Past Training & Consultancy

We deliver training and provide consultancy service specialising in intersectionality, inclusion and belonging. We have the knowledge and expertise to assist organisations improving their current practices, as well as reviewing policy documents and strategies to ensure the incorporation of intersectional lens based on human rights and justice principles. 


Introduction to Same-Sex Marriage to Multicultural Communities, May/June 2021

The two sessions were delivered to Karen and Karenni-speaking communities in Geelong to improve their understanding of same-sex marriage in Australia, including the legal aspect, the impact on multicultural and multifaith LGBTIQA+ communities, and the importance of acceptance and understanding to challenge stigma and prejudices. The sessions were delivered in consultation with Diversitat bilingual worker and project worker to ensure the contents were culturally safe and relevant for the communities. 

Deakin College

LGBTIQA+ and Intersectionality, April 2021

The session was designed to discuss LGBTIQA+ identities, and the use of intersectional lens to understand the unique lived experiences of LGBTIQA+ international students attending Deakin College. The session explored the concept of sexual and gender diversity, intersectionality, as well as policies and regulations to ensure the safety of LGBTIQA+ staff and students. 

Highlands LLEN

Diversity and Intersectionality in Governance, March 2021

The training was specifically designed for Highlands LLEN Board to incorporate diversity and intersectional thinking as part of the organisation's system and governance. Topics covered include organisational system, policies, staff retention, and KPIs specific to diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality. The training was aimed to improve the organisation's current approach and practices to be an inclusive organisation. 

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Introduction to Intersectionality, February 2021

This quick, 15 minutes session was specifically designed to inform Diversity & Inclusion practitioners on intersectionality and incorporating intersectional lens as part of D & I strategies. The session was attended by staff and practitioners affiliated to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to start the discussion around intersectionality, inclusion and belonging. 

Mossier (USA)

Proud to Work Conference, February 2021

Ananda Training and Consultancy was invited to facilitate group discussion as part of Mossier's Proud to Work Conference in February 2021. The discussion evolved around anti-racism and ways to become an anti-racist allies. This was a timely discussion to ensure that anti-racism was included as part of LGBTIQA+ inclusive practice. 

Highlands LLEN

Diversity and Intersectionality Workshop, February 2021

The workshop was specifically designed to  meet Highlands LLEN learning goals of understanding diversity and intersectionality to improve their current practices. Participants were provided with a workbook to reflect on their positionality, biases and stereotypes in order to create a safe and inclusive environment for their staff and clients. 

Stabilise Pty. Ltd.

NDIS Policy Review, January - April 2021

Ananda Training and Consultancy was involved in the review of governance and operational policies to prepare Stabilise Pty. Ltd., a disability service provider specialising in sexuality and sexual health for people with disability, to renew their NDIS registration. Stabilise passed the audit process in June 2021. 

Study Melbourne 

Empowered Fest - Empowered Love, October 2020

Ananda Training & Consultancy was working with a group of international students, past and present, to create a story on LGBTIQA+ inclusion as part of Study Melbourne Empowered Fest. The session, Empowered Love, was delivered by international students to talk about the impact of discrimination, the importance of acceptance, and LGBTIQA+ pride that is relevant to their unique identities and lived experiences. 

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. 

University of New England, NSW

LGBTIQA+ and Intersectionality Training, March 2020

This bespoke training was aimed to improve UNE's staff knowledge on LGBTIQA+ inclusive practice, incorporating intersectional lens to understand the unique lived experiences of LGBTIQA+ with intersectional identities, including race, ethnicity, faith, and migration status. The training was delivered in collaboration with Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli from GSE Consulting. 

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. 


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."

Susan Honeyman
Board Member
Highlands LLEN

"The training was well received and the delivery style was very caring and respectful whilst also clear on what is needed to create a place of belonging for all of our staff and stakeholders.

The advice and guidance will now be adopted to help our Board to set an example and strive to be better” 

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".