IAHA Professional Development Webinars

IAHA strives to provide professional development opportunities and self-care support through webinars that focus on specific health topics of interest across the collective membership of IAHA. These opportunities are promoted through the IAHA Newsfeed, Communiques and Social Media throughout the year. 

Register now for NAIDOC Week Webinars:

IAHA is hosting a series of webinars throughout NAIDOC week for our members to connect, celebrate our culture and be ‘Blak, Loud and Proud!’ The series of workshops aims to cater to all different styles and preferences of tapping into our wellbeing by creating space to come together, laugh, and connect with culture.
Each session will go for 1 to 1.5 hours and run via Zoom. Where equipment is required, we will send you a pack with everything you need to participate.
Details are provided below on what each workshop will involve. Workshops will be held subject to interest, and specific workshops may be capped and/or closed at a particular time due to logistical considerations in posting equipment and resources, so we encourage you to register early.
Closing dates for each session are also listed below. Workshops being offered: 

  • Cuppa and a yarn – Bring your favourite mug and be ready to share a yarn with your IAHA family.
    • Monday 8th July
    • 2:30 pm AEST, 2:00 pm ACST, 12:30 pm AWST
    • Register by Sunday, 7th July
  • IAHA Men’s Group yarn – The yarning session will focus on NAIDOC Week and the theme ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.”
    • Wednesday 10th July
    • 6:30 pm AEST, 6:00 pm ACST, 4:30 pm AWST
    • Register by Close Of Business (COB) Tuesday, 9th July
  • Jewellery Making – Learn how to make earrings using polymer clay. Use the clay to roll out your tension while having a yarn.
    • Thursday 11th July
    • 6:30 pm AEST, 6:00 pm ACST, 4:30 pm AWST (limited places available, max 30)
    • Register by COB Monday, 1st July – please include your postal address so we can send you materials

 How to register: Please email the membership team at 
membership@iaha.com.au. We’d like to encourage you to register early, as there are limited places available for some of the webinars.


Webinars to watch online:

Business Basics Webinar with John Briggs

John Briggs has delivered well over 700 sessions in the last seven years, across the mining, banking, retail, early years and education sectors. With more than 25 years’ experience, John Briggs is passionate about Indigenous culture, inclusion, employment and engagement; assisting organisations to be better equipped and confident in these areas. Central to his style and service delivery, are the fundamental principles of creating culturally safe learning environments and establishing trust. John Briggs is a collaborative networker and genuine expert in his field of professional speaking and facilitation.


Tackling Indigenous Smoking webinar with Prof. Tom Calma OAM

In this webinar, IAHA Patron and National Coordinator Tackling Indigenous Smoking Professor Tom Calma provides an overview of the health impacts of smoking and shares strategies and resources for smoking cessation.


Self-care Workforce Support Webinar Series

IAHA hosts a series of self-care webinars for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce in partnership with AIDA, CATSINaM and NATSIHWA to provide a place to connect and support self-care of our valuable and important workforce. These webinars are held on the NSW Rural Doctors Network Rural Pro Platform.

Please note these webinars are for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander members of IAHA, AIDA, CATSINaM & NATSIHWA only. – email comms@iaha.com.au for password


Professional Development Webinar with Thirrili (Power and Strength)

Presented by Thirrili CEO Jacqueline McGowan-Jones and  Thirrili Executive Manager – Policy and Programs Rachael Schmerl. 

Jacqueline and Rachael share their expertise and insights about the important postvention and suicide prevention roles that Thirrili carries out. Thirrili is the national provider of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific suicide postvention support and assistance.

Jacqueline and Rachael speak about Thirrili’s strengths-based approaches to providing suicide postvention care and supports which empower individuals, families and communities. 


Te Tiriti-Based Futures & Anti-Racism Webinars

This event ran from 21-30 March 2020 to mark UN Race Relations Day. It included 39 open-access webinars, 45 organisations (including IAHA partner organisation Nga Pou Mana) and over 70 speakers both local and international. The event is designed to build capacity around anti-racism and deepen understanding about Te Tiriti o Waitangi and decolonisation. Learn more HERE.