Cultural Competence for Chaplains

Cultural Competence for Chaplains Cultural competence helps chaplains better understand the beliefs, values, and practices of the people they serve, which can lead to improved communication and better pastoral care.

You will learn
• a model that you can us to understand how to communicate better with people from any culture
• How to find out more about a person’s culture

Presenter: Ms Siri Gunawardana

CAPACITY BUILDING COORDINATOR Siri coordinates CEH’s practical and specialist training courses which specialise in language services, cultural competence and health literacy. Siri has over 15 years of experience in migrant and refugee settlement, training and health promotion. She holds a Master in Public Health, a Bachelor of Arts-Community Development, and Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training.

Learning outcomes

  • a model that you can us to understand how to communicate better with people from any culture
  • how you can reduce unintended bias in your work
  • better self-reflection, skills to find out about cultural preferences and communicate cross culturally

Members: $30

Foundational Partners Staff: $55

Non-Members: $70


Some Frequently Asked Questions:

If I register for a PD event and I can’t make it, can I watch it later?

                Yes, all our PD is recorded. It takes up to two weeks to get to editing, and all registered will be sent a link to the recording.

If I missed registration cut off for a PD Event, can I watch it later?

                Yes, once the PD is edited, it is added to our CPD Shop for purchase

Can I purchase a PD recording to show to a group?

                Yes, Visit the link here: You will be asked to create an invoice, and email Please note, it make take 7-10 days to send the link, this is not an automatic process.

When do I get the zoom link?

                  You will receive the zoom link the evening before the presentation, if not before

What happens if I am late to the presentation?

                Our committee manage the “waiting room” for the events. If you are there within the first 15 mins or so, you’ll be let in. After this, you may have to wait as we are engaged in other behind the scenes work and may not notice you in the waiting room as quickly.

When will I get my certificate of attendance?

                These are manually generated, and as such may take a month to create.

How do I log my CPD points?

                If you attend on the day,  these are logged automatically for SCA run events. To log other CPD, A quick help guide is here (must be logged in as a member)

Could you please give me more information on an upcoming PD event?

                All our information is at . If there is no detail about an upcoming event, then we are waiting for information from the presenter(s)

How do I sign up for regular information about SCA PD events?

                There is a sign up sheet here

Topic: Cultural Competence for Chaplains
Start Date: 09 August 2023
End Date: 09 August 2023
Start Time: 13:30
End Time: 15:30
Venue: Zoom
Register Now: Here


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