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The Governance Institute of Australia hosts: Building organisational capacity and capability for cultural diversity

The discussion on diversity is multi-faceted. One of the lynchpins is cultural diversity. In a multicultural Australia, the need for organisations to have the intent and strategy to empower and enable a multicultural workforce is clear. Cultural diversity is an invaluable and often untapped asset, that brings with it the advantages of creativity, innovation, group effectiveness, new ideas and great learnings.

What capacity and capability does your organisation need to effectively address multicultural awareness and competence? How do you incorporate this into your governance policies and procedures?

In this interactive workshop, led by Christine Castley, Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Australia Ltd, you will examine the fabric of a multicultural Australia - gaining insights into Australia’s existing multiculturalism and the benefits of cultural and linguistic diversity.

You will discover how governance frameworks can support you to move beyond tokenistic diversity to creating a true sense of inclusion and belonging for all through authentic leadership of organisational capability, workforce strategy, community engagement, welcoming and safe spaces, and diversity and inclusion in service delivery.

You will explore and apply adaptable strategies and tools to relevant workplace case study scenarios that challenge you to leverage the strengths of a multicultural workforce and create a culturally capable and engaged workplace.


In this workshop, CEO Christine Castley will be joined by Claire Uwimana. Claire Uwimana is the Employment Development Coordinator at Multicultural Australia. She has worked in the human service field for over 15 years predominantly in the settlement support and aged care sectors. Claire holds a Bachelor of Human Services from the University of Southern Queensland, a Baccalaureate of Education from LYCEE Notre Dame in Kigali, as well as a Diploma of Community Services Work and a Certificate IV in Mental Health. In 2021 she received the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship for a Graduate Certificate in Leadership Diversity through Rhodes Business School. Claire’s great passion is to empower vulnerable and marginalized groups by promoting greater social and economic participation.

October 26, 2022 at 9:30am - 1pm
Governance Institute of Australia
Level 7
500 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.


Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.