Cultural Competency: Understanding the Tools & Behaviours
If you haven’t identified all the ways your workforce differs, how can you support and celebrate them?
Brunel’s Cultural Competency package is not your usual Cultural Awareness course, we believe genuine competency is a life long journey to becoming proficient and remaining relevant in understanding inter and intraculture and using that to create better behaviours, attitudes, systems and services for a truly inclusive workplace and future.
Current research shows unequivocally that companies led by gender equal management teams outperformed in all measured areas – including innovation, adaptability and employee wellbeing – compared to those led by majority female OR male leadership teams. This has been highlighted even more so during the COVID-19 crisis. Creating a sustainable, and meaningful D&I strategy is no small effort but when done well, can reap rewards and be a competitive advantage that many businesses are yet to unlock.
We are in a point in time where inclusion at work is critically important, not only for employees but for companies commitments to society and their future competitiveness. The sooner we prioritise diversity efforts, the sooner we can develop true business resilience and accelerate recovery in the event of future major disruptions. First Nations People continue to experience higher levels of exclusion that their non-Indigenous colleagues, so too do people with disability and people with an LGBTIQ+ identity or status while neurodiverse candidates experience roughly 40% unemployment rates.
Attracting and retaining new business in target market segments can be influenced by perceptions in relation to factors such as ethical conduct, corporate responsibility or citizenship, and commitment to equality and diversity. That is why business leaders should not seek a return to normal post-COVID-19, but rather, establish a new normal in order to build back better.
Cultural Competency (The Tools and Behaviours) is the first session within our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training suite.
Online Delivery Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021
Delivery time: 9.30am-11:00am AEST
In this workshop, we will cover
- Valuing and identifying pillars of diversity
- Having the capacity for cultural self-assessment
- Being conscious of the dynamics inherent when cultures interact
- Institutionalized culture knowledge and unconscious bias
- Tools and adaptations to service delivery reflecting an understanding of cultural diversity
Meet the facilitator: Sonya Liddle
For over 15 years, Sonya has operated and managed Indigenous businesses providing services within the employment, training, community health, council governance and resource sectors. Driven by a strong desire to see equality and inclusion not only discussed, but tangibly enacted, Sonya works with people and organisations to build the pathways and capabilities needed to make ongoing change possible.
Over the course of her career, Sonya has designed and implemented numerous Indigenous Recruitment and Employment Strategies including Mentoring, Training and Workforce Development Plans, and has successfully facilitated the recruitment and placement of over 150 Indigenous personnel across maritime, resource and professional roles.
By designing and implementing multiple award-winning grassroots community programs in the primary health care and education sectors, Sonya has helped deliver sustainable health and employment outcomes with exemplary retention rates for Indigenous Australians.
- Online learning with Sonya Liddle
- Open Q&A
Booking Terms & Conditions:
This event is governed by the RCSA Booking Terms & Conditions
Note: there are a minimum number of enrollments required for the workshop to run, please confirm by speaking with a member of the Learning & Development team that the event is running as planned.
Registration for this session will close on Wednesday 20 October, 2021
. If you would like to book after this date, please contact email@example.com
If you are registering a team of 5 or more, please use the relevant group rate when purchasing.
For More Information:
RCSA Learning & Development
Members within Australia
call 1300 727 504
Members within New Zealand
call toll free + 0800 441 904