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    Professional Learning for Cultural Awareness and Inclusive Practise

    WIO provides support and cultural awareness training through the development and delivery of programs focusing on anti-bullying, anti-discrimination and diversity. We have specific programs for workplaces or we can develop programs to suit particular needs. 

    The program BUT YOU CAN – you don’t have to tell us if you are gay or lesbian but you can… is based on a model from Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria initially designed for clinics and health centres. The areas covered in the 2-hour training session include: 

    • Cultural differences across gender and sexuality
    • The language and definitions
    • An outline of the legal issues and the Tasmanian Anti-discrimination Act
    • And the opportunity to examine aspects of providing an inclusive service 

    Champions for Change is an advanced program presented over a 3-hour session, which allows greater opportunity to explore the social context of how we view sexuality and gender, and often includes a community member sharing their story with the chance to ask them questions and discuss anything in more depth. This is was originally the program offered to teachers and support staff, and was framed around the implementation of the Department of Education's Guidelines for Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools and Colleges. It is now available across all sectors.