Embracing diversity and inclusion in Australian workplaces
Cultural inclusivity powered by limitless learning
Apeiron Skills is a professional company specialising in tailoring services for individuals and organisations that want to improve their skills in embracing diversity and inclusion.
Services We Offer
Workshops are tailored to your organisation’s needs and can be delivered one-on-one (train the trainer method) or for employees working in different positions.
Delivering workshops across different sectors such as education, settlement, domestic and family violence, disability, health, aged care and other government and non-government organisations
Apeiron Skills mentoring service program is designed to build capacity for your organisation’s learning and development team.
- Improved personal and carer development
- Building diversity and inclusion in the workplace
- Staff retention
- Improved onboarding
We work closely with you to identify the workforce's needs and assist in creating a plan to achieve workplace goals.
- Improving engagement with a multicultural workforce and broader communities
- Planning the recruitment and selection process
- Tailoring and conducting interviews to address applicants' diverse needs
Zeljka Jovanovic, Founder
About Apeiron Skills
Our core belief is that by continuously learning new things, we can improve how we live and work with one another, regardless of our cultural background, beliefs, and life experiences.
When an individual’s life is improved, their community and society are enhanced, creating a better future for all.
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"I have worked with Zeljka for over a decade and have seen first-hand how she has honed her skills in teaching, training and mentoring. She brings extensive experience in the Community Services industry, including within several sectors. She is skilled at working collaboratively with organisations and customising her work to meet organisational needs, especially in cross-cultural and multicultural settings"
“I have worked with Zeljka for a few years, and I learned so much from her. She inspired me to be my best every day. She is a very smart, kind, professional and inspiring woman! I am definitely recommending her services. She never disappoints.”
“Zeljka approaches leadership and coaching in a supportive and approachable way. Zeljka was an integral part of my development in the community services sector through her in-depth understanding of case management principles, trauma informed care and conflict management. Zeljka is an admirable mentor with a wealth of experience and I strongly encourage those seeking to strengthen their skills or commence a career is Community Services to make connect with Zeljka.”
“Zeljka was a manager and a mentor to me in my initial career in social services industry. She has mentored me to acknowledge that every effort I put in does count toward the final achievement and overall customer satisfaction. She is resourceful and has rich connection to culturally diverse established and emerging communities. I can always reach out to her for any professional advice and support.”
Ros K., Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist & Educator
but how does it work?
I live and work in Australia. Do I need to learn about other cultures?
Australia is a multicultural society with a culturally and linguistically diverse workforce. According to 2021 Census data, more than fifty per cent of people were born overseas or have at least one parent born overseas.
There are a multitude of benefits to learning about each other’s culture, values and belief systems. We all have a role in making Australia a more inclusive country for all to work, live and enjoy.
My organisation is already inclusive. What benefit can we gain by engaging Aperion Skills?
Apeiron Skills services are designed to support all workers in the community service industry. Discrimination comes in different forms, and we sometimes may not be aware of it. Even though you may think discrimination doesn’t exist in your organisation, indirect discrimination is often present and can significantly affect individuals.
Why is learning about communication important when our workforce speaks English well?
At Apeiron Skills, we believe that effective communication, beliefs and values lens through which we see and understand the world around us play an essential role in a harmonious and prosperous workplace. According to research, about 90% of our communication is nonverbal. Therefore, by improving our skills in non-verbal communication processes, we will have more significant opportunities to prevent workplace conflicts due to ineffective communication.
Why should I learn about bystander response to racism?
It is illegal to separate people because of their skin colour. Racism is believed to be unacceptable in our society. However, racism is still experienced by many non-white Australians. Everyone can make a difference by standing up to racism and improving our bystander response. Apeiron Skills workshops will provide practical strategies to take action safely and stop racism in our society.