Wadjela Learning (1 day)
Cultural learning for non-Aboriginal people, with dual-cultural delivery
Aboriginal Cultural Awareness
An introduction to history and culture
This introductory workshop is designed for beginners who have had little or no previous learning about Aboriginal culture.
Engaging and interactive, it explores key components of Australia’s First Nations peoples including their experiences, history, beliefs and values, lifestyles, and relations with other Australian cultural groups today.
This enlightening course is designed as a first stepping-stone towards understanding Aboriginal people and culture, and towards improved communication and better relationships.
Facilitate Cultural Safety
Building cultural capacity
Cultural identity can have a profound impact on our perspectives and service needs. The ability to facilitate the cultural security of others is a crucial skill for anyone working with diverse people, especially in the health, community or education sectors.
Beyond “cultural awareness” this unique course is the first step to developing a safe, nurturing and positive environment where people are comfortable and supported to with be themselves and expressing their culture and belief systems.
The power of storytelling for connection
Storytelling is among the most ancient and powerful of artforms, spanning time and cultures around the world. Human beings respond more to stories than the most well-researched facts, so it is a powerful tool for connection.
This unique workshop links the ancient
yarns of Aboriginal cultures with the multi-cultural stories of contemporary Australia.
We use the power of narratives to learn to understand each other better and build bridges between cultures and towards healing.
Men’s Business, Women’s Business
Aboriginal gender perspectives
Join our male-female team of Aboriginal trainers for this illuminating workshop covering traditional and contemporary Aboriginal gender perspectives.
As well as gaining cultural understanding and awareness, participants will learn practical ways to recognise and accommodate cultural gender needs
among Aboriginal clients and colleagues and learn to make services more culturally appropriate.
Rising above reactivity
This course is for any Aboriginal men ready to explore who they are and who they can be. It is about acknowledging past experiences and inherited behaviours and deciding the kind of man we want to be in the future.
We learn tools to recognise and regulate emotions, process our pain and communicate with respect and strength.
This course is about being the kind of man who is an asset to family and community:
a man who is a role model for young people and who has strength to lend to others.
Leading community change
Available to those who have completed “Stepping Up” or equivalent and want to take the next step as a leader of change.
Participants learn how ordinary men can Step In and be the change that sees communities address family violence,
and associated harms.
We explore a range of safe intervention
skills. We also learn that it is our job to question outdated toxic cultures and form allegiances against violence, secrecy and predatory behaviours.
By learning to recognise and evaluate potential harms and respond courageously shoulder to shoulder, we can be the guardians of safer communities and the warriors demanding healthy futures.
This course is for any Aboriginal women ready to Step Out of the shadows and connect to their source of courage.
By reconnecting with our inner strength,
we explore how to communicate assertively, speak up in groups and stand our ground in challenging situations.
Learning how to challenge cultural and gender stereotypes and question our assumptions, we also discover the importance of maintaining a supportive sisterhood and elevating other women.
This course is about becoming the kind of wise, strong and confident women that our families and communities need us to be.
Becoming a community leader
Available to those who have completed “Stepping Out” or equivalent and want to take the next step as a community leader.
Designed to build skills in decision making, mediation leadership and network building, this program is about empowering women
to Step Forward and lead others.
By developing a clear vision for the future, women can lead our communities beyond
the struggles of the past and toward a future of our own making.
We explore how to work collaboratively, plan strategically and communicate with influence by harnessing our strength and designing the future we want to see.
All courses are available at the time and a date of your choice, fully customised to meet your group’s needs.
Available anywhere in Australia.
All courses are delivered by at least one trainer of Aboriginal heritage.
- Trainers with extensive cultural and subject matter expertise
- Trainer preparation and travel in Perth metro area
- Customisation for your group
- Quality resource packages
- Personalised certificate of attendance for each person
Prices exclude venue, catering or travel outside Perth metro area (Transperth Zone 3)
Bookings for your organisation or event include full customisation to meet your needs and delivery is available at a time, date and location of your choice.
For training held outside of the Perth metro area (Transperth Zone 3), please contact us to discuss travel arrangements and costs for the location of your choice.