About the event

This seminar is also being delivered via webinar.


Today, many organisations, businesses and schools are implementing Acknowledgements of Country – and not many people know why. Most people present an AoC read off a script, ad lib one they’ve heard, or worst case scenario treat it as part of housekeeping. This token nature of presentation defeats the purpose of what AoC’s are meant to represent in the first place.

Rhys and Emma teach how to a meaningful Acknowledgement of Country without fear.

Together we’ll learn the first steps in how to create a genuine and authentic Acknowledgement about the place, people and position you’re in, how to articulate it (the words) and how to mean it (make it personal to you).

You will walk away with:

  • Deeper understanding of what an Acknowledgement of Country is
  • The purpose of each part of an Acknowledgement of Country
  • Your own personalised Acknowledgement of Country format to adapt for any gatherings where you want to Acknowledge our shared history.


Feedback from past participants:

“This was one of the best set up and most engaging professional development events I have attended in a long time and I would recommend it to everyone and anyone!”

“Thanks! Has certainly given me more confidence to keep doing it a bit differently (off the regular script)”

“Thank you for giving me the courage, confidence and permission to respectfully and genuinely deliver Acknowledgement of Country anywhere.”

“The training session although short was packed full of interesting facts, stories and inspirational ideas. It was really thought provoking and made me more curious about the links between language, culture and land. The issue of connectivity, the desire to be true and genuine and the importance of respect, is something that I will be thinking about for many years to come. Well-done Rhys and Emma on an engaging and thought provoking course.”

“It was both immediately practical and useful and rousing. I was able to share my key take outs immediately on a community Zoom call later the same day.”

Author Profiles

Rhys Paddick and Emma Gibbens

Acknowledge This!

Author Profiles

Rhys Paddick and Emma Gibbens

Course Details

Date & Time:
Tuesday, 21 March 2023
1:00pm – 2:00pm


Venue 1:
At Your Desk
Delivered Live Online


CPD Points:

1.0 Point Competency 2: Professional Skills



CPD Freedom: $50

Member: $­125

Non-Member: $200

Date & Time:

Tue, 21 March 2023 1.00pm - 2.00pm


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CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

1 Points Professional Responsibility

none Points Skills

none Points Ethics







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