IPS has partnered with Services Australia to design and deliver the Aspiring Program, seeded to grow the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees in leadership positions, through self-development and self-realisation.
Co-facilitator Alana Kennedy said the content was thought provoking and the participants’ reflections insightful.
“I loved the safe space that was created for people to deeply explore their culture and the context of how that fits into their here and now. My background in coaching came in handy as I was able to engage with each group to press in and better understand their thinking.” Alana Kennedy, IPS Indigenous Advisory Senior Consultant
The workshop included a Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and evening Cultural Immersion with Traditional Custodians, the Gimuy-Walubarra Yidi people.
The Aspiring Program is for First Nations employees on the path to management. Content has been developed from the exclusive IPS Leadership Framework, and includes the IPS Walking in Two Worlds program (balancing community and work commitments in a culturally safe workplace).
The Aspiring program, a joint venture between IPS Indigenous Advisory and IPS Organisational Capability service offerings, includes culturally appropriate personal profiling and coaching, co-design and delivery of learning programs including self-paced online learning and three-day immersion workshops.
The diverse range of inspiring and challenging topics are designed with real-world examples and led by IPS facilitators with real-world experience.
Encourage and develop First Nations emerging leaders in your workplace. Contact the IPS team to learn more about our programs.
The Services Australia team pictured with IPS Indigenous Advisory Lead Danie Zappa
IPS delivers innovative and focused consulting services that inspire people and provide purpose for our clients. We embrace opportunities to create meaningful pathways for Indigenous people, businesses and communities.
IPS Management Consultants acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, water, and community. We pay our respects to Elders both past and present, and we extend that respect to all First Nations people.