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INDIGENOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Creating real jobs in regional and remote Australia 28-30 TH OCTOBER 2015 | PULLMAN CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL, CAIRNS

KEY SPEAKERS

Warren Mundine, Chair, Australian Government’s Indigenous Advisory Council

Maya Stuart-Fox, Assistant Secretary Business Engagement & Economic Development, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Sean Willy, Director Corporate Responsibility, Cameco Corporation, Canada

Fiona Jose, General Manager, Cape York Partnership

Michael Tennant, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Business, NT

Michael Chiodo, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Aboriginal Affairs and Department of Local Government and Community Services, NT

Chris Kirby, Chief Operating Officer, Supply Nation

Stephen McCarthy, National Operations Manager for Employment, Indigenous Land Corporation

Bruce Martin, Managing Director, Regional Development Corporation

Jenni Champion, Manager of Employment and Training Eastern Division, Indigenous Land Corporation

Debbie Barwick, Chair, First Australians Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Chair, NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

Jeremy Donovan, Chief Executive Officer, GenerationOne

Garry Humphries, Regional Manager, Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing, QLD

Wayne Costelloe, Indigenous Employment and Support Specialist, Accor

Craig Brierty, Chief Operations Officer, Clontarf Foundation

Paul Dodd, Director, Corporate Culcha

Katrina Savo, Managing Director, Savo Contracting and Director, Board of Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Exploration and Energy (AEMEE)

Camille Lew Fatt, Principal Adviser, Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment, NT

John McGuire, Manager Aboriginal Engagement, Sandfire Resources

Shannon Bowe, State Manager Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategies and Engagement, Australian Red Cross Ron Archer, Board Director and Coordinator, North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Association and Alliance of the North Gulf Indigenous Corporation Yvette Salam, First Peoples Employment Coordinator, Cairns Regional Council

Karen Sheldon, Managing Director, Karen Sheldon Training and Development

Allan Dale, Professor of Tropical Regional Development, The Cairns Institute James Cook University

Shelly Campbell, General Manager – Education & Training, STEPS Group Australia

Paul Piva, Councillor, Lockhart River Shire Council and Owner, Lockhart River Car Hire Company Pauline Mortensen, Indigenous Business Development Project Officer, TAFE Queensland Brisbane Rick Phineasa, Cross Cultural Facilitator, The 3rd Culture

Senior Representative, Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council Ashley Ibarra, Indigenous Employment Coordinator, University of Queensland

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INDIGENOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Dear colleagues, Despite the programs in place to alleviate economic disadvantage for Indigenous Australians, evidence indicates that finding a job or running a business remains out of reach for many. According to the latest ABS data, less than half (47.5%) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population that are of working age are employed. Employment challenges are only amplified for Indigenous people in remote and regional Australia. One year on from the introduction of the Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy, funding has increased $1 billion. This is a timely opportunity to explore implications of such funding for regional and remote employment in addition to the Government’s new procurement policy reform. I look forward to engaging in dialogue and progressing these issues with you in October 2015. Very best regards,

Warren Mundine, Chair, Australian Government’s Indigenous Advisory Council

KEY BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

Akolade is pleased to offer a selected number of scholarships for Indigenous community representatives who would ordinarily be unable to attend.

• Implement community engagement models to attract and retain Indigenous employees

For further information, email: [email protected]

• Offer job-specific pre-employment training for sustainable careers • Develop robust support programmes to help employees meet professional expectations and cultural obligations • Offer career pathways that will ignite passion and increase employee retention • Strengthen Indigenous business opportunities

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It’s been wonderful connecting with friends and other like-minded fellow Indigenous people from across Australia. - Barry Boland, Director, Back On Track Training An extremely positive forum with speakers offering interesting and different insight!

- Adrian Mayer, Indigenous Employment Manager, NAB

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INDIGENOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DAY ONE: Wednesday, 28th October 2015

Building life skills and pre-employment training

8:00 Registration opens

12:20 Instilling aspiration from a young age

8:30 Welcome to Country Henrietta Marrie, Gimuy Walabarra Yidindji Elder & Associate Professor, Central Queensland University

8:40 Opening remarks from the Chair Debbie Barwick, Chair, First Australians Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Chair, NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

• Investing in young Indigenous Australians as future rolemodels • Breaking away from historic lowered expectations • Creating environments that encourage Indigenous youth to participate in education Craig Brierty, Chief Operations Officer, Clontarf Foundation

Policy and legal landscape

1:00 Lunch

9:00 Keynote Strengthening Indigenous Advancement

2:00 Case study The measure of success needs to be more than just a job placement!

• Reviewing progress in jobs and remote Australia strategies • Examining reforms to remote employment services • Driving employment through the Indigenous Procurement Policy Maya Stuart-Fox, Economic & Employment Policy, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

9:40 Keynote Implications of the Federal Government’s Indigenous procurement initiative • Creating opportunities for Indigenous businesses to grow and employ more people • Strengthening the demand for Indigenous businesses • Understanding the implications of the Indigenous Procurement Policy Reform Warren Mundine, Chair, Australian Government’s Indigenous Advisory Council

10:20 Morning tea 10:50 Developing jobs and businesses while realising community aspirations • Listening to communities and individuals living in remote Northern Territory communities • Supporting communities in reaching economic aspirations • Developing new opportunities Michael Tennant, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Business, NT Michael Chiodo, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Aboriginal Affairs and Department of Local Government and Community Services, NT

11:30 Attracting investment in northern Australia and identifying growth industries • Decreasing dependence on government funding by attracting private investors • Understanding the steps to drawing in the private sector • What can be done at the organisational level to reduce perceived risks and increase confidence • Revising employment opportunities in hard to reach areas Bruce Martin, Managing Director, Regional Development Corporation Allan Dale, Professor of Tropical Regional Development, The Cairns Institute James Cook University

• Training before the training: addressing foundation and employability skills • The relationship between career progression and life skills • A practical model for addressing foundation, employability and life skills in remote Australia Shelly Campbell, General Manager - Education & Training, STEPS Group Australia

2:40 Strengthening TAFE pathways to employment • Working with businesses to understand employer expectations • Enabling students with concrete tools to thrive • Ensuring access to real jobs after training Pauline Mortensen, Indigenous Business Development Project Officer, TAFE Queensland Brisbane

3:20 Afternoon tea 3:50 Panel Discussion What makes a strong mentor programme? • Supporting Indigenous employees • Defining the roles and responsibilities of a mentor • Improving cultural awareness Panellists: Craig Brierty, Chief Operations Officer, Clontarf Foundation Garry Humphries, Regional Manager, Queensland Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing John McGuire, Manager Aboriginal Engagement, Sandfire Resources Yvette Salam, First Peoples Employment Coordinator, Cairns Regional Council Rick Phineasa, Cross Cultural Facilitator, The 3rd Culture

4:30 Case study Hiring Indigenous engagement staff to optimise Aboriginal employment • Hiring Aboriginal engagement staff to improve community outreach • Tools for liaising and building rapport with local communities • Building a strong mentorship programme John McGuire, Manager Aboriginal Engagement, Sandfire Resources

5:10 Closing remarks from the Chair and end of day one 3

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INDIGENOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 11:50 Panel Discussion How community engagement can improve a business

DAY TWO: Thursday, 29th October 8:00 Registration opens

• Is community engagement an essential ingredient for success?

8:30 Opening remarks from the Chair Debbie Barwick, Chair, First Australians Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Chair, NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

8:40 The GenerationOne employment model: Creating demand-driven training models

• Exploring different community engagement models • Adapting to different environments Panellists:

• Generating real opportunities through training and employment

Ashley Ibarra, Indigenous Employment Coordinator, University of Queensland Senior Representative, Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council

• Tailoring a training programme to the job seeker and the industry

Michael Tennant, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Business, NT

• Projecting VTEC’s long-term future

Michael Chiodo, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Aboriginal Affairs and Department of Local Government and Community Services, NT

• Evaluating VTEC challenges and successes

Jeremy Donovan, Chief Executive Officer, GenerationOne

9:10 Case study Examining the VTEC model and future directions • Understanding the role and the relevance of VTECs • Bringing together the necessary support network • Offering job-specific training Karen Sheldon, Managing Director, Karen Sheldon Training and Development

Paul Piva, Councillor, Lockhart River Shire Council and Owner, Lockhart River Car Hire Company Chris Kirby, Chief Operating Officer, Supply Nation

12:30 Lunch Increasing Indigenous employee retention 1:30 Models to improve retention rates

Linking community engagement and employment

• Being aware of cultural needs and offering reasonable flexibility

9:40 Community engagement and employment: Developing a holistic approach

• Establishing strong support mechanisms

• Ensuring the organisation is well positioned to support Indigenous staff • Creating jobs vs developing careers • Creating a sense of belonging and understanding what makes an employer of choice Ashley Ibarra, Indigenous Employment Coordinator, University of Queensland

• Creating a sense of belonging Wayne Costelloe, Indigenous Employment and Support Specialist, Accor

2:00 The mining industry’s new role in remote employment • Adapting to new economic conditions • Exploring strategies to keep Indigenous employees on board and waiting out the storm • Retraining, upskilling and reassigning Indigenous employees

10:10 Morning tea 10:40 How to engage and build a community: It’s easy to say but hard to do • Why Government support may not always be the best option • It’s as easy as ABCD – overview of models that work and how you can apply them • Maximising your network – your business won’t grow unless the community also grows Garry Humphries, Regional Manager, Queensland Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

11:10 International Keynote Canada’s leading programme on Indigenous engagement and economic development

Katrina Savo, Managing Director, Savo Contracting and Director, Board of Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Exploration and Energy (AEMEE)

Encouraging entrepreneurship 2:30 Creating Indigenous enterprises to deliver economic development and employment outcomes • An interface between mainstream human and financial capital and Indigenous economic opportunity – the Cape York Enterprises model • Structural tailwinds – the elements of a successful Indigenous business • Partnering as a means of ensuring economic independence Fiona Jose, General Manager, Cape York Partnership

• Studying the programme’s five pillars • How Cameco became North American’s largest Indigenous people employer • The importance of a holistic approach in driving Indigenous economic development Sean Willy, Director Corporate Responsibility, Cameco Corporation, Canada 4

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INDIGENOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 3:10 World Café Rotating between tables, speakers will be facilitating interactive sessions on the topics listed below

4:20 Strengthening a sustainable business in regional and remote Australia • Tools for sustaining a successful business

Topic: Indigenous employment: Learnings from the public sector

• Business expansion via joint ventures

Facilitator: Camille Lew Fatt, Principal Adviser, Northern Territory Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment

• How to attract funding and investment

Topic: Creating career development pathways in your organisation Facilitator: Jenni Champion, Manager of Employment and Training Eastern Division, Indigenous Land Corporation

Stephen McCarthy, National Operations Manager for Employment, Indigenous Land Corporation

4:50 Social entrepreneurship: How to give back to your community • Generating wealth and solving societal issues

Topic: Tactics for retaining Indigenous employees Facilitator: Katrina Savo, Managing Director, Savo Contracting and Director Board of Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Exploration and Energy (AEMEE)

• Leading to sustainable development by founding a business • Providing employment and training

Topic: How to create a more seamless and integrated system for job seekers Facilitator: Jeremy Donovan, Chief Executive Officer, GenerationOne

Shannon Bowe, State Manager Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategies and Engagement, Australian Red Cross

5:20 Closing remarks from the Chair and conference adjourns

Topic: Brainstorming session: What should we do now? Facilitator: Ron Archer, Board Director and Coordinator, North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Association and Alliance of the North Gulf Indigenous Corporation

3:50 Afternoon tea

DAY THREE: Friday, 30th October Workshop A: 9:00-12:30 How to build strong business partnerships

Workshop B: 1:30-5:00 How to create a working environment that will increase retention

In the wake of the Federal Government Procurement Policy reform it is crucial for Indigenous businesses to seize the new business opportunities that will present themselves.

Employers claim that attracting Indigenous employees is not the hardest part of creating sustainable employment; retaining Indigenous employees is. Indeed, improving retention rates ranks as one of the top challenges employers face when introducing Indigenous employment strategies.

Seeing as most Indigenous workers are hired by Indigenous organisations, this reform will not only strengthen businesses across the country, but it will also incidentally increase Indigenous employment rates. In this workshop, you will learn how to: • Incubate and develop local and regional Indigenous businesses

• Identify Indigenous employees’ particular needs • Explore different support mechanisms and tailor programmes for employees’ needs

• Increase capability and improve skills • Driving jobs through viable businesses

• Increase cultural awareness in your workplace for both white and Indigenous workers

Paul Dodd, Director, Corporate Culcha Paul is founder, CEO and Director of Corporate Culcha and geared Up Culcha, both Indigenous-owned and operated companies, focused on both Indigenous workforce development and providing high quality work wear apparel. Prior to establishing Corporate Culcha, Paul worked with state and federal government departments in senior management positions.

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You will learn about different methods to creating a welcoming environment for Indigenous employees who are entering the workforce. Learn how to:

• Build strong partnerships

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This workshop will explore different technique to help retain employees.

• Be clear about expectations • Going beyond the workplace setting: helping Indigenous workers conciliate cultural and professional obligations John McGuire, Manager Aboriginal Engagement, Sandfire Resources John is a Balladong man from the wheat belt region of Western Australia. He has been involved in Aboriginal affairs for nearly 40 years. John served as advisor to the minister for Aboriginal affairs in the mid-90s and has since been involved in training, on boarding and employment of Aboriginal people in the mining industry.

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