Professional Development

Cultural Responsiveness: for non-Aboriginal practitioners who are supporting/working with Aboriginal clients

Working effectively with Aboriginal clients requires a toolkit of knowledge, skills, and values. Many programs focus on building knowledge of Aboriginal peoples and Cultures however can miss an important focus: You.

This Online Workshop focuses on developing your own cultural responsive practice to meet the needs of Aboriginal clients.

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased knowledge of cultural responsiveness;
  • Increased understanding of self and impact on practice;
  • Increased ability to reflect on practice’ and
  • Increased confidence and skills to work with Aboriginal peoples.

Who should attend this workshop?

For non-Aboriginal organisations who are supporting/working with Aboriginal clients in Western Sydney Nepean Blue Mountains Area.


Dr Lana Leslie is a Kamilaroi woman, Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Gunnedah Hill, an Aboriginal Consultancy business specialising in leadership and strategy, cultural & strategic advice, reconciliation action plans, professional development programs, public speaking and research. Gunnedah Hill work with and empower leaders and organisations utilising specialist skills within a cultural framework. Lana has a varied career working in community development, higher education, sport and recreation, health, and policing. She has extensive experience teaching at university level as well as professional development programs for not for profit organisations. Lana has a PhD in Human Geography Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing), a Master of Social Science and a Bachelor of Social Science.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

Code: AW2441

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


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Face-2-Face Workshop


Monday 21 November 2022


9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

More Info



Face-2-Face Workshop


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


  • Member: $55.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $90.00 + GST

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