Cultural identity is the sense of belonging to a specific cultural group or place of origin. Cultural identity, corporate or personal, can affect our psychological experience of living or being. Meaning opportunities for livelihoods and growth could be lost, or overlooked.
Cultural awareness is the first step in the process of learning cultural security, which also requires understanding difference, corporate or personal.
Cultural Mapping’s bespoke learning program™ facilitates two-way learning - learning by doing - together.
Prior Chairman Australia Indonesia Business Council
“I see that this training is also very important to appreciate the cultural aspect of doing business in other countries and your counselling for export business people would assist them greatly. I feel your Management Business Negotiation Model (bespoke cultural mapping training) is an excellent way to get the best possible chance for growing their trading efforts. This would also be a cost-effective method for their development of projects in the large multi-facetted arena such as new resource markets, with many and varied stakeholders involved. I would highly recommend it to anyone.”
Fay Stewart – Muir
Linguist and Cultural Educator, Aboriginal Elder Melbourne
“I see this training being important tools for Aboriginal Organisations who are struggling with sustainability needs, to support their communities. It will assist them to clarify where they are heading in the future. It will also show clearly who’s involved and in what position they hold in the running of the Organisation and how they can bring other members into the organization to assist the growth of the Organisation. It will teach people in the Organisation how to present other options clearly by clarifying what they can be involved in, to broaden the needs of the community to go forward and expand the opportunities for their communities”.
I would like to share a brief history of how I came to develop this bespoke cultural mapping collaborative learning program. The primary objective was finding a way for Kimberley communities to create sustainable livelihoods.
I have always seen opportunities where there is need. In the 1980s, it was alternative ways of living that were more community orientated and that is when I also established my first business in a small rural town, Candelo Bulk Wholefoods.
I then commenced horticultural studies where I uncovered a love for natural environments. My growing desire to work with communities then led me to studiesin social sciences where in 1988 I was given a field placement with the Australian Council for Social Services.
This is where I met Aboriginal activist, Kevin Gilbert. An admired leader who inspired many, including me. He invited me to assist him to set up...read more