Advancing Indigenous cultural competency: Our Way
Indigenous Cultural Competence: Our Way Workshops
As outlined in our institutional strategic plan Building Distinction 2011-2015, the University aims to move toward a future of equality and respect in education, research, employment, cultural inclusion and celebrating diverse cultures and successes.
One key aspect of achieving this goal is facilitating participation of our teaching and professional staff in cultural competency training.
In October 2011, the Wollotuka Institute conducted the first Indigenous Cultural Competency: Our Way workshop with great success.
The workshop provides a greater knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. This helps staff to develop the skills, values and critical reflexivity to enable them to work more effectively within inter-culture contexts.
More workshops will be held over the coming months. To register your interest, please email Sally Purcell, Senior Development Consultant
Welcome to Wollotuka induction
Welcome to Wollotuka is part of the induction series for new staff, but it is also available for any staff member or affiliate of the University who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the Wollotuka Institute.
This introducton to the Institute is extremely informative. A variety of Wollotuka staff share the Institute's beginnings, structure, operations, strategy, and remarkable acheivements. Participants are greeted warmly, treated to a tour and a scrumptious Aussie lunch, which provides an opportunity to get to know the staff and ask further questions of interest.
You can register for Welcome to Wollotuka on HR Online.
Proud to be a part of such an organisation
The highlight of the “Welcome to The Wollotuka Institute” for me was meeting Aunty Sandra, the Elder in Residence, and listening to her speak about the achievements of both the Institute and the University as a whole from an Indigenous Australian perspective. The way she spoke of the Institute and University's achievement in supporting and graduating 40% of the total 2010 Indigenous graduates in Medicine in Australia made me proud to be part of such an organisation. - Tylie Bayliss, Planning Quality and Reporting