Webinar | Cultural Awareness - Yarning Circle Workshop

A traditional yarning circle is a time-honoured way of meeting for Indigenous people across the world. Participants sit in a circle and they take turns to have their say – and only if they feel like speaking.

The Evolve Yarning Workshop draws upon the same wisdom and philosophy – but brought to the modern workplace with video conferencing technology! Like a highly interactive webinar – with a twist! Through this tailored one hour session, the Yarning Workshop creates a safe space for remote learning, all the while exploring issues relevant to Reconciliation and the workplace.

There’s ample time for questions and answers – but zero judgement, guilt or shame. Make no mistake, your team members will have the opportunity to ask everything (and anything!) they have been wanting to know about Reconciliation and our First Nations peoples.

The webinar workshop will be facilitated by Aunty Munya Andrews, Co-Director at Evolve. It is part of a toolkit that will be given to all members and CEvnPs to help them practice within the requirements of the EIANZ Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, revised to incorporate Indigenous knowledge, values and rights and which will take effect from 1 December 2021. This event is only available to EIANZ members and CEnvPs. Due to the style and format of the workshop, numbers are capped at 100 but we can run additional webinars if demand is high. This workshop will run on Wednesday 1 December 2021 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

About the facilitator

Munya Andrews is a Bardi woman originally from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Despite a socially disadvantaged background and not speaking for the first five years of her life, Munya has been an accomplished and influential voice for her community. As a public speaker, she is much sought after in Australia and abroad.

Educated in Australia and the USA, Munya has degrees in anthropology and law. She has practised law in Victoria and New South Wales as a solicitor and barrister, including as a legal academic at the University of Melbourne and at Southern Cross University, teaching Indigenous legal subjects.

Munya is equally well-versed in traditional laws, customs and practices. Like many Aboriginal people, Munya has learned to work and live in two worlds. Her dream is to bring them closer together, and cultural awareness is an invaluable tool in the process

This webinar is being facilitated by an external provider. EIANZ will send a link to access the webinar to all registered attendees the day before the event. This webinar will not be recorded to view later.

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Event details

When: 1 December 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Where: Webinar

Cost: Free - EIANZ Members & CEnvPs

Registrations Close: 1st December 21 2:00 PM

Contact: Enquiries via +61 3 8593 4140 or

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