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. The workshop has been designed to strengthen individuals, organisations, and the services they offer. You will explore the key themes and capabilities of cultural competency and  understand how culturally appropriate strategies, policies and procedures can be embedded in our organisational culture.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased understanding of the difference between being culturally aware, culturally competent and culturally safe;
  • Increased knowledge of the intersection of cultural safety and trauma informed practice when it comes to providing culturally safe services, and
  • 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: WS2318

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


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Face-2-Face Workshop


Tuesday 21 June 2022


9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Face-2-Face Workshop


Penrith RSL Club
8 Tindale Street, Penrith, NSW, 2750


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

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