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CALDWays 2020
CALDWays 2020

Session 1


Session Program
11:10 am
This keynote takes participants on a journey of “deconstructing” the real meaning of equity, inclusivity, and diversity – and how these concepts show up in the workplace. We will explore the ways in which seemingly small decisions in the office can have significant and meaningful impact within an organization. This keynote is designed to inspire and energize participants to leverage their skills as both leaders and colleagues in the journey to create more equitable workplaces.
12:10 pm
In this activity-based learning session, Cultural Infusion will explore the importance of benchmarking workforce diversity to the community, explore the benefits that mutuality brings to organisations and communities, and demonstrate how organisations can conduct a mutuality analysis using Diversity Atlas.
12:20 pm
Australia’s migration policy has provided opportunity for international nurses and midwives to live and work in NSW. Additionally NSW has many culturally and linguistically diverse nurses and midwives who were born and raised in Australia. These nurses and midwives contribute greatly in supporting our health system to provide culturally appropriate care and facilitate inclusion. Whilst there is a plethora of research in Australia examining best practice in relation to meeting cultural needs of patients and families, little knowledge exists about the experiences of nurses and midwives themselves.
The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association surveyed its members on their experiences and found many nurses and midwives are working in environments that are culturally unsupportive highlighting concerning gaps in cultural competence within NSW health and aged care workplaces.