- Iwona Wilson
Organizational Strategic Planning for South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council
Updated: Aug 18, 2021
“The workshop participants were impressed by Iwona’s professional and engaging delivery of the workshop and very happy with the high standard of outcomes achieved during the two days. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such talented volunteer”
“We would like to commend Iwona for her outstanding contribution to the success of our project which will ultimately result in strong governance standards for the Noongar corporations established as a result of South West Native Title Settlement” – Wayne Nannup, CEO of the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council.
Context and challenges
The South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council is the organization that represents the Noongar people, the Aboriginal Australians of the southwest corner of Western Australia. It was formed in 2001, and is incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006. The Council's primary role is to assist the Noongar people with native title claims and Indigenous land use agreements. It also helps support Noongar culture and heritage, and publishes the Kaartdijin Noongar ("Noongar Knowledge") website.
With the rapidly changing environment and growing demand for services, there was a need to reinvigorate the entire organization, find new strategic directions and establish clear governance and management system structure.
The 2 days workshop was designed and delivered in accordance with the following objectives:
Understanding of the current state, including organizational strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats.
Creating a new vision with a clear purpose, values and behaviors required
Identification of clear strategic directions for the next 1 to 3 years
Establishment of management system structure with policies, objectives, and scope
Team engagement and commitment to take actions, work together and address the challenges
Facilitative approach was applied to help the group work together better by creating
effective processes and environment that foster participation and achieve result.