Empowering Indigenous Engagement and Career Development
Thursday 21st October 2021, Brisbane CBD (SOLD OUT)
Looking into career development pathways, training and strategies to support Indigenous talent engagement, recruitment and retention.
Understanding and exploring the consequences of exclusion economically and socially and the behaviours that evolve from this will allow you to better work with Indigenous communities, cultures, peoples and importantly employers.
The challenges of welfare to work, poverty to independence, we will unpack this. Go beyond engagement to successful retention, development, and mentoring, building the relationships before the partnerships that are required to make this happen. Discover what makes this happen through an employment and business-based perspective. Learn how to have the conversations that matter through conversational leadership.
Key learning objectives:
- Creating your Indigenous toolbox
- Generate ideas for your strategy, policies, and procedures
- Employment advocacy and actions beyond conversations.
- Modelling what success looks like
8:30 | Registration and Morning Coffee
9:00-10:30 | Session 1: Embedding the impacts of culture within communication, teamwork and how you do business
- Understanding your organisation’s purpose and how it can meet working requirements
- Applying and normalising cultural knowledge and diversity to improve inclusion within development pathways
- Promoting knowledge transfer cross-culturally
10:30 | Morning Break
11:00 – 12:30 | Session 2: How can we improve recruitment strategies and pre-employment training
- Identifying and accessing the Indigenous talent for your organisation
- Strengthening education, training, and mentorship internally
- Choosing culturally appropriate hiring environments and processes
- Using technology to support engagement initiatives in providing ongoing support and training to remote areas
12:30 – 1:30 | Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:30 | Session 3: Retention and development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent within workplace programs
- Developing supporting and culturally appropriate mentoring frameworks
- Importance of getting comfortable with culture in developing appropriate and ongoing support mentoring frameworks
- Actions we can all do - Deliver using reflective learning and demonstrative action to yield long-term outcomes
2:30 – 3:00 | Afternoon Coffee
3:00 – 3:45 | Session 4: Measuring Success
- Explore how we can track performance through metrics
- Learning to facilitate conversations within challenging environments
- Facilitated discussion and practical takeaways to implement within your workplace
4:00 | End of Workshop
John Briggs, Managing Director, John Briggs Consultancy (JB)
A proud Yorta Yorta and Gunai/Kurnai man, with more than 28 years’ experience, John Briggs is passionate about Indigenous culture, inclusion, employment and engagement. He assists organizations to be better equipped and confident in these areas. Central to his style and service delivery are the fundamental principles of creating culturally safe learning environments and establishing trust. John Briggs is a collaborative networker and genuine expert in his field of professional speaking and facilitation. He has delivered well over 1200 sessions in the last 11 years, across the mining, banking, retail, early years, and education sectors. 15 years in government prior to this.
John Briggs has built up JB Consultancy, which now has contracts with many of Australia’s leading corporations, national law firms, accountancy organizations, professional services, mining companies, major retailers, early years providers and Education Queensland. As well as this, JB Consultancy is regularly invited to present on behalf of Queensland Police at the Police Academy and the Public Safety Business Agency. JB Consultancy takes a simple approach to uncovering Indigenous culture in an Australian context. As a leading expert, we guide clients looking for solutions and expertise around the implementation of Reconciliation Action Plans and diversity strategies that have Indigenous targets. JB Consultancy has built a strong reputation across the different sectors, due to a high level of professionalism, cultural safety, honesty, and integrity of its services.