It is a challenging path to navigate different lenses on history violence, inequality, stereotypes and strong emotions. Walking this path requires courage, creativity, humility, deep self-reflection and a sense of humour!
This is a workshop for anyone who is considering, or is currently, working or volunteering in an inter-cultural context. Working Together Way uses story-telling, play and creative processes to explore the barriers and bridges for working together across cultures, histories and generations. Our workshop will explore approaches that we draw on in our work as well as honouring the knowledge of group participants in the traditions of peer learning. Working Together Way privileges and embraces cultural differences whilst recognising the significant role that our own culture and stories play in any work we do.
Together we will:
Reflect on our own cultural strengths and blindspots.
Identify what enables us to engage and work effectively.
Lay a path for Working Together Ways.
Be part of creating the future, join us in building a new way forward a Together Way.
Carol Vale and Michelle Howard are internationally accredited facilitators and have established a professional relationship and friendship through their shared commitment to modelling strong, flourishing intercultural relationships and their love of the dance floor!
Carol is a Dunghutti woman from NSW and has been facilitating complex and intercultural conversations between a range of stakeholders for most of her career. She strongly believes in the issue of reconciliation and social justice and convenes a number of intercultural initiatives joining people together to drive change.
Born on Palawa country, Michelle has been facilitating and working with groups for over 30 years. Michelle established Collaborations in 1993 and has worked across all levels of government, the not-for-profit and private sectors managing policy development and change. Her facilitation and community engagement has focussed on working with diversity and groups which are harder to engage. She recently capctured the learnings from 25 years of practice in a prfessional development journal "Lessons from the Trough: working authentically with people and groups".