Indigenous leadership and diversity mentoring workshops

Flinders NT Regional Training Hub (FNT RTH) alongside the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre hosted two workshops in December to upskill Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in leadership and diversity mentoring.

Australian Indigenous people working in the health care sector as well as North Australia Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service employees attended – An Introduction to Indigenous Leadership – which helped participants build leadership skills that are relevant, effective and informed by both Indigenous culture and Western best practice.

The course was held over one day, with topics covered including the value and importance of leadership for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, leadership styles, qualities and behaviours, the risks and responsibilities of being a leader and practical skills such as negotiating, problem solving and above-the-line thinking.

The second workshop facilitated by the FNT RTH was an Introduction to Diversity Mentoring (Indigenous).

A participant of the course said it was great to hear real stories and examples of leadership, while another said they enjoyed the interactive and discussion-based model of the program.

The one-day program was offered to Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous medical clinicians who wish to work more effectively with Indigenous people within their workplaces and communities.

The program was to raise awareness for clinical supervisors and health service staff on how to work in a more culturally safe way with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with consideration to the fact they make up 70 per cent of hospital admission in the Northern Territory.

If you’d like to learn more about the courses on offer by the Regional Training Hub head here.

Posted in
Flinders NT

Leave a Reply