Indigenous Sector

Creating strong partnerships

Shelby Consulting acknowledges the Wadjak people and the Nyoongar nation as the traditional owners and custodians of the lands where our offices are located. We pay respect for all Indigenous people, their spiritual beliefs, cultural heritage and connections with the land.
Working in Partnership
Shelby Consulting has worked with Aboriginal communities and on Aboriginal directed projects. Through this work we have gained a strong understanding of Aboriginal culture, values and history and appreciate the diversity within the Aboriginal community, with each community having their own needs and aspirations.
We are committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal people in our work and in using participatory engagement processes to ensure that Aboriginal voices and experiences are reflected in the outcomes.
People support
Shelby incorporates understanding of the Aboriginal context and specialised in-depth understanding of the Equal Opportunity Act into their HR support to ensure the best candidate for the required role as illustrated by the following projects:

  • Assisted with the selection of Aboriginal Education Managers in the Department of Education;
  • Conducted onsite community consultation in twelve Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara from Onslow in the west to Kunawarritji in the east as part of the replacement of ATSIC; and
  • Conducted selection processes for the Polly Farmer Foundation.
Evaluation and review support
Our evaluation and review consultants have a range of experience working within Aboriginal contexts in Western Australia. We collaborate with other consultants, including Aboriginal consultants, with particular expertise in a number of fields to further enhance our insight.  The following projects typify this knowledge and experience:

  • Evaluation of the Fast Track program for skilling up of Aboriginal people for employment in the resources industry, including the development of a handbook stepping employers through implementing a successful program;
  • Undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of the operation and efficiency of Aboriginal Workforce Development Centres throughout WA; and
  • Conducted various literature reviews looking at Aboriginal mentoring programs, family violence courts and the applicability and impact of this for Aboriginal people.
Our knowledge of the cultural differences and difficulties faced by Indigenous Australians and network of Aboriginal consultants means our training can be tailored with relevant examples and scenarios. We are experienced working with Aboriginal workforce development groups to provide customised training on business skills such as facilitation and meeting management.
How can we help?
Our knowledge of the Indigenous sector, along with our broad specialist knowledge and experience, means we understand how this relates to your organisation or community. Whatever we assist you with, our understanding of the bigger picture means our relevant support and guidance adds value.

Example Projects

What people say about our Services

  • "I thought it was very informative and I have come away with a number of strategies to enhance my leadership skills. It was also reaffirming to know that I am heading in a positive direction. Thanks again for a well presented workshop."

    Business Manager Government Department
  • "Shelby developed our strategic plan and pulled together all the groups involved, this helped to provide clear focus to our community based management board and we started to see real results."

    Executive Director, Not for Profit Organisation
  • "Shelby could easily work across a range of organisations from community based to corporate organisations."

    Executive Director, Not for Profit Organisation
  • "Shelby Consulting has a very hands on practical way of supporting our business. They ensure they go the extra mile."

    Executive Director, Not for Profit Organisation

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