Working with Indigenous Employees – Port Hedland

May 5th 2014

Keogh Bay Training directors Matt Wrigley and Sandy McEwan recently completed 3 days of Working With Indigenous Employees training in Port Hedland for BHP Billiton Iron Ore.

Working With Indigenous Employees is a one day program aimed at helping operational leaders understand the common workplace issues that occur in teams that include Indigenous employees and build strong working relationships with Indigenous team members.

Once again, the feedback from program was outstanding and adds to the great marks that leaders have been giving the program this year. Some comments from leaders in the last week included:

  • Useful to all leaders within the Company.
  • All parts were interesting!
  • I thought it was great.
  • I’ll recommend this program to all line leaders and supervisors.

There were some particularly interesting questions from leaders this week. One that stood out was the extent to which duty of care for an employee may take a leader beyond customary professional boundaries. We were surprised to see two leaders navigate the challenging opening scenario though the use of questions and comments that built trust and confidence in one of their Indigenous team members (acted by Sandy).

Sandy McEwan answers questions from leaders during a break in training at Port Hedland

So far in 2014, Keogh Bay Training has trained 132 leaders. 109 (82%) rated our presenters as Excellent. 96% of leaders rated the program’s usefulness for their work as Good or Excellent.

Feedback to date in 2014 is summarized in the chart below.

Contact Matt Wrigley on 0419763101 for more information.