CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS FOR WORKPLACES
Monday, Jan 6, 2020
9:00am – 1:00pm
“I strongly believe that all Australians want to learn about and better understand our Australian Aboriginal cultures. I choose to believe that every Australian wants Aboriginal people to achieve equality of life – health, education, employment, business, and community. I know that many Australians are actively and genuinely working towards this equality. I am actively and genuinely sharing my insights of the Aboriginal Cultural World.” – Jolleen Hicks, Founder of Aboriginal Insights
For Employers Committed to Achieving Education Outcomes for Aboriginal People’s
PERTH: THURSDAY 06 FEBRUARY 2020
VENUE: TBC, Perth CBD
FOUR HOUR WORKSHOP (9AM – 1PM)
COSTS: STANDARD FEE of $295 + GST PER PERSON (includes morning tea & copy of book, “Essential Aboriginal Insights”). MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF 20 ATTENDEES. BOOKINGS MAY BE MADE VIA DIRECT EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org (credit card payments welcome). Please advise: Names of Attendees; Details for invoicing.
LIMITED PLACES PER WORKSHOP.
BOOKINGS MAY BE MADE VIA THE EVENTS PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE (www.aboriginalinsights.com.au) OR VIA DIRECT EMAIL TO email@example.com FOR INVOICING.
The CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS WORKSHOP has been delivered to over 3,000 people Australia-wide.
- Diverse Aboriginal Cultures
- Truth (Our History – Advancement of Rights)
- Aboriginal Community Hierarchy
- Challenges (Legal Sector)
- Decision-making/ Informed consent
- Understanding and Accommodating Cultural Differences
To Book, please visit our website, www.aboriginalinsights.com.au (Events Page) or contact us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Facilitator – Founder of Aboriginal Insights, Jolleen Hicks
I have been privileged in my learning of Aboriginal Cultures. For the first seventeen years of my life, I was exclusively part of the Aboriginal Community of Roebourne, located in the Pilbara region of WA. My cultural learning extended to my Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi cultures through my family and Community. I identify as both Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi through my great grandparents who raised my mother, Joan.
Through this foundational Community learning, I can appreciate the learnings of Aboriginal people that have always lived in their Aboriginal Community and/or had minimal exposure to the western system that operates outside of their Aboriginal Community.
For the next nine years of my life, I lived in Perth, where I studied law and then worked for two employers, Rio Tinto; and Allens (law firm). I was part of the Aboriginal Community at the University of WA; and then gained my first learnings of the corporate and legal systems that operate in the mainstream western system.
For the next three years, I worked in the native title legal system representing Aboriginal People’s from Aboriginal Cultures in the Kimberley region of WA; and the Southern half of QLD, as a Native Title Lawyer. This is when I developed my foundational skillset for engaging with Aboriginal People’s and began appreciating the barriers or challenges to engagement. These most related to historical experiences of the relevant families.
I have been involved in Small Business, and specifically, Cultural Training, since 2011. I have experience as both a Cultural Training Facilitator; and Cultural Learning Advisor.
I have been living and working in my Aboriginal Community of Roebourne since 2012, which has allowed me to continue my personal Cultural and Community learning journey, as well as participate in my Aboriginal Community through Board roles; representation; and advocacy. I have also had the opportunity to continue to develop my understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal Cultures throughout WA.
The main difference to my Cultural Learning is my exposure to many separate Aboriginal Cultures from across Australia; my appreciation of the diversity of Aboriginal Cultures that are present in any one location; my understanding of the barriers to engagement; and my development of learning and strategies to specifically respond to such barriers.
I have been a Director of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in my Community, Mawarnkarra Health Service, since 2013. I am a current Director of Mawarnkarra in my fourth consecutive two-year term. I held an Associate Lecturer role with the WA Centre for Rural Health based in Karratha from 2018- 2019.
I am passionate about Aboriginal Health and value the opportunity to be part of the Cultural Learning journey of individuals and employers.