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Introduction to Cultural Capacity – Torquay

8 November 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

CULTURAL CAPACITY An Introductory Course on work with First Peoples

October 12th 2-5pm, The Pavilion, Warrnambool


October 13th 10am-1pm, Kurambee Myaring Community Centre, Torquay

This 3-hour session is designed as a first step in engaging with Indigenous Australians. It is for those in the tourism industry wanting to engage, employe or partner with indigenous Australian people or businesses.

Topics covered include:

  • The history of a Welcome and Acknowledgement
  • Connecting to Country
  • Being authentic and present in your language
  • Curating an Acknowledgement for yourself and your business
  • Cultural protocols and sensitivities for engaging with First Peoples (respect)
  • Historical Information to support the conversation on respect and acknowledgement (truth telling)
  • The importance of representation, not only in media but across all industries (leadership)
  • How to engage with First Peoples working in Victoria’s Visitor Economy (engagement)


Presented by: Ashleigh Bartley from Visit Victoria.

Ashleigh is an Bwgcolman Ewamian woman who works with Indigenous businesses towards cultural, social and economic sustainability. Her career embodies her passion for working for her people and her country through land and water rehabilitation, project management and Indigenous Business Models. Ashleigh’s recent projects include accelerators, mentoring women in business and innovating social enterprises across various industries including tourism. Ashleigh delivers cultural capability programs and continues to engage in the truth telling space. Kinaway are looking forward to connecting with you and spreading this essential component of Indigenous knowledge with your organisation.

Places are strictly limited to 30 people per session, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Morning or Afternoon tea will be provided during the workshop

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Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre
12 Merrijig Drive
Torquay, VIC 3227 Australia
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