Past projects


In 2014 and 2015 we held regional workshops in Alice Springs, Yirrkala, Darwin, Katherine, Jabiru and Tennant Creek. These workshops were attended by 162 directors and senior staff members of 59 different Aboriginal organisations and groups from across the Territory. Workshop reports can be downloaded by clicking on the locations above.

Workshops focused on key governance and management themes and included guest presenters and group discussions. They were great opportunities for directors, staff and emerging young leaders to network, learn from and inspire each other.

In 2015 we hosted a CEO Forum titled ‘In the Hot Seat’, held in Darwin and opened by the Honourable Northern Territory Chief Minister, Adam Giles. This forum featured Aboriginal keynote and other speakers, practical management discussion groups and an important opportunity for geographically isolated CEOs of Aboriginal organisations to network and learn from each other. The Forum report is available here.

CEO network

In bi-monthly teleconferences hosted by us, CEOs and senior managers met to discuss key industry challenges and innovations. 
Guest presenters shared their knowledge and expertise on topical governance and management themes.

Demonstration sites

From 2014-2016 we provided close governance and management support for up to 12 months to several Aboriginal organisations that expressed an interest in working with us. 

Directors and senior staff identified their priority governance and management needs and we worked with them to address these needs. While there, we conducted action-research to help demonstrate change and strong ways of working.

Previous organisations we have worked closely with are: 

  • Yuendumu Women's Centre in Central Australia
  • Demed Association based in Gunbalanya in West Arnhem Land
  • Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Indigenous Corporation based in Borroloola
  • Urapuntja Aboriginal Corporation based in the Barkly region

in 2016-17 we were continuing to work closely with:

  • Yuendumu Women's Centre in Central Australia
  • Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation located in Yuendumu Community
  • Thathangathay Foundation based in Wadeye
  • Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation based in Wadeye
  • Southern Tanami Kurdiji IC in Central Australia


In 2014 we completed a survey on the strengths, needs and other characteristics of NT Aboriginal organisations. Results of key survey questions are available here.

Research on organisational best practice, governance models, networks and other structures is available in a major report here.