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Australia’s Trusted Authority for Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training & Ally Accreditation

Build a stronger, more inclusive business with our Seven Steps™ Reconciliation & Allyship framework.
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Explore Our Indigenous Cultural
Competency And Ally Training Options

Explore Our Indigenous Cultural Competency And Ally Training Options

7 Steps™

Online Course

Create a common language and appetite for Reconciliation throughout your organisation in just 45 minutes.

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Yarning Circle

Workshops

Online or in-person cultural awareness training  for your leadership team, RAP committee or entire organisation – available in all capital cities across Australia.

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Ally Accreditation
Professional Ally

Accreditation

Stand out in your career as a confident Ally, Reconciliation champion and inclusive leader with Evolve Ally Accreditation.

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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?

Aunty Munya Andrews

Authentic Cultural Knowledge

Supply Nation certified, Indigenous business led by Aboriginal Elder, Educator and Author, Aunty Munya Andrews.

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No Blame, Guilt Or Shame

Ask any question about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture, without any fear during the training – get an honest answer and have some laughs along the way!

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Engaging & Highly Interactive

Whether online or in the room, your employees will be enlightened, uplifted, and inspired to better understand Indigenous people and create an inclusive community with our cultural awareness training.

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Innovative & Scalable

Online, on-demand, or facilitator-led education – we have cultural awareness training services for businesses of all sizes.

Carla Rogers

Real Allyship Expertise

Co-led by non-Indigenous Community Engagement specialist, award-winning Learning Designer and Ally, Carla Rogers.

Local Facilitators

Our in-person workshops are available in all capital cities and are led by a local Evolve Accredited Facilitator team, one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous, modelling Allyship.

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Targeted Solutions

We tailor our cultural training packages to meet your business objectives, Reconciliation goals, and budget. Our Indigenous cultural training program helps with corporate team building and raises cultural awareness.

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Accreditation Pathways

For professionals seeking to understand Indigenous culture and gain recognition as Reconciliation and Allyship leaders in their workplace.

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Clients, Partners And Allies!

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!

Reconciliation

What is Reconciliation all about and why does it matter in the workplace? Our cultural training organisation focuses on the importance of awareness and building cultural competence among all Australian people.

Diversity, Identity & Stereotypes

What does it mean to be Indigenous? Examining the commonalities, differences, and stereotypes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture.

Our Shared History

How have the events of the past shaped Australian society and culture today? Learn about intergenerational trauma and the ongoing impact of the Stolen Generation.

Communication & Unconscious Bias

What might we be assuming about Indigenous people and culture? How our “cultural baggage” impacts our relationships and why being culturally aware matters.

Family, Kinship & Cultural Leave

Why might Indigenous employees need cultural leave? As part of our awareness training, learn about Aboriginal kinship systems and their relevance in the workplace.

Privilege

How can we help Close The Gap to create a fairer, more equitable society and more inclusive workplaces? Revealing the hidden privileges that divide Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Becoming An Ally

In our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competence training programs, we share the practical steps everyone can take to develop greater cultural awareness and create a kinder, fairer, and more inclusive Australia.

How Can We Help You?

Not sure if you need this training?

Most Australians have limited knowledge about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culture. They would like to understand our First Nations people, but they don’t know where to start. How much do you know about Indigenous culture?

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Wondering what this is all about?

Our book, Practical Reconciliation, provides a great starting point to learn more about Indigenous culture and to understand the issues involved in Reconciliation in Australia, authored by our co-Directors.

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Need a quick solution for your organisation?

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.

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Ally Accreditation

Need a professional qualification for yourself?

Complete this training to obtain the increasingly in-demand skills needed to effectively engage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Stand out in your career as an inclusive leader, Reconciliation champion and Ally.

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An Allyship Success Story

Carla and Aunty Munya

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
Cultural Competence

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:

If you are ready to take your commitment further as an individual, we encourage you to read our book, Practical Reconciliation and join the Evolve Webinar Subscription.

For those seeking a professional qualification, consider becoming an Evolve Accredited Ally.

Talk to us about building a stronger, more inclusive workplace through our cultural competence training.