectedness training has increased dramatically especially for governments, major corporations and those who provide services to Aboriginal communities or seek to gain a deeper understanding of the Aboriginal identity and history.  It is especially vital for all companies looking to build a workplace that respects, welcomes and supports Aboriginal people and our culture.

What is a Cultural Awareness Workshop?

A cultural awareness workshop provides participants with a deeper understanding, knowledge and respect for Aboriginal people, culture and histories.  It will open your eyes to the history, beauty and vibrancy of the Aboriginal people and help develop new attitudes and finally skills to use immediately in your work environment and personal interactions. It encourages and assists participants to develop:

  • A deeper understanding of the Aboriginal identity and history
  • Knowledge of the different behavioural styles of Aboriginal people
  • An attitude of tolerance and respect towards Aboriginal culture
  • The skill to communicate with Aboriginal people

 

Five Key aspects of a successful Cultural Awareness Workshop:

  1. Having a knowledgeable Aboriginal trainer who can directly relate to your business challenges and circumstances so you have real world examples to put into practice
  2.  Storytelling and group involvement is a must e.g. What cultural challenges have you faced when dealing with colleagues in your office can bring out a rich discussion and stories which can be used for learning purposes.
  3. Self awareness and evaluation – training that makes people aware of the impact their actions are likely to have e.g. When you think you are being ‘upfront’ and ‘honest’ might that be interpreted as rudeness in another culture?
  4. Communication. Most people assume communication challenges come from the different languages we speak, but it’s more that different cultures use language differently. What one culture considers to be good communication styles is very often viewed as poor by a different culture. This topic includes behavioural differences as well.
  5. Participant will leave better informed about Aboriginal culture, more positive about themselves and with real-world skills to work more effectively with Aboriginal people and to enhance their cultural awareness

 

Contact us for more information

Daytime Indigenous & Early Pioneer's Combo

Spirits of the Red Sand aboriginal performance, Brisbane, Australia

2-hour Cultural Awareness Workshop

Includes:

  • Knowledgeable traditional Aboriginal guide/host
  • 2-hour interactive workshop with Q&A
  • Private theatre experience with full AV support
  • Options for breakfast, lunch and drinks packages, traditional Welcome to Country ceremony, traditional Aboriginal cultural performances and more

Price from: $99 per person

Training program includes:

• Aboriginal History
• Area Names
• Kinship System
• Colonisation and its impact
• Government Administration
• Elders role in the community
• Aboriginality
• Communication and Healing the past for a brighter future

Training is delivered onsite at the home of Spirits of the Red Sand, halfway between Brisbane & Gold Coast, Southern Queensland.  Enquire if you need a tailor-made program for your corporation.

 

  • "This was a great experience for our high school young people. It was such a great day of learning, connecting to culture, learning the histories of the area. " TripAdvisor, Australia, August 2022

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  • "This by far was the best experience I’ve ever had. The things you learn is so invaluable, you do not learn of this stuff in schools and it should be. I felt this deep in my heart, made me cry and it will forever be a moment I will remember. " TripAdvisor, Australia, August 2022

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  • "I would highly recommend this show to anyone. The cast gave a moving true story of the aboriginal people and what they went through. It was eye-opening and educational. Thank you for an amazing night that we will never forget! " TripAdvisor, Australia, May 2022

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  • "It’s absolutely lovely to be able to be a part of celebrating NAIDOC and First Nations Culture. Loved the stalls and Indigenous artworks and businesses. Especially loved the dancing, Bush Tucker Bunjie and the Educational sessions. " TripAdvisor, Australia, July 2022

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  • "Second year we have been and it's just amazing. Great food, entertainment and the markets are fantastic.. always stock up on my Davidson Plum jam - yum! And there is a young artist there, Stephen Hogarth, who is brilliant.. love his work. Well worth the visit. I'll be back next… " TripAdvisor, Australia, July 2022

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  • "This is a story that every Australian, every Queenslander - and every visitor to Queensland - needs to know. The performers did a great job of telling us a very confronting story that must be extremely painful to tell. I felt humbled that the performers were prepared to share… " TripAdvisor, Australia, July 2022

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