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Cultural Awareness

Cultural Awareness

Our cultural awareness program ensures that your team is equipped to promote cultural competence and leadership skills within your organization.

We offer a range of interactive cultural awareness training modules for all types of organisations, including:

  • schools & other education institutions
  • corporate companies
  • small business
  • not for profit organisations
  • Government departments.

Our training modules include online and live options to enhance your business, empowering teams with the knowledge and understanding to work with Muslims through cultural relativism.

Our modules are delivered by industry experts with a strong foundation in understanding the role of Muslims and Islam in Australia, similarities and differences in behaviours, attitudes, values and requirements in a professional context, as well as how your organisation can use this information to promote diversity, intercultural awareness and understanding.

Each module was developed according to our most sought after topics including Islam 101 and conducting business in the Middle East. Speak to us or fill in the form below to start or continue your cultural awareness journey. We can also discuss a bespoke training module if you have more specific needs.

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    Please note due to social distancing measures, all workshops will be conducted online.
    Multiple modules are allowed.
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Our Program includes:

– A presentation of your choice covering the foundations of intercultural understanding with an emphasis on Muslim contexts.

– A guided tour of our museum galleries*

– Reflective activities and case studies

– Optional Middle Eastern Banquet*


2 hours

Zoom Meeting $300

The standard Cultural Awareness online training program includes a presentation delivered by the IMA’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, Sherene Hassan OAM, covering the fundamentals of Islam, demographics and debunking stereotypes. This is followed by a group brainstorming exercise.
Finally, we examine cultural and religious needs of Muslims, service barriers in the workplace and creating a more inclusive workplace.


Sherene has been involved in intercultural dialogue since 2001 and is passionate about building bridges with the wider community. To date she has conducted over 1000 information sessions on Islam to diverse audiences ranging from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus School to the Australian Federal Police.





Sherene Hassan OAM

Director of Education & Community Engagement

Islamic Museum of Australia


1.5 hours

Zoom Meeting $300

Moustafa discusses the fundamentals of working in the Middle East and cover topics including where to work and what industries are in demand, cultural and religious understanding and negotiating in the corporate workplace. He himself worked in the UAE for five years and offers fascinating insights into his experience.


Moustafa Fahour OAM is the founder of Islamic Museum of Australia and was formerly the CEO and Managing Director of one of the leading diversified international contractors in the Middle East, based in Dubai. He has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry, construction, management and has held senior roles with CIMIC Group, Macquarie Bank, National Australia Bank, UBS and Citigroup.





Moustafa Fahour OAM

Founder & Director 

Islamic Museum of Australia

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