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November 16, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Intern Judith McLernon

We interviewed our Intern Judith McLernon this week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss her time with Fortis, the projects she has been involved in and […]
October 23, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Intern Cristhian Alvarez

We interviewed our Intern Cristhian Alvarez this week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss his experience with Fortis Consulting and how Human Resource Management (HRM) integrates with company […]
October 11, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Intern Daniel Peckitt

We interviewed our Intern Daniel Peckitt this week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss his experience with Fortis Consulting, company values and how the team […]
August 15, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Intern Matteo Pilotto

We interviewed our Intern Matteo Pilotto, who hails all the way from Italy this week as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss why work culture matters […]
June 19, 2017
Honourary Fellow and Fortis Consulting consultant, Alex Main, talks to us about the many roles he has played throughout his career.

Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview with Alex Main

We interviewed Associate Professor Alex Main this week to discuss the many roles of a consultant as part of our Living Culture at Fortis series. As an […]
June 7, 2017
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Living Culture at Fortis | An Interview on Diversity with Project Consultant Maggie Greening

We interviewed Project Consultant/Resource Developer Maggie Greening this week to kick off our Living Culture at Fortis series, to discuss why diversity efforts need to address […]
November 9, 2017
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Care for older CaLD Migrants | Aged Care Diversity Framework Consultation

Thank you to all who lent their voices and contributed to the Aged Care Diversity Framework Consultation on Monday November 6th. FECCA & Fortis Partners in […]
October 26, 2017
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Care for older CaLD Migrants: HAVE A SAY & BE INFORMED on AGED CARE November 6th 2017

Fortis Consulting is funded by the Australian Government (Department of Health) as the WA Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) to improve the capacity of aged […]
October 25, 2017
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National Carers Week – Reflections of a Carer

National Carers Week (October 15-21) was an opportunity for the community to recognise the 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia who support a family member or […]
October 12, 2017
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NAATI 40th Anniversary – Translating and Interpreting Services

On September 21st our National Director Mary Gurgone along with 80 other attendees came together to celebrate NAATI’s 40 years in Australia’s interpreting and services. Assistant […]
September 14, 2017
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“R U OK” Day 2017

R U OK? Day is a national day of action. Dedicated to inspiring people of all backgrounds and cultures to ask each other Are you OK? […]
August 22, 2017
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PICACWA LASA Care & Ageing Expo: Aboriginal Aged Care facility & Community Hub

Fortis Consulting as the WA representative of Partner’s in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICACWA) were proud to have attended and presented at this year’s Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) […]
July 28, 2017
The Workforce Study is Australia’s first large-scale research study designed to identify what matters most for making Not-for-Profit work more developmental, healthy, meaningful, and productive.

UWA Launches Workforce Study for NFP’s

The Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study, predominantly funded by the Australian Research Council, the largest piece of research on and for not-for-profit organisations, employees and volunteers, was launched on […]
July 7, 2017
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Multicultural Australia : United, Strong, Successful

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja recently released the Australian Government’s new multicultural statement ‘ Multicultural Australia : […]
May 15, 2017
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Hon. Minister Ken Wyatt Address from the PICACWA CaLD Aged Care Roundtable

Australia has adopted a ‘Consumer Directed Care’ (CDC) approach to aged care as has been the case for some time in other countries such as England […]
May 3, 2017
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Service success in person-centred care

Making person-centred care a reality for Australians from all cultures, languages, abilities and geographic locations is a huge challenge. Northcott and Fortis Consulting are working together […]
April 25, 2017
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Aged Care: Walking Together to make a Difference

Australia has adopted a ‘Consumer Directed Care’ approach to aged care as has been the case for some time in other countries such as England and […]
April 19, 2017

Translating and Interpreting Services in Aged Care

Language communication difficulties have consistently been raised at CaLD community consultations. As your Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) provider in WA, Fortis is keen to […]
January 13, 2017
Zonta House honours Fortis Consulting National Director Mary Gurgone for her volunteer positions as director

Fortis Director Mary Gurgone Honoured for Contribution to Zonta House

On Thursday the 1st of December Zonta House Refuge Association (Perth) held a lunch to honour our very own Mary Gurgone for her contribution as volunteer […]
March 18, 2016
Office of Multicultural Interests awards Mary Gurgone for Fortis Consulting 2016 Winner of WA Government Private Sector Award for Outstanding Contribution to Multiculturalism

Fortis takes Major Multiculturalism Award ahead of Woodside

Fortis Consulting was recently announced as 2016 Winner of OMI Private Sector Award for Outstanding Contribution to Multiculturalism. The award acknowledged Fortis’ significant body of work […]
September 14, 2016
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The Fortis Report | 2014

Fortis Newsletter – 2014: Click here to view the Newsletter online 
February 27, 2017
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Strategic Planning and ASX Merger

During 2014, Fortis was contracted by the Chair of an ASX listed company to review the organisational and portfolio design of two companies, to position the […]
November 21, 2016
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Keys to Diversity Online Cross Cultural Training Package

ASeTTS engaged Fortis Consulting to develop, refine, and pilot two online diversity training programs for volunteers and employees in the NFP sector, Keys to Diversity. The […]
November 9, 2016
Change champions round table forum finds that migrant mental health care services are needed to support CALD communities. Adrian Gurgone at the Change Champions Forum

Change Champions Say Better Mental Health Support Needed For Migrants

Today, Australia is home to one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse populations on earth. People from all over the world continue to settle here […]
January 30, 2017
In 2014, Fortis Consulting was engaged by the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) to design and develop training for support workers of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues.

Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Issues

In 2014, Fortis Consulting was engaged by the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS) to design and develop training for support workers of people with […]
November 21, 2016
Fortis provided a summative evaluation of the Partners in Change training program, a patient-centered service for disability and mental health, for Avivo,

Evaluation of Partners in Change Program for Avivo

Avivo is a recognised leader in innovative approaches to consumer-directed care and individualised service design and delivery – in the disability, aged and mental health sectors. […]
March 27, 2017
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Draft WA Screen Industry Diversity & Inclusion Roadmap

Draft WA Screen Industry Diversity & Inclusion Roadmap Now Available for Feedback Screenwest and Fortis Consulting have released the draft WA Screen Industry Diversity & Inclusion Roadmap after […]
February 24, 2017
In 2014, Fortis was engaged to design and deliver a workshop focused on valuing workforce diversity targeted at senior staff in Aged-Care organisations.

Supporting Leaders to Harness Workforce Diversity

In 2014, Fortis Consulting was engaged to design and deliver a bespoke workshop focused on valuing workforce diversity targeted at senior staff in Aged-Care organisations. Services Provided: […]
January 23, 2017

Fortis Consulting & Screenwest Release Diversity Discussion Paper

Fortis Consulting & Screenwest Advocate for Diversity  In recognition of our expertise in diversity, Screenwest recently engaged Fortis Consulting to work with the industry, and Screenwest, to […]
December 1, 2016
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Aged-Care CALD Roundtable: Walking Together

Fortis Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) WA is hosting a roundtable for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Aged Care Service providers and the CALD community […]
November 18, 2016
In September 2014 Fortis commenced CaLD Strategic Planning with the Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT). Work included building cultural awareness and inclusion in a number of aged-care service facilities including Kangara Waters in Canberra.

Illawarra Retirement Trust– CaLD Strategic Planning

In September 2014 Fortis commenced CaLD Strategic Planning with the Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT). Work included building cultural awareness and inclusion in a number of aged-care […]
November 17, 2016

Fortis PICAC Keys to Diversity December 13th

Keys to Diversity is a FREE online cultural diversity training tool that was developed for the not-for-profit sector. It allows for easy access to cultural diversity […]
October 28, 2016
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Change Champions Forum: Mental Health

Fortis Consulting, in partnership with Business Women Australia, hosted our third Change Champion Forum on Thursday 27 October: Enabling Mental Health for our Culturally Diverse Community […]
September 28, 2016
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Fortis PICAC Partnership Event

Fortis Consulting invited Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community organisations and CALD aged care service providers to our office on Tuesday where we held our PICAC […]
September 15, 2016

Using standards to assess accomplished teaching and leadership

Excellence in teaching is the single most powerful influence on student achievement (Hattie 2003). To advance teaching excellence, Teaching Australia – Australian Institute of Teaching and […]
September 15, 2016
The Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS) has engaged Fortis Consulting to deliver an innovative online training, Keys to Diversity.

ASeTTS : KEYS TO DIVERSITY

  The Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS) has engaged Fortis Consulting to deliver an innovative online training, Keys to Diversity. The project utilises a […]
August 26, 2016

Zonta Board Skills Questionaire

The following tool draws upon a toolkit developed by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. It has been prepared to enable self-evaluation of the board, in […]
November 28, 2016

Human Lives, Human Rights

Calling Australia Home 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the first major group of refugee arrivals seeking asylum and protection directly from Australia. On 26 April […]
November 21, 2016

Developing a National Aged Care and Diversity Check and Consultancy Model

Fortis was approached by Curtin University’s Dementia Training Study Centre (DTSC) to collaborate in developing and piloting an Aged Care Audit tool to assess the cultural […]
September 16, 2016
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Wesfarmers – Minesite Operational Review & Process Improvement

Fortis consultants supported the review and development of improved processes and policies within the context of a significant Wesfarmers minesite.   Client: From its origins in 1914 […]
September 15, 2016

Is money all that matters? Measuring your social return on investment

In a world where it’s money that matters – measuring the social return on our investment can help to account for value more broadly and holistically. […]
September 15, 2016
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Building sustainable communities in the Pilbara

The development of stable communities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has been a goal of successive state governments since the commencement of large-scale iron […]
August 26, 2016

Culture, Communication and Relationships at Work Program

Is your organisation making the most of its diverse workforce? If the answer is a “no” or a “not sure” then read on…. Innovative Program Culture, […]
November 21, 2016

Evaluation for Ministerial Council

The need for overseas trained nurses is an acute issue. Many overseas trained nurses continue to be unable to practise in their profession due to barriers […]
November 21, 2016
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City of Belmont Multicultural Action Plan

Fortis Consulting was engaged by the City of Belmont to engage with the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities and relevant stakeholders within the City of […]
September 16, 2016
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Brightwater & Juniper – Social Innovation in Aged Care

Fortis Consulting is assisting Brightwater Care Group and Juniper – A Uniting Church Community, to deliver a major and ongoing change initiative. Funded by a Social […]
September 16, 2016
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Teaching Australia – Teacher Quality

Fortis Consulting conducted a major review and analysis of global assessment methodologies to assess Teacher Quality. This study documented the different approaches used and provided insight […]
September 15, 2016

Pulse Survey – where harnessing workforce diversity begins

Background to the Pulse Survey Developed by Fortis Consulting’s Centre for Excellence – Harnessing Workforce Diversity, this survey assists organisations to embrace and capitalise on their […]
September 14, 2016
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Fortis Summer 2013 Sustain-Able eNewsletter

Fortis Newsletter Summer 2013: Click here to view the Newsletter online or download the PDF Edition below Download PDF (1.56 Mb)
May 12, 2016
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CCIWA Feature Fortis Consulting’s win of OMI Private Sector Multicultural Recognition Award

CCI, Business Pulse: May Edition Fortis Consulting was announced as the 2016 Winner of OMI Private Sector Award for Outstanding Contribution to Multiculturalism. The award acknowledges Fortis’ […]