Cross Cultural Solutions for Working With Aboriginal People

OWB's Cultural Awareness training courses are run as interactive seminars. Our courses are flexible and we take pride in providing training that has been developed specifically for your organisation. The facilitators will guide participants through a process of interactive dialogue to develop their individual skills and understanding of the issues immediately relevant to their role with Aboriginal Australians.

Our courses are of immense interest to people who want to learn more about Aboriginal people. Every OWB tailored Cultural Awareness course provides examples of ways those working with Aboriginal people can effectively empower Aboriginal people and communities. Our courses have been designed for policy makers, individuals and organisations who are directly involved in delivering services to Aboriginal people and their communities. Our Cross-Cultural courses are informative, providing answers to many unanswered questions specifically for Aboriginal people.

Community Engagement

OWB’s Community Engagement strategy focuses on the foundations of  cultural heritage, community capacity, native title, employment and training, enterprise development and corporate social responsibility. The strategy seeks to identify the tools which will provide commercial value for our clients while reducing risks such as project delay, escalating costs and potential for legal action. Our goal is to create and maintain mutually beneficial and sustainable relationships with Aboriginal people and communities wherever our clients operate.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Consulting relevant Aboriginal people and communities to create an understanding of each other’s concerns and goals
  • Promoting and providing opportunities for Aboriginal employment
  • Developing authentic partnerships through engagement, communication and consultation with Aboriginal communities
  • Identifying economic opportunities for Aboriginal communities to participate in our business through commercially contractual, competitive and other co-operative ventures
  • Developing the cultural merging within your organisation to bring innovative perspectives and additional awareness of business opportunities.
  • Working with and learning from Aboriginal people to achieve sustainable management of their communities
  • Assisting Aboriginal communities to manage the differences and challenges they face as a result of our client’s actions
  • Developing systems for our diverse client group to gain understanding, respect and knowledge of Aboriginal cultures in our areas of operations

The strategy enables sustainable benefits to be achieved in unison with OWB project partners.

Aboriginal Affairs Management Consultancy Services

Our exclusive and diverse Aboriginal Affairs management consultancy services are designed to meet the explicit needs of organisations. Pertinent to your organisation’s operational processes, management guidelines, resources and capability we are able to develop the following tailored products:

  • Tendering initiatives tailored to your specific requirements
  • Culturally sensitive career progression plans
  • Aboriginal Engagement Strategic Planning
  • Aboriginal Recruitment Strategy and Services
  • Coaching Specialist Staff i.e.: Front Line management, HR and Safety personnel
  • Aboriginal interviewing styles
  • Retention & Recruitment strategies - customising the HR process
  • Mentoring Services
  • Customised training sessions to target Aboriginal culturally sensitive issues
  • Regionally specific Working With Aboriginal People (WWAP) Training

We continue to pursue innovative opportunities to develop and improve services where there is an identified gap in Aboriginal engagement service provision.