At Cross Cultural Consultants (CCC), we specialise in the art of planning, writing and supporting Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) that resonate with the spirit of reconciliation. With years of expertise and unwavering commitment, we aim to be a supportive guide and partner on the path toward meaningful reconciliation.

What is a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)?

Since 2006, Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) have played an essential role in empowering organisations to take genuine and strategic actions to advance reconciliation. These plans revolve around the fundamental pillars of relationships, respect, and opportunities, extending substantial benefits to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Through RAPs, economic equity is enhanced, and First Nations self-determination is supported, fostering a brighter future for all.

Navigating the RAP Framework

The Reconciliation Australia RAP Framework, structured around four distinct RAP types – Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, and Elevate, offers organisations a structured pathway to promote and imbed reconciliation. These have been set out by Reconciliation Australia.

  • Reflect: Building the Foundation for Reconciliation

    For organisations new to reconciliation, a Reflect RAP is the ideal starting point. With a duration of 12 months, it outlines the initial steps towards preparing your organisation for reconciliation initiatives in future RAPs. Committing to a Reflect RAP means forging relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, defining your vision for reconciliation, and exploring your sphere of influence.

  • Innovate: Driving Reconciliation Initiatives

    An Innovate RAP spans two years and provides a roadmap for achieving your organisation’s vision for reconciliation. Innovate RAP commitments enable your organisation to gain a deeper understanding of your sphere of influence and the best approaches to advance reconciliation. This type of RAP centres on building and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, engaging your staff and stakeholders in reconciliation, and developing innovative strategies to empower Indigenous peoples.

  • Stretch RAP: Embedding Reconciliation

    Organisations that have established robust strategies for advancing reconciliation should consider a Stretch RAP. Over a two to three-year period, this RAP type focuses on long-term strategies and measurable targets. It requires organisations to embed reconciliation initiatives into their business strategies, making them a seamless part of daily operations.

  • Elevate RAP: Leadership in Reconciliation

    Elevate RAPs are designed for organisations with a proven track record of effectively implementing RAP initiatives. Having gone through Stretch RAPs, these organisations are now ready to take a leadership role in advancing national reconciliation. They maintain a strong strategic relationship with Reconciliation Australia and actively champion initiatives to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and drive societal change. Furthermore, Elevate RAP organisations undergo independent assessment to ensure transparency and accountability in their activities.

Start Your Reconciliation Journey with CCC

At Cross Cultural Consultants  (CCC), we bring a wealth of skill and experience to the realm of Reconciliation Action Plans. Our team is dedicated to guiding you through the RAP journey, helping your organisation make a lasting impact on the road to reconciliation.

See below for our recent successful RAP initiatives, which will provide a deeper insight into the remarkable outcomes we’ve achieved with our clients. Join us in taking meaningful steps toward reconciliation, one plan at a time.

Ready to embark on your RAP journey with CCC? Contact us today to discover how we can partner with you in advancing reconciliation and making a difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Together, we can create a future defined by respect, understanding, and unity.

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