Our Progress – Opportunities

Respectful relationships form the basis for tackling this challenge. Through the practice of crafting and implementing together, culturally appropriate options and solutions to matters relevant to First Nations Peoples, it helps to create the right environment to identify a range of possibilities and opportunities. This encourages and enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to more fully engage and contribute towards service and church leadership in a meaningful way.

Follow our progress on other sections of our RAP

Relationships

Respect

Governance

 ActionDeliverableTimelineResponsibilityProgress
9.Improve employment outcomes by increasing the training, recruitment, retention and professional development of First Nations peoples(a) Review the current LCA’s practice for the recruitment, retention and professional development of First Nations peopleFebruary 2021Manager Churchworker Support Department

Secretary of the Church
(b) Build understanding of current First Nations staffing to inform future employment and staff development opportunitiesFebruary 2021Manager Churchworker Support Department
(c) Explore current and potential future for First Nations pastoral and laity opportunities within the Lutheran churchMarch 2021Office of the Bishop

Secretary of the Church
(d) Investigate opportunities for education, learning and training scholarships for First Nations peoples within the Lutheran churchJanuary 2021RAP Project Officer
10.10.  Increase supplier diversity to support improved economic and social outcomes for First Nations peoples (a) Explore and develop procurement opportunities from First Nations owned businessesJanuary 2021Business Manager

RAP Project Chair
Graphic Design of LCA RAP: Carbon Creative, a whole owned graphic design company was engaged to design the graphic elements and the RAP booklet. Carbon Creative
Printing of RAP documentation: 'We Create, Design, Print' were contracted to print the RAP Booklet and RAP poster for distribution across Australia and New Zealand. We Create Print Deliver
Indigenous consultants: Coleman Consulting, were engaged to deliver Cultural Awareness sessions to Churchwide Office staff.
Welcome to Country: Coleman Consulting contracted to deliver Welcome to Country at LCA events.
(b) Investigate Supply Nation membershipAugust 2020Business Manager

Secretary of the Church
Information outlining the opportunities and options available with a 'Supply Nation Membership' Supply Nation
11.Identify Learning and Mentoring opportunities for our Church(a) Bring together and resource a First Nations advisory group to provide guidance with a national perspective, to the Office of the Bishop, on matters impacting First Nations peoplesJune 2020Office of the Bishop

Secretary of the Church
A RAP Advisory (Mentor) Group developed inclusive Andrea Mason*, Noel Pearson, Dr Jackie Huggins, Shona Reid. *Since withdrawn due to work commitments.
Teleconference meeting to discuss 'Managing the Challenges of engaging in a RAP'
Inclusive group in the communication strategy.
12. Continue to create an awareness of and promote Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education to affiliated bodies within LCA sphere of influence(a) Further promote the awareness of and encourage engagement in Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education program within LCA-affiliated educational bodiesJune 2021Executive Director of Lutheran Education Australia RAP website | Resources page: Links to Narragunnawali webpage and FAQs FAQs
Creation of a data MAP of Lutheran Schools across Australia either engaging in the Narrugunnawali process or with an endorsed Narragunnawali RAP Narragunnawali
RAP Website | Stories : Posting stories of engagement in cultural awareness and other activities demonstrating engagement with learning from and about First Nations peoples

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