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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. 

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. 

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

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. 

Brotherhood of St Laurence NDIS LAC

LGBTIQ and Disability Training, February 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, 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. 

Living Positive Victoria

Peer Facilitation Training, November 2017, November 2018, July 2019

The 3-hours session was designed to explore sexual health and working with diverse population. Participants were given practical tools to normalise diverse sexual identity and sexual practices in relation to sexual health. Participants also explored unconscious bias and its influence in group facilitation. 

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). 

NDIS LAC (Brotherhood of St Laurence and Latrobe Health Services)

LGBTIQ and Disatbility Training, August - November 2018

The training is designed to inform NDIS Local Area Coordinator at the Brotherhood of St Laurence to understand issues faced by LGBTIQ individuals with disability, and empower them to create a safe and inclusive environment for NDIS participants. The training is co-presented with an LGBTIQ Disability advocate, Kirrily Hayward and in partnership with Melba Support Services. The training is held across several sites, including Coburg, Preston, Broadmeadows, Frankston, Thomastown, Greensborough, Sunshine and Melton. The training was also delivered in two regional areas, Wangaratta and Moe. The training is funded by GALFA.

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. 

Darebin City Council

Intersectionality Training, June 2018

The bespoke training was designed to educate and empower Darebin City Council's staff to incorporate intersectionality as part of workplace practice, environment, and work plan. The training addressed topics of unconscious bias, intersectionality, workplace culture, and strategies to implement intersectionality in the work plan. 

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

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Working with LGBTIQ Asylum Seeker, December 2017, February 2018, March 2018

The training is delivered on behalf of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC) to equip ASRC volunteers with knowledge and skills working with LGBTIQ asylum seeker. Participants were actively engaged in discussion to create an inclusive environment for this vulnerable population.

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


Annie Peake

International Student Counsellor

Holmesglen Student Services

"We booked Budi for our end of year Student Services conference to provide a training on working with LGBTIQ+ international students. He was absolutely fantastic! Budi is an extremely knowledgeable, engaging and dynamic speaker. The content was well presented and very informative. I could not recommend Budi more highly." 

Paul Ingham

Social Worker

"The training facilitated by Budi was relevant and organised in a way that promoted participants feeling comfortable to ask sensitive questions. The training invited participants into  reflective  spaces to understand unconscious bias and assumptions and to begin thinking about intersectionality. A big thank you to Budi for creating insight and building the capacity to promote inclusion and safety."

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.” 

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