Harmony Week Events

Join us for a series of events to celebrate Harmony Week 13-16 March 2018. Learn about how we are helping newcomers obtain employment and build the capacity of employers to reap the rewards of diverse workforce.

To celebrate Harmony Week 2018, Kaleidoscope Initiative is holding a number of events with our national and international partners and keynote speakers.

Come and learn more about how we are helping newcomers obtain employment and build the capacity of employers to reap the rewards of a diverse workforce.

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March 2018

Private Sector – Unlock your potential: building a diverse and inclusive workplace

March 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tuart Hill Community Centre, 164 Cape St
Turart Hill, Western Australia 6060 Australia
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Free business workshop ***Register now***   Harmony Week Event @ 164 Cape Street, Tuart Hill This workshop is designed for the private sector, business owners, human resource professionals working in private organisations. There is an alternative session designed for Commonwealth, State and Local Government agencies and the Not for Profit Sector. Join the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and the Kaleidoscope Initiative in an interactive workshop series designed to support organizations in building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Light…

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Public Sector – Unlock your potential: building a diverse & inclusive workplace

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuart Hill Community Centre, 164 Cape St
Turart Hill, Western Australia 6060 Australia
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Free workshop ***Register now*** This workshop is designed for Commonwealth, State and Local Government agencies and the Not for Profit Sector. There is an alternative workshop for the private sector, business owners, human resource professionals working in private organisations. (Harmony Week Event) @ 164 Cape Street, Tuart Hill Join  the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) and the Kaleidoscope Initiative in an interactive workshop series designed to support organizations in building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Light refreshments provided. About the Session: Research shows that culturally diverse teams…

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Business Breakfast – Diversity driving success

March 15 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI), 180 Hay Street
East Perth, WA 6004 Australia
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$34.10

Understand how embracing cultural diversity can improve your productivity and bottom line ***Buy ticket now*** Business Breakfast - Harmony Week Events Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI), 180 Hay Street, East Perth. Registration Time: 07:30 AM - 08:00 AM on 15 March 2018 The business case for culturally diverse teams has been proven.  Research shows that culturally diverse teams can be more innovative and more profitable.*  To make the most of this potential, organisations need to make sure they…

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Harmony Week Sundowner

March 15 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Herb Graham Recreation Centre, 38 Ashbury Cres
Mirrabooka, WA 6061 Australia
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$10

Networking for employment success ***Register now*** @Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Ashbury Crescent, Mirrabooka WA Join the Kaleidoscope Initiative, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)   and the Commonwealth Bank in this networking sundowner to learn how multicultural and professional immigrant associations can come and work together to present a strong and powerful perspective on employment-related issues in Western Australia. Learn from the success and the challenges of the Toronto Regional Immigrant Employment Council professional immigrant network. Hear from esteemed business leader Huss…

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Huseyin (Huss) Mustafa OMA, General Manager of the Multicultural Community Banking, Commonwealth Bank

Huseyin (Huss) Mustafa is a Senior Executive at Commonwealth Bank of Australia with more than 40 years experience in the financial services sector. He is currently General Manager of the Multicultural Community Banking Australia team. Huss has a Turkish Cypriot heritage and migrated to Australia at 10 years of age. He is a passionate community leader, pioneering and championing a diverse workforce at the Commonwealth Bank.

In 2011, he was appointed by the Victorian Government to the position of Commissioner to the Victorian Multicultural Commission for a 4-year term and also appointed as Chairperson to the Victorian Multicultural Commission Regional Advisory Council in Eastern Victoria.

Huss played a leading role in establishing The Australian Turkish Business Council of which he is currently the President. In 2014, he was awarded the Medal of the Order Of Australia for his services to Multiculturalism and Business.

Margaret Eaton, Executive Director, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council  (TRIEC)

Margaret has over 20 years’ experience in the non-profit sector. Since 2012, she has served as Executive Director of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, a multi-stakeholder council that brings leaders together to create and champion solutions to better integration immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area (GTS) labour market.

At TRIEC, Margaret led stakeholders in the creation of a new strategic plan to increase the impact and scale of TRIEC’s work. Previously, she served as President of ABC Life Literacy, a national organization that inspires adult Canadians to increase their literacy and essential skills.

Margaret has extensive experience in employer and stakeholder relations, governance, fundraising and marketing. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Association of Canadian Publishers, General Manager of Magazines Canada, as well as serving in marketing and fundraising roles for arts organizations including Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Stratford Festival.

She has volunteered as a mentor for the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends and as a board member and advisor for many not-for-profit organizations in immigration, literacy and the arts.  In 2012, she was awarded a Diamond Jubilee medal for contributions to literacy and culture.

Margaret has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Anna Kostecka, Senior Manager, Learning Initiatives, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)

Anna has over seven years of international experience in learning and development and program management. Her areas of expertise include diversity and inclusion and social innovation. In her current role at TRIEC, she oversees a portfolio of programs and initiatives supporting employers in creating inclusive workplaces.

Prior to coming to Canada, Anna co-founded and led a not-for-profit in Krakow, Poland’s second largest city, and taught diversity management at the University of Applied Sciences at Kufstein, Austria. She holds an M.A. degree in Psychology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and the Adult Learning and Development Certificate from the University of Toronto.

Anna is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) that measures intercultural competence, and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory that identifies an individual’s approach to resolving conflicts. She has lived and worked in six countries and speaks four languages.

Please contact us at (08) 9205 8335 or 9205 8822 or kaleidoscope@stirling.wa.gov.au for more information.