We are welcoming and we prioritise this right from the initial invitation
We are accessible to everyone, breaking out of the boxes and stereotypes people are put in
We are community-centred and community-driven
We break down barriers: e.g. with practical things like helping with transport or interpreters so that people can be included
We pay attention to detail
We are positive yet gutsy: we create change not by fighting back or speaking against, but by creating an alternative, using imagination and creativity and the resources at our fingertips.
We value equity – placing value in every person, trusting and truly believing each has a contribution to make and that everyone has a story to share.
We appreciate everyone’s contribution
We listen deeply
We practise a holistic approach, utilising systems thinking
I felt there was a shift from unease and awkwardness, to feelings of connectedness, harmony and joy.
– Maria (Established Australian)