Creative Connections

Creative Connections - Session 20

Topic: Understanding self as leader in times of crisis

Date: 3 June 2020

Time: 3 pm

Guest’s clan and/or language groups: Aunty Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng - Wakka Wakka, Wulli Wulli peoples

Location of guest panelist: Aunty Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng - Ngambri (Queanbeyan)

Location of host: Ian RT Colless - Eora, Gadigal (Sydney)

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Guest panelist:

Aunty Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng Senior Consultant, One INMA Global:  For 30 years Tjanara has been working with groups and organisations in Australia and overseas in transformational leadership mentoring, cultural education and Indigenous knowledge systems, cultural systemic change and sacred leadership. 

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About this episode

How can we learn from and listen to our Elders to reflect on your own self and your own leadership in complex times?

In changing times how do we understand your own self? Crisis is a time to make decisions and it can be an opportunity to reflect on your leadership. A time to reflect on self and a time to re-evaluate. It is a time to centre your ‘being’ and to step up for the challenge.

This session is guided by (Aunty) Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng PhD an academic lecturer, writer and author, and Wakka Wakka, Wulli Wulli, Traditional Custodian, she will share with us First Nations approaches to self-care as part of cultural traditions.

About the series

Creative Connections is an online webinar series for the cultural and arts sectors and will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes.

The series is focused around the theme of adaptation, and sessions will explore digital adaptation, leadership adaptation and arts practice adaptation. Sessions will be facilitated by experts in specific topic areas, with over thirty sessions available.

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