Sharing information about a clever Indigenous Business

At Corban & Blair we support businesses and projects that empower – in particular women and Indigenous business endeavours.

Indigenous business woman Carol Vale of Murawin is doing this as a role model via the dynamic projects and networks she has set up.

Murawin is a majority Indigenous owned business established to inspire individuals and organsiations to work more effectively to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

It is led by Carol Vale, a Dunghutti woman from NSW who has a strong reputation for developing culturally respectful and innovative responses to the complex and varied issues which affect Indigenous communities today.

It is important we understand the bridge that links us all in the Australian landscape. At Murawin they have a passion for strengthening cultural competencies and professional capabilities. Their core values of inclusiveness, cultural safety and respect underpin every aspect of our work. Their 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.

“Breaking cycles. 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.

Facilitation. 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.

Our services

  • 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.

Corporate governance 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”.

Learn more about what they do here.