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Cultural Diversity Staff Training Program

Cultural Diversity Staff trainingSelf-paced training is available for staff via EO Online, an interactive equal opportunity workshop which aims to provide staff with a better understanding of equal opportunity and its application in the University. The program promotes awareness of discrimination and harassment issues and provides an understanding of the legal rights and responsibilities of staff.

Ochre Online is a self-paced, interactive workshop that allows staff to increase their Indigenous cultural awareness and competency, available through a MyHR via the Professional Learning Calendar.

Staff and students have opportunities throughout the year to broaden their cultural understandings and competence by attending Indigenous and Diversity events held at each of the University's three campuses.

Courageous Conversations about Race

This interactive workshop examines race, racism, 'whiteness' and 'privilege' and how these concepts contribute to race-based inequities and power relationships. This workshop enriches participants' cultural competency to work with staff and students from diverse backgrounds.

The workshop uses a combination of real life narratives and stories and values-based activities to allow for a deep, active and sustained engagement with issues of cultural diversity, racism and community harmony. It requires participants to reflect on their own consciousness of race, its impact on their lives and the complexities of race in society.

The key conceptual elements that make this workshop unique are:

  • facilitating an honest conversation about race in contemporary Australia, as a community and within the higher education context
  • understanding that 'whiteness' and 'privilege' contribute directly to race-based inequity
  • using the insights gained from the above to drive societal, personal and cultural change

Staff may apply to participate in these workshops through MyHR via the Professional Learning Calendar.

For Further Information

For further information, please contact Rachel Callahan, Head, Equity & Diversity, email Rachel Callahan or telephone (02) 6626 9110: or Senior Equity and Diversity Officer, Rob Cumings on email Rob Cumings or telephone (02) 66269208.

Updated: 20 October 2014