Dr. Tjanara Goreng Goreng PhD, MSA. PDM. Grad.Cert.Soc.Sc. is a transformational leadership mentor and research developer in the field of leadership psychology. She has been a senior executive manger in Universities, in the Australian Federal Public Service and worked as a social policy advisor, community development practitioner focusing on recovery from abuse, addiction and violence in remote Indigenous communities. Tjanara's expertise is in the use of Indigenous Knowledge systems in leadership education and in the design and development of methodology and technology for Indigenous specific leadership mentoring.
Dr Paul Collis BA, PhD is an academic researcher and First Nations writer with expertise in cultural studies, creative writing, story-telling and research with Indigenous communities in creating stories of their lands, waterways and ways of being. Paul is a lecturer at the University of Canberra with a background in working with First Nations men in prisons, TAFEs, Universities and in community development settings where crisis issues require intervention and support, particularly with men and youth. Paul is the winner of the David Unaipon Award for First Nations writers with his novel Dancing Home and is a long time advocate of teaching Indigenous studies in all levels of the Education system and in transforming the lives of First Nations people through caring, sharing and economic development.
Ms Kerrie Shepherd has a long career background as a senior Manger in Human Resources in particular in recruitment, employment programs and development of First Nations people in large government agencies throughout her career. She has a background in education, employment programs, mentoring and development across public sector, not for profit and corporate agencies and has a strong background in facilitating mental health recovery and supporting people in workplaces to be their best from a wholistic wellness perspective. Kerrie is a Kamilaroi woman from northern NSW and supports her community through facilitating Women's Business and Recovery Programs through the Foundation for Indigenous Recovery & Development, Australia as a volunteer.
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