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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 Butrus Haider. Butrus Haider works within the fields of youth engagement, community development and sports inclusion. His focus is supporting disengaged, culturally diverse young people with complex needs. He aims to create opportunities, spaces and platforms for young people to use their voice, gain skills and be a part of positive social change by partnering with government, businesses and community organisations. As a mentor and advocate, he draws on his personal and professional experiences to connect and inspire the next generation. Currently, Butrus is a Youth Engagement Officer at Multicultural Australia and previously was State Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Football Queensland. He is studying a Bachelor of Social and Psychological Sciences at Griffith University and holds Diplomas in Community Development, Youth Work and Sports Development. Butrus is a sports fanatic and football referee.

November 03, 2022 at 9:30am - 1pm
Governance Institute of Australia
45 St Georges Terrace Perth
'The Vault' at Riff, Spacecubed
Perth, WA 6000
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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.