Professional Development

Cultural Competency for working effectively with Aboriginal Families and Aboriginal Colleagues

Are you ‘Culturally Competent’ to work with Aboriginal families and colleagues?

This one-day face-to-face workshop will help you navigate the levels of cultural competency. It has been designed to equip you with strategies and strengthen your practice skills to build effective working relationships with Aboriginal clients and colleagues. You will explore the key themes and capabilities of cultural competency and understand how culturally appropriate policies and procedures can be embedded in your organisational culture.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the difference between being culturally aware, culturally competent and culturally safe;
  • Apply knowledge of the intersection of cultural safety and trauma informed practice when it comes to providing culturally safe services, and
  • Demonstrate increased confidence, skills, and capacity to be proactive in using work practices that reflect cultural competency.

Who should attend this workshop?

For practitioners working with Aboriginal families and Aboriginal colleagues in the Western Sydney Nepean Blue Mountains Area.


Sigrid Herring has more than 25 years’ experience developing, Implementing and managing community-based services and projects for families, community groups, children and young people. Sigrid has also over 20 years’ experience training community and workforce groups in family violence, sexual violence, child protection, case management, working with adult survivors, and working with Aboriginal families and communities.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

Code: AW2569



Artwork by © Amy Allerton, Contemporary Aboriginal Artist of the Gamilaroi, Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung Nations.



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Aboriginal Workforce Development Program


Tuesday 19 March 2024


9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Aboriginal Workforce Development Program


LEAD Learning Centre
10/197 Prospect Highway, Seven Hills, NSW 2147


  • Member: $90.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $150.00 + GST

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