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Explore Our Indigenous Cultural
Competency And Ally Training Options
Explore Our Indigenous Cultural Competency And Ally Training Options
Why Choose Evolve For Your
Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander
Cultural Awareness Training?
Why Choose Evolve For Your Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Training?
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The Seven Steps™ Framework Underpins All
Of Our Indigenous cultural competence
Programs For A Reason – It Works!
The Seven Steps™ Framework Underpins All Of Our Indigenous cultural competence Programs For A Reason – It Works!
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Our online cultural awareness course ensures everyone on your team understands the core cultural competencies and is inspired to be an Ally to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Start building a stronger, more culturally aware and inclusive workplace.
An Allyship Success Story
Carla Rogers and Aunty Munya Andrews
CO-DIRECTORS OF EVOLVE COMMUNITIES
Evolve’s co-Directors Carla Rogers and Aunty Munya Andrews met in 2011 while working together on a Community Engagement project in far north QLD. They knew right away that they shared the same values and vision of a kinder, more inclusive Australia.
Aunty Munya Andrews is an Aboriginal Elder originally from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Despite growing up socially disadvantaged, she has obtained degrees in anthropology and law and is an accomplished author, educator, and sought-after speaker.
Carla Rogers is a Churchill Fellow, award-winning program designer, facilitator, and community engagement specialist. Despite being non-Indigenous, she grew up with a strong connection to Country and longing to get closer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.
Together, our co-Directors bring a wealth of lived experience, authentic cultural knowledge, and they model successful black and white partnerships, Reconciliation and Allyship. They created their cultural awareness training programs to share their love of Indigenous culture and to facilitate Reconciliation and Allyship.
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Frequently Asked Questions About
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Frequently Asked Questions About Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence
Studies have shown the business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion is stronger than ever and the most inclusive organisations are also the most profitable! In Australia, it’s not possible to be an inclusive organisation if your employees lack cultural competency.
Our Cultural Competence training focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness and can help your organisation to:
- Effectively engage and develop meaningful professional relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities, and organisations.
- Attract, develop, and retain Indigenous talent to create a dynamic, diverse, and high-performance workplace.
- Safeguard your brand against the reputational damage that can result from cultural misunderstandings.
- Understand, develop, and champion a Reconciliation Action Plan that delivers positive change.
- Develop leadership skills with Evolve’s tried-and-tested R3 communication and conflict resolution framework.
- Create a culturally safe and inclusive workplace, where everyone belongs.
Yes! All of our Cultural Competency training can be delivered online. Our 7-Steps On-Demand Cultural Awareness Training Course is the most accessible starting place to develop cultural awareness and inspire Allyship throughout your organisation. Our Yarning Webinars provide options to deepen understanding of specific topics and we also offer online Yarning Circles, RAP Coaching, and Allyship Accreditation for your management teams and RAP committee. You can explore our cultural education training programs here.
Yes! We’ll come to your place of business in any major city in Australia. Our Yarning Circle Workshops are delivered by our Accredited Facilitator team, one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous, modelling Allyship. Let us take your leaders, managers, HR team or RAP committee (up to 30 people) on an immersive journey through the 7 Steps to Reconciliation and Allyship™. Learn more about our in-person workshops here.
Yes! Our online cultural competence training programs offer the same information and services as in-person workshops. Our Co-Director Carla Rogers is an award winning learning designer who was teaching others how to deliver effective online courses long before COVID forced us all to adapt. Evolve has been offering online solutions for years. As such we can guarantee the same level of engagement and effectiveness whether you opt to receive our facilitator-led training remotely or in-person.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the first inhabitants of Australia.
Aboriginal people comprise diverse Aboriginal nations, each with their own language and traditions and have historically lived on mainland Australia, Tasmania, or on many of the continent’s offshore islands.
Torres Strait Islander peoples come from the islands of the Torres Strait, between the tip of Cape York in Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Torres Strait Islanders are of Melanesian origin with their own distinct identity, history, and cultural traditions. Many Torres Strait Islanders live on mainland Australia.
If you only talk about Aboriginal cultural awareness, you are leaving out Torres Strait Islander peoples who are also Indigenous Australians.
An important way to show respect is to use the right terms when referring to Indigenous people. Terms that are okay to use are: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, First peoples, Indigenous Australians, First Nations, or First Australians.
It is respectful to use “people” or “peoples” after the terms “Aboriginal” and “Torres Strait Islander” and to always capitalise.
Congratulations, you have already begun! Educating ourselves and others is the first step towards creating a more culturally aware, kind, and inclusive Australia.
We invite you to enjoy and share our many free educational resources:
- Read our Cultural Awareness blog and subscribe to our newsletter
- Download the 2022 Calendar of Significant Indigenous Dates
- Ask Aunty Munya any question about Aboriginal people and culture
- Do the Indigenous Cultural Awareness Quiz
- Take The Online Privilege Walk
For those seeking a professional qualification, consider becoming an Evolve Accredited Ally.