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Staff complete Global Leadership program

19 October, 2021

Members of the Catholic Education – Diocese of Rockhampton (CEDR) Indigenous Education Support Team were part of the first cohort to complete the Global Leaders Development Program through the Global Learning Centre (GLC) recently.

The six-month program involved workshops, webinars, self-paced online modules and a ten-week action research project gaining participants a micro-credential through CQUniversity on completion of the recognised professional learning. Program participant and CEDR Indigenous Education Coordinator Bradley Jarro said the program provided a unique opportunity to access professional development with leaders in the global competence education field.

“Involvement in the program fostered a deeper understanding of key aspects of global citizenship and developed relevant leadership capabilities and competency to use a global education perspective to promote diversity, inclusion and social cohesion,” Mr Jarro said. “The program’s focus on educational environments makes it highly relevant and applicable for our team in our continued work to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families, and indeed all students in our schools and colleges,” Mr Jarro said.

“Learnings from the program will assist our team to create, in the first instance, more comprehensive professional development for Catholic Education staff to better recognise and respond to all forms of racism. “Secondly, to assist in the development of resources so that teachers and young people, as confident and responsible global citizens, can grow in their own knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to recognise and respond appropriately to all forms of racism. “If we want young people to be confident and responsible global citizens and contribute to a socially cohesive society that values, respects and appreciates difference and diversity, then we need to provide learning environments that allow for a better understanding of the world and our place in it,” Mr Jarro said.

Other members of the CEDR Indigenous Education Support Team to complete the program include Indigenous Education Support Officer Phillippa Johnson and Regional Indigenous Education Liaison Officers Karlie Tatchell and Bianca Dorante.

The program was delivered by the GLC in collaboration with CQUniversity and the Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi).