Here at NFP Connect we offer support, connection and education through various events, for those working for and with local charities and not-for-profits.
Our NFP Connect Breakfast is predominantly for not-for-profit employees, owners, leaders and anyone related to the field or interested in the monthly topic.
We also run peer to peer mentoring, coffee catch up and planning workshops throughout the year.
How do you ensure you have a culturally safe environment for staff and clients? Is cultural respect and recognition evident in your daily practices?
Post NAIDOC week, David Newham from Nutrition Plus joins us to unpack authentically embedding culture. Discover how to embrace the theme ‘Heal Country’ and action the path to real change.
Whether you are a business, charity or not-for-profit, join us on July 13th, as David gives us practical tools to enable us to create a culturally-integrated workplace.
About the Speaker: David Newham is a proud Aboriginal man born and raised in the Newcastle area. He proudly identifies as a Wiradjuri descendant and ceremonially as a Ngemba man, both of NSW. His education was undertaken at Wallsend schools and he is a double graduate from The University of Newcastle.
David is the Manager, Reconciliation and Cultural Education at Nutrition Plus (NP), a Newcastle based children’s nutrition, health and wellbeing charity. Their work is heavily focused on ‘Indigenous’ children and was established to advance Reconciliation. He has also been a member of the NP Board for the past 8 years and during this time has witnessed many changes and positive growth in the charity and its impact. NP works closely with Hunter based cultural organisation, Wakagetti Indigenous Corporation, as their leading cultural partner.
David also operates his own consultancy business in the Aboriginal cultural space. Much of this work is as an Aboriginal Cultural Educator and engages heavily with our local schools. As a result of this cultural education work David is currently undertaking a Masters in Philosophy and his model of delivery developed from this role based off traditional Aboriginal ways of knowledge sharing.
David believes it is his obligation and responsibility to pass on traditional cultural knowledge, shared with him by his Elders, and the professional skills and experiences he has acquired over time. In particular, he feels that Aboriginal young people are an essential focus of this sharing of knowledge.
“Knowledge is power…only when you share it” (Djummu Paul Gordon)