Webinar: Your RAP - the why and how of making it work
A Reconciliation Action Plan is a strategic framework that includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples both internally and in the communities in which it operates.
Join QLS Cultural Consultant Paul Paulson as he explains why you should, and how you can develop a RAP Program that contributes to advancing reconciliation by supporting organisations to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Paul Paulson (Dip. Teach, B. Ed, M.Ed.) is a Mununjali man from Beaudesert and a graduate from Queensland University of Technology. He holds a Master’s degree from Griffith University. Paul is currently the Cultural Consultant at Queensland Law Society and is developing and delivering First Nations education programs for the legal profession.
Paul was an inaugural member of the Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Body (QIECB), representing the Association of Independent Schools of Queensland (AISQ). Paul was instrumental in introducing the Traditional Aboriginal Games throughout Australia. Paul has also worked as the Corporate Relationship Manager at Reconciliation Australia, which oversees the RAP program for the corporate sector, developing specific community plans for indigenous people across Australia. Paul has also served as the National Manager of the National Innovation Education Portal (NEIP) working with Education Qld and with universities and schools across Australia. Paul was the first Indigenous Teaching Fellow at the University of Canberra in 2016.
Paul has authored a book titled Binanma - The Stolen Generations for teachers to use as a resource in Queensland schools to educate the next generation of Australian children about the history of the Stolen Generations.
Paul has presented at state, federal and international government, community and corporate forums and conferences, speaking on a range of diverse topics affecting Aboriginal Australians. He continues to work with the Australian corporate sector and his clients include the top 15 companies on the ASX, plus other multi-national companies in Australia.
Paul is completing his PhD on Aboriginal social capital as a means of closing the gap for Aboriginal Australians.