Mentor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Program Description:

A culturally safe workplace (CSW) embeds diversity, respect and inclusion into workplace cultures, creating positive workplace experience. CSW is supported by building cultural capability in workplaces and employees to increase retention and progression of Aboriginal people.

This program composes three key components – cultural safety in workplace, communications and mentoring skills. Mentoring skills will be developed with ‘culturally appropriate’ role modelling, counselling, acceptance/confirmation, and relationship. Through the 3 day program, the participant will acquire the following knowledge and skills to become an effective mentor to Aboriginal workers:

  • knowledge of the Australian context issues such as deaths in custody, stolen generations, survival, reconciliation, cultural identity, cultural protocols, history, kindship systems, family responsibilities and cultural knowledge
  • skills to apply acquired knowledge into practice, to learn from and value other people’s different perspectives and cultural identities, gaining increased cultural respect and awareness; to build a strong and positive relationship.

Culturally safe and appropriate mentoring brings various benefits to mentees, mentors and organisations.

  • Mentee Benefits: career satisfaction, motivation, self-confidence, interpersonal growth, increased skill and knowledge development, networking opportunities, recognition, empowerment, enhanced decision making and the ability to balance work and family life
  • Mentor Benefits: career satisfaction, improved communication skills, respect for others and empowerment
  • Organisation Benefits: improved productivity, the ability to attract and retain employees, employee loyalty, enhanced leadership, improves strategic and succession planning and aids in change facilitation.

Program Structure / Overview

PROGRAM NAMEMentor Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People
PARTICIPANT NUMBERMin 12 - Max 16 participants
DURATION3 Days (face to face)
TIME9.30 am until 4.30 pm

Dates and Locations

Program 4Day 1 - Tuesday 16 May 2023
Day 2 - Wednesday 17 May 2023
Day 3 - Tuesday 23 May 2023
Tauondi, Port Adelaide Click to register!
Day 1 - Monday 5 June 2023
Day 2 - Tuesday 6 June 2023
Day 3 - Friday 16 June 2023
Torrens Building, 220 Victoria Square Click to register!
Program 6Day 1 - Tuesday 20 June 2023
Day 2 - Wednesday 21 June 2023
Day 3 - Wednesday 28 June 2023
Tauondi, Port Adelaide Click to register!