Monday, 24 October 2016
Yarning Circle top spot to talk
By Patrick Nelson
Acting Director Central Australia Lyle Mellors said the Yarning Circle at Alice Springs campus had proven to be the perfect place to host a recent gathering of business people and most of the NT Cabinet.
“This is the second year that we’ve hosted the Business at Sunset networking event as part of October Business Month,” Mr Mellors said.
“Last year we hosted it in our training restaurant, but this year we chose to host it on the lawns surrounding our Yarning Circle.”
Mr Mellors said the Yarning Circle was built 18 months ago after a discussion between a lecturer and a group of Indigenous students.
“The discussion centred on how much teaching and learning takes place sitting and talking around a campfire and how that is much better than sitting within the confines of four walls in a classroom.
“The Yarning Circle concept is very much like Business at Sunset, where we get out of the confines of the office or workshop, and meet in an informal setting with other business people to learn from each other.”
Business at Sunset was organised by the Business Central Team and the NT Chamber of Commerce.
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