What

- Description
The Kauma Wiyelliko Indigenous Careers Conference will engage organisations, businesses and people across the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast region to share and develop ‘best practice models’ for increasing Indigenous employment opportunities.

- Name

Kauma Wiyelliko means "gathering together in speak" in the language of the Awabakal people.

Where

Virtual conference hosted by the University of Newcastle and NGNY

When

In the week following NAIDOC 2020 - Wednesday 18th November 2020, 9am – 12pm.

How

The conference will showcase leaders, inspirational stories and organisational successes in growing and supporting Indigenous employment.

  • Hear first-hand about the journeys of local Indigenous people in building successful careers
  • Get insights on effective Indigenous employment pathways in business large and small
  • Share your knowledge and experiences with highly engaged participants from Hunter region businesses, educators, individuals and community groups.
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    University of Newcastle logo
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Who

- Participants

Open to all - the virtual conference is open to any employers, educators, community organisations, service providers and individuals looking to share and learn.

- Industries

Large and small employers from diverse industries across Newcastle, the Hunter, Central Coast, and other regions. Presenters and participants from sectors such as tech, finance, tourism, mining, health, manufacturing, disability care, construction, education, and defence.

- Presenters

Liam Ridgeway

Digital: Co-founder NGNY and Indigitek

Steve Fordham

Mining: Co-founder and Business Development Manager, Blackrock Industries

Name

Tourism and Hospitality:

Jillian Asquith

Recruitment: Owner and Operator, Asquith Workforce

Genus Passi

Youth Services and Culture: Hunter Region Programme Coordinator, Indigenous Advancement Strategy, Youth Express/Kaukan

Isaiah Dawe

Youth Services and Culture: CEO / Founder, ID Know Yourself

Alex Devlin

Engineering: University of Newcastle

Elisa McCarthy-McPhan

Nursing: University of Newcastle

Genus Passi

Youth Services and Culture: Hunter Region Programme Coordinator, Indigenous Advancement Strategy, Youth Express/Kaukan

Isaiah Dawe

Youth Services and Culture: CEO / Founder, ID Know Yourself

Alex Devlin

Engineering: University of Newcastle

Elisa McCarthy-McPhan

Nursing: University of Newcastle

Trainee

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Apprentice

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Youth Express employment pathway 

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Lindsay Hardy Indigenous

Employment Partner, Office of Indigenous Strategy & Leadership, University of Newcastle

TBC

Yerin Health

MC

Debbie Barwick

Chairperson and Executive Officer, NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

- Program


9:00am - 12:00pm
Event MC

Debbie Barwick:

Chairperson and Executive Officer, NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce
 
 
 

9:00am – 9:15am
Welcome to Country & Opening

Kath Butler

Head of Wollotuka Institute

Alex Zelinsky

Vice Chancellor, University of Newcastle
 
 

9:15am – 10:15am 
Session #1: Journeys

Focus: Personal and organisational stories and reflections about taking or creating employment pathways.

 

MC:


Debbie Barwick:

Chairperson and Executive Officer, NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

Speakers:



Liam Ridgeway

Digital: Co-founder NGNY and Indigitek

Steve Fordham

Mining: Co-founder and Business Development Manager, Blackrock Industries
 

Josh Hanley

Accor

Genus Passi

Hunter Region Programme Coordinator, Indigenous Advancement Strategy, Youth Express/Kaukan
 

10:15am – 10:30am

Morning Tea break



10:30am – 11:05am 
Session #2: Panel Discussion – Finding Pathways

Focus: Panel discussion: personal experiences of finding careers pathways. Audience chat box Q&A.

 

MC:


Nathan Towney

of Indigenous Strategy and Leadership, University of Newcastle

Panel:


Alex Devlin

Site Engineer Acciona Construction Australia

Elise McCarthy-McPhan

Principal Advisor, Aboriginal Nursing & Midwifery Strategy, NSW Health Nursing and
Midwifery Office

Raymond Steadman

Early Childhood Educator, Awabakal Preschool
 

11:05am – 11:15am 
Creating a Culturally Capable Workplace

Jake Macdonald



11:15am – 12:00pm
Session #3: Good Practice Models

Focus: Practical examples of employment pathways that meet identified needs.

 

MC:


Brett Grogan

Training Coordinator, Training Services NSW

Speakers


Leo Dynevor

Indigenous Strategy Officer, University of Newcastle

Corinne Hodson

Community Engagement Officer, Barang Regional Alliance

Gary Field

Operations Manager, Barang Regional Alliance


Lindsay Hardy

Indigenous Employment Partner, Office of Indigenous
Strategy & Leadership, University of Newcastle

[TBC]

 

12:00pm – 12:05pm
Thanks, and Close

- Working Group

In partnership with the University of Newcastle, The Hunter Region Employment Facilitator, The Wollotuka Institute, NGNY and Training Services NSW.


Brett Grogan

Training Services NSW

Darren Nolan

University of Newcastle

Dominic Dates

University of Newcastle

Dylan Mitchell

University of Newcastle

Iain Yule

Youth Express/Kaukan

Jon Cameron

University of Newcastle

Liana Nadalin

Department of Education and Training

Lindsay Hardy

University of Newcastle

Loren Collyer

University of Newcastle

Luisa Szczudlo

"Department of Education, Skills and Employment"

Mandy Hawkins

University of Newcastle

Nicola Barwell

University of Newcastle

Philippa Hibbert

"Department of Education, Skills and Employment"

Rickelle Peris

University of Newcastle

Shane James

University of Newcastle

Tania Bunk

Youth Express/Kaukan

Warrick Jordan

Hunter Region Employment Facilitator
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