More dates

Cultural Competency Masterclasses

This event has passed Get tickets

Event description

BOOKING INFORMATION - Please note that the date range shown on booking pages and confirmation emails previously reflected a number of events in this series - If you select tickets for the Masterclasses they will be for the 10 Aug and 3 Sept dates outlined below.


Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia is pleased to announce two masterclasses from the National Centre for Cultural Competence designed to support school staff and leaders from a range of diverse boarding contexts to develop their capability, capacity and resilience for culturally competent leadership.

The highly interactive masterclass workshops will support you to engage in intercultural settings actively, ethically, respectfully and successfully. The masterclasses help you to engage meaningfully with diverse cultures and deepen connections between leadership, cultural competence, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts.

These two and a half hour masterclasses can be attended separately but build on each other to help you develop your understanding of cultural competence.

Masterclass one: Tuesday 10 August 2021. 10am-12.30pm EST
Introduction to Cultural Competence: Knowing Self
A fundamental aspect of cultural competence is to know our own culture and how that impacts on interactions with people with cultures different to our own. In this workshop participants will explore their worldview, socialisation and biases and how these impacts on interactions with others. Participants will gain a foundational knowledge of cultural competence and gain practical experience and knowledge through activity-based sessions.

Masterclass two: Friday 3 September. 10am-12.30pm EST
Culturally Competent Leadership
Leading in a cross-cultural context requires leadership capabilities that include how to communicate confidently to ensure that people from diverse backgrounds can flourish. In this workshop, participants will explore core cultural competence capabilities which will enhance cultural competence, leadership and cross-cultural communication.


IEBA Members    
Single Masterclass $125 each
Both Masterclasses $200

Full Registration
Single Masterclass $175 each
Both Masterclasses $300


In  the lead up to the masterclasses IEBA and the National Centre for Cultural Competence are presenting two webinars to stimulate your thinking regarding your own work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Presented as panel discussions you will hear a range of perspectives to regarding culturally competent communication and leadership.

The Webinars can be attended as stand-alone events or linked to your participation in the Masterclasses.

Webinar one: Thursday 13 May. 1pm-2pm EST
Cultural Communication

Communication can be tricky at any time but add a cultural element and many people find themselves in an uncertain space. This one hour panel discussion will explore a range of questions to provide you with some idea and how to improve your communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

What does effective communication look like from the different perspectives? Why are school staff often unsure of themselves when talking to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families? How do you deal with forms and written communication? Is it about the words, the tone, the place, the medium or is it about trust? Are you listening respectful? Are you saying ‘yes’ just so you don’t upset me? How do I handle silence?

Webinar two. Wednesday 19 May. 1pm-2pm EST
Cultural Leadership

Despite your best intentions it can be a challenge for any organisation, project, boarding residence or classroom to be led in culturally appropriate way. This panel discussion will unpack some of the challenges and put forward ideas on how you can demonstrate cultural leadership.

What does it take to lead in a culturally appropriate way? What are your strengths and where are the weak points in  Are all staff aligned with the values of cultural competency? What do families and students see, hear, feel when they visit? And how do you know you are meeting the needs of students, their families and diverse communities they may be from?


IEBA Members

Full Registration

$20 per Webinar

Powered by

Tickets for good, not greed Humanitix donates 100% of profits from booking fees to charity

Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event