Gāya Surendorff - DCA External Facilitator
Gāya has experience working in both the health + wellbeing and diversity + inclusion industries, and is a passionate advocate for LGBTQIA+ human rights.
They have worked with numerous government, not for profit and private organisations to develop and implement diversity + inclusion policies, procedures, action plans and training which aim to ensure all members of our community are included, supported and safe in the workplace. Gāya’s work experience also includes delivering social and emotional learning programs and professional development training to primary and high school students and teachers in WA and NSW.
Gāya has experience lecturing in tertiary educational institutions and their qualifications include a Master of Wellness from RMIT and a Diploma of Counselling.
Tasneem Chopra - DCA External Facilitator
A Cross-cultural Consultant, Tasneem addresses leadership, cultural competence and intersectionality across private and public spheres. For her efforts she was recently appointed the inaugural Ambassador for Women of Colour, Australia - and in 2020, awarded an OAM.
Tasneem has been named an ‘Anti-Racism Champion’ by the Australian Human Rights Commission and holds a Distinguished Alumni Award from La Trobe University in recognition of her impact in the diversity sector.
She is a Board Director for The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the Crescent Institute as well as a Strategic advisor for Fire Rescue Victoria and the Collingwood Football Expert Panel on Anti-Racism
A TEDxMelbourne presenter and writer, Tasneem has featured in SBS Life, The Guardian, The SMH and appeared on BBC’s IQ2 Debates, Q&A is a regular panellist on The Drum and host of the podcast series, ‘Strengths Untold’.
Dr James Bennett - University of Newcastle
Dr James Bennett is an historian at the University of Newcastle. He has a track record in producing transnational histories – with particular reference to Australians and New Zealanders – as well as leadership in interdisciplinary collaboration. One of his major research interests is rainbow history with an emphasis on the medicalisation and de-medicalisation of homosexuality. His publications on this topic have featured in several national and international journals including Medical History and Social History of Medicine. Current collaborative research projects include ‘gay conversion therapy’, Cooma Gaol as a gay prison in the mid-twentieth century, and marriage equality. In 2019 he led an interdisciplinary research team that produced a competitively funded exhibition on marriage equality in Newcastle and the Hunter called ‘Waiting for Equality’, launched on the second anniversary of the passage of same-sex marriage in the federal Parliament by the federal MP for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon, and the Newcastle Deputy Lord Mayor, Cr Declan Clausen.
'Welcome to Country' in the ACT
Welcomes to Country ceremonies are conducted as a sign of respect for the traditional custodians of a particular region or area. The ACT Government recognises the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas.
National telephone counselling service for sexual assault, domestic and family violence. We provide information, counselling and referrals. The service is available to anyone living in Australia. We also provide information through our Sunny and Daisy apps (free from app stores). All of our qualified counsellors have undertaken disability awareness training. We can be reached through the National Relay Service, and Interpreter Service.
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including public holidays. We do not charge for the service, although some providers may charge a fee to mobiles. Call 1800 737 732 or contact us via webchat on our website 1800respect.org.au.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - SBS Inclusion Program
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander course is designed to assist people in understanding the importance and advantages of Australian Indigenous cultural diversity. Produced by leading Indigenous creative agency, Carbon Creative, the course explores eight themes central to the understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture as it applies to the workplace. This highly engaging online course is part of the SBS Inclusion Program.
Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI)
Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI) is an independent advocacy organisation located in Canberra. We work to ensure the rights of people with disability. We are a Disabled Peoples' Organisation which means half our Board of Management, staff and members identify as having a disability.
We have professional advocates who can work with individuals with disabilities who are working to resolve issues. AFI writes on both local and national systemic issues in the form of submissions, reports and position papers on issues affecting people with disability. We also provide expert policy advice on issues affecting people with disabilities by being on panels and advisory groups.
We can provide training for people who want to gain skills so they can be their own advocate – in other words, be a self-advocate. AFI also provides training to groups who may want to know more about how to engage with people with disabilities effectively.
Age - SBS Inclusion Program
Population ageing is one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century. Organisations are facing the challenges ranging from managing the multi-generation workforce to retaining valuable intellectual property and expertise. The Age course helps organisations address assumptions and discrimination based on age and looks at best practise in managing the multigenerational workforce. This highly engaging online course is part of the SBS Inclusion Program.
ARETE: Full Potential
I am a woman of diversity and have the lived experience of working in over 25 countries with corporate, government and community organisations delivering Inclusive Leadership solutions. My commitment is to partner with organisations to strengthen their female talent leadership pipeline, create an inclusive culture and empower women of diversity to step into leadership positions with conviction and confidence.
Is your leadership team and frontline teams reflective of the cultural diversity of your customers, clients or buyers? We know, organisations perform significantly better when there are more women leaders & decision makers.
I work on Systems, Structures and Self: working with small to multinational organisations to create a more inclusive and empowering culture that sets women up for success so they step into leadership roles. My experience is in organisational culture change, talent development and innovative leadership solutions from Boardroom to frontline, using the best of neuro-leadership, emotional intelligence and positive psychology.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIaZMWF3L7w.
Black Dog Institute
Black Dog Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia to focus on mental health across every life stage, pioneering truly accessible products and services. In the workplace we offer leading-edge mental health education, training, speakers, consulting and online tools. All our programs are evidence-based and facilitated by clinical psychologists who specialise in the workplace, across all levels of staff. Research shows that participants in the Black Dog Institute’s workplace education programs report an increase in confidence and knowledge by at least 30% on average, and over 99% satisfaction with workshop content, delivery and supporting resources.
Blackfisch Films (Blkfsch)
Blackfisch Films is a majority Indigenous female owned and operated company. Our culture means every employee is supported, accepted, respected and safe at work. Our employees are heard and respected. We have clearly defined diversity policies that reverberate through every aspect of our company. One way we show our employees that we care about their cultural events, holidays and movements is to celebrate as a team. Whether this means giving our employees the day off or celebrating in the office, it is important to acknowledge and respect the traditions and celebrations of employees from various backgrounds. We will pair up employees from different backgrounds to foster closer connections and a better understanding of other cultures. A team that understands each other builds the foundation for a positive company culture. As an Indigenous company every year we undertake Cultural Awareness training with Elders. We find a ways to incorporate our employees' unique backgrounds and experiences to enhance our products. We listen to our diverse employees to see what changes (both big and small) they think we may need to make. Blackfisch embraces diversity and is inclusive and respective to all, we go beyond the workplace to care about our people.
We work with organisations to be more inclusive of employees with mental health issues, to ensure leaders understand their obligations around non-discrimination and to ensure they have the skills to create a psychologically safe workplace.
CareerSeekers is a non-profit social enterprise supporting Australia’s humanitarian entrants into professional careers. Refugees and people seeking asylum are significantly underrepresented in the Australian workforce and face substantial barriers to gaining professional employment. Working with both mid-career professionals eager to reignite their career and university students seeking a pathway to employment, the program partners with employers to provide paid work placements and help break down barriers to employment.
CareerSeekers works extensively with both participants and employers to create successful placements. This includes providing intensive pre-employment training and on the job support to both the participant and the employer. Our hands-on approach has led to 80% of our participants securing long-term work outcomes. Consistent feedback from employment partners highlights how the program helps organisations to identify talent, build diversity, engage existing employees and fulfill CSR objectives.
Connection And Wellbeing Australia (CAWA)
Connection And Wellbeing Australia (CAWA) is a Social Enterprise whose focus is on providing training and support for organisations, community groups and individuals, to work towards our vision of a mentally healthy and suicide safer community. We do this by creating a safe space for people to access evidence-based workshops that help them develop the skills they need to support clients, colleagues, loved ones and other community members. We also offer a suite of capacity building workshops to ensure that your teams are diverse and resilient.
Core Inclusion - SBS Inclusion Program
Many of the workplace practices, activities and training which have been developed to increase inclusion for specific types of diversity can also apply to other types of diversity. For example, unconscious bias training can have positive impacts across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, cultural, age, LGBTIQ+, gender and disability diversity. Core inclusion skills include understanding yourself, not making assumptions, curiosity and understanding the legislative environment. This engaging online course is part of the SBS Inclusion Program.
Culture - SBS Inclusion Program
Australia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world: 26% of its inhabitants were born overseas, nearly 1 in 2 people have at least one parent born outside the country, and 3% of the population are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. This diversity is increasing both in absolute numbers and in the range of cultures represented. Management of cultural diversity is increasingly important for organisations. This highly engaging online course is part of the SBS Inclusion Program.
Deloitte offers a strategic approach to diversity, inclusion and leadership. Discover our approach and explore our thought leadership and research.
Disability - SBS Inclusion Program
Work enables people with disability to achieve financial independence, improve their social skills, develop friendships and improve their mental health. Employing people with disability is also good for the bottom line. Organisations that employ people with disability regularly report increased productivity and sharply decreased staff turnover, sick days and safety issues. This highly engaging online course is part of the SBS Inclusion Program.
Diversity Partners is one of Australia’s leading specialist consulting firms guiding organisations to achieve more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Since 2009, Diversity Partners has worked with more than 300 organisations, ranging from top ASX organisations to small-medium firms, public sector departments and agencies, and universities in Australia and New Zealand.
We care deeply about making workplaces better for everyone. We apply best-practice global research to find the right commercially-focused solutions for organisations.
We specialise in inclusion and diversity strategies, inclusive leadership and unconscious bias education and coaching, facilitation of D&I councils, implementation of flexible work arrangements, and reviews of talent acquisition and promotion policies and practices to reach diverse candidate pools and disrupt unconscious bias.
Every member of our team has deep expertise and experience in leading inclusion and diversity efforts. Diversity Partners has worked across all industry sectors, making a positive difference to workplace cultures and business performance.
Dr David Betts - University of Newcastle
Dr David Betts is a Lecturer in the Social Work program in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle. His research interests include gerontology, the social well-being of older sexual and gender minorities, and clinical social work practice. His clinical practice background includes working as a registered social worker in New Zealand in the field of health, and as a community support worker. Dr Betts’ PhD focused on older sexual and gender minorities developing supportive interpersonal and community networks, evaluating concerns facing the research cohort as they age, and critiques the reliance on legislation and social policy as a benchmark for social change.
Dr David Roy - University of Newcastle
Dr David Roy is a lecturer and researcher in Education and Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle. He uses his research to inform inclusion and equity practices for children across Australia, with a particular focus on children with a disability and engagement with the Arts.
His research interests are in drama and arts learning, and inclusion in Education. He was nominated for the 2006 Saltire/TES Scottish Education Publication of the Year and won the 2013 Best New Australian Publication for VCE Drama and/or VCE Theatre Studies. His most recent text is 'Teaching the Arts: Early Childhood and Primary’ (2019) published by Cambridge University Press.
He is a representative of the NESA Home Schooling Consultative Group and the NSWDoE Disability Strategy Reference group. He has been involved in various State and National Parliamentary Inquiries and Royal Commissions.
Dr Justin Ellis - University of Newcastle
Dr Justin Ellis is a lecturer in Criminology at the University of Newcastle. He has over 10 years’ experience researching and publishing within LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia and Asia. His most recent research examines the impact of digital technologies on arbitrary police interference within the LGBTQ+ community in Sydney. This research involved recruiting in-depth interview and survey respondents through the AIDS Council of NSW and the NSW Police Force. He also has over five years’ experience researching perceptions of safety and fear of crime within vulnerable populations. He has a broad perspective on sexual citizenship and how this intersects with notions of crime, deviance, digital technologies and inclusion/exclusion. He gained this perspective through five years’ in legal affairs journalism and corporate communications in Sydney and close to 10 years living and working in Asia on sexual orientation and gender rights advocacy for Asia region publications. This included researching and writing a report for OutRight Action International on freedom of association and assembly abuses against sexual and gender minorities in Indonesia. Justin seeks industry and community partnerships in Australia and the region that will improve quality of life outcomes for vulnerable populations with a focus on LGBTQ+ communities.
As a nationally recognised training program, DV-alert workshops and e-Learning streams are mapped out against the unit of competency CHCDFV001: Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence. Participants who successfully complete the training and assessment will receive a statement of attainment. Find out more about the benefits of DV-alert.
ELMO Cloud HR & Payroll
ELMO’s suite of HR, payroll and rostering / time & attendance solutions can be used together or stand-alone, and are configurable according to your organisation’s processes and workflows. The ELMO solution allows organisations to manage their HR and payroll processes within one simple platform, with a single dashboard and reporting suite.
En Masse is a leading specialist consulting firm in the area of organisational culture with a specific focus on building respectful, diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces. We have worked with over 600 national and global organisations in the private and public sectors, as well as NGO’s and not-for-profits to deliver programs that help everyone to feel valued, included, safe, achieve their aspirations and to thrive.
We take an holistic approach that incorporates human rights principles, neuroscience and emotional intelligence. Our programs are practical, evidence based and focus on driving sustainable behaviour change that increase the capability and confidence of participants and enables them to contribute to building inclusive, respectful and mentally healthy cultures.
Our professional team includes psychologists, diversity-equity-and-inclusion specialists, lawyers and senior HR practitioners, all with many years of experience working in organisational leadership roles. Our programs are customisable to ensure that the content resonates with your people and reflects your values.
We work in the areas of:
- Respectful Workplace Behaviour
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Prevention of Violence Against Women
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
Equality Consulting believes that for diversity to progress at work inclusion has to turn personally significant and safe for leaders and their teams. Our on-point training approach can help accelerate Inclusive Leadership for organisations.
Leading Diverse Teams, Developing Inclusive Leaders and Building Visible Women Leaders are among our top selling presentation titles. Please talk to us for training needs on related topics.
Executive Directions Consultancy Pty Ltd
Executive Directions Consultancy is a Sydney based leadership consultancy working with senior organisational leaders, teams and groups. We work across Asia Pacific and specialise in helping diverse teams to raise the level of performance thorough a focus on strategic execution, team dynamics & coherence, and through their ability to form and influence broader relationships. We also work with small groups of high potential “diverse” leaders helping them develop their own authentic style and get ready for bigger and more challenging roles. Our 1:1 work is typically with C suite leaders helping them to lead diverse & inclusive organisations, whilst learning to adapt to increasing complexity and change.
Every aspect of Fisher Leadership is geared to challenge and lead the executive journey of the future. Our diversity and inclusion offerings range from boardroom cognitive diversity modules to sexual harassment education, unconscious bias training and one-on-one positive impact coaching for leaders. Whether priming your leadership team for transformation, training your HR people in inclusive recruitment processes or seeking strategic advice to amplify the value-creation of diversity and inclusion, we offer human-centric solutions every touch point.
We believe that to thrive in the new economy, business leaders must question the answers rather than answer the questions.
Fisher Leadership (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander)
Fisher Leadership has a proud history of bringing diverse minds to the decision-making table. Whether via our Executive Search firm, our Gig Executive interim talent business or via our CogNative Solutions practice, we empower leaders to leverage their difference as a valuable asset and organisations to harness their difference as a unique market position. We are well-known for placing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders into high impact positions across the Government, Not for Profit, Health and Higher Education sectors. Our record of placement within these realms is higher than the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population ratio. We aim to continue to shine a light on the valuable contribution and rightful place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in our society.
Fisher Leadership (Age)
Our Gig Executive business specifically harnesses the power of leaders who wish to participate in the executive workforce in a part-time, interim or portfolio capacity. We advocate for the value both younger and older leaders bring as an on-demand alternative workforce. In addition, we run a boardroom module designed for ‘Engaging the Aging’. Or contact us about our “Rewire don’t Retire” coaching and transition program. We assist leaders moving to the next phase of their career to reframe their CV, reskill for the new environment and build a strategy for meaningful contribution to the new working world.
Fisher Leadership (Consulting and Mentoring)
Our highly personalised Career Coaching Program is designed to empower leaders to align their skills and strengths with organisational priorities and enhance their performance.
The bespoke program allows leaders to stop, think and reflect on their experiences as a leader and develop a sound action plan based on insights and learnings that in-turn enable you to achieve organisational goals. The program facilitates a proactive, data driven career coaching plan designed to enable leaders create impact in the new economy.
Fisher Leadership (COVID-19 Flexibility and Inclusion)
Fisher Leadership is geared to help organisations to adapt to the changing environment of COVID-19 and to support the return to an emerging world of work post-COVID.
We offer team well-being check-ins, remote onboarding, zoom interview coaching and mental health and wellbeing programs for senior leaders and their teams.
Our diversity and inclusion offerings range from boardroom cognitive diversity modules to sexual harassment education, unconscious bias training and one-on-one positive impact coaching for leaders. Whether priming your leadership team for transformation, training your HR people in inclusive recruitment processes, or seeking strategic advice to amplify the value-creation of diversity and inclusion, we offer human-centric solutions every touch point. We exist to create a world of difference in which every individual can thrive.
Fisher Leadership (Culture and Faith)
Fisher Leadership has a proud history of bringing diverse minds to the decision-making table. Whether via our Executive Search firm, our Gig Executive interim talent business or via our CogNative Solutions practice, we empower leaders to leverage their difference as a valuable asset and organisations to harness their difference as a unique market position.
Our work in diversity and inclusion educates organisations to encompass all diversity dimensions including gender diversity, cultural and faith-based diversity, age diversity, ability diversity, neural diversity and LGBTQI+ gender identity for better decision-making and a more inclusive culture. Our offerings range from boardroom cognitive diversity modules to sexual harassment education, unconscious bias training and one-on-one inclusive leadership coaching. Whether priming your leadership team for transformation, training your HR people in inclusive recruitment processes, or seeking strategic advice to amplify the value-creation of diversity and inclusion, we offer human-centric solutions every touch point. We exist to create a world of difference in which every individual can thrive.
Fisher Leadership (Flexibility)
Fisher Leadership has a proud history of bringing diverse minds to the decision-making table. Whether via our Executive Search firm, our Gig Executive interim talent business or via our CogNative Solutions practice, we empower leaders to leverage their difference as a valuable asset and organisations to harness their difference as a unique market position. Since we began two decades ago, we have always supported a significant proportion of our team to work both flexibly and remotely. As well, we have gender parity at Manager and Executive levels throughout the firm.
Our advocacy and support of flexibility extends throughout our Executive Search process, educating clients and panels to override any unconscious bias that may occur. Our Gig Executive business is designed around flexible working optionality. And our CogNative workforce design and effectiveness reviews harness flexibility and productivity metrics within the process.
Fisher Leadership (Gender)
Fisher Leadership has a proud history of gender equality. Founded on the mission to see more highly qualified women step into senior leadership roles, our firm has placed 50% women into appointments since we began two decades ago. We have developed a framework titled Executive Recruitment for Gender Equality, used as a benchmark of best practice in the Higher Education sector and beyond. Whether priming your leadership team for transformation, training your HR people in inclusive recruitment processes, or seeking strategic advice to amplify the value-creation of diversity and inclusion, we offer human-centric solutions every touch point. We exist to create a world of difference in which every individual can thrive.
Fisher Leadership (Inclusion)
Every aspect of Fisher Leadership is geared to challenge and lead the executive journey of the future. Our diversity and inclusion offerings range from boardroom cognitive diversity modules to sexual harassment education, unconscious bias training and one-on-one positive impact coaching for leaders. Whether priming your leadership team for transformation, training your HR people in inclusive recruitment processes, or seeking strategic advice to amplify the value-creation of diversity and inclusion, we offer human-centric solutions every touch point.
We believe that to thrive in the new economy, business leaders must question the answers rather than answer the questions.
Fisher Leadership (LGBTQI)
Fisher Leadership has a proud history of bringing diverse minds to the decision-making table. Whether via our Executive Search firm, our Gig Executive interim talent business or via our CogNative Solutions practice, we empower leaders to leverage their difference as a valuable asset and organisations to harness their difference as a unique market position.
Our work in diversity and inclusion educates organisations to encompass all diversity dimensions including gender diversity, cultural and faith-based diversity, age diversity, ability diversity, neural diversity and LGBTQI+ gender identity for better decision-making and a more inclusive culture. Our offerings range from boardroom cognitive diversity modules to sexual harassment education, unconscious bias training and one-on-one inclusive leadership coaching. Whether priming your leadership team for transformation, training your HR people in inclusive recruitment processes or seeking strategic advice to amplify the value-creation of diversity and inclusion, we offer human-centric solutions every touch point. We exist to create a world of difference in which every individual can thrive.
Fisher Leadership (Mental Health)
Breathing Space is our flagship mental health and wellbeing program for leaders. The 12-month program supports high performance leaders operating under pressure to live well, work well and lead well. Stress is not only a fact of executive life, but a fact of life generally. What matters to us is supporting leaders to balance stress and recovery to enable mentally healthy, high performance leadership. We have created a learning and development program that provides leaders with self-management tools they can use now and into the future.
Gender - SBS Inclusion Program
Whilst the conversation around gender equality has been going on for centuries, the reality is there is still a long way to go. The gender pay gap is still substantial and inequality exists in the rates of gender-based crimes of aggression, access to education and healthcare, property ownership, political representation, retirement savings, freedom of expression and corporate leadership. This is highly engaging online course is part of the SBS Inclusion Program.
Government of South Australia
The South Australian Government actively encourages public sector employees to participate in Aboriginal cultural awareness training.
These programs can occur in the work place or in a residential community setting where learning Aboriginal culture takes place on Aboriginal country.
The Register of Cultural Awareness Training Providers lists South Australian training providers. All principal presenters are Aboriginal.
Government of Western Australia- Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries
The Welcome to Country ceremony acknowledges and recognises the rights of the traditional land owners. Its purpose is to respectfully acknowledge the past and present peoples on whose land you may be visiting and give visitors safe passage.
Hall & Wilcox - Pro Bono Legal Services
We’re committed to giving back to our communities by doing work for the public good. Our pro bono practice embraces our ethical responsibility as a firm to help those in need, and enriches the personal and professional lives of the Hall & Wilcox lawyers who get involved.
Harrier Talent Solutions
Harrier Talent Solutions provide consulting services to businesses across Australia to support improved diversity and inclusion relating to talent sourcing, talent acquisition and talent management.
Our capability includes strategy consulting and talent acquisition and management delivery, with a specialist focus on improving diversity through effective employee value proposition development, employer branding, strategic sourcing and talent pool development, recruitment and onboarding. Our consultants have expertise in specialist areas including gender diversity, flexible working, autism / neurodiversity employment, and community engagement and local hiring strategy for regional and remote locations.
Harrier Talent Solutions bring more than a decade of experience in talent, improving inclusion and diversity for some of Australia's largest employers and most challenging industries.
I LEAD CONSULTING: Inclusive Leadership, Equity & Diversity
I LEAD Consulting leverages the Science of “Collective Intelligence” to create future-fit leaders & teams; climates & cultures; organisations & societies, founded on Inclusive Leadership, Social Equity and Diversity.
With extensive intercultural experience and a proven track record in tangible transformation in the Tech, Professional Services, FMCG and Retail sectors, we use data driven insights and change management methodologies, in combination with | MODERN | MICRO | GAMIFIED | SOCIAL learning technologies, to turn INTENTION into ACTION and BELIEF into BEHAVIOUR.
We also offer deep immersive, discovery and solutions focused COACHING CIRCLES, which leverage neuroscience and the psychology of performance and positivity, to support leaders, teams and talents to uncover opportunity in the “New Normal” and achieve industry leading performance.
Passionate about creating inclusive futures for all, we are proud to offer our “Collaboration for Good” partnership with Not For Profit Entities and For Profit Enterprises.
Jacqui Abbott Consulting
Jacqui brings expertise in creating cultures that are supportive of diversity and inclusion from her experience working across industry in corporate and consulting roles and as an executive coach. The consulting arrangement with Jacqui is designed as a partnership; working together to create strategy specifically aligned to your organisation, while building
internal capability and delivering business outcomes.
Passionate about the mainstreaming of flexibility within organisations and pursuing more flexible career paths, Jacqui is recognised as an industry expert across sectors delivering flexibility outcomes.
Jobsbank is an independent not for profit that supports employers seeking to embed inclusive employment and the Social Procurement Framework into their workplaces and processes.
Through tailored consulting services, we provide the knowledge, skills and tools that employers need to provide opportunities to jobseekers experiencing barriers to employment, and to create environments in which a diverse workforce can thrive.
With careful assessment and analysis, Jobsbank provides solutions that suit the unique needs of your business, help you connect the right talent to the right roles, source high quality social suppliers, and harness the power of diversity in your workplace.
John Briggs Consultancy
John Briggs Consultancy offers expertise in workshops, facilitation and providing specialist guidance around Indigenous engagement and inclusion. We work with government, non-government, corporate, early years and education sector organisations Australia-wide.
Kaleidoscope Initiative and Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program
The Australian Mismatch
Many skilled newcomers to Australia are simply not finding the employment opportunities they anticipated and as a result are not fully utilising their skills and qualifications. Some find themselves either unemployed or working in non-professional jobs purely to survive. Evidence suggests a real mismatch between the expectations of newcomers and the reality of the Australian job market – in the jobs available and in employer expectations.
There is a widely held view that Australian employers won’t hire people who doesn’t have local experience. Newcomers can therefore find themselves in a classic Catch-22 situation – they can’t get local experience because they don’t have local experience.
The role of the Kaleidoscope Initiative is to ensure that Australia harnesses the economic and social benefits of our diverse community by helping professional newcomers - highly skilled migrants and refugees - to secure employment in their field of expertise; whilst supporting employers to meet skills shortfalls and reap the rewards of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
The Kaleidoscope Initiative provides newcomers with access to professional networks and increases their knowledge of local industry trends, workplace culture and Australian recruitment practices. This is achieved through the Initiative’s flagship and award-winning Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program as well as the Job Readiness workshop series.
The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program’s success is largely based on working in partnership with both newcomers and local business leaders who are committed to making a change to grow the Australian economy and promote diversity and inclusion. The program provides resources, tools and hands-on training for Australian leaders to develop the workforce of the future and harness innovation through diversity and inclusion.
The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program matches newcomers with mentors in their chosen field of expertise. Mentors commit to spending a minimum of 24 accumulated hours with their mentee over a three-month period to help build their mentees’ knowledge of Australian workplace culture, their chosen industry and their professional networks. The program’s employer partners contribute by encouraging and supporting their staff to mentor a newcomer.
This innovative approach has resulted in 88-95% of Kaleidoscope mentees - who prior to the program were unemployed or in survival jobs - securing work within their chosen professions in under 12 months of completing the program (70% at six months).
Feedback from mentors has highlighted how rewarding the program has been in providing them with an enhanced ability to coach and mentor others including newcomer professionals.
KPMG's People & Change team can help you unlock this potential and navigate transformational change across all functions to drive unprecedented levels of performance.
A Welcome to or Acknowledgement of Country is an important recognition of the Larrakia people’s association with our land and our place as First Australians. Australia has no treaty with its Indigenous people. And, like many Indigenous communities, the Larrakia people have experienced significant imposed upheaval from our Country. But, despite this, we remain strongly connected to the Country of our ancestors. We are the traditional custodians of this land, Larrakia Land.
LGBTIQ+ SBS Inclusion Program
Workplaces that are inclusive of LGBTIQ+ diversity have been shown to outperform those that aren’t. LGBTIQ+ inclusion is about building a safe and productive environment for all individuals regardless of their sexuality, gender identity or bodily diversity. Inclusion is not just for employees, but extends to the communities, customers and clients they serve. This highly engaging online course is part of the SBS Inclusion Program.
As for Lifeline, we Australia’s national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis line 13 11 14 about:
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Personal crisis
- Abuse and trauma
- Stresses from work, family or society
- Self-help information for friends and family
Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council
For information about how to appropriately conduct a Welcome to Country, contact the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council.
Minus18 is Australia’s national charity championing LGBTQIA+ youth. Along with our life-affirming youth events and digital resources, our workshops and training help support schools and organisations across communities to strengthen capacity to lead inclusion. We deliver LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Training to workplaces, Gender and Sexuality Workshops to students and teachers and LGBTQIA+ Youth Empowerment Workshops to queer youth.
We are passionate about creating safe, inclusive spaces so that all people feel safe, empowered and belong and aim to create an appreciation of diverse identities.
School Workshops (Students, Teachers, Queer Youth) - https://www.minus18.org.au/workshops/schools
Workplace Training - https://www.minus18.org.au/workshops/workplace
Booking Enquiry Form - https://www.minus18.org.au/workshops/book-now
We’re here for you at every step of your multiple sclerosis journey. Our MS Connect service provides information and advice, and links you in to supports and services.
We take your individual circumstances into account – from the time of diagnosis and each day forward. We can help you understand a recent diagnosis, treatment options, learn practical ways to manage your symptoms, and make healthy choices for living well with multiple sclerosis. We also work closely with neurologists, health professionals and service providers in your local community.
Welcome to the NurseWatch community. A premium on demand care and wellness packages in and out of home whenever you need them. Whether you are looking for supportive care in the home or wellness services for yourself or one of your family members, we'd love to work with you to create a tailored Program in the home or office that gives you the very best outcomes for the ones you love. We offer premium care that is people-centred and inclusive and available in convenient time blocks to suit your schedule. Our online booking service and immediate confirmation make choosing a specialist Nurse whenever you need us as easy as booking a flight.
PeoplePulse, an ELMO solution
Since our launch in 2003, we are proud to have worked with over 1,000 clients primarily in the Asia Pacific region.
Our software enables you to design, manage, deploy and report on all types of surveys and questionnaires from any browser or mobile device.
Whilst our software is fantastic, we fully understand that a successful survey project goes far beyond the tools you are using. That is why we assign you your very own Project & Account Manager to build your surveys and to support you at every step of the way.
Pinsent Masons is a global professional services business with law at its core. We focus on innovation and for us, this means fundamentally changing how high quality legal advice is delivered. Our advice is based not just on technical legal expertise and commerciality, but informed by strategic D&I engagement. It's not just about law and compliance. Our aim is to support our clients in optimising their workforces, enabling everyone to make business better for people.
Pride in Diversity
Pride in Diversity is the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTI workplace inclusion. Pride in Diversity publishes the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national benchmarking instrument for LGBTI workplace inclusion.
Prism Training + Consulting
We provide LGBTQIA+ training and consulting for organisations, small businesses, schools, and community groups. Our focus on inclusive practice, embracing diversity, and supporting mental health is grounded in contemporary evidence and best practice. We believe every person should have the opportunity to learn how to be an active ally in a welcoming and safe space.
Our services include LGBTQIA+ awareness training and consulting, as well as guest speaking, professional development sessions for teachers and training impact evaluation.
We help our clients achieve gender-balanced technology teams by running a program that surfaces the systemic, environmental and cultural derailers for women in their technology functions. We provide a roadmap and resources to help our clients remove these derailers, with accountability driven by executive sponsorship, We also help our clients grow by providing a pipeline of female talent for strategic hires in technology and technology leadership.
At Psynapse, we’re passionate about helping organisations become more diverse, inclusive, and innovative. We can provide thought leadership, consulting, subject matter expertise, and tailored leader development programs to help you leverage diversity and inclusion for growth and innovation.
Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority
This is an important formal welcome, which may be spoken or performed as a ceremony by the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander custodian/s of the local Country or Place.
A Welcome to Country is recommended for large public events. It may involve ceremonies of dance, smoke and/or song to bless the event and welcome participants. The ceremony must be negotiated with the local traditional owners, and communities may also wish to ceremonially close the event, thank the participants and protect the land for future meetings.
Reconciliation Australia promotes and facilitates respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Red Head Communications
RedHead Communications is a boutique management consulting firm specialising in all things culture. The principal Tanya Finnie is a global cultural strategist with expertise in building meaningful relationships and instilling confidence within individuals. With experience around the globe, Tanya offers valuable insights pertaining to culture and diversity. With her unique skill-set and vast knowledge, Tanya assists organisations in growing their human capital and increasing their cultural intelligence (CQ).
They create executive development programs, specifically focused on high-performance culture, to provide individuals and organisations with creative solutions and a competitive advantage.
You can find their free online magazine Cultural Times here. Tanya’s goal is to help you create immediate results that embody organisational and cultural values, with a clear focus on practice and sustainability.
SBS Inclusion Program
The Inclusion Program created by SBS and IES is seven courses designed to give all workers core skills and knowledge around inclusion in general, and also specifically around different diversity dimensions - gender, age, disability, LGBTIQ+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, cultural
diversity, and core inclusion. Courses tell real stories, create empathy, and provide practical things people can do. Content is largely delivered as short films, animations, and interviews featuring real stories from diverse people, academics, and managers of diverse teams. It is complemented by activities designed to make people think about themselves. Further readings include detailed information on specific topics and links to a range of resources.
SCARF Refugee Support
As a refugee support organisation and training provider, SCARF is committed to building inclusive communities, schools and workplaces. Our vision is to see community members from a refugee background happily settled and fully participating in community life. We do this by creating connections and opportunities that build a sense of belonging; promote social & economic inclusion; and empower individuals and families to lead independent lives. Since we were established in 2005, SCARF has embodied welcome, community, inclusivity and friendship. We continue to be guided by these values as we grow and strengthen to support our community of more than 1900 people from refugee backgrounds here in the Illawarra.
Our diversity and inclusion training team deliver tailored workshops for schools, local businesses and other interested groups to help build understanding of the refugee experience and equip participants with a broad range of cultural capacity skills. This helps to break down barriers, build empathy and encourage inclusion. Our training is unique in that it is co-designed and co-delivered by people from refugee and non-refugee backgrounds. This ensures it is guided by lived experience and expertise. It also enables us to provide opportunities for people from refugee background to be trained and employed as workshop facilitators. By sharing their knowledge and expertise within the community, facilitators further develop their skills and leadership capacities.
Settlement Services International Diversity Training
SSI Diversity Training is a social purpose training provider committed to a diverse and inclusive society where everyone is valued and can meaningfully participate and meet their potential.
We provide learning experiences that transform how people respond to diversity in ways that are thought-provoking, inspire curiosity, and build confidence to engage more effectively with cultural diversity.
We support non-government, government and corporate sectors to meet their inclusion goals. We are grounded in SSI’s 20 years+ experience as a leading provider of services to multicultural communities.
Supply Nation works to connect over 2,500 verified Indigenous businesses on Indigenous Business Direct with more than 450 paid corporate, government and not-for-profit members in every state and territory. Supplier diversity is a growing movement in Australia as we work to create a more inclusive economy.
Tasmania Government- Department of Communities Tasmania
The Tasmanian Government is committed to resetting our relationship with the Tasmanian Aboriginal people so as to improve the social, cultural and economic outcomes for Tasmania Aboriginals while also promoting greater understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal culture.
The Office of Aboriginal Affairs (OAA) in the Communities, Sport and Recreation Division is responsible for high-level consultation with Tasmania's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
The Creative Co-Operative
The Creative Co-Operative was born out of the lack of People and Women of Colour-led initiatives actively driving tangibles outcomes for PoC and WoC such as our resources, campaigns and outcomes like financial opportunities for PoC and WoC. We are a social business addressing systemic inequity. We do this by providing services to organisations diversifying their procurement. The services are performed by migrant WoC, who are otherwise unable to get a foot in the door due to systemic barriers. Of the fee, they receive 70% and 30% is reinvested to fund the CCO and our storytelling projects driving awareness and action against systemic inequity (The Diverse Founders Directory, #ShareThePlatform).
The Everyone Project
The Everyone Project represents a new gold standard in diversity measurement. Our platform prioritises privacy, security and ease of engagement. Comprehensive, respectful and inclusive – we ensure we ask the right questions, the right way. Simple and easy to use, we aim to be an essential tool in every D&I toolkit.
First launched for the Australian film and television industry in November 2019, The Everyone Project is now partnering with organisations and D&I practitioners to improve the quality and utility of diversity measurement across all sectors.
We’d love to work with you – get in touch!
Menopause Education and Training for Workplaces As a workplace wellbeing provider, specialising in the wellbeing needs of working women, I offer services to workplaces to help them become menopause friendly.
- Training for Managers on menopause.
- Education for all Staff – why menopause is a workplace issue.
- Seminars for Women: Self-care strategies for women working through menopause.
- Consultancy regarding taking an organisational approach to becoming menopause friendly. This can staff surveys, white label communication templates and policy reviews – to help workplaces embed menopause into existing polices, or introduce new ones as needed.
Why become Menopause Friendly?
- Women aged 45+ are one of the fastest growing demographics in the workplace.
- All women experience the menopausal transition, usually between the ages of 45 and 55. At least 2/3 say the symptoms make work more challenging. 1 in 4 consider quitting and 10% do. This isn't just due to the symptoms, it's also due to the silence around the topic which prevents women from accessing simple supports that can help a woman maintain her workplace performance while attending to her wellbeing..
- With awareness-raising, education, training and reasonable adjustments in place, employers can retain this valuable talent pool, so that more experienced women can progress into senior leadership roles. We know that organisations that have greater gender diversity at the top, perform better financially.
If your event is in a part of Victoria where the Traditional Owners have been formally recognised, you should contact the relevant Formally Recognised Traditional Owner corporation to arrange the Welcome to Country. Contact details can be found in the Table of Formally Recognised Traditional Owner corporations.
Women on Boards
Women on Boards (WOB) has been working since 2006 to address gender inequity in the boardroom and across leadership roles.
We give our members the personal support needed to optimise skills and experience for board and leadership roles through our high quality programs, events and services.
A “SHERO is a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities; a heroine” SHEROES have overcome challenges, gained wisdom and experience and embrace Ubantu ” ––“I am because you are”.
Xplore for Success Pty Ltd
At Xplore we are serious about driving inclusion and equity.
We partner with organisations, and work with leaders and individuals to enable them to clarify their purpose, accelerate their career, embrace inclusion and lead with passion.
We continue to passionately advocate for women in leadership, and for as long as women are underrepresented in these roles, our programs and executive coaching services for women will remain a cornerstone of our offering.
We have a nationwide network of highly skilled, insightful, accredited facilitators and coaches who are committed to developing and empowering your employees and organisation.
Over almost 20 years we have had the privilege of supporting and inspiring over 15,000 individuals in organisations across Australia and New Zealand.
Young Sikh Professionals Network (YSPN)
Young Sikh Professionals Network (YSPN) is the largest professional network targeted at Young Sikh Professionals in the world. Founded in 2012, YSPN engages thousands of Sikh professionals across the world and has five permanent chapters at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. YSPN’s mission is to channel Sewa (energy, resources, motivation) to develop ethical Sikh leaders for a productive and inclusive broader community. YSPN delivers this by executing an annual program of networking and professional development events, free digital migrant services including CV Checks, LinkedIn Reviews and Mock Interviews and an online mentoring program. YSPN also originates, produces and distributes inspirational content to our audience base, reaching over 300,000 people in a year to stimulate national debate and promote the intellectual visibility of Sikhs. YSPN is a not-for-profit organisation run by a team of 50+ volunteers, all young professionals themselves.