Working with people from a strengths based perspective

Practical strategies around working effectively with Aboriginal people in developing culturally appropriate programs and services.

Aboriginal Cultural
Awareness Training

Building on people’s skills in providing services to Aboriginal people in ways that respect and support the diversity of Aboriginal culture.

Self Care
& Cultural Safety

Assisting Aboriginal staff in developing skills to address additional complexities and cultural safety whilst working Aboriginal individuals, families and communities.

Job Readiness
& Work Ethics

Assisting Aboriginal people up-skill to enter or re-enter the workforce through recognition and development of existing skill sets.

Workshop Facilitation
& Presentation

Courses and workshops designed to encourage & inspire both Aboriginal people and those that work with Aboriginal individuals, families and communities.


Felicity (Flic) Ryan

Facilitator & Consultant

Felicity (Flic) Ryan is a Wadi Wadi woman and her mother’s family are freshwater people from the Swan Hill and Moulamein areas of Victoria and NSW. She also has strong family connections to the Wemba Wemba and Yorta Yorta people around this region. Flic’s father is of Scottish background and his family hail from the area below Glasgow in the central lowlands.

Flic spent 13 years working within both State and Local Government areas and her previous roles include Women and Children’s Refuge Worker, Child Protection Officer, Community Development Officer, HIV Care and Support Officer and Sexual Health Worker.

Flic is an accredited trainer and now specialises in the development and delivery of high quality face-to-face training packages designed around Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Competency, Self-Care for Aboriginal Workers, Aboriginal Health and Employment, Aboriginal People and Lateral Violence, and Teambuilding. She is particularly interested in helping Aboriginal people up-skill within the workforce and has also tailored packages around Facilitating Workshops and Working with Small Groups.

Flic has also developed training specific to Aboriginal Youth and Sexual Health issues. She is able to present in-house workshops in both the government and community sector and works on various project teams as a consultant as required. Flic has a diverse range of experience and her style of delivery is inclusive and non-confrontational. She is a dynamic and entertaining presenter who communicates with sensitivity and humour.

Aboriginal Cultural Workshops

Flic offers a range of courses and workshops designed to encourage & inspire both Aboriginal people and those that work with Aboriginal communities.

  • All
  • Career & Workplace
  • Community & Culture
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Leadership Skills
  • Self-Care
  • Team Building

Job Readiness

Providing participants with assistance in both seeking and gaining paid employment.

Team Building

Foster understanding, communication and strong relationships within work teams.

Powerful Past
Strong Future

“I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live and work and pay my respects to the Elders both past and present. I extend that respect to the many Aboriginal peoples belonging to this land, our mother.”


  • Felicity Ryan Website Launch

    We have launched an all new mobile friendly responsive web site showcasing traditional Aboriginal artwork by Angela Marr-Grogan from Marrang Art. Leave a comment and let us know what you think....

  • Lateral Violence Workshops for 2015

    This year my co-trainer, Rob Monaghan and I will be focusing on Lateral Violence and Aboriginal people… but what exactly is Lateral Violence? Some people describe it as horizontal or intra-racial vio...

  • Support by Marrang Art

    I am really blessed to be able to feature Angela Marr-Grogan’s artwork on my new webpage. Angela is a Koori woman of Birpai descent with connections to the Dhunghutti and Worimi people and as an emerging...



Facilitating Workshops and Self-Care for Aboriginal Workers.

Flic has provided services for clients such as the NSW Police Service, Department of Family and Community Services, Roads and Maritime Services NSW , Department of Juvenile Justice NSW, UnitingCare, Police Citizens Youth Club, Life Without Barriers, Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council, NSW Health, TAFE NSW, Cancer Australia, Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies, Namatjira Haven Drug & Alcohol Healing Centre, Housing NSW, North Coast GP Training Network, Family Worker Training Development Program and various Aboriginal Medical Services nationwide.