Faculty of Arts and Education

Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation



Cultural Awareness and Inclusion Workshop

In celebration of the World Day for Cultural Diversity on May 21st, the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation (CCG) in partnership with the Equity and Diversity Unit at Deakin University will host a workshop on Cultural Awareness and Inclusion.

Date: Wednesday 22 May, 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Campus and Room: Burwood (GA 1.29 - Greenwood Park)
Presenter: Jane Lewis, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Refreshments: coffee, tea, juice, water (please byo lunch)
Limited Numbers: 25
RSVP: roman.ruzbacky@deakin.edu.au

This workshop will take place as part of the “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” campaign.  As a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) together with UNESCO (of which CCG is a proud partner) and other partners, the campaign is aimed at engaging people around the world to Do One Thing to support Cultural Diversity and Inclusion on the World Day for Cultural Diversity on May 21st.

We have all heard about the ‘business benefits of diversity’ - improvements in productivity and performance, innovation, customer and employee attraction, engagement and retention. This session aims to further build your understanding of these benefits by a) examining key cross-cultural differences, b) demonstrating effective techniques to minimise unconscious bias and, c) strengthening respectful and inclusive behaviour around cultural diversity. An outline of the responsibilities of education providers to eliminate discrimination under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 will also be provided. Be part of the conversation to progress Deakin’s action in diversity and inclusion.

Jane Lewis
Senior Adviser, Education , Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Jane Lewis is a consultant and trainer with over twenty years' experience in program design and delivery, with special expertise in the use of visual thinking technology for critical thinking.  Jane has been working with the Commission for the past four years in design and delivery of anti-racism and cultural inclusion training, using innovative instructional design and with a special emphasis on visual myth-busting logic.


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14th May 2013