Start getting excited because we have two amazing keynote speakers to educate, entertain and inspire you at the Sharing Summit: Mundanara Bayles and Scott Gorringe.
Mundanara Bayles, Managing Director, the BlackCard
Mundanara’s cultural heritage is connected to the Wonnarua and Bunjalung people on her mother’s side and the Birri-Gubba and Gungalu on her father’s side. Mundanara grew up in Redfern, New South Wales, with her eight sisters and moved to her father’s country in the early 90s. Coming from a family that has been active in the Aboriginal movement since the 60s and 70s she continues to follow their example. As a proud advocate for her people, she follows in her father’s footsteps and aims to make a positive contribution.
Mundanara has more than 18 years’ experience working for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations in New South Wales and Queensland. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has formal qualifications in the disciplines of media, business, assessment and training. She is currently a board member at The Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School (also known as The Murri School) in Brisbane, and serves on several other committees and boards.
Mundanara is the Managing Director and co-founder of The Australian BlackCard Pty Ltd (BlackCard), which is a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business certified with Supply Nation. Mundanara co-founded BlackCard with Dr Lilla Watson, who is a respected Aboriginal elder, artist, educator and long-time course developer. BlackCard is a specialist consultancy providing cultural capability training and consultancy services to enable people and organisations to work effectively with members of the Aboriginal community. BlackCard’s purpose is working with people, not for people, with the genius of Aboriginal Knowledge.
Mundanara’s work is agile, partnership-based, and crosses multiple organisational borders. She brings people along with her through her inclusive and collaborative approach. Her session on Monday 29 October will focus on building cultural competency.
Scott Gorringe, Director, Murrimatters Consulting
Scott is a Mithaka man from far western Queensland. He believes the challenge is to reconnect with self, others and the environment. Scott has a Masters from The University of Queensland, and studied at The University of British Columbia in Canada. He is Director of Murrimatters Consulting, Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council grant at ANU and currently leads the Milparanga Leadership Program for the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
Scott’s education has been an exciting balance of on-country practices, state and private schooling, plus university – both overseas and in Australia. In 2006 Scott, with his best mate David Spillman, co-developed a facilitation process called Engoori that assists teams and organisations to address complex challenges. Scott’s company, Murrimatters Pty Ltd, has delivered this process to a range of organisations across Australia and internationally for more than ten years.
Scott has extensive knowledge and understanding of engagement across the various cultural groups within Australia and his passion lies in bringing forth people’s strengths to assist them to create and lead change. His session on Tuesday 30 October will focus on challenging the deficit discourse across the Indigenous landscape and will propose a powerful way forward that enables robust, courageous, and trusting relationships to form.
To hear these two wonderful speakers, head to the Sharing Summit website and register now!