Programs and Initiatives

Learn Cultural Intelligence with First Nations Leaders and Allies

Introducing the ‘Turruk’ immersive workshop series



Build trust and respectful relationships, led by First Nations.

Break the ‘Great Australian silence’ about our First Peoples.

Learn traditional wisdom and apply tools for change in every area of your life.



The Initiatives of Change Trustbuilding Program warmly invites to you to this series of eight immersive workshops, co-designed with First Nations community elders and knowledge holders.



Uncle Shane Charles, Co-Chair of Reconciliation Victoria, educator and Cultural Integrity Lead at Initiatives of Change Australia, is leading all sessions in partnership with community leaders and allies.

"I have a Dreaming...

"My spirit dances to be part of this Cultural Residency at Initiatives of Change.

"Together we can build an army of allies and create a national day of healing that begins with a smoking ceremony where we all come back to the fire. Everyone is welcome. I hope that all Australian people will learn to love my culture one day."

All sessions are LIVE online events.

Fortnightly on Fridays from 8 October to 19 November.

  • The morning Forum sessions take place from 9 am to 12 noon AEDT. Yarn with Uncle Shane and other First Nations speakers and allies. Experience smoking ceremonies, didgeridoo healings and Indigenous movement practices.
  • The afternoon Masterclasses from 1 to 4 pm AEDT are experiential workshops for personal and professional development, which build on the themes of the morning yarning sessions.

Be part of this growing community and sign up to all eight sessions, or choose your own adventure with one or more three-hour sessions.

Forums are open to a larger audience, and Masterclasses are limited to 20 to ensure intimate learning experiences. 

If you are of First Peoples background, contact us about a scholarship to attend. 

Learn more about the workshops by clicking on the links below.

You can sign up for all eight sessions or choose a combination of sessions. 

We are offering this pilot program at a very special introductory rate of $25 students/ $35 individuals/ $45 organisations per module