“I have thoroughly enjoyed connecting with you from the start, and want to appreciate your agility and flexibility to create a unique session for our organisation’s needs. We walked away with a deeper understanding of honouring Country, and what it means to Acknowledge Country in an authentic way.”
Community Engagement – Songlines Pathways®
The Songlines Engaging Pathways™ draws deeply from Aboriginal cultural heritage and wisdom. Songlines represent traditional trading routes across the nation where information and resources is shared.
The model teaches individuals and organisations how to make deep and meaningful connections with Aboriginal peoples and their communities. In the Kimberley region of Western Australia for example, this vast sharing network is called Wunan also depicted in our business logo.
This course is highly interactive and applied. Participants work in small teams to develop an engagement action plan, during the program, applying their learnings. The program is supported by an action plan template and workbook – based on Evolve’s Songline Engaging Pathways™ model. Participants nominate a relevant work case study to use through the program. Each session introduces the action plan section, then participants work in small teams to develop their action plan – reading through and applying the workbook materials. This culminates in each team presenting their action plan to the group.
“Beyond the content itself being accessible, friendly, clear and empowering. The way you’ve used technology, really lovely videos throughout the process, makes me feel connected to you both and confident in my learning and experience. We’ve applied some of this to how we engage with our clients already!”
“This program has taught me so much that I didn’t know and wished I knew before today! It has provided me with much needed knowledge, and a better understanding of what I can do to contribute to Reconciliation and in creating a kinder, fairer Australia. It has given me the confidence to be an Ally and more effectively fulfil my role on our RAP working group and to be a supportive voice in society in general.”
“It was an excellent learning journey and really challenged me and opened my eyes to the role of an Ally. Also, to the responsibility which comes with privilege for taking steps to close the gap in support of First Nations people. I’m now more aware of the role I play daily in being an Ally and how I can contribute towards Reconciliation.”
“I loved the activities that got us all engaged. Even though I thought I knew a bit I learnt plenty of new things. It was very worthwhile.”
“The course gives you a better appreciation of the history of the First Nations people. Presentation was informal and informative.
Very easy to understand and follow along with. Everyone should do it!!!”
“Well worth it, it takes no time at all and gives valuable information. Aunty Munya has a wonderful, kind but direct teaching style. Great use of images and photos, music and concrete examples to help apply the content. The 7 different steps were easy to follow and answered many questions for me.”
“Contemporary, relevant and concise, the course was easy to digest and apply in small steps. It provides valuable context for cultural awareness and should be required bare minimum training for our community if we haven’t been fortunate enough to have experiential learning.”
“Highly recommended! Aunty Munya was such a clear, empathetic communicator. There was a brilliant connect with the audience without creating a guilt-barrier for participants that are not Indigenous. I particularly loved the synopsis of Indigenous history in direct relation to the modern history of white Australia. This base level of knowledge should be understood and shared by ALL Australians to acknowledge and respect First Nations people.”
“I loved how the online training was simple, bite sized and dealt in concepts that gave a different perspective. I encourage anyone considering this course to approach it with an open mind and without being defensive. Every person needs to move forward in Reconciliation including first generation migrants.”
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