DR DAVE GODDARD -Based in Perth, Australia
Dr Dave Goddard has worked for two decades in the area of change management, particularly between Aboriginal communities and public and private sector entities. He has worked with metropolitan, rural and remote Aboriginal communities throughout Australia for more than 20 years, both in education as a Principal and District Director in the Department of Education and as a private consultant.
Dave’s work provides outstanding examples of what can be achieved from “working in the intercultural space.” Some of his achievements include:
A model for the Gumula Mirnuwarni Education Project using Mutual Ways. The Project commenced in 1997 and was the forerunner of some 70 similar Projects operating under the banner of the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation program, “Partnerships for Success”.
The Fortescue Metals Group Vocational Training and Employment Centre commenced in 2006 following a model created by Collaborative Systemic Change personnel. It currently has in excess of 600 Aboriginal people on its books and an outstanding record of placing individuals into work in the Pilbara. Mutual Ways was the methodology used to create the Projects.
The Remote Learning Partnership Agreements (RLPAs) required the facilitation of individual agreements between the largest Remote communities in the NT and the Department of Education & Training, NT.
On the basis of his experience, Dave has developed Mutual Ways a methodology for setting up relationships that enable Aboriginal communities to work collaboratively with government and private sector partners.
Together with Nick Norris, Dave also developed the Strategic Action Framework, a process pathway for navigating complex change processes.
COLIN BELL -Based in Perth, Australia
Colin has 22 years experience in organisational change as well as in the education and community development sectors; and has a personal interest in societal change. He has extensive experience in leadership and management, gained from organisational and community roles.
Colin specialises in strategic planning, facilitation, business improvement, leadership and management, organisational governance, organisational development, coaching and mentoring, change management & implementation.
He has also spent 12 years developing and implementing community programs, specifically in the areas of self managed employment, community development and communication education programs. Colin has had extensive experience in the development, delivery and professional development of teachers in enterprise education programs and indigenous education strategies.
One of his recent assignments has been a three year contract as CEO for a group of companies including manufacturing, building and construction, retail (hardware), and property development. Previously he had also has been a CEO of Not for profit organisations.
ARAMA MATAIRA -Based in Auckland, New Zealand
Throughout her 20 year career in education Arama has experienced high levels of success from being the first remote school teacher to be awarded Teacher of Exemplary Practice status, to being the youngest principal in her region at the age of 25. Arama has bought about impactful change in the communities she has worked in as well as with a broad scope of stakeholders, including state officials and business representatives.
The majority of her work has been in Australia’s most remote regions working with Indigenous peoples in both Central Australia and in Western Australia. Arama is now bringing the Walk Together way to Aotearoa. It is a co-design participatory approach to both challenge and support organisations, stakeholders and communities to work through change particularly in the intercultural space – where multiple worldviews are present. Arama is an accredited with the Ministry of Education and is a facilitator of Culture Counts, as an associate of Cognition Education, New Zealand. She is available for facilitating, leadership coaching and bringing awareness around culturally responsive practices with individuals, organisations and businesses.