Our Training Team

All JoiningTogether’s on-site and public training programs incorporate our unique “5 step training” methodology.

Our experienced trainers, instructors, and educators provide students with a learning journey through a build-on
step by step understanding of:

  • Knowing Yourself and Knowing Others – recognizing cultural differences.
  • Unpacking Culture and Diversity.
  • Decluttering stereotypes.
  • Embracing personal learning and building real relationships.
  • Stepping out to plan and embrace practices in life situations.

There are so many other cultural building blocks and strategies you can deploy to exponentially get more results,
for example

  • How to know the cultural makeup of your staff and build strong organizational respect for diversity.
  • How to build genuine community relationships so you can develop business confidence and success.
  • How to embed culturally appropriate practices so you can develop everyone’s strengths and potential within a team.

Our Team of educators and trainers help participants to actively identify and discuss the implications of cultural
diversity and workplace behavior and management style, building the confidence and competence of participants long
after leaving the training room.

Meet the Team

Lyndall Hill
Course Facilitator/Instructor
Lyndall Hill is an educator, Strategic Planner, trainer, and mentor from Qld. She comes from a family of educational innovators and has worked in Institutions including school Principalships, Lae Tech in PNG and James Cook Uni's ELICOS Centre in Townsville. As the Qld Coordinator of the Dare to Lead Program within the Principals Australia Institute, Lyndall worked with schools, families and community across Qld and Interstate to review, assess and plan for diversity inclusion in their settings.

Listening to organizations and companies about their need for cultural awareness, understanding and embracing diversity practices in their operations, she founded the Joining Together program of Strategic Planning and Training Workshops. She has now launched a complimentary online learning course to accommodate company constraints of time and location.

Lyndall enjoys volunteering in the Ipswich community creating opportunities such as screening Zach's Ceremony and Letters to Santa to support learning and life skills for youth.

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Gina Archer
Instructor
Gina Archer is a Torres Strait Islander person who grew up and was educated in Cairns. She has over 35 years experience working in the Education field. Gina commenced her career as a Secondary Teacher in 1975 and progressed to various leadership roles within the Department of Education specifically in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A & TSI) Education.

Gina retired from teaching at the end of 2007 to dedicate herself to the roles of Chair of the Queensland Indigenous Education Consultative Committee (QIECC) till mid-2013 and Co-Chair of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council (QATSIAC) for 2 years during that same time. Both these Committees provided strategic advice and guidance to the Australian and Queensland Governments and the Qld Department of Education and Training. Gina’s main role was to take the A & TSI Communities’ voices and advice on education and training to the government.

Since mid-2013, Gina has volunteered on a school board and various A & TSI advisory committees which include the Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre and Somerset Hills State School. She is also working as a Consultant in A & TSI Education.

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Sherree Raffin
Instructor
Sheree Raffin is an aboriginal woman who grew up in the then mining town of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. Sherree was born into a mining family and commenced her career as an apprentice electrician in 2003 at Mount Isa Mines, completing her electrical apprenticeship in 2007. She always had an interest in planning and co-ordination and commenced work as an electrical maintenance planner from 2008 to 2010 which included fulfilling continuous training and temporary superintendent roles.

Looking for a sea change Sherree moved to Townsville with her husband to become a project and maintenance planner for Queensland Nickel up until January 2015. In that time she had given birth to two boys and ran a small electrical contracting business with her husband.

Seeking more opportunities, Sherree and her family decided to close down their small business and relocate to Brisbane in February 2017 and she is now employed as a work management planner for the head office at BHP Billiton.

Sherree is excited to play an active role within her NAWIC team and to assist and mentor other women to join the industry she so greatly loves.

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Ken Riddiford
PPE Instructor
Ken Riddiford is the Founder and Director of Constructing Futures; building strong foundations. Ken, works with businesses and organisations to align their activity with their strategy to minimise risk and unlock value to maximise sustainability. He also has great experience and success in the governance and compliance space. This is complemented by sound methods to clarify strategy, while implementing the right tactics to convert the intent to positive and effective operational outcomes Ken has over 20 years of experience working with the Senior Management and CEO level in a variety of settings and systems including government, not for profit and the private sectors. Some organisations that Ken has worked closely with have secured national recognition awards. Ken has tertiary qualifications including Diploma of Business Management; Cert IV Small Business; Cert IV TAE; Cert III OHS; Strat planning units from Griffith University. Ken is also a certified HR Coach and a member of the HR Coach Network – the largest independent HR Coaching network in Australia. He is passionate about partnering with businesses and organisations to align their activity with their strategy to minimise their risks and maximise their sustainability using research, methods and solutions that are pragmatic and immediately effective.
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