Workshops - Professional Development
Session #1 – Beginning the Journey
To introduce the concept of Indigenous based cultural sensitivity / cultural safety and to allow participants a safe opportunity to reflect upon their current level of understanding.
This session is offered in semi-formal academic way. PowerPoint presentation.
During this session an activity is done which allows participant to ask any question regarding Indigenous peoples / issues in complete anonymity. All questions are collected and answered by myself and consultants after the session. All answers are returned to your department for distribution back to participants. I have administered this exercise to almost 1000 participants during my past workshops. The information collected provides clear, honest insight of your staffs understanding regarding Indigenous peoples and issues.
Topics: Language (The role of media); Cultural Sensitivity Training vs. Indigenous Based Cultural Sensitivity Training; The role of Stereotypes / Misinformation; Cultural Safety – what is it and how to use it to develop a Turning Point in teaching and community engagement.
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