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Indigenous Economic Development Creating sustainable strategies in employment, training and retention

29 - 31 OCTOBER 2014 RADISSON BLU HOTEL SYDNEY

EXPERT SPEAKERS: • Warren Mundine, Managing Director, NyunggaBlack & Chair, Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce • Bruce Martin, Council Member, Indigenous Advisory Council • Norman Laing, Acting Commissioner, NSW Land and Environment Court • Heather McGregor, Director – Aboriginal Learning Circle, TAFE NSW North Coast Institute • Lisa Phelps, Director of Indigenous Affairs, Department of Defence • Bruce McQualter, Head of Indigenous Business, Westpac • Rohan Tobler, Head of Enterprise Programs, National Centre for Indigenous Excellence • Anna Jovanovic, National Reconciliation Action Plan Manager, Reconciliation Australia • Chris Heelan, National Indigenous Manager, Australia Post • Garry Humphries, Regional Manager, Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (QLD) • Damian Ardagh, Program Manager – Vocational Training & Education Centre, Fortescue Metals Group • Adrian Mayer, Indigenous Employment Manager, National Australia Bank • Richard Young, Manager – Indigenous Affairs, John Holland • Lynette Lund, Manager – Aboriginal Affairs, Water Corporation • Peter Gibbs, Indigenous Police Recruiting Our Way Delivery Program (IPROWD) State Team, NSW TAFE Western • Shouwn Oosting, Principal Policy Officer – Employment Directorate, Department of State Development (SA) • Adrian Donovan, CEO, Midwest Aboriginal Employment and Economic Development Incorporated (WA) • Jeremy Donovan, Executive Director, Generation One • Wendy Yarnold, Director, Real Futures • Sharon Gray, Owner, Sharon Gray Consultancy • Barry Rainman Boland, Director, Back On Track Education Employment Training Services • Jeff McIlroy, Director, Back On Track Education Employment Training Services

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KEY BENEFITS OF ATTENDING • 22 leading edge presentations including regional & remote case studies • Key learnings from practical Indigenous training programmes • Apply sustainable strategies for mentoring, training and retention • Hear inspirational Indigenous employment journeys • Implement key strategies to ensure long term retention of Indigenous staff • Position yourself as en employer of choice within Indigenous Communities

2 POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP A: How to create innovative indigenous mentoring and inclusion programmes WORKSHOP B: How to achieve successful outcomes for Indigenous employment & retention

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INDIGENOUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY, 29th OCTOBER 2014

8:00 9:00

Registration opens Opening remarks from the chair Barry Rainman Boland, Director, Back On Track Education Employment Training Services

EXAMINING THE INDIGENOUS POLICY LANDSCAPE 9:10 KEYNOTE An integrated approach to closing the gap in Indigenous training and retention • Developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Indigenous staff management practices • How to effectively change the culture from within • Facilitating equitable training and mentoring opportunities for Indigenous people Anna Jovanovic, National Reconciliation Action Plan Manager, Reconciliation Australia 9:50 GOVERNMENT PANEL DISCUSSION Delivering economic and commercial development for Indigenous communities Panellists: Anna Jovanovic, National Reconciliation Action Plan Manager, Reconciliation Australia Bruce Martin, Council Member, Indigenous Advisory Council Jeremy Donovan, Executive Director, Generation One Garry Humphries, Regional Manager, Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing QLD 10:30 Morning Tea EFFECTIVE INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN REGIONAL & REMOTE AREAS 11:00 CASE STUDY Fulfilling a vision: A decade long journey, building self-sustaining Indigenous enterprises in outback Queensland • An Indigenous approach to growing capacity in the organisation • Implementing mentoring support and community understanding to business partners, Government and career seekers • The asset based development approach to growing an organisation Garry Humphries, Regional Manager, Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing QLD 11:40 CASE STUDY Achieving successful outcomes for Indigenous employment and retention through collaborative engagement • Supporting the growth of Aboriginal workforce development hubs by tapping the local talent pool • Engaging the community to mentor and support talent retention • Implementing strong organisation-wide Indigenous employment and workforce management programs • Evaluating the success of your Indigenous employment programs Damian Ardagh, Program Manager – Vocational Training & Education Centre, Fortescue Metals Group 12:20 Luncheon EMPLOYING COLLABORATIVE ENGAGEMENT METHODS 1:20 CASE STUDY Leveraging successful Indigenous employment & engagement strategies into sustainable business practices • Awareness of Corporate realities, drivers & expectations • Moving the perspective from Indigenous employment to Indigenous professional careers • Inclusion of value adding customer relationship skills from Indigenous leaders employed in corporate Australia to retain and attract quality business Bruce McQualter, Head of Indigenous Business, Westpac 2:00 CASE STUDY Recognising and responding to employment barriers for Indigenous employees • Developing strategies to become an employer of choice • Acknowledging the work that needs to be done within your organisation • Supporting professional development Chris Heelan, National Indigenous Manager, Australia Post 2:40

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3:10 CASE STUDY Facilitating effective Indigenous engagement strategies into your business • Focusing on clan based approach • Maintaining industry standards • Working collaboratively with educators, government departments and agencies to build leadership capacity for Indigenous Australians Richard Young, Manager – Indigenous Affairs, John Holland 3:50 Creating sustainable employment in regional areas • Developing strategic partnerships • Driving social change • Building a regional economy Bruce Martin, Council Member, Indigenous Advisory Council RAISING CULTURE AWARENESS WITHIN YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT 4:30 CASE STUDY Integrating cultural appreciation in the workforce through effective leadership programs • Developing effective strategies to increase recruitment of Indigenous employees • Advancing leadership and career development schemes within your organisation • Creating different ways to support current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff Lynette Lund, Manager – Aboriginal Affairs, Water Corporation 5:10 CASE STUDY Educating employers on Aboriginal attractions and retention strategies including cultural processes that make a difference • Developing cultural competence for the organisation • Making sustainable Aboriginal employment an organisational priority • Creating sustainable partnerships with local community networks and leaders Adrian Donovan, CEO, Midwest Aboriginal Employment and Economic Development Incorporated Wendy Yarnold, Director, Real Futures 5:50

Closing remarks from the Chair and conference adjourns

DAY TWO: THURSDAY, 30th OCTOBER 2014

8:00 Registration opens 9:00 Opening remarks from the Chair Jeff McIlroy, Director, Back On Track Education Employment Training Services SUCCESSFUL EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINING PROGRAMS 9:10 CASE STUDY Harnessing Aboriginal training programmes for successful integration of employees • Exploring the various initiatives to increase the number of Indigenous employees within your organisation • Utilising mentoring sessions for maximum engagement • Reviewing other initiatives pivotal in sustaining the employment of Indigenous workers Peter Gibbs, Indigenous Police Recruiting Our Way Delivery Program (IPROWD) State Team, NSW TAFE Western 9:50 CASE STUDY Creating strategic framework for pathways to employment through training • Delivering different styles of learning • Building collaboration with employers and other partners • Focussing on opportunities and pathways for learners Heather McGregor, Director – Aboriginal Learning Circle, TAFE NSW North Coast Institute 10:30 Morning Tea 11:00 CASE STUDY Incorporating successful Aboriginal training programmes within the defence industry • Prioritising your future directions within your business • Delving into traineeships and understanding relevance to your business • Understanding the need for sustainability • Leveraging representation of Indigenous Australians in the defence sector Lisa Phelps, Director of Indigenous Affairs, Department of Defence

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11:40 CASE STUDY Apprenticeships and pre-employment program • When two cultures meet – organisational and Indigenous • Understanding what works, what doesn’t work and effectiveness of pre-employment programs • Research findings Adrian Mayer, Indigenous Employment Manager, National Australia Bank 12:20 Luncheon 1:20 CASE STUDY Addressing best practice approaches to integrating Indigenous education and workplace training • Discussing different tools and techniques to drive continuous improvement in outcomes for Indigenous education programs • Workforce development, innovations in the field and strategies for the future • Vocational education and training national funding and governance reform, and qualifications and quality improvement • Apprenticeships, skills and employment policy Jeremy Donovan, Executive Director, Generation One 2:00 CASE STUDY Determining whether training programmes meet the employer’s requirements • Using pre-employment initiatives to foster work readiness • Exploring work retention rates and what can be done to strengthen your partnerships • Fostering flexibility within your workforce Rohan Tobler, Head of Enterprise Programs, National Centre for Indigenous Excellence 2:40

Afternoon Tea

3:10 CASE STUDY Aboriginal employment industry cluster initiative • An overview of the Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster model and how it works • Increasing and sustaining employment of Aboriginal people • Developing targets for Aboriginal employment and training within each industry • Identifying strategic workforce needs and developing tailored workforce participation solutions Shouwn Oosting, Principal Policy Officer – Employment Directorate, Department of State Development (SA) 3:50 A national approach to targeting Indigenous employment • Uncovering the government’s plans in providing Indigenous employment strategies • Delving into Indigenous needs for career advancement • Understanding how to integrate Indigenous employment strategies into organisations Warren Mundine, Managing Director, NyunggaBlack & Chair, Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce MEETING EMPLOYEES EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 4:30 INDIGENOUS CASE STUDY Sustainable work strategies in Indigenous employment, training and retention The key to sustainable and successful strategies for Indigenous employment, training and retention is firstly understanding and appreciating that there is no single key their success. Success, however defined whether as a corporation, a government, a community or an individual, is multifaceted and has a number of fundamental interdependencies but will be enhanced and encouraged by a foundation of a number of key principles, namely: • Goodwill and altruism needs to be underpinned by genuine partnerships, understanding and trust • Mutual respect and responsibility by individuals, communities, governments and the private sector • Education and employment are fundamental for sustainable and effective engagement in the mainstream economy and closing the gap Norman Laing, Acting Commissioner, NSW Land and Environment Court

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5:10 PANEL DISCUSSION Employers needs vs Indigenous employees expectations • Discussing how and why the apprenticeships programmes have been successful • Looking at the issues, achievements and future aspirations • Incorporating these values to your business Moderator: Barry Rainman Boland, Director, Back On Track Education Employment Training Services Panellists: Norman Laing, Acting Commissioner, NSW Land and Environment Court Peter Gibbs, Indigenous Police Recruiting Our Way Delivery Program (IPROWD) State Team, NSW TAFE WESTERN Rohan Tobler, Head of Enterprise Programs, National Centre for Indigenous Excellence 5:50 Closing remarks from the Chair and conference adjourns

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: DAY THREE: FRIDAY, 31st OCTOBER 2014 WORKSHOP A: 9:00- 12:30

How to create innovative Indigenous mentoring and inclusion programmes in your workplace • Establishing an internal shared culture • Discussing cultural assumptions • Creating an understanding of cultural differences and similarities within your workplace • Fostering an environment of shared cultural understandings and collaboration • Defining power balances within the workplace • Developing shared understandings with intercultural facilitators • Examining the roles of Elders and Managers in fostering a culture of inclusion • Understanding the kinship and the role it plays within the workplace Sharon Gray, Owner, Sharon Gray Consultancy

WORKSHOP B: 1:30- 5:00

How to achieve successful outcomes for Indigenous employment & retention • Employment and retention strategies for regional & remote Indigenous employees • Supporting the growth of Indigenous workforce development hubs by tapping the local talent pool • Engaging the community to mentor and support talent retention • Implementing strong organisation-wide Indigenous employment and workforce management programs • Evaluating the success of your Indigenous employment programs Barry Rainman Boland, Director, Back On Track Education Employment Training Services & Jeff McIlroy, Director, Back On Track Education Employment Training Services Morning / Afternoon Tea and Lunch are provided for all delegates

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