Aboriginal Insights

Workshops and Events

Effective Pathways to

Cultural Awareness Learning

jolleen hicks training

Our Workshops fill up fast, whether they be Online or in-person.

Our Virtual Workshops are interactive, engaging, full of discussion and feedback. Attendees can ask questions specific to their location or industry, and learn from others in the group. These workshops are capped at 20 attendees so the learning is understood by all.

Those that learn from Aboriginal Insights take their learnings back to their workplace, family and friends, and into their community. Sharing this new understanding of what Reconciliation means and how to put it into practice.

This is how we will make a difference.  Providing learnings that give answers to the unasked questions, determine discussion amongst others and result in changes of long term prejudices and restricted thoughts.

Cultural Awareness education doesn’t stop when you have finished the lesson. It is but the start of a journey to make a difference for all Australians.

In-person workshops are held in Perth and the Pilbara. If you would like Jolleen to present in your district, contact info@aboriginalinsights.com.au for more details.

All courses supply Certificates of Attendance.

Next in Person Workshop - Karratha 31 May 2022

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WHY THIS LEARNING IS DIFFERENT

"Mutual understanding starts with tolerance and empathy"

This workshop will help you build trust and relationships between people from different cultures. There is no other Cultural Awareness Education like this. We provide a safe place for everyone to learn truths, tools, concepts, ideas, experiences, cultural differences, and develop respect and relationships. Unique topic includes:

  • Setting the Scene
  • Rapport Building
  • Aboriginal Insights Definitions
  • Diverse Aboriginal Cultures
  • Truth & Reconciliation
  • Stereotypes & Assumptions
  • Respect & Relationships

Mutual Respect starts with Understanding and Empathy. Join us on this Learning journey.


Over 9,000 Australians have attended The EMPOWERING RESPECT AND RELATIONSHIPS WORKSHOP which has been delivered Nationally. Aboriginal Insights delivers their education on platforms to suit any workplace. From In-person and Online workshops, to corporate training and platform delivery. 


All attendees receive Certification that can be displayed on CV, Linkedin Profile, Corporate website.

Empowering Respect and Relationships Between Workplaces and Community

Here’s what people are saying about Aboriginal Insights

I highly recommend it to all Australians and Australian Workplaces who are truly committed to reconciliation and closing the gap in this country. I also see this as central to creating safe, inclusive and mentally healthy workplaces and communities. Thank you Jolleen Hicks  for sharing your wisdom, expertise and insights and making this essential training so accessible. I’m very much looking forward to learning more on this journey.

Dr Sadhbh (Sive) Joyce

Senior Psychologist & Co-Founder of Mindarma.com Adjunct Lecturer at The Black Dog Institute/UNSW

I highly recommend to every community member and leader to read Jolleen’s book ‘Essential Aboriginal Insights’ and attend her training face to face or online. I have learnt so much from Jolleen and feel determined to do what I can to support change in my role at Zonta House but also in our greater community. Jolleen’s passion, perseverance and determination has been evident in all of our interactions and teachings. My sincere gratitude and thanks for sharing your truths Jolleen, supporting the community and especially workplaces on how we can live in a better world, close the gaps (not just halve them) and why we should all want to live in a reconciled Australia.

Kelda Opperman

CEO Zonta House

Jolleen Hicks is an exceptional leader both within her community and nationally. She is effectively championing and ensuring that entities engage in a culturally appropriate way with Aboriginal people. We engaged Jolleen to deliver her Cultural Insights program to police officers. It was one of the best things we did. Her program has hit the mark in improving Police capability to engage with Aboriginal communities

B.W.

Consultant - Police Dept.

OUR ATTENDEES:

Individuals, or Organisation across many sectors. 

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
  • LOCAL, STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
  • EDUCATION DEPT
  • POLICE
  • CHILD PROTECTION
  • COMMUNITY SERVICES
  • MINING & CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
  • NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATIONS
  • LEGAL
  • LOCAL BUSINESSES
  • CORPORATE BODIES
  • INDIVIDUALS
Individuals
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Organisation
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Leadership
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Certificates and Badges provided when education completed.

Australians Together 

Reconciliation, Closing The Gaps, Cultural Awareness

This is a very big ask of all people. Sharing knowledge is the first step to come together.

It starts with one person, grows within their community and organisation, and soon you have a movement.

It is why we do this - with meaning and empathy.

For our children's future and the Australia of tomorrow.

About Jolleen Hicks

About Jolleen Hicks

Aboriginal Insights was founded by Ngarluma- Aboriginal woman, Jolleen Hicks, in 2016. Jolleen has a background that covers successful Aboriginal Engagement with over twenty separate Aboriginal groups in Australia; leadership; and business.

Jolleen has spent the past twenty years developing her knowledge; skills; and capacity in order to confidently and comfortably walk in two worlds, while maintaining her strong family values that were instilled in her by her mother, Joan.

Aboriginal Insights was founded by Ngarluma- Aboriginal woman, Jolleen Hicks, in 2016. Jolleen has a background that covers successful Aboriginal Engagement with over twenty separate Aboriginal groups in Australia; leadership; and business.

Jolleen has spent the past twenty years developing her knowledge; skills; and capacity in order to confidently and comfortably walk in two worlds, while maintaining her strong family values that were instilled in her by her mother, Joan.

Pathways to Cultural Awareness Learning

Aboriginal Insights is a leading provider in the cultural awareness space.   It is not enough to undertake a 1 hr course and state “I know”.

It is an understanding of how we have arrived at this point in time. The beliefs that originated and then changed over the years, and while a great deal of progress has been made, there is still so much more to achieve.

 

Those that learn from Aboriginal Insights take their learnings back to their workplace, family and friends, and into their community. Sharing this new understanding of what Reconciliation means and how to put it into practice.

This is how we will make a difference. Not a tick the box – short course but learnings that provide answers to the unasked questions, determine discussion amongst others and result in changes of long term prejudices and restricted thoughts.

Cultural Awareness education doesn’t stop when you have finished the lesson. It is but the start of a journey to make a difference for all Australians.

 

 

Only Aboriginal Insights offers certification for undertaking their Course Protocols. Displaying this badging on your website, shows others that you are committed to making a difference in Closing the Gaps. This is company culture that starts at the top, with leading by example. Your company, your management and your staff all believe and work together to make a difference.


Acknowledgement of Country

I recognise and acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal lands in Australia. I pay my respects to the many separate Aboriginal peoples and their cultures of the lands of this country. I am grateful to yours and my old people for their strength, resilience and survival, so that present and future generations can continue to walk these lands with pride.

I personally recognise my Elders and thank them for their courage, strength, and spirit that they continue to walk with to inspire us younger ones.

My work through Aboriginal Insights is about supporting and empowering respect for Aboriginal people and cultures from across Australia.