Improving Indigenous Cultural Competence

04 Jul 2019


At this event we explored how to improve knowledge of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures in your workplace as a foundation for effective RAPs. DCA also launched its very own Reflect RAP.

The event was hosted by NAB, our partner and sponsor of DCA’s Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia Network.

David Morrison AO, Chair of the DCA Board, moderated the event and our speakers included:

  1. DCA, CEO Lisa Annese who officially launched DCA’s Reflect RAP and provided an overview of its key points and intended actions.
  1. Paul Dodd, CEO, Director and Principal Consultant of Corporate Culcha, who identifies as a Bundjalung man, shared the benefits of developing Indigenous cultural competence in the workplace
  1. Peter Morris, General Manager, RAP Program, Reconciliation Australia, provided guidance on the foundations of a successful RAP and what it takes to embed greater understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture within an organisation.
  1. Elizabeth Campbell, Associate Director Indigenous Affairs at NAB, leads NAB’s RAP program and talked about the Elevate RAP process focussing on outcomes.
  2. Adam Fletcher, Proud Wonnarua man and Associate Director Indigenous Finance for Business Bank, newly appointed into this role at NAB, shared his thinking on the importance of building and supporting a successful Indigenous business customer base to underpin an ambitious Elevate RAP agenda. 

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