Cultural Competency Trainer

Lili Sanchez is the Cultural Competency Coordinator at MDA.

Lili arrived in Australia in 1988 as a Refugee on a Humanitarian Visa and she is passionate about sharing the experience of newly arrived Australian’s and how everyone has a role to play in creating welcome.

Lili develops training packages to suit diverse workplaces.

A skilled and experienced storyteller, Lili draws on her lived experience to give participants practical skills that are relevant to their work.

Lili has a background in Anthropology and Philosophy with a strong focus on migration and world issues. She enjoys researching and learning new theories and topics around diversity, culture, language and refugees.

Lili has featured in La Boite Theatre Company’s immersive theatre production The Village and has shared her story through many platforms including podcast, ABC radio, and more recently at the Brisbane Writers Festival as part of Mem Fox’s book “I am Australian too”.

Here is what others have said about Lili’s training:

“I enjoyed the workshop immensely last Thursday and everything about it was so professional and informative, so thank you to you and your team.”  – Jennifer, The Smith Family

“Hi Lili, thank you very much for the great day yesterday – your presentation skills, depth of knowledge, and clear passion for what you do are inspiring and enlightening, to say the least.”  – Laura, Tutor/Teacher

“I found the day overall very beneficial for my continuing practice framework. Well catered for and presenter was very engaging.” – Anonymous, Attendees of Working with Refugees training  Toowoomba April 2019

“I was really moved by the stories related by Lili [our trainer] and the up-to-date information provided. This is an opportunity to let our newcomers know that their plight is coming to an end and new life choices are opening up for them here in Australia.” – Anonymous, Attendees of Working with Refugees training  Toowoomba April 2019