MELBOURNE - Native Title Operations & Management Training

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Melbourne Business School

200 Leicester Street

Carlton, VIC 3053


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*Please note*
This is for the MELBOURNE worshop.

The training is open to all PBC members, directors, CEO's, Traditional Owners and board members interested in learning more about managing and growing your PBC.


If registering for more than one person, please register individual names.
If you are registering on behalf of someone else please put the participant attending name on the register.

The National Native Title Council with our partners at RMIT, AIATSIS and Melbourne Business School, is conducting training for Traditional Owners, PBC members and their staff to better understand their PBC as a business.

This 5 day intensive workshop will be held at Melbourne Business School.

  • The training is open to all PBC members, directors, CEO's, Traditional Owners and board members interested in learning more about managing and growing your PBC.

  • We also welcome members, staff and directors of non-PBC Traditional Owner Corporations such as those recognised under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act.

  • The National Native Title Council will cover the cost of the entire workshop but participants will need to fund their own travel and accommodation.

  • Leading experts from RMIT university, Melbourne Business School, AIATSIS and NNTC will deliver the workshops.

What it covers:

Using case studies the 5 day workshop will cover topics such as communications and marketing, business fundamentals (inc SWOT, Force Field Analysis), strategic conversations and stakeholder relationships, governance structures, HR and finance.
The workshop also addresses how to pitch for grants, board personality and balance, leadership, negotiating and diplomacy within your PBC and interactive activities throughout the week.
Completion of the course can lead to formal TAFE accreditation and open pathways to further TAFE and Higher Education programs.

All pre-readings will be available closer to the date and will be emailed to registered participants.

Training workshop times:

Monday 8.30am start to 5pm (A welcome dinner and drinks will be provided by NNTC at a restaurant nearby)
Tuesday 9am start to 5pm
Wednesday 9am start to 6pm (Please note the extra hour)
Thursday 9am start to 9pm (Working dinner will be provided by NNTC)
Friday 9am start to 12.30pm

All morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided for the 5 day workshop. Plus a dinner on the Monday and Thursday nights.

Click link for INFO FLYER - everything you need to know about logisitics. Including all transport information, specific details on where the training is located and anything else you may need to know before the begining of the training.

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See below for faculty bios:

Ian Allsop
Senior Fellow,
Melbourne Business School

Dr Allsop is an organisational consultant specialising in the area of strategic leadership. He is a former managing director of Bioss International (Australia) and the consulting arm of the Brunel Institute of Organisational and Social Studies.
He has consulted widely for client organisations from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has served on the Board of the National Ageing Research Institute and was a former president of the Australian Council of Churches and is a Senior Fellow of Faculty at MBS where he teaches on the MURRA Indigenous Business Masterclass Program.

Ian holds a PhD (Monash) and was the first MBA graduate from RMIT.

Michal Carrington
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics,
University of Melbourne

Michal researches in consumption ethics, business ethics, and consumer culture. Her research is published in a range of international journals, including European Journal of Marketing, Marketing Theory, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research. Michal has recently published a co-edited interdisciplinary book titled ‘Ethics and Morality in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ (Routledge), and co-convened an ESRC Seminar Series of the same title. Michal holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD also from the University of Melbourne. Prior to entering academia, Michal spent almost a decade working for Unilever in Australia and the UK.

Dr Matthew Storey
Acting CEO,
National Native Title Council

Dr Storey is the acting CEO of the NNTC. From 2012 – 2018 he was CEO of the Victorian Native Title Service Provider (First Nations Legal and Research Services) and a director and Executive member of the NNTC. Prior to moving (back) to Victoria in 2012, Matthew lived for nearly 25 years in the Northern Territory were he worked variously as a Senior Crown Law Officer with the Northern Territory Government, Associate Professor and Head of Law at the Territory’s Charles Darwin University and Director of the NT Anti-Discrimination Commission. He has served as President of the Law Society of the NT and a director of the Law Council of Australia. Matthew is widely published in the areas of mining and natural resources law, native title and Indigenous economic development. He has undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in Law, Economics, Adult Education and Business Administration.

Lee Bevan
Project Officer,
National Native Title Council

Lee Bevan is a Nyul Nyul and Kija man from the Kimberley region in norther Western Australia. Lee is a business improvement and program management specialist and has held a range of executive and manager roles across a breadth of sectors and industries. Lee’s career highlights include driving significant Indigenous Affairs business improvement campaigns in Woodside Energy Ltd and Kimberley TAFE; instigating critical financial and program management discipline in two Kimberley Aboriginal Corporations as CEO/General Manager, and a Principal with PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Indigenous Consulting in their Perth office. Lee has been a volunteer Director with the Kimberley Land Council and Kimberley Language Resource Centre, and member of the Kimberley TAFE Aboriginal Education and Training Committee. Lee currently volunteers on the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Community Advisory Council (CAC) and the Aboriginal Cultural Advisory Group (ACAG) of the North Metropolitan Area Health Service.’

Dr Lisa Strelein
Director of Research Strategy,
AIATSIS (Australian Institutue of Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)

Dr Strelein maintains strong networks within the native title system, conducting research projects in partnership with, or in response to, the needs of native title representative bodies and claimants as well as government departments. Lisa has been a champion of developing the cultural competency framework for AIATSIS and, with Toni Bauman, led the development, design, writing and rollout of the Core Cultural Learning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, foundation course for Commonwealth employees.

She is also on the Senior Executive Board of AIATSIS and takes a strong interest in the internal governance of the institute. Lisa is the convenor of the annual National Native Title Conference, which remains the leading annual Indigenous policy conference in Australia.

She has degrees in Commerce and Law and was awarded a PhD, for her thesis examining Indigenous sovereignty and the common law, from the Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Social Sciences in 1998. Lisa is an Honorary Professor at the ANU and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Brett Stavenuiter
Program Manager, M.Ed, BSc (Psych), Dip V.E.T. Dip T.A.A.
RMIT Business Enterprise Unit, School of Vocational Business Education

Brett is a business entrepreneur and business facilitator with 19 years consultancy experience and has achieved success in providing small business consultancy services both nationally and internationally working with over 4000 small business operators in Australia and Indonesia and has taught budding Chinese Entrepreneurs in Jiangsu Institute of Enterprise Trade and Technology is Nanjing.

Notably he sets high standards in all he does and this is reflected in being awarded the Department of Employment & Workplace Relations Five Star Provider Rating for facilitating successful business start-ups, National Award winner of the peak body for business facilitation awards, -“Best New Initiatives for Enterprise Development”, National Award winner “ Best Training Materials, as well as the prestigious “unsung hero” award for dedicated service to business start-ups. He has also been invited as both a keynote presenter and workshop presenter at the NEIS, BEC, ANZABI Associations and Small Business Development Conferences. He was instrumental in initiating the micro business network for Ballarat supported and funded by the City of Ballarat, ANZ Bank, and Central Highlands Area Consultative Committee.

He also tendered for and successfully implemented a business mentor triads program. Brett is program manager for RMIT’s Business Enterprise Unit, part of the RMIT Activators Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, and manages a suite of programs focussed on business start-up.

Mark Rose
Professor of Management,
RMIT University Melbourne

Professor Mark Rose is traditionally linked to the Gunditjmara Nation of western Victoria. With a forty year career in education Mark has contributed to a broad range of educational settings within the state as well as nationally and internationally.

Mark has consulted regularly with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations both nationally and internationally. For over a decade Mark taught in predominantly postgraduate leadership programs for RMIT University’s Faculty of Business here in Australia as well as Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

At a state and national level and with community endorsement Mark has sat on five ministerial advisory committees. In 2003 – 2005 Mark co-chaired the Victorian Implementation Review of Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. In 2008 Mark moved to VAEAI as General Manager during the WIPC: E Conference and assumed the position of Chair of Indigenous Knowledge Systems at Deakin University in 2008 and progressed the proposition of Indigenous Knowledge as a knowledge system. In 2013 Mark commenced as Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy and Education at La Trobe University where a compulsory Indigenous online subject was developed in 2015.

Mark current community involvement includes chairing the Batchelor Insitute in NT, vice president of VAEAI, chair the Koorie Academy of Excellence, chair Toorong Marnong, chair ACARA Indigenous Advisory Committee, and VCAA Board member. Mark also works on the Emerging Indigenous Leaders Program for AGSM developing the first group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander executives. In 2018 Mark returned to RMIT’s school of management was also invited to be an international judge for Higher Education Academy in the UK for their Global Learning and Teaching awards.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking, taxi collection and drop-offs will be unavailable outside the entrance to Melbourne Business School on Leicester Street until 2019.

We recommend meter street parking surrounding streets or to find an all-day parking spot nearby. There are numerous parking compounds in the Carlton area.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact: Emilie Goegan, Training Co-ordinator on 0491 103 261 //

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Please make sure if you are registering on behalf of someone else that you put the participant attending on the register.

What are the class times?

This is a 5 day workshop, Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5pm.

What can I bring into the event?

Just yourself, and your laptop if you wish. Pens and notebooks will be provided.

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