Cultural Awareness in Policy and Planning
This intensive 2 -3 day workshop is designed specifically for those whose interaction with Indigenous Australian is through planning, policy development or program management. This course is ideal for people who do not necessarily have direct contact with Indigenous Australians but work in areas of policy that requires knowledge of the challenges faced by Indigenous people and the means to translate that into strategies for effective planning.
Participants will gain an understanding of the way interactions between mainstream and Indigenous cultures contribute to the socio-political and socio-economic determinants effecting poor outcomes in Indigenous communities. The course explores Indigenous family and social structure, political structures, law and religious systems for the purpose of developing awareness of significant cultural differences and similarities to the Australian mainstream that impact policy delivery at the grass roots. This provides a platform for training participants in methods, models and tools that help appraise cultural impact and develop innovative and effective approaches to delivering positive outcomes to the Australian Indigenous peoples
This course has been constructed from components that are delivered flexibly to allow for the unique needs of different policy, planning or even management areas and help those whose interaction with Indigenous Australian is through planning and policy development. A range of current issues relating to Indigenous affairs are explored as practical examples. Problem solving and opportunity for questions occurs regularly during the day.
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