The Deep Collaboration Fundamentals is an exciting learning program to build foundational skills in the practice of Deep Collaboration.

This 2-day workshop is designed for practitioners and leaders to increase their awareness and understanding of the patterns of behaviour and dynamics of power that show up with engaging First Nations and other Australians leading together.

Whether you are a facilitator, leader for an initiative or part of a team that works with First Nations and other Australians, this two-day program can improve your awareness and increase your understanding to make you more effective in leading change together.

This workshop will provide an introduction to Deep Collaboration theory and process including;

  • Working with power and difference in systems change;
  • Creating a container to work with power and race
  • Working with difference & conflict in the system and the self

Facilitation & learning processes:

  • Developing learning on the system and the self;
  • Case in point facilitation; working with the dynamics of the group in real-time.
  • Working with neutrality and role fluidity;
  • Processing the dynamics between First Nations and other Australians.

Throughout the workshop series participants will:

  • Provided with preparation activities and readings to increase awareness of cultural 
  • Work in a small group to deepen learning application to your context
  • Have unstructured reflection time to consolidate learning

Who is it for?

  • People with existing cultural competency experience and/or training
  • Have experience working in a cross-cultural context
  • Are leading initiatives that require working across differences and include First Nations people
  • People who are seeking to improve understanding about the power and conflict dynamics in the systems with First Nations and other Australians

Length and time commitment

2 x 4.5-hour workshop series & self-directed learning

1. Wednesday, 17 August, 9 – 11am & 2 – 4:30pm

2. Thursday, 18 August, 9 – 11am & 2 – 4:30pm

Participants will be required to set aside approximately 2 hours between sessions for personal reflection and pre-reading.

Accessibility and technology

The workshop series will be hosted on Zoom. Participants will be required to download Zoom and Chrome in order to be able to participate

We encourage all participants to use their video throughout. Internet access is required to participate.

We recommend participants use a desktop/ laptop whilst participating (rather than a mobile phone).


Price per person (+ GST):

Standard $ 700
Not-for-profit $ 590
Group discount (bookings of 3+) $ 490

A 10% discount is available when you purchase 3 or more events (as one purchase) in CFI’s Systems Change Learning Program 2021-22. Get in touch for package offers, large group discounts and tailored sessions for your organisation.

For queries, contact

Mark Yettica-Paulson

An Indigenous leader from the South East Queensland and North East NSW regions, Mark Yettica-Paulson was formerly the Strategic Business Manager and key presenter for Australians Together’s workshops and presentations. Mark brings decades of wisdom from his career in leadership development and community education across the corporate and government sectors. He is also a co-author of Lost conversations: Finding new ways for black and white Australians to lead together launched in November 2014.

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