ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Strategic Cultural Awareness with Grant Sarra - 23 Nov 2022

Event date: 
23 November 2022
Event time: 
9.30am - 4.30pm
Denman Village Community Centre 5 Felstead Vista Denman Prospect, ACT 2611

Grant Sarra, from Grant Sarra Consultancy Services will present this interactive program. Grant is a Bunda man with a 36-year background and experience working in areas that deal exclusively with Indigenous community problems, issues and aspirations relevant to public and private sector projects across Australia. He is a prolific trainer and speaker on Indigenous issues with proven track record for driving cultural change that builds organisational effectiveness, efficiency and capacity to deliver culturally appropriate change.

At the completion of the program participants will have developed a greater appreciation and understanding of:

1.         Aboriginal history, beliefs, culture, society, law, customs, values and practices and obligations associated with the land, people and environment;

2.         Problems, issues, challenges and aspirations of Aboriginal Australians;

3.         The importance and value of human diversity in modern Australian workplaces and society in general;

4.         Cultural and structural barriers that inhibit effective communication, relationships and engagement at local project levels and within a human resource management context;

5.         Culturally respectful methods that enhance effective communication, relationships within organisations and engagement at local project levels and within a human resource management context;

6.         How to maximise performance and productivity (in a domestic and global context) through effective engagement with Aboriginal people; and

7.         Negative personal and business impact and cost of racism, discrimination and prejudicial and stereotypical attitudes and behaviors in the workplace.


NB: Participants must attend the full day

Food: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Event details
Event cost: 
$330 for members / $360 for non-members / $390 for Government/corporate
Event contacts
Contact name: 
Brendan Richards
02 6202 7200