Professional Development

Get on Board – Aboriginal Workers only (Part A & B) – 2 sessions

Are you an Aboriginal worker considering becoming a Board Members? Do you want to contribute to your community in a leadership role, but are not sure Board Members really do?

“Get on Board!” is a 2-part workshop designed to give you a good understanding of the role and responsibilities of becoming a Board Member from a culturally appropriate perspective. Being on the Board of Directors of an organisation helps to ensure that your mob is represented and heard at the decision-making level. Co-designed and co-facilitated by Ken Zlumovski Hon DHSc  (a Kubbi Kubbi first nation’s descendent) and Kerry Palejs (Masters Business Leadership), “Get on Board!” will help you take that important first step into being a Board Member.


 In this Online Workshop, you will be given the opportunity to:

  • Increase your knowledge about what a Board Member does;
  • Increase your understanding of what happens during Board meetings;
  • Learn some of the commonly used words in Board meetings;
  • Have your questions answered in a safe place; and
  • Increase your confidence to take on a Board role.

Who should attend this online workshop?

This workshop is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family and/or Community Workers whose role is to support Aboriginal children and their families in Western Sydney.


Ken is a descendant of the Kubi Kubi nation, In 2019 Ken Zulumovski (Hon DHSc) received the honorary award of ‘Doctor of Health Sciences’, by The University of Sydney for his outstanding contribution to Australian society. Ken is the founder and managing director of Gamarada Universal Indigenous Resources (GUIR) Pty Ltd.

GUIR specialises in program co-design and delivery, coaching, mentoring, cultural supervision and organizational capacity building with the GUIR COURAGE Coaching Model. The model combines Wisdom Traditions with Western behavioural science and elements of military leadership and is used extensively for staff training, program development and community engagement. GUIR works to promote community cohesion with a focus on marginalised groups who may be at risk of radicalisation.

Kerry Palejs has held Leadership roles locally, nationally, and internationally in the not-for-profit sector. She has a Masters in Business Leadership, Graduate Diploma in Business Development and a Degree in Adult Education. Kerry has been LEAD’s CEO for the past four years, and has more recently been subcontracted by NCOSS as part of the TEI Sector Assistance team to support organisation to align to the requirements of the TEI.


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ph (02) 9620 6172


Code: AW2161 & 62


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Aboriginal Workforce Development Program


Tuesday - Wednesday 17 - 25 November 2020


9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Aboriginal Workforce Development Program


Online via Zoom


  • Aboriginal Workers of TEI Funded Services: FREE

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