Human Resources

Courageous conversations about race

Further information

Equity and diversity workshops


4 hours





Love House, Seminar Room 1


For general information about professional development courses email us or telephone (+61 8) 6488 1504.


You will emerge from this half-day course with greater confidence and capacity to work effectively with people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Developed by Glenn Singleton, CEO, Pacific Education Group 

Workshop purpose and scope

Intended audience:
All University staff. 
Workshop description:
The University has identified cultural competence as a critical attribute for both our staff and graduates, and absolutely vital for a globalised university striving for international excellence. Working with staff and students from different cultures is both rewarding and challenging. This workshop deepens the dialogue by challenging members of the University community to think through the various ways race and culture affects their life and professional practice. It will provide an opportunity to increase your comfort, confidence and capacity to work effectively with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Intended outcomes:
Participants will have the opportunity to:
  • Unpack their own unique racial story, linking it to the local, national and global context
  • Understand the concept of race privilege, and how to examine its influence
  • Use the insights gained to develop a more meaningful and targeted response around race and culture in a University context
Key activities:
Presentation, group discussion and opportunities to raise questions, interactive activities, case studies.