Reframing our Collaboration Work towards Peacebuilding and Healing

Hosted by Mark Yettica-Paulson, CFI Deep Collaboration Lead (Birrah, Gamilaroi & Bundjalung Nations/AU).

Guest Panel Speakers: David Hanna, CLD Influencing & Practice Lead, Inspiring Communities (Aotearoa/NZ), Mike Ross Head of School for Māori Studies, Victoria University (Aotearoa/NZ), and Angela Rutter, CFI (AU) Systems Leadership Lead.

Hear from, and engage with speakers as they dialogue on the inner and collective leadership required to cultivate new ways of thinking about peacebuilding and healing in our respective countries. Particularly navigating across difference and polarisation – in the systems we are a part of: family, organisational, community, nationally and internationally.

The webinar continues our work in the post-referendum context, drawing on the experiences and striking parallels of two significant national days for both our countries. The conversation is a way to offer insight and affirmation of the leadership work that we continue on with across the year ahead.

Participants will be invited to reflect and join in the conversation, during and post the webinar.

WATCH this webinar HERE

This webinar is:

  • A safe online environment for the exploration of views in the post-referendum context
  • Focused on what might be the conditions impacting reconciliation and collaboration work post-Referendum
  • Supportive of diverse voices and constructive conversations that seek to raise shared understanding and based on mutual respect

Who is this webinar for?

Anyone interested in finding better ways to work and lead together, with First Nations and other multicultural Australians including:

  • Those seeking to learn, connect and act collectively for systemic change
  • Leaders responsible for Systems Engagement with First Nations People
  • Those seeking to learn, connect and act collectively for systemic change
  • First Nations practitioners in nation-building, reconciliation facilitation and leadership development
  • Allies for First Nations movements and social justice
  • Supporters for current processes impacting First Nations people, specifically treaties, truth telling and constitutional reform

How the workshop will be held

The format for the webinar will allow participants to hear from a variety of panel speakers, have the opportunity to ask questions, and have time to explore their reflections and ideas for action. We hope this format will allow participants to feel brave enough to share their ideas freely in a safe environment.

Length and time commitment

12pm – 1:30pm AEDT

Accessibility and technology

Participants will be required to download Zoom in order to be able to participate. Internet access is required to participate.

We recommend participants use a desktop or laptop whilst participating (rather than a mobile phone). We encourage participants to use their videos throughout.

CFI garners a culture of inclusivity and can provide some reasonable adjustments (closed captioning, providing materials beforehand, etc) for participants to attend a virtual workshop.

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 has advised organisations such as NAB, the AFL, Medibank Australia, Australia Post and The Foundation for Young Australians.

Mark was the founder and Director of The Yettica Group, specialising in facilitating Indigenous leadership and assisting groups to work better as Indigenous and other Australians. He is also a co-author of "Lost conversations: Finding new ways for black and white Australians to lead together" launched in November 2014.

David Hanna

David is a fifth generation Tangata Tiriti (people of the Treaty), a partner, father of 4 adult children and grandfather. He is of Scots, Cornish, and Irish descent, born in Otautahi (Christchurch) and grew up mostly in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington). While a ‘youth-worker’ his work experience spans; National Youth Director for the Methodist Church, a policy manager in Central Government, a consultant on positive child / youth development, consultant to World Bank in Eastern Europe, Trainer in Public Policy Analysis and now as the director of an NGO (Wesley Community Action) and a member of the Inspiring Communities team. In his volunteer community role he has been a cub leader, soccer coach, chair local School Board of Trustees, President of NZAAHD, and member of Hutt Timebank. As he ages he learns how much more there is to ‘un’ learn and ‘re’ learn as he explores with others how to contribute to changing systems that are destructive to ones that are life affirming.

Angela Rutter

Angela Rutter was born in Rabaul, PNG of Scottish, English and Irish ancestry and is living on border country of Djarra, Wurundjeri and Taunguraung lands. She is a values led engagement, civic leadership and social change practitioner guided by a desire to contribute to a world where community, social equity and nature is at the heart of what we do. She brings with her experience working across non-profit organisations, social enterprises, councils, corporate, government and political parties to create civic leadership capacity. She has over 15 years’ experience in civic leadership design, development & facilitation, and working with people, teams, & groups for collective leadership which does right by people and planet.

Mike Ross

Mike Ross is a member of Ngāti Hauā, from the marae (village) of Kai-a-te-mata, in the Waikato region of NZ. Mike lives and works in Wellington at the Victoria University where he teaches Māori language and culture. He is currently the Head of School for Māori Studies. Prior to academia, Mike worked for many years in youth and community work.

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