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Mark Yettica-Paulson: Cross Cultural Leadership


In 2010, Mark Yettica-Paulson’s company The Yettica Group developed The Inter-Cultural Framework. This initiative was designed for a very specific reason. Having a clear understanding of the sensitivities and protocols surrounding Indigenous cultures is vital, but how do people involved in cross-cultural events attain this knowledge?

Mark has been at the forefront of establishing cross-cultural leadership groups in Australia for the better part of a decade, and in this Lunchbox/Soapbox, he argues for their importance in developing Indigenous leaders who can work within frameworks outside of their cultural backgrounds to promote understanding.

Through sharing, protecting and explaining Indigenous cultures, the Inter-Cultural Framework can be used as an extremely effective tool for the promotion of dialogue and begin the process of change at a national level.


We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the performance space from 12.20pm.


Mark Yettica-Paulson

Mark Yettica-Paulson is an Australian Indigenous man from southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales. Mark is the founder and director of The Yettica Group, specialising in Indigenous leadership and intercultural facilitation. Mark is a founding member of the National Indigenous Youth Moveme... Read more


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