Warm Welcome Program Welcomer Induction

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If you wish to attend a currently scheduled iteration of this course, please contact the course coordinator listed to request enrolment.

Duration: 2 hours

Coordinator: Miss Nadia Bello Rinaudo

Presenter: Mrs Liliana Hernandez Molina

If you're a current UQ staff member who would like to help others settle into life in Australia, you can put in an Expression of Interest to become a Welcomer as part of the Warm Welcome Program. We want to create a large pool of Welcomers and their families from a wide range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including staff born in Australia. 

As a Welcomer, your activities may include:

• meeting new staff members at the airport and transporting them (and their families) to their accommodation
• introducing new staff to UQ, Brisbane and their new neighbourhood
• providing guidance on Australian cultural norms, considerations and differences
• helping with practical matters such as obtaining a driver’s licence, renting or buying housing, obtaining a credit card or doing grocery shopping
• sharing a meal, attending a sporting or cultural event, or going on another form of social outing
• providing ongoing support through the transition to Australia and UQ.

If your EOI to become a Welcomer has been accepted, you are invited to attend a two-hour induction session covering the role and responsibilities of a Welcomer, including managing funds, cultural awareness, skill development in diversity and inclusion, and cross-cultural communication. As part of the induction, you will also need to complete the online Cultural Competence Program.

This induction course will enable participants to: 

- Participate as a Welcomer in the Warm Welcome Program
- Understand their Welcomer roles and responsibilities
- Be a good Welcomer
- Understand cultural diversity.