Past Training

We deliver training and public speaking/lecture on diverse sexuality, sex and gender identity (LGBTIQ) to a wide range of audience. We specialise on examining the intersections that exist in the LGBTIQ community.

Mind Australia

Intersectionality Workshop, July 2020

This mini workshop was specifically designed to meet Mind Australia's learning goal of providing information and practical guidance to implement an intersectional lens as part of the organisation's Diversity & Inclusion strategies. Participants were guided to reflect on positionality, power and influence, intersectionality, and were given some practical tools to start incorporating intersectionality as part of day-to-day thinking and practices. 

West Metro Sector Development and Russian Ethnic Representative Council of Victoria

Diversity in the Aged Care Training, March 2020

The training was a collaboration between West Metro Sector Development and Russian Ethnic Representative Council of Victoria to inform their staff of the Aged Cared Quality Standards, intersectionality, and providing a person-centred services that accommodate clients' intersectional identities. The training was attended by RERC managers, support workers, and volunteers. The training was intended to link their current practices to meet the Quality Standards as set by the Commonwealth Government. 

Brotherhood of St Laurence NDIS LAC

LGBTIQ and Disability Training, 20 Feburary 2020

Ananda Training and Consultancy delivered a workshop for NDIS LAC to provide further information on the unique lived experiences of LGBTIQ+ with disability. The workshop was designed to challenge some misconceptions surrounding LGBTIQ+ with disability, and empower NDIS LAC to create an inclusive, respectful, and culturally safe environment for their participants. 

Rainbow Network

LGBTIQ+ and Intersectionality Workshop, 12 February 2020

Ananda Training and Consultancy delivered an LGBTIQ+ and Intersectionality Workshop to members of Rainbow Network Victoria. The training focuses on implementing intersectional lens when working with multicultural/multifaith LGBTIQ+ young people to empower organisations creating a culturally safe environment in their practice. 

The workshop was delivered on behalf of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC Inc.)

Melba Support Services

LGBTIQ and Disability Training, 5 and 10 December 2019

Ananda Training and Consultancy worked collaboratively with Ki Hayward to deliver training on LGBTIQ and disability. The training was designed to empower services to establish a safe space for LGBTIQ participants through inclusive practice and meaningful participation. The training gave participants the opportunity to implement both systemic and cultural change that can be applied throughout the entire organisation. 


Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, 7 December 2019

Ananda Training and Consultancy delivered a bespoke training to WestCASA Board to explore topics on inclusion and belonging to enriched the organisation's knowledge and practice. Issues on positionality, power and privilege, systemic marginalisation, unconscious bias, and strategies for inclusion and belonging were discussed. This interactive workshop gave participants the opportunity to reflect and learn and strengthen current practices. 

Monash Refugee Health, Monash Health, VIC

LGBTIQ+, Intersectionality, and Inclusion Training, 3 December 2019

The bespoke training was designed to provide information on LGBTIQ, intersectionality and inclusion for staff working with refugee communities. Quality Improvement Activities framework was used to encourage staff to improve current practice to ensure the service provide a safe space for multicultural/multifaith LGBTIQ clients. 

Migrant Information Centre

LGBTIQ Intersectionality and Inclusion Training, 23 September 2019

LGBTIQ Intersectionality and Inclusion Training was designed to provide information to Migrant Information Centre on LGBTIQ+ communities and the unique needs of multicultural/multifaith LGBTIQ communities. Staff were encouraged to reflect on current practice and identify areas of improvement to ensure multicultural/multifaith LGBTIQ members can access the service without fear of discrimination. 

The training is delivered on behalf of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC Inc). 

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC), VIC

LGBTIQ+ Awareness Training, July - November 2019

The training was specifically designed as part of ADEC ILC Project to provide information to ethnic communities on LGBTIQ+ communities and intersectionality. A series of workshop was delivered to several community groups, including Turkish, Japanese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Karen, and Chinese communities. The session focused on human rights and social justice to challenge negative stereotypes and discrimination through respect and compassion.  

The training is delivered on behalf of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC Inc) and in conjuction with ADEC and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. 

University of New England, NSW

LGBTIQ+, Intersectionality, and Inclusion Training, 22 - 24 July 2019

Budi and Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli from Deakin University delivered a series of training on LGBTIQ+, intersectionality, and inclusion to University of New England's staff and students. The training was custom designed to provide students with the opportunity to brainstorm ideas on LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice to be implemented at the University of New England. It was also an opporutnity for UNE's staff to receive the skills and knowledge to create an inclusive environment based on the students' input. 

The training is delivered on behalf of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC Inc). 

West Metro and North Metro Diversity Forum, VIC

Key Note Speaker, Intersectionality and Aged Care Diversity Framework, March 2019

The key note speech is designed to inform participants of intersectionality and its relation to the Aged Care Diversity Framework. Participants received information about intersectionality, the unique lived experiences of LGBTI consumers in the aged care, and the need to incorporate intersectionality as part of the Aged Care Diversity Framework and Action Plan. 

SSI Champions Network Training, NSW

Gender and Sexual Diversity Training, March 2019

The bespoke training was designed to equip SSI Champions Network with knowledge in gender and sexual diversity, as well as intersectionality between culture, ethnicity, and LGBTI identities. Participants were informed of sexual diversity, diverse gender identitites, intersex variations, and ways to create an inclusive space for staff and consumers. 

The training was delivered on behalf of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC Inc). 

Victorian Institute of Counselling and Coaching (VICC)

LGBTIQ and Intersectionality, November 2018

The specially designed training explored sexuality, sex, and gender diversity, as well as unpacking power ideologies, intersectionality, and LGBTIQ identities. The training was delivered to Diploma of Counselling students, drawing their lived experiences, knowledge, and expertise to understand intersectionality and counselling services. 

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Carolina Valencia-Coleman

Diversity Advisor

West Metro Sector Development Team

"Budi Sudarto is a highly skilled, gifted and passionate educator. At our recent Diversity Forum Budi delivered a keynote presentation on intersectionality. Budi seamlessly unpacked the concept and provided an accessible and eloquent presentation where participants felt connected and inspired as well as appreciative of Budi’s generosity and humour. Budi brings humility, depth and humanity to complex theoretical frameworks as well as sparking joy through this knowledge transfer, creating a safe space that enables learning and the consideration of new or challenging ideas."

Vic Perri

Health Promotion Officer

Living Positive Victoria

"I found Budi very professional to deal with and he provided great flexibility in delivering the content to ensure it was appropriate for the trainees. The trainees all complimented him and told me that he should be used again."

Lisa Tribuzio

Diversity Advisor

North Metro Sector Development Team

"Budi did a presentation on intersectionality at the North Metro and West Metro Diversity Forum. He was engaging, considered his audience and presented in a way that was insightful and compassionate. I would definitely recommend Budi for future workshops relating to diversity and inclusion.” 

Katie Larsen

General Manager

Diversity Inclusion & Participation

Mind Australia

"Budi provided an exceptional introduction into how the members of our Diversity and Inclusion Learning Community can incorporate an intersectional lens into their work on diversity and inclusion right across all functions of the organisation. Talking through issues of power, privilege, justice and belonging, Budi’s approach was informative, open and insightful. The provision of participant workbooks provided all attendees with the opportunity to immediately take their learnings back to their teams to further conversations. I have received fantastic feedback from many attendees who included managers and leaders from across our corporate and service delivery functions. I look forward to hopefully working with Budi again in the future".


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