Culture Resource Centre

Cultural Awareness within Australian Defence Force

ADF

Cultural Awareness within Australian Defence Force
(2010 – )

Challenge
Over the past 7 years we have designed and delivered Cultural Training and Research focused at Cultural Awareness for a variety of departments within ADF (ARMY, NAVY, RAAF) and units such as 39OSP, 92 WG, Intelligence Unit, Australian Defence College, Defence Materials Organisation, HQ2 Division, Headquarters 1st Brigade, SOHQ to name a few. We tailor our design and delivery for each department and unit as they all have their own specific requirements and challenges.

Interventions for

  1. Culture General Training – Developing Cultural Intelligence (cultural awareness, understanding and competence) – designed for Force preparation – 4 hour sessions
  2. Culture Specific Training – Country briefings focus on e.g. MEAO, MENA, SINAI, Minor ops – designed for Force preparation – 2 hour sessions
  3. Cultural Training to understand cultural differences and similarities between US and Australia – designed for US Marines and Australian Forces in Darwin – 4 hour session
  4. Cultural Training for Multiple Perspectives, Critical Thinking and Cultural Competence – designed for Intelligence Analysts – 3 day training workshop.
  5. Research into a wide variety of countries to gather country specific knowledge.

Results

The Cultural Intelligence development within the Australian Defence Force has improved on a variety of levels being cultural awareness, cultural understanding and cultural competence.

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