Cultural Fitness in the Workplace

How can we have a thriving workplace and work culture if we are not ‘culturally fit’?

Being culturally fit means applying oneself to the daily exercise of self-reflection, personal engagement, and active learning as they relate to reconciliation, cultural safety, white privilege and valuing diversity.

Relationships Australia South Australia and the Australian Institute of Social Relations are committed to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the Cultural Fitness training program.

All of our staff undertake Cultural Fitness training and it has been embedded it into the Nationally Recognised Qualifications offered by the Institute. It is scheduled regularly as a Workforce Development course and can be tailored for specific groups.

Philanthropist and tennis icon, Pat Cash, has done the training.  In a recorded interview, he had this to say,

“Recently I had the privilege to sit in and listen at a fascinating workshop lead by Jo Willmot. Jo is a facilitator at The Australian Institute of Social Relations and was named the South Australian NAIDOC Aboriginal Elder of the Year in 2016.

The workshop made me think and question what I knew about the present situation of first nation people. Luckily, I had the opportunity to speak further with Jo. During our conversation, I felt enlightened as well as saddened, uncomfortable, distressed and confused (I even got a bit of a telling off!). 

This is not an easy interview to listen to but I believe it’s an important one. I hope you enjoy and learn as much as I did.”

To listen to the full interview in full click here.

The next Cultural Fitness course will run in Adelaide on 30 and 31 August. It is recommended for anyone from any sector, walk of life or background.

Please call (08) 8245 8100 for more information or click here to enrol.

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