Bridging The Gap Seminars
The 2 day ‘Bridging the Gap Seminar’ has been operating nationwide for 15 years, delivering an essential training experience in cross-cultural competency and communication. It delivers practical solutions and an opportunity to delve deep into the Aboriginal culture. Discover unspoken of issues that empower understanding and good communication. Whether you work at the coalface or are involved in policy and program development affecting Aboriginal people or you are simply interested in learning a lot more about Aboriginal culture and want answers to many of the nagging questions, this seminar is for you.
This two-day seminar is presented by Richard Trudgen, Dianne Gondarra and Witiyana Marika a founding member of the Yothu Yindi band.
“We consider the Bridging the Gap seminars an essential part of our training for all of our remote staff and key members of our head office team. The course gives a deeper understanding of Indigenous culture and how their history and Balanda contact has shaped their modern views and actions. Our staff leave the course with greater empathy and a better understanding of how to work with Indigenous Australians” Michael Nemarich, General Manager, Arnhem Land Progress Association (ALPA)
Click here to view testimonials from previous participants.
If you are interested in participating in a Bridging The Gap Seminar near you, please register your interest.
Or if you would like to partner with us to bring an event to your location, please contact us.
Together, we can change the cross-cultural face of Australia.
Sector specific training
In response to increasing demand for more advanced training, Why Warriors is now offering cross-cultural training customised for the different mainstream sectors working with Aboriginal people. These include Health, Education, Employment, Law and Community Development.
We draw on more than 30 years of lived experience and understanding of the challenges specific to different fields of work in Aboriginal communities.The workshops feature in-depth exploration of frequent scenarios, preconceptions and misunderstandings within those fields, and gives participants the tools to master cross-cultural situations in a sensitive and effective manner.
If you would like to participate in or initiate one of these workshops in your area, please register your interest.
We offer tailored training workshops especially designed to meet your unique workplace and organisational needs. These can come in all sizes, from a half-day introduction to cultural awareness up to multiple days covering a wide spectrum of cross-cultural communication issues. We can fit them into yearly staff conferences, or conduct them at your workplace. We also offer high-level management training to empower decision-makers with essential cross-cultural knowledge and skills.
Previous training clients include Rio Tinto, Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC), NSW Environmental Protection Authority (NSW EPA), SA Fire and Emergency Services, Anglicare, MacDonnell Shire Council, and many others.
If you are interested in some tailored training for your group or organisation, please get in touch with us.
Train The Trainer
In the past, a number of Aboriginal cross-cultural workshop leaders have asked us to do a Train the Trainer course for them. We have now decided to do this course. However, we have lost contact with those interested workshop leaders. Richard Trudgen will run this course that could range from 2 to 5 days, depending on needs.
If you would like to find out more about our Train The Trainer programme, please contact us.