Book in now for cross-cultural competency training

Learn about South Australia’s shared history and how to engage across cultures by booking in for training run by DEW’s First Nations Partnerships and Reconciliation Unit.

Three sessions make up the suite of cross-cultural competency training on offer:

Training 1: Shared History of South Australia since 1800
When:  Tuesday 12 November
About:  Take part in an interactive session to learn about the history of SA since 1800. This training was developed as a way of teaching and sharing the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal nations across the state.

Training 2: Understanding Privileging

When:   Friday 4 October or Thursday 21 November
About:  Understand privilege and privileging, and how it operates in our society. Participants will learn that there are many different types of privilege, not just skin-color privilege, that impact the way people can move through the world or are discriminated against. These are all things you are born into, not things you earned or deserved, that afford you opportunities or barriers that others may not have.

Training 3: Understanding Racism

When:  Friday 13 September or Wednesday 4 December
About: Learn about racism by watching the video ‘Colour of Fear’, a 1.5 hour film with eight North American men from different backgrounds talking about race-relations in America as seen through their eyes. The session includes a discussion about racism and group discussions during and at the end of the film screening.

While it’s preferable to complete the three training sessions in order, you can book into sessions as they suit you.

Last year 346 DEW staff undertook at least one of the sessions. Here’s what one participant had to say:

‘It ticked all the boxes for me as a really insightful transfer of knowledge, emotions and lived experience, the sort of thing that’s really difficult to create, but incredibly powerful when achieved.’

Visit the Organisational Development Booking System (internal access only) to book your place, or for more information contact the First Nations Partnerships and Reconciliation Unit on 8204 9363.