Battle Against Black Cladding Masterclass (BaM)

Duration: 9 sessions, 2 hours each (session on the dates to fit in with your schedule).

Daily Structure:

  • Part I. 90 minutes: Instructional Presentation and Case Studies
  • Part II. Thirty minutes: Interactive Session, including discussions, Q&A, and action planning.

AMK Law

Course Overview

The Battle Against Black cladding Masterclass (BaM) is a transformative program developed for corporate teams, government and procurement leaders wanting to be a part of achieving positive outcomes through Closing The Gap initiatives.

BaM is a comprehensive program dedicated to empowerment through business and strategic insights that align with the broader national goal of reducing inequalities and fostering sustainable economic growth of Aboriginal communities through business.

Becoming a part of this masterclass will equip you and your teams with the tools, knowledge, and strategies necessary to recognise to combat Black Cladding and to support authentic First Nations businesses through First Nations business  practices.

Participants will delve into the intricacies of the battle against Black Cladding, First Nations business frameworks, and competency in understanding the needs for First Nations business. Through interactive sessions, case studies, and guidance, your team will emerge from this masterclass with a solid understanding of how to engage with Indigenous business, foster genuine business relationships, support the First Nations business  landscape and more.

You see, BaM is about making a difference, addressing Black Cladding and creating better outcomes for Indigenous peoples and communities.

Become a part of this change, because it needs to happen.

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Session 1:
Critical Need For First Nations Business Ecosystem

Overview of Indigenous businesses in Australia

The importance of supporting Indigenous communities through business

What is the Gap

Why is First Nations business important

Zoom

At the end of the class, anyone who wants to will be able to chat and ask questions live on Zoom.

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Session 2:
Recognising Black Cladding

What is Black Cladding

What is a First Nations business

Case studies: Identifying Black Cladding, steps to be taken

Zoom

At the end of the class, anyone who wants to will be able to chat and ask questions live on Zoom.

Session 3:
Diligence in Indigenous Business

Steps for thorough due diligence

Tools and resources for verifying Indigenous ownership

Engaging with First Nations communities

Zoom

At the end of the class, anyone who wants to will be able to chat and ask questions live on Zoom.

Session 4:
Legal Frameworks & Black Cladding

The legal and ethical implications of Black Cladding

Australian laws and regulations regarding Black Cladding

Compliance requirements for corporations

Reporting and accountability in Indigenous business

Zoom

At the end of the class, anyone who wants to will be able to chat and ask questions live on Zoom.

Session 5:
Economic Impacts and First Nations Business

The role of corporations in empowering Indigenous businesses

Economic impacts of Indigenous business

Growth on the remote communities

Identify opportunities for collaboration and innovation within the Indigenous business process that supports self-determination and community development

Zoom

At the end of the class, anyone who wants to will be able to chat and ask questions live on Zoom.

Session 6:
Competency in Aboriginal Business

Introducing  competency

Negotiations and self determination through business

How First Nations business owners need to go about getting it right

Incorporating competency into business practices

Zoom

At the end of the class, anyone who wants to will be able to chat and ask questions live on Zoom.

Session 7:
Building Opportunities with Indigenous Businesses

Best practices for forming genuine opportunities

Contracts and self determination

Strategies for long-term and mutually beneficial outcomes

Case studies: Successful corporate & First Nations business collaborations

Zoom

At the end of the class, anyone who wants to will be able to chat and ask questions live on Zoom.

Session 8:
Monitoring and Evaluation

Setting up frameworks for monitoring the effectiveness of Indigenous business policies

Evaluating the impact of Indigenous business outcomes

Continuous improvement in Indigenous business strategies

Zoom

At the end of the class, anyone who wants to will be able to chat and ask questions live on Zoom.

Session 9:
Leadership and Advocacy

Becoming an advocate for Indigenous businesses within your corporation

Leadership roles in promoting First Nations business

Crafting a personal and corporate action plan to support First Nations business

Zoom

At the end of the class, anyone who wants to will be able to chat and ask questions live on Zoom.

Conclusion of the Course

Participants will leave with a comprehensive understanding of how to identify genuine Indigenous businesses, the importance of First Nations business, how you can play a pivotal role in supporting the growth and sustainability of Indigenous enterprise and community outcomes.

Who is Matthew? 

Matthew, the founder of AMK Law, is a distinguished legal professional with a career spanning nearly two decades. Initiating his career at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, he expanded his knowledge within some of the most prominent national and top-tier law firms before he took the entrepreneurial leap to establish his own practice. Known for his innovative approach to legal services, Matthew’s contributions have been acknowledged in numerous esteemed legal publications. His esteemed clientele includes includes Aboriginal businesses, Aboriginal community organisations, government bodies, councils, major corporations, state road authorities, demonstrating his wide ranging impact and adaptability.

Influenced by his Aboriginal and Greek heritage, Matthew’s fervour for diversity has driven him to make significant achievements in Australia’s legal industry, benefiting the wider community. His commitment to advocacy and innovation has garnered widespread recognition, positioning AMK Law as one of the Most Innovative Firms in Australia alongside other top-tier firms. Furthermore, Matthew’s profound impact has secured him a place among the most influential lawyers in Australia. His visionary leadership continues to drive change and inspire progress in the legal sector and beyond.

WHY YOUR COMMITMENT TO FIRST NATIONS BUSINESS MATTERS

“The facilitators did an excellent job of answering questions, providing clarifications, and ensuring that the fundamental aspects of the topic were well covered.”

“I just want to say what an exceptional job Matthew and the team at AMK Law have done to ensure our fledgling consulting firm is set up in the right way! In all our dealings I have experienced cultural respect and sensitivity, sincerity, empathy and a high degree of responsiveness.”

“Being an Aboriginal community controlled organisation, our legal needs are complex and require a special type of lawyer to support us with our legal requirements. Matthew from AMK have been a remarkable asset to our organisation. Matthew is an experienced and passionate solicitor, and we have loved every moment of working with him. I would recommend Matthew and the AMK team to any Aboriginal community controlled organisations seeeking advice or represenation.”

AMK Law is a certified Supply Nation Indigenous business. Matthew and his team, go above and beyond to assist other businesses and they have engaged with the Supply Nation community with absolute professionalism and enthusiasm. Matthew is extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend AMK Law as a professional service provider.”

I recently attended a workshop given by Matthew which far exceeded my expectations. I left the workshop feeling really enthused but also with some clear steps and tools to use which is what I really needed. Matthew is a natural presenter and teacher with a great mix of sharing really solid, helpful knowledge of his own, while also making the workshop interactive and everyone in it feel valued and knowledgeable too.”

Take the Lead in Ethical Procurement

Join us in setting a new standard for corporate integrity and social responsibility. Secure your team’s place in the ” Battle Against Black cladding Masterclass” BaM today. Elevate your Indigenous business strategies, reinforce your commitment to First Nations business practices, and make a lasting impact on your community in this generation and beyond.

To register for the masterclass or to discuss how this training can be tailored to your organisation’s specific needs, please fill out our contact form. Our team will reach out to provide you with all the necessary details and answer any questions you may have.

Act now to be at the forefront of First Nations business and become a champion for change. 

We look forward to you and your team to join us in this battle against Black Cladding with the vision towards achieving Closing The Gap outcomes.