Case Study E1: Indigenous Professional Development Network tours Adelaide industries
The Department continued its efforts to support Indigenous employees by facilitating a two-day industry tour of Adelaide for members of Indigenous Professional Development Network.
Over the two days of the tour, 12 and 13 June 2007, six members of the network:
- took part in a series of guided visits to Adelaide Airport and Port Adelaide;
- heard presentations about departmental operations in Adelaide from each of the business areas of the Department; and
- undertook professional development designed to enhance the capacity of the network to represent and promote the experience of Indigenous employees in the Department.
During NAIDOC Week, in July 2007, the members of the network made a presentation about the industry tour to the Secretary and other senior executives.
The industry tour was a milestone for the development of the network. Members of the network agreed that the tour had provided the opportunity to broaden their appreciation of the Department's diverse and challenging role, and to exchange views and reflect on their Indigenous identity and their contribution to the Department and the wider Australian Public Service.
Indigenous Professional Development Network members and coordinators visiting Port Adelaide during the industry tour (Photo DOTARS)