Courageous Conversations about Race

Two people from a CALD background sitting side by sideA facilitated workshop presented by Aged & Community Services WA & Independent Living Centre – Multicultural Aged Care Service (ILC MACS)

Build on your cultural communication skills with residents and staff.

To deepen your understanding of cultural diversity, cultural complexities, sensitivities and racism, in order to:

  • ¬†enhance engagement
  • better support people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • enrich the client and staff experience.

Courageous Conversations about Race is a capacity building workshop. It will be facilitated by Malcolm Fialho, Senior Diversity Officer, UWA, who has spent more than 20 years working in the area of human rights. This session will provide an opportunity for participants to explore race from multiple perspectives, develop language and confidence to engage in complex, challenging and meaningful conversations about race. Myths stereotyping and prejudice are explored through comparing personal, national and international narratives about racial identity, power and privilege and their impacts on lived experience.

Cultural competence is a critical attribute for both staff and clients, and absolutely vital in a growing industry. Working with staff and clients from different cultures is both rewarding and challenging.

This workshop deepens the dialogue by challenging people to think through the various ways race and culture affects their life and professional practice. It will provide an opportunity to increase your comfort, confidence and capacity to work effectively with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Participants will gain the following learning outcomes:

  • Unpack their own unique racial story, linking it to the local, national and global context
  • Understand the concept of race privilege, and how to examine its influence
  • Use the insights gained to develop a more meaningful and targeted response around race and culture.

All staff working in a multicultural environment are encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014
Venue: The Boulevard Centre – 99 The Boulevard Floreat
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: Members $115 | Non-Members $135

Register here

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