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26th - 27th, February 2020
Perth, AU

Key strategies for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander leaders to achieve personal, professional & community success


Christine Coyne

Christine has been providing specialist Aboriginal Engagement Services in a career spanning over 32 years. This includes the delivery of both Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Mentoring Workshops. Christine has worked with a range of clients involved in major construction projects, mining, oil and gas and a broad range of industry sectors and groups.

Christine is recognised as specialist in this area. The past 22 years Christine has worked exclusively within the private sector for some of the country’s major employers.

Aboriginal Affairs Consultant
Christine Coyne & Associates


- Learn to lead effectively & authentically
- Infuse cultural values into your corporate role
- Enhance self-awareness & lead with resilience
- Take ownership of your career


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Indigenous Women's Leadership Workshop

26 Feb - 27 Feb

Understanding company culture and employer expectations

- Increase knowledge of company structures and processes

- Identify linkages to Aboriginal Engagement Plans, RAPs and Diversity and Inclusion

- Discuss and explore company expectations of employees

- Develop strategies to manage work, family and community obligations


Intercultural communication

- Provide an overview of considerations and barriers that apply to intercultural communication

- Explore perceptions from both an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspective

- Cultivate awareness of personal attitudes, beliefs and expectations in the workplace and how this “may” impact on, or differ from, others

- Explore strategies to overcome communication across cultures and the ability to have appropriate conversations


Team building and goal setting

- Understand the benefits of working in a team and the role of individuals in a large work team

- How goal setting can assist you to maintain your employment, achieve your career progression and personal goals

- Principles and value of business mentor/mentee relationship and how this will benefit both your working relationships and personal development


Strategies for working across culture

- Develop networking and influencing skills to build relationships with other Indigenous staff, work teams and managers

- Develop the tools to communicate your values, build confidence to ask questions, consult and collaborate

- Juggling the corporate and cultural aspects of personal and professional life

  • Christine Coyne Aboriginal Affairs Consultant Christine Coyne & Associates

Day Two 

Maintaining culture to unlock your leadership potential

- Understanding your country and culture in contemporary Australia

- Balancing the commitments of community, career and character

- The importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female leaders to community


Individual strengths and areas for growth

- Examine your leadership traits and how to apply them

- Understand where your strengths fit within your community or organisation

- Recognise growth areas and how to reinforce your skills


The importance of authentic leadership and being true to yourself

- The role authenticity plays in effectively leading a team

- Advocating for yourself and developing your leadership identity


Understand and align your cultural and corporate responsibilities

- Be present in all aspects of your life

- Confidently incorporate your personal journey

- Remain genuine to your true self   

  • Christine Coyne Aboriginal Affairs Consultant Christine Coyne & Associates


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Parmelia House 191 St Georges Tce, Perth, WA, 6000, Australia

08 9480 0999

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