Indigenous Leadership Masterclass 2021

Indigenous Leadership Masterclass 2021

Indigenous Leadership Masterclass 2021

About this Masterclass

This masterclass is an interactive, two-day course designed to help you build the awareness, agility, and confidence to lead with impact and effectiveness.

What got you here will not get you to where you want to go. This course is designed specifically for Indigenous staff and leaders to rise to greater levels of influence, responsibility, and decision making. It is designed to challenge your assumptions, expand and develop your mindset, skillset, and toolsets to become a more effective leader whilst navigating some of the challenges indigenous professionals can face in the workplace.

You will explore frameworks and tools, master emotional intelligence, develop your unique leadership style, navigate workplace cultural challenges, learn powerful verbal and nonverbal communication skills, exert your personal influence and build a foundation for positive influence and success.

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, 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 moreinclusive, 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