Stronger Smarter Workplaces

For inclusive, innovative and high-performance teams, and cultural competency in the workplace.

Stronger Smarter Workplaces Program offers the opportunity to mobilise your staff to embrace their diverse strengths and use Stronger Smarter strategies and processes to co-create a way forward.  Stronger Smarter Workplaces will complement your local cultural awareness programs and support your Reconciliation Action Plan and improve your staff cultural competencies.

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Stronger Smarter Workplaces Brochure

The Stronger Smarter Approach is based on a belief that every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.  This means the same opportunities for everyone in both schooling and employment. We know this is not always easy.  Many workplaces face complex challenges within their staff relationships, clients, stakeholders and local communities.

We believe, that organisations and communities already hold the resources, knowledge and expertise they need to approach these challenges. The Stronger Smarter Approach begins by developing a positive sense of cultural identity and then looks deeply at how we communicate and interact with others, using the concept of ‘High-Expectations Relationships’ (HER).

Over a decade, the Institute has brought these discussions to the forefront of Australia’s education system. We have also sparked discussion on how HER are adopted beyond the classroom and can be intrinsic practice in the boardroom, office or sporting field.

Stronger Smarter Workplaces is universally applicable, but is particularly relevant for organisations seeking to build their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment strategies or organisations who operate in regional and remote Australia and are seeking to employ local staff and collaborate and connect with their local communities’.

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The Stronger Smarter Workplaces Program. Organisations with strong, collaborative team cultures and cultural competency have greater employee engagement and satisfaction, and greater staff retention. This leads to workplaces that are more inclusive and innovative, and ultimately more productive.

Stronger Smarter Workplaces Program