We are a specialist inter-cultural consultation and facilitation business that collaborates with our clients to develop culturally appropriate responses and innovative solutions.
At Murawin we have a passion for strengthening cultural competencies and professional capabilities . Our core values of inclusiveness, cultural safety and respect underpin every aspect of our work. Our people consist of a talented team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal professionals who bring an extensive range of experiences in policy development, project management, evaluation, social research and stakeholder engagement across a myriad of areas including Aboriginal Affairs, Child Protection, Disabilities, Health, Education and Justice sectors.
We are passionate about breaking cycles that perpetuates disadvantage. Our team works across numerous portfolio areas and locations with our clients to engage, challenge and assist groups journey towards action to developing practical responses to their ‘wicked’ problems. We are committed to closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage and facilitating opportunities that strive for economic and social empowerment.
We are committed to ‘strengths based’ models of collaboration and inquiry to ensure that we achieve significant engagement and contribution by all.
Our facilitation services draw on a variety of practical facilitation methods to guide those we work with to move through the process. Our Principal Consultant, Carol Vale is a Certified Professional Facilitator with the International Association of Facilitators and has a reputation for facilitating strategically and draws on a deep appreciation for open collaboration, the creation of a culturally safe environment that supports challenging conversations and a profound ability to provide unique and insightful direction. Collectively our team encourages participation - resulting in optimal idea generation and ensures that everyone is heard and contribution by all is supported. Members of our team are also active members of the Australian Facilitators Network.
- Process and Group Facilitation
- Mentoring and Professional Coaching
- Leadership Development
- Stakeholder Engagement and Intercultural Communication
- Indigenous Community Consultation and Engagement
- Policy Advice and Evaluation Processes
- Community and Corporate Governance
- Organisational Development
- Business Consulting
Stakeholder Engagement and Community Consultation
We understand that successful stakeholder engagement and community engagement is critical to business success regardless of sector. Navigating the complexity of Indigenous Australian communities is our specialty. We understand that engaging successful with Indigenous communities requires an appreciation of cultural competencies and social dynamics of communities. We understand that successful stakeholder engagement and community consultation involves leadership and is a deliberate and negotiated process, not just based on providing information. We have facilitated community engagement events based on aspirations and priorities within an Indigenous framework built on self-determination.
The Murawin team has extensive experience in developing and implementing public policy across corporate, government and non-government sectors. Murawin Consulting provides a variety of developmental support services in Aboriginal community and corporate governance, including strategic advice, training for Board members, and running effective meetings. We provide Corporate Governance support to community and the not for profit sectors. Our consultants have been trained by the Governance Institute of Australia.
Indigenous Evaluation and Social Research
Murawin Consulting develops evaluation processes that are robust and values different ‘ways of knowing and being’. Our team has experience in working with Indigenous communities in the field of participatory action research and evaluation.
The Murawin team has worked across Australia and appreciates the unique process for undertaking evaluations in Indigenous communities. We recognise that trust and respect are the cornerstones of effective working relationships and we place emphasis on participation of local community researchers in evaluation and research in their communities.
"I wanted to say a huge thank you for Wednesday. It really was an excellent day, so many people have commented on the day and are committed to seeing change. Carol and Joy did a great job facilitating the groups...Carols facilitation skills provided thought provoking discussions and guided and managed groups around the issues." Angela Webb, Manager Aboriginal Employment, Sydney Trains