Curtin University has announced their new resource project: Working Together: Intercultural Leadership. It is designed to assist Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators, health practitioners and other professionals build skills for delivering effective and safe services across cultural barriers.
The program consists of 6 modules with components that include:
- Understanding intercultural leadership capabilities
- Facilitating challenging yet safe discussions in the intercultural space
- Courageous conversations about race
- Reflexive practices
- Professional, inter-personal and teaching skills and strategies
- Tools and strategies for self-care
- Developing an Intercultural Community of Practice
Sessions are highly interactive, with a strong focus on reflexive group work and developing mindfulness. A variety of theories, pedagogical approaches, classroom techniques and scenarios are explored in view of supporting tutors to develop their teaching and Learning capacity. A key element informing the design and content of the Intercultural Leadership program is the acknowledgement and application of Indigenous Australian epistemology.