Yarning.

sitting, listening, reflecting, telling stories, understanding & inquiry.
Developing Narratives & Sustained Stories

Mahi Tahi
Co-Created Workshops

The school is a place where families want to come. No one came and for a long time. They didn’t feel welcome. The teachers understand Aboriginal ways of working now and have a respect for us. This is good because they can work in partnership with families

Aboriginal Elder - School Council Chairperson, Wiluna Remote Community School

2014

Walk Together has motivated the development of cricket for Indigenous people at the local, state, Australian and international levels for nearly two decades. The collaboration developed between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people apparent in all States and territories is in no small way due to the program’s effectiveness. The motivation for and construction of the long-term plan in Indigenous cricket for Cricket Australia (2002) and the recent recognition of the Aboriginal Ballardong Cricket Academy (BCA) at the Cricket Australia awards (2018) are testimony to its longevity and continued success.

David Clear, GM Cricket Australia

2017

'Group involvement, a new perspective (ownership of your own culture), non-judgemental and non-threatening'

Mahi Tahi Workshop

Education Personnel NZ

2018

The Walk Together Design is one of the most complete co-design frameworks I’ve come across and is ideal for wicked problems and opportunities like the ones we face in the public sector. This active approach to getting people from different groups to find middle ground and co-developing an equitable platform for co-design is an important consideration for everyone doing co-design, consultation or service design in government.

Glen Thurston, Service Innovation Lab NZ

2017

The authentic lived experiences that brought powerful messages to life. The whole of life commitment to the kaupapa and walking the journey alongside others, over and over again'

Mahi Tahi Workshop Participant

Tamaki Regneration

2020

I am now always (instead of just sometimes) looking for ways to do things differently. I'm asking myself, do I have to be the one to 'decide' here, how can others be asked and involved? If I do have to decide, then how can I share and make transparent the process.

WT Leadership Development Participant

2021

'I loved the way the facilitator made us think and be reflective. I liked the video that explained the differences between English and Te Reo Maori definitions leading to different worldviews'

Mahi Tahi Workshop Participant

Education Personell NZ

2018

Walk Together as a process has been used to develop and deliver many long-term, sustainable programs that strive for the intercultural goals of equity and equality between different cultures. An example is the Polly Farmer Foundation program of Follow the Dream, currently operating in 33 sites across Australia.

Emeritus Professor, Keith Punch

University of Western Australia

2020

The WT process has been valuable for processing the conflict. I see that WT facilitation has given everyone who wanted to be involved an opportunity to work through feelings and values. Facilitated conversations gave a structure that guided those of us involved towards feedforward ways to process conflict.

WT Leadership Development Participant

2021

'The depth of personal discussions lead to enhanced clarity.

Mahi Tahi Workshop Participant

Tamaki Regneration

2020

Genuine co-design is rare as it necessarily involves bringing two or more parties together on an equal footing to determine shared goals, methods and values, and actually design and decide the way forward together. This approach is rare in the public sector for many reasons, and could be used more to provide better outcomes for systemic challenges or opportunities. A few good examples include the Walk Together Design methodology which is a culturally responsive and holistic systemic change approach

Pia Andrews Open & Digital Govt

Service Canada

2018

‘the school/community has made outstanding and ground-breaking progress in the establishment of a comprehensive school community partnership agreement…it is a commendable initiative and the school is in the enviable position of having a growing number of Aboriginal people working in the school indicative of positive community perceptions and affirms the positive cultural change taking place at the school’

Dare to Lead, Australia

2015

Entering the worldview of others does not mean giving up my own values - thought provoking workshop and questions, especially thinking about my worldview and understanding the worldview of others

Mahi Tahi Workshop Participant

Education Personnel NZ

2018


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