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Date & Time
Wed 23 Oct 2019 9.00am - 4.30pm ACST
Brisbane Convention Centre
Merivale Street & Glenelg Street South Brisbane, QLD 4101
The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) will convene an Indigenous Governance Excellence Masterclass in October this year. The Masterclass will combine guest speakers, presentations and interactive workshops on areas of Indigenous Governance. It will cover themes such as cultural legitimacy, innovation, best practice and succession planning. It will cover critical areas in Indigenous Governance.
Below is an overview of speakers and topics for the day.
Ms Michelle Deshong draws connection to Kuku Yulanji nation in North Queensland. She is the CEO of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute. Michelle will share insight into local and global perspectives of Indigenous Governance excellence.
Mr Eddie Cubillo has strong family links in the Northen Territory. His mother is a Larrakia/Wadjigan descent and his father is Central Arrente. Ms Glenda Humes is a descendant of the Gunditjmara people from the western districts of Victoria, and her grandmother's people, the Jawoyn from the Northen Territory. Both Eddie and Glenda have been judges for the Indigenous Governance awards for the past 10 years and will share perspectives of success and change in our communities.
Glenda is a Larrakia/Wadjigan descent and his father is Central Arrente. Ms Glenda Humes is a descendant of the Gunditjmara people from the western districts of Victoria, and her grandmother's people, the Jawoyn from the Northen Territory. Both Eddie and Glenda have been judges for the Indigenous Governance awards for the past 10 years and will share perspectives of success and change in our communities.
Ms Janine Mohamed is the Interim Cheif Executive Office of The Lowitja Institute and has over 20 years' experience in nursing, management, and workforce and health policy. Janine is also a recipient of an Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity Fellowship in 2019. Janine will address the challenges and solutions around Cultural safety and effective Governance.
Mr Selwyn Button is a Gungarri man from the South West Queensland, raised in Cherbourg. Selwyn is currently the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations and will discuss emerging issues and trends in Indigenous Governance.
Mr Ivan Ingram is a Wiradjuri and Filipino man from Parkes, New South Wales. He has previously worked as a Native Title lawyer and currently holds a management role at PwC Indigenous Consulting. Ivan will share perspectives around opportunity and succession planning for young people.
I had the pleasure of attending AIGI’s Indigenous Governance Excellence Masterclass for 2019.
The conference was extremely engaging and explored the concept of Indigenous governance and further notions such as succession planning, decolonised leadership styles, transparency and communication.
I deepened my understanding of the principles behind successful decision-making, strategic direction and financial prosperity and independence.
I was able to meet a number of knowledgeable and successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals who are interested in developing their governance skills and who were able to share meaningful perceptions and experiences. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women not only participating in, but leading, the governance space.
Thank you AIGI for the opportunity to expand my skillset and personal networks.
The masterclass was timely and relevant to a number of Qld government projects that are currently in the review and or development phase.
I found each workshop component piqued discussion around developing and embedding ways of intercultural representation and governance within government frameworks.
It should be mandatory training for anyone working for the Qld Government on the current agenda to ‘reframe the relationship’ with our First Nations’ peoples.