Indigenous Leadership Masterclass 2024

Indigenous Leadership Masterclass 2024

Indigenous Leadership Masterclass 2024

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About this Masterclass

This masterclass is an interactive two-day course designed to help you understand yourself as a self-managing leader with a higher level of consciousness of your own leadership.

You will develop your emotional, cultural, social, and mental intelligence to a higher degree through the activities engaged in during the workshop. The intention being to assist you to build deeper awareness of the self, your ability and capacities, self-confidence and to assist you to break through to higher levels of thinking as leaders in your field. Research has shown that leaders with higher levels of thinking impact business outcomes to success. You will learn to lead with vision and purpose, based in your value system.

The course will enable you to examine ancient knowledge systems from First Nations research and knowing, being and doing, to learn practical ways of managing the self and others. This course is designed specifically for Indigenous staff and leaders to rise to greater levels of influence, whilst navigating some of the challenges indigenous professionals can face in the workplace. You will explore frameworks and tools, develop your unique leadership style, navigate workplace cultural challenges and learn powerful verbal and nonverbal communication.

Facilitated in partnership with our incredible trainer


Dr. Tjanara Goreng Goreng PhD, MSA. PDM. Grad.Cert.Soc.Sc. is a transformational leadership mentor and research developer in the field of leadership psychology. She has been a senior executive manager in Universities, in the Australian Federal Public Service and worked as a social policy advisor, and community development practitioner focusing on recovery from abuse, addiction and violence in remote Indigenous communities.

Tjanara’s expertise is in the use of Indigenous knowledge systems in leadership education and in the design and development of methodology and technology for Indigenous specific leadership mentoring.

Her training organization, OneINMA GLOBAL, has a vision of transforming the world, one person at a time, through our daily work, lives, and ways of being. OneINMA GLOBAL wants the world to be more inclusive, caring, and people/planet aware. They aim to create creating a generation of ‘sacred leaders’ in all the
systems, business, environment, home, and personal spaces in order to sustain and create harmony in the self, our relationships, and our environment




Key Course Takeaways

  • Understand the value and importance of leadership for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Confidence you need to navigate your role and engage with multiple stakeholders.
  • Internalize leadership styles, qualities and behaviours.
  • Develop strategic leadership skills that are effective & informed by both Indigenous culture & Western best practice.
  • Deepen cultural awareness & identity in the context of business leadership.
  • Appreciate challenges & opportunities in future Indigenous leaders.
  • Take Away practical skills such as negotiating, problem solving and above-the-line thinking.
  • Leverage communication skills for shared understanding and increased impact.
  • Develop your unique, authentic leadership style.
  • Influence and engage with others with more impact and presence.
  • Deepen & broaden your worldview and ability to co-ordinate different perspectives.
  • Understand your strengths, blind spots and what is holding you back.
  • Appreciate the patterns that define your current state of being.
  • Move towards new and powerful ways of fulfilling your purpose.
  • Contribute to the development of indigenous leaders and staff within your organisation.


  • Current and Future Indigenous Leaders
  • Senior Management to CEO
  • HR, Diversity and Indigenous Development
  • Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Education
  • Government departments across all levels
  • Community engagement