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)
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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Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng
Tjanara is a Wakka Wakka and Wulli Wulli woman from Central Queensland and carries the traditions of her clan through medicine practice, being a Songwoman and teaching Aboriginal Law & Spirituality to people throughout the world.
Tjanara is a published poet, writer, performer of traditional song and dance and contemporary Murri artist. 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. Tjanara is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Canberra and a PhD Researcher/lecturer at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University. She has been an academic at five Australian Universities, and a Director at two, including as Foundation Director at Charles Sturt University, NSW and Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Education at the University of Melbourne. Tjanara has extensive public service background in the Federal Government and NSW/QLD State Government as a Director and Senior Policy Advisor in Prime Minister & Cabinet, the Office of Indigenous Policy Co-ordination, Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade and a number of statutory authorities.
Tjanara has traveled and worked extensively overseas in Italy, Denmark, India, Europe and the USA and Canada, delivering Keynote speeches at International conferences, workshops at International Indigenous “Healing Our Spirits Worldwide” Conference and Indigenous International Education Conferences.