SMECC Cultural Training Programs
Starting in June 2017, SMECC has been offering fee-for-service cultural training programs for people from different services, groups or business.
SMECC has over 35 years of experience working locally in Sunraysia to support and engage Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and we want to share some of our knowledge and skills to support our local community.
This training service is aimed at supporting our local community to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively support and engage people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
This can be of great benefit to improving business, and providing better local services to support our broader community.
Our first course to be offered will be: "Introduction to Cultural Competency & Cross-Cultural Communication". This will cover:
In the near future SMECC hopes to expand the range of courses and supports it can offer to local business and services through this program.
For more information or to book in a training program for your service, group or business please contact SMECC Training Lead Danielle Hren on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0490 073 371.
Participant feedback from our initial 'test run' training sessions:
“ A great presenter, terrific visuals and great stories. That’s where the real learning occurs.”
“ The group activities were great and really good discussions following the activities to draw out what we learnt.”
“This training challenged my thinking. It gave me a better understanding of other peoples journeys and listening to stories and examples gave me the opportunity to ask lots of questions.”
“Great training, content valuable and activities that put ourselves in our client’s shoes. A really good mix of discussion, activities and role-plays.”
“It really made me think about other cultures and acting with sensitivity. The training was balanced nicely with a variety of learning.”
“I enjoyed all of this cultural diversity training. I could relate to some of the CALD community barriers as an aboriginal person.”
“The presentation and thinking were dynamic, role-play was great.”
Duration: 3 hours
Multi-agency sessions - None scheduled, contact Danielle if interested
$100 per person (up to 12 participants in session)
Have a larger workplace and want your own session at our place or yours?
$850 total cost for the group (up to 14 participants)
Contact Danielle directly to organise this!