Helping white Australian understand aboriginal culture by connecting the dots with information and training

Answering Cultural Questions!

For individuals and organisations that provide a service to Aboriginal clients, that employ Aboriginal staff, that teach Aboriginal students or work with Aboriginal parents.

Human Resource Managers

Module 4-How do I Improve Aboriginal Staff Retention?

This module helps HR Managers to better manage the well-being of Aboriginal staff, to lessen risk of staff turnover or work place issues and stress leave.

Module 7-How do I Normalising Aboriginal Culture in the Workplace?

This module is for the HR Managers, “Cultural Champions” or RAP facilitators in the workplace. Aboriginal people are “black” every day of the year, not just NAIDOC time. They face overt or ignorant discrimination every day of the year. It doesn’t take much to normalise Aboriginal culture in the workplace to counter this.

Managers & Supervisors

Module 5-What are the Best Practice Interview Techniques for Aboriginal people?

This module gives HR Managers the skills to get the best out of interviewing Aboriginal applicants and neutralising politically incorrect land mines, leading you to choosing the right person for your organisation.

Module 3-How do I get quality outcomes when working with aboriginal clients & staff?

This module is required to improve case management, legal representation and parent/teacher relationships.

Module 6-How do I create productive partnerships with Aboriginal Communities?

This module is necessary for an organisation wanting to overcome the obstacles of Aboriginal communities that are sick of do gooders, are frustrated with organisation that want to take without giving, of “black knowledge” being taken and then recycled as “white knowledge”., are suspicious of the motives of non Indigenous organisation with Indigenous funding.

All Staff

Module 1-Why is Aboriginal Culture still relevant?

This module is the framework of knowledge required to understanding Aboriginal and other Australian Indigenous People

Module 2-How do I get an instant rapport with aboriginal people?

This module is aimed at front-line staff to improve their interactions with Aboriginal clients and managing difficult behaviours.

Resources for Teachers

Cultural Coaching for Teachers

This coaching is for teachers who want to know the special techniques to getting the best out of their Aboriginal students, how best to manage the dysfunction they bring with them each day, building a stronger rapport and trust so parent interaction is less scary.

Framework Modules

1. Connecting the Dots Between Cultures
2. Effective Communication with Indigenous People
3. Engaging Better with Aboriginal Clients
6. Engagement with Indigenous Communities
7. Normalising Aboriginal Culture in the Workplace

 

Module 8-How can kids feel like they belong in my classroom?

1. Cultural requirements of an Aboriginal student
2. Compartmentalising techniques
3. Positive behaviour management
4. Putting all of this knowledge automatically into your classroom management
5. Classroom resources.

Classroom Resources

Dreamtime Stories for Teachers for ages 3-12 includes:

  • Colour Print of Dreamtime Stories
  • Black & White Prints for photocoping and colouring in
  • Teachers Lesson Plans
  • Fact Sheets
  • DVD Story time
  • Life Lesson Poster