Tjukarurru Wangkantjaku – Working the Right Way
(Speaking with Sarah Brown)
Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (“Purple House”) is an innovative Indigenous-owned and run health service operating 16 remote clinics and a mobile dialysis unit from Alice Springs.
With a strong employment brand, in the last 12 months Purple House’s workforce has doubled to 160 people, and there is no shortage of people wanting to work or volunteer there – a huge success story for an organisations based in remote areas!
This session will cover: How to effectively craft and tell the story of your organisation and people, and use it as a tool for growth and retention; How to identify strengths within your team and channel them to broaden impact and reach; and how to use your purpose to shape your people strategy and the benefits of keeping this vision at the heart of all decision making.
Kerri Mitchell is the HR Manager of Purple House – an innovative Indigenous-owned and run health service providing dialysis in remote parts of Australia.
Following a Jawun secondment in 2017 to the central desert, the red dust captured Kerri’s heart and she had the desire to leave the Sydney corporate world of 31 years to join Purple House. As a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, she has achieved great success in facilitating employee network groups.
Kerri describes herself as an intrepid traveller, her recent adventure was on the Trans-Siberian Railway.