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Cultural Competency for Supervisors of Aboriginal People

 2 Day Workshop

IPS has been at the forefront of research, development and delivery of cultural competency intervention programs CCIPs since 1998. This work has focused on clearly defining the necessary skills, abilities and aptitudes that predict cultural competence and using this information to design training programs to ensure that skills that are most relevant to working effectively with Aboriginal people are targeted. This program also focuses on the practical development of skills specific to retaining Aboriginal people in the workplace.

Participants complete a unique assessment tool the General Cultural Competency Profile GCCP to gauge their cultural competencies at training commencement. The GCCP provides each participant with a personal feedback report which allows them to continually improve their skills. This training has evidence of improving the cultural competencies of participants at training conclusion.

This training has evidence of improving cultural competencies.

  • Better understand cultural competence and how to achieve focused, sustained shifts in core areas
  • Understand the motivators and predictors of racial bias and develop the skills associated with cultural empathy
  • Increasing knowledge of Aboriginal health, history, government policies & culture & how this links with cultural competence
  • The impact of Identity Formation as a construct for supervision and support of Aboriginal employees
  • Managing the Retention of Aboriginal people in the workplace.
  • The most common causes of employment cessation & how best to support Aboriginal employees
  • Understand how the community culture and historical context impacts on employees
  • Supervision and Leadership models – can these be culturally adapted to suit Aboriginal employees
  • Cultural Learning Style differences and impacts on supervision strategies, skills acquisition and mentoring. Differences in communication styles – some practical strategies in the provision of feedback and ensuring motivational and cultural fit in the workplace
  • Culturally Competent Organisations – the common characteristics. Some best practice policies & organisational structures that work
  • Increasing representation of Aboriginal employees across organisations. A look at recruitment strategies in accurately identifying a skilled workforce & leadership potential


  • Pre-workshop reading material
  • General Cultural Competency Profile
  • Participant workbook
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea