Banaam delivers a series of unique workshops and the knowledge provided comes from a team that live and breathe Indigenous culture every day.
The Banaam team have found a unique way to impart their cultural knowledge and share contextualised cultural skills that have been transferred to them
throughout their lives. This deep cultural connection is what sets Banaam's training apart. Banaam's training is essential for everyone wanting to gain a
better understanding of Indigenous culture and a must for any organisation wanting to engage with Indigenous communities.
Banaam exists to empower and unite organisations, teams and individuals using the
principles of Indigenous culture that have successfully governed Indigenous societies
for tens of thousands of years.
These principles centre around effective communication, team building, and a circular
system of interdependent relationships which ensure that each individual knows their
place and how they fit into the whole.
Banaam is a Bundjalung word that means “strong, younger brother”.
According to local Indigenous culture, Banaam plays a support role to the elder
brother (known as “Gogaun”) to help them fulfill their responsibilities.
In a similar spirit, Banaam was conceived to support businesses to better understand
their Indigenous employees but also to apply Indigenous principles of relationship
building, communication, mutual responsibility and non-hierarchical management
structures to their business.
The Banaam program has achieved transformational results and lasting change in a range of settings – from large businesses to government departments, schools to health services, sporting bodies to universities. These dynamic workshops present participants with an engaging and easy
to understand overview of Indigenous cultural principles and provide a lens through which to see the world and established ways of doing things
in a new light.
Thousands of people have been empowered by the Banaam program, gaining the understanding and skills essential to advance cultural intelligence, cultural education, leadership, engagement and team building. When roles and relationships are clearly defined and understood, decision-making
and work processes happen more smoothly and efficiently.
From school children to business managers, the Banaam program has delivered real, practical and enduring benefits that help usher in a culture of
mutual respect, authenticity, clear communication and deep engagement.
Photo: A Banaam session in progress