Director, Trainer and Consultant
Budi has been an active member of Melbourne's lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) community since his arrival to Australia in 1998. Budi worked as a Health Educator, coordinating the Peer Education Coordinator at the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) from 2011 to 2017. Budi expanded the portfolio to include education on sexual and gender diversity delivered to the international education sector, the disability sector, and multicultural services. Budi completed a Master degree in Sociology from Monash University, exploring the intersections between ethnicity and sexuality.
Budi continues to use his passion, analytical skills and curiosity to explore and reflect on inclusion and belonging by addressing power dynamics that influence workplace system and culture. Budi uses his skills and knowledge to assist individuals and organisations to unpack cognitive blind spots, reflect on power and privilege, and embody inclusive leadership traits to foster and maintain inclusion and belonging in the workplace and beyond.
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Adult Education), Monash University, Australia.
Master of Arts (Research) in Sociology, Monash University, Australia.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Monash University, Australia.
"Without Love, There Won't Be Us": A Narrative of Gay Asian Man/Gay White Man Couple, Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychological Review, Vol. 4, No, 8, 2008.
"Twenty Years On: A Personal Reflection", Living and Loving in Diversity: An Anthology of Australian Multicultural Queer Adventures, Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (Ed.), Wakefield Press. Online purchase can be made through Hares & Hyenas Bookshop.
Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC Inc.), Vice President, 2016 - 2019.
Gay Asian Proud, Convener, 2011 - current.
Sexuality, Equality and Disability (SED) Working Group, Founding Member, 2015 - current.
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Trainer and Consultant
Ki Hayward is an LGBTI and disability advocate, having been involved in the design and delivery of LGBTI and Disability Training delivered for NDIS LAC. Ki was a member of the Disability Reference Group at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, providing insights into the needs of people living with disability who identify as member of the LGBTI communities. Ki was the social media manager of Clickability, an online resources for people living with disability to find inclusive services. Ki was also involved in Geelong for Marriage Equality campaign.
Ki is passionate to ensure disability services are inclusive of the LGBTI communities and have contributed to the discussion through public speaking and training. Additionally, Ki is an advocate for young people living in aged care with the focus of encouraging the sector to provide independent or assisted living for young people outside of the aged care system. Ki has a 7-years lived experiences of YPINH (Young People in Nursing Home) and housing issues.
Ki is currently studying Diploma of Community Development/Community Services at Victoria University.