A response to the interim voice report

A response to the interim voice report

A response to the indigenous Interim Voice Report*

FROM A GROUP OF CITIZENS

As a collective of individuals, we are moved by the Uluru Statement from the Heart in its simplicity and generosity as a starting point for necessary, respectful and authentic dialogue between diverse groups.

We accept the invitation to walk, but acknowledge that we can not and do not speak for First Nations in relation to how voice, treaty and truth should be enacted. We do ask that the Government accept the invitation to walk and in doing so, allow itself to be led by its citizens, especially those most unheard among us.

As a group of predominantly colonial-european descendents and immigrants, the Uluru Statement has led us to a deeper contemplation of the meaning of citizenship in the Australian context. Central to our understanding of citizenship is the notion of connectedness between individuals, groups of individuals and communities that together comprise our society. This is a continual process defined by engagement with each other and the myriad identities that all Australian citizens bring to the discussion.

In our professional and academic lives, we are committed to working with organisations to discover and listen to all of the voices that are held by their members, employees and stakeholders. It is through this exploration and listening, filled with tension and conflict though it may be, that true connection and shared learning is made possible.

Although Indigenous people have individual voices as part of Australia’s (Western) democratic processes, there is an important collective voice that is not being listened to. And there are so many Indigenous voices who have been forever silenced by colonial settlement that the imbalance of powerful voices in our present day democracy is plain and cruel. This missing voice results in our collective loss of connectedness between groups within and across the Australian citizenry.

And so, we participate here in this process not just for ourselves, but for the people and generations who follow us. We write for emerging leaders and elders of all cultures and for our children. We speak up, recognising that many who might want to haven’t yet found their voice, or maybe lost it long ago.

In supporting the Voice, we would also ask the Government to not just view this as the end of a process and limited only to a Voice that provides advice. It must be seen as an important step taken by the current generation to explore new possibilities that future generations can build on to create new modes of connectedness between Indigenous and colonial/immigrant Australians. We call on the Government to pursue the necessary referendum to formalise and legitimise Indigenous Voices to parliament and Government.

We value the idea of makaratta, outlined in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. From this position of coming together after a struggle, we know that our own roles in the coming together will bring up many unknowns, confronting challenges, and new experiences. We are here for this: as ready as we can be in stepping in to the struggle, not away from it. We ask the government to not be overwhelmed by or give in to dominant voices expressing fear.

We believe in the role of government to assist all citizens in not just having a voice, but also in learning how to listen. Through listening, we can set out to arrive at a place that sees treaty(ies) not as a collective sacrifice, but as a collective benefit in something much richer. This message offers direction and hope for people, and is a message that governments can show leadership in promoting and exploring.

As Thomas Brideson, CEO of Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia, has recently said, “If the only thing that we ever do is the same thing we did yesterday, then tomorrow is not going to change one little bit.” We must seek change together.

Truth-telling is important to us. Part of understanding and acknowledging the truth requires creating spaces and listening to voices in more honest discussion and debate that recognises and values different voices. We are ready for the discomfort and disruption the ‘voice’ will bring and how hard it may be to truly listen and sit with our shame.

We are hopeful and – more than hopeful – filled with expectation, that our governments will lead a positive, proactive discourse about our mutual roles in creating a better future, together. In makaratta.

A group of citizens:
Judy Kent, Margo Lockhart, Deb Martindale, Paul Dore, Sally Mussared, Seth Thomasson, Susan Campbell

This group of citizens came together during a NIODA Conversation Series and have chosen to continue to think and work together.

* This is a response to the indigenous Interim Voice Report. Submissions in response to the Interim Voice Report on the co-design of a First Nations Voice close 30 April 2021. Learn More

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes were the first sovereign Nations of the Australian continent and its adjacent islands, and possessed it under our own laws and customs. This our ancestors did, according to the reckoning of our culture, from the Creation, according to the common law from ‘time immemorial’, and according to science more than 60,000 years ago.

This sovereignty is a spiritual notion: the ancestral tie between the land, or ‘mother nature’, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were born therefrom, remain attached thereto, and must one day return thither to be united with our ancestors. This link is the basis of the ownership of the soil, or better, of sovereignty. It has never been ceded or extinguished, and co-exists with the sovereignty of the Crown.

How could it be otherwise? That peoples possessed a land for sixty millennia and this sacred link disappears from world history in merely the last two hundred years?

With substantive constitutional change and structural reform, we believe this ancient sovereignty can shine through as a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.

Proportionally, we are the most incarcerated people on the planet. We are not an innately criminal people. Our children are aliened from their families at unprecedented rates. This cannot be because we have no love for them. And our youth languish in detention in obscene numbers. They should be our hope for the future.

These dimensions of our crisis tell plainly the structural nature of our problem. This is the torment of our powerlessness.

We seek constitutional reforms to empower our people and take a rightful place in our own country. When we have power over our destiny our children will flourish. They will walk in two worlds and their culture will be a gift to their country.

We call for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution.

Makarrata is the culmination of our agenda: the coming together after a struggle. It captures our aspirations for a fair and truthful relationship with the people of Australia and a better future for our children based on justice and self-determination.

We seek a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about our history.

In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard. We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.

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Not Knowing and Coming to Know: Symposium 2021

Not Knowing and Coming to Know: Symposium 2021

NOT KNOWING AND COMING TO KNOW

METHODS OF INQUIRY INTO UNCONSCIOUS (HIDDEN) DYNAMICS

IN ORGANISATIONS

NOT KNOWING AND COMING TO KNOW

METHODS OF INQUIRY INTO UNCONSCIOUS (HIDDEN) DYNAMICS

IN ORGANISATIONS

NIODA'S 5th Annual Symposium

8, 9 & 10 September 2021

This symposium focuses on how we might learn from the transformations and the dynamics that become embedded into our personal and work lives and our organisations as brought about by the rapidly evolving contexts surrounding us. We are transforming in response. One major example indicates the changes brought by the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the ways in which we have transformed our communications and where and how we work. 

We don’t know what the future will bring and however we consciously plan, some dynamics play out at hidden levels. There are many opportunities to learn as these transitions and transformations occur and become embedded in organisational cultures.  Some are occurring so rapidly that we might easily lose the chance to learn from them. How this can be done is of importance to the ways we might work in the future.

Call for Papers

Not Knowing and Coming to Know: Methods of inquiry into unconscious (hidden) dynamics in organisations

This is an invitation to present papers at this symposium. Presenters are invited to submit abstracts for papers about:

  • Methods of inquiry into organisational change and transformation – research, consultancy or lived experience;
  • Action methods for understanding unconscious dynamics;
  • How we can learn from the way change either supports or disrupts organisational purpose;
  • How we understand the impact of our leadership in response to organisational change and transformation;
  • The strengths and limitations of the methods of inquiry we currently use to understand organisational change and transformation;
  • Learning from different cultures about change and transformation.

Abstracts should be approximately 600 words plus references and should be submitted by Friday 28 May 2021.

Not Knowing and Coming to Know: Symposium 2021

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Not Knowing and Coming to Know: Symposium 2021

AUD $250 for the full live interactive online event.

All sessions will be recorded and made available to symposium participants, so you can see all the sessions, no matter what your timezone!

When & Where

NIODA Symposium 2021: Not Knowing and Coming to Know: Methods of inquiry into unconscious (hidden) dynamics in organisations

📆  Date

Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 September 2021

⏰. Session Times

5 pm, 7 pm & 9 am 🇨🇰  Melbourne
8 am, 10 am & 12 am 🇬🇧  London
3 am, 5 am & 7 pm 🇺🇸  New York
3 pm, 5 pm & 7 am 🇸🇬  Singapore

💷  For only

AUD $250 including; panel discussions, keynote, parallel paper
presentations & access to the recordings of all sessions

👩🏻‍💻. Location

Live interactive online sessions via Zoom

Last year the 2020 Symposium was:

Working into the Future: Building individual and organisational culture beyond 2020

The proceedings and papers from this event can be read by clicking the link below

About NIODA

The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research in organisation dynamics, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations. 

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

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Analytic-Network Advanced Coach Training

Analytic-Network Advanced Coach Training

Analytic Network Coaching

Advanced Coach Training Online

Analytic-Network

Dr Simon Western

Analytic-Network Advanced Coach Training

with Dr Simon Western

Analytic-Network Advanced Coach Training 2021

This training accredits you to become a

Registered Analytic-Network Coach

and certifies you to:

Use the Analytic-Network Coaching System™
To debrief the Hidden Leadership Profile Assessment
To join the International Advanced Coaching Network

What is Analytic-Network Coaching?

Analytic-Network Coaching (A-N coaching) is a system that helps clients to develop their personal, authentic leadership approach and strategically influence the networks in which they work, to create positive transformational change. It is not a prescriptive coaching formula, but a process developed by Dr. Simon Western, in which coaches work systematically and adaptively through five “frames” to help their clients to discover deep personal insights, identify and strive for desired change, develop connectedness and understand how to deliver individual and organisational transformation.

This training programme is for experienced coaches to learn and master the A-N five frame coaching system.

The Analytic Network Coaching System

Why Analytic-Network Coaching?

Today we live and work in a networked society, a globalised and connected world. In the workplace, the machine metaphor that dominated the 20th century is no-longer fit for purpose. It is replaced in the 21st century by the metaphor of the eco-system, representing our inter-dependent, networked and fast changing workplaces. Large and small organisations are realising that new forms of leadership are required to influence the eco-systems in which we work; eco-systems made up of technology, machines, architecture, people and nature. ‘ Eco-leadership’ captured in Simon’s book Leadership – A Critical Text (Western, 2013) describes the new form of ethical and practical leadership required for our times, and is recognised by scholars and practitioners internationally.

In his coaching and consulting work with CEOs and senior leaders in global businesses and large public sector organisations, Simon found that there was both, recognition of and a desire for change, but very little practical help to support it. This prompted him to spend five years researching and practicing coaching methods to refine how to develop leaders to think and act in authentic and networked ways. This research can be found in Coaching and Mentoring – A Critical Text (Western, 2012), which defines the first meta-theory of coaching, and applies coaching to the challenges of today’s networked society.

Through his acclaimed theoretical work on coaching and leadership, Simon has produced the A-N Five Frame coaching system, that supports the development of Eco-leadership.

Put simply it is coaching new leaders for new times.

What you get from this course

During Certification you will:

• Discover deep personal insights, and develop your advanced coaching skills
• Learn how to coach leaders to think strategically and develop sustainable strategies for change
• Be able to offer leaders new conceptual frameworks, including networked strategy
• Maximise your clients’ capacity to develop rich relationships and connectedness, and positively influence their networks
• Understand how to support individual and organisational transformation
• Learn how to support leaders to work ethically and with emancipatory aims

Analytic-Network Advanced Coach Training 2021

‘Simon Western has coached both teams and individuals at HSBC. His coaching enables individuals and groups to think about their personal purpose and centre their authentic leadership effectively and consistently in the networks that make up their personal and professional lives. His unique perspective helps individuals to achieve harmony between different aspects of life, and thus authenticity.’
Christopher Yates – Global Head of OD, HSBC Bank

‘Coaching with Simon has enabled me to connect my personal, leadership and organisational issues in a profound way and to make major leaps of understanding…’
Dr Lynne Sedgmore, CBE, CEO – UK National Centre for Excellence in Leadership, Education Sector

NIODA is pleased to be the delivery partner for Analytic-Network Advanced Coach Training with Dr Simon Western in this time zone

starting from AUD $3,500 for the live interactive twelve four-hour sessions

Please note this is in Melbourne, Australia time.  The time listed below is set to calculate the first start time depending on the time zone of your computer.  The first session will start at:

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Introduction 17  September
Depth Analysis 23 – 24 September
Relational Analysis 30 Sept – 01 Oct
Leadership Analysis 7 – 8 October
Network Analysis 14 – 15 October
Strategic Analysis 21 – 22 October
Transition 29 October

 

4 – 8 pm until 7 Oct, then 5 – 9 pm 🇨🇰  Melbourne
2 – 6 pm 🇸🇬  Singapore
7 – 11 am 🇬🇧  London
2 – 6 am (eek!) 🇺🇸  New York

Advanced Coach Training
Starting from A$3,500
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Dr Simon Western
CEO Analytic-Network Coaching Ltd
Past President International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations www.ispso.org
Adjunct Professor University College Dublin

Web: www.analyticnetwork.com
Twitter: @ANCoaching
Call: +353 851362 219

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Participation Agreement

Analytic-Network Advanced Coach Training

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Analytic-Network Advanced Coach Training
with Dr Simon Western

📆  DateS

Friday 17 September to Friday 29 October 2021

⏰. Session Times

4 – 8 pm 🇨🇰  Melbourne
2 – 6 pm 🇸🇬  Singapore
7 – 11 am 🇬🇧  London
2 – 6 am (eek!) 🇺🇸  New York

💷  For only

Starting from AUD $3,500 for the twelve four-hour sessions

👩🏻‍💻. Location

Live interactive online session via Zoom

Leadership in the Pandemic and Beyond Simon Western photo

DR SIMON WESTERN

Analytic-Network Advance Coach Training

Simon is an internationally recognized thought leader and author in the field of leadership, coaching and organizational culture. His theory and practice of Eco-Leadership is taught at business schools and influences leaders across the globe. His message is clear ‘organizations are ecosystems within ecosystems’ and this radically changes how we work and live. Simon’s Eco-Leadership theory offers a framework for leaders to navigate a path working with these ecosystems made up from technology, nature and people.

Simon is the founder/CEO of Analytic-Network Coaching Ltd. A-Nc has over 300 registered coaches trained to deliver new forms of distributed leadership for today’s Network Society. He is Previously a family psychotherapist, he is a highly gifted communicator, building trust and confidence; he coaches and consults to CEO’s and leadership teams. He founded Edgy Ideas Podcast in 2020 to explore ‘how to live a good life and create a good society’.

Adjunct Professor University College Dublin, Past President/CEO of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO), Previous roles: Director of Coaching Lancaster University, Director of Masters in Organizational Consultancy-psychoanalytic approaches Tavistock Clinic London.

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Writing Workshop 2021

Writing Workshop 2021

Writing Workshop

This workshop aims to help participants become authors of their written pieces; to discover the role of author; to allow their imagination to flourish. It also looks to the fundamentals of good writing and editing.

Writing Workshop

Professor Susan Long

Three days – Wednesday to Friday 26, 27 and 28 May 2021

 

Professor Susan Long, author of many books and peer-reviewed articles, is offering a writing workshop for those who want to find the genuine author in themselves. Writing can take many forms: academic theses, research reports, persuasive items, business reports, journalistic pieces, novels and poems. Although having different purposes and audiences, all writing can be creative, and all messes can be cleaned up later.  This workshop aims to help participants become authors of their written pieces; to discover the role of author; to allow their imagination to flourish. It also looks to the fundamentals of good writing and editing.

In the Writing workshop, participants will approach questions such as:
Why do I want to publish?
Who is my audience?
How do I choose a journal or publisher?
What do reviewers and editors look for?
How can I manage time for writing?
How do I present and develop an argument?
How should I work with case study material?
How can I understand and develop my style?

There will be time for writing and gaining feedback.

Prof Susan Long

PROFESSOR SUSAN LONG

Writing Workshop

Director of Research NIODA, Australia

Currently, Susan supervises research students and conducts organisational research. Susan also teaches and supervises doctoral candidates at different universities and teaches in the INSEAD Master of Coaching and Consulting program in Singapore.

As an organisational consultant in private practice Susan works with organisational change, executive coaching, board development, role analysis, team development and management training. She originally trained as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist.

‘And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.’
– The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

‘The idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.’
– J. K. Rowling

Writing Workshop 2021

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9.30 am Wednesday to 4.30 pm Friday
26 – 28 May 2021
Cape Schanck, Australia

Including:
* The three full days writing workshop,
luxury accommodation at the RACV Cape Schanck Resort and
all meals for AUD $1,550

Places limited… don’t miss out!

 

When & Where

Writing Workshop with Professor Susan Long

📆  Dates

Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 May 2021

⏰. Session Times

9.30 am Wednesday – 4.30 pm Friday

💷  For only

AUD $1,550 three-day workshop, meals and accommodation

🏡 Location

Beautiful country Homestead in Fingal,
accommodation at RACV Cape Schanck Resort

👩🏻‍💻. COVID-19 Contingency

If COVID restrictions prevents this workshop from running face-to-face, this will be delivered live interactive online via zoom and participants will receive a refund of AUD$550

About NIODA

The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research in organisation dynamics, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations. 

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

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Leadership in the Pandemic and Beyond Simon Western

Leadership in the Pandemic and Beyond Simon Western

Leadership in the Pandemic and Beyond

Utilizing Lacan’s ‘Three Moments’ & the theory of Eco-leadership

Dr Simon Western

Leadership in the Pandemic and Beyond

Utilizing Lacan’s ‘Three Moments’ & the theory of Eco-leadership

Dr Simon Western

 

Wednesday 21 April 2021

6- 8 pm Melbourne time

Dr Simon Western will present this seminar on leadership in the pandemic, and on developing new leadership for new times. Drawing on Lacanian psychoanalytic thinking and his own theories of Eco-Leadership, Simon offers ways to think about three distinct phases of leadership during a crisis. His work develops a leadership theory and practice that demands an ethical leadership that engages with technological, natural and social ecosystems.

This seminar aims to:
– help make sense of the leadership pandemic responses we experienced
– act as a guide for future practice

The presentation draws on two influences:
a) Lacan’s theory of Logical time & his three moments, as a way of thinking about how “intersubjective time structures human action” (Lacan in Ecrits)
b) The theory & practice of Eco-Leadership developed by Western. S (2019)

Leadership in the Pandemic and Beyond
Seminar with Dr Simon Western

AUD $35 for the live interactive two-hour session

6 – 8 pm Melbourne 🇨🇰
9 – 11 am London 🇬🇧
4 – 6 pm Singapore 🇸🇬
4 – 6 am (eek!) New York 🇺🇸

Please note this is in Melbourne, Australia time.  The time listed below is set to calculate the first start time depending on the time zone of your computer.  The first session will start at:

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Leadership in the Pandemic and Beyond Simon Western

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Leadership in the Pandemic and Beyond Simon Western photo

DR SIMON WESTERN

Leadership in the Pandemic and Beyond Seminar

Simon is an internationally recognized thought leader and author in the field of leadership, coaching and organizational culture. His theory and practice of Eco-Leadership is taught at business schools and influences leaders across the globe. His message is clear ‘organizations are ecosystems within ecosystems’ and this radically changes how we work and live. Simon’s Eco-Leadership theory offers a framework for leaders to navigate a path working with these ecosystems made up from technology, nature and people.

Simon is the founder/CEO of Analytic-Network Coaching Ltd. A-Nc has over 300 registered coaches trained to deliver new forms of distributed leadership for today’s Network Society. He is Previously a family psychotherapist, he is a highly gifted communicator, building trust and confidence; he coaches and consults to CEO’s and leadership teams. He founded Edgy Ideas Podcast in 2020 to explore ‘how to live a good life and create a good society’.

Adjunct Professor University College Dublin, Past President/CEO of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO), Previous roles: Director of Coaching Lancaster University, Director of Masters in Organizational Consultancy-psychoanalytic approaches Tavistock Clinic London.

When & Where

Leadership in the Pandemic and Beyond Seminar
with Dr Simon Western

📆  Date

Wednesday 21 April 2021

⏰. Session Times

6 – 8 pm Melbourne 🇨🇰 
9 – 11 am London 🇬🇧
4 – 6 pm Singapore 🇸🇬
4 – 6 am (eek!) New York 🇺🇸 

💷  For only

AUD $35 two-hour seminar including
the presentation, small group and plenary discussions

👩🏻‍💻. Location

Live interactive online session via Zoom

Simon Western Edgy Ideas Podcast

DR SIMON WESTERN

Edgy Ideas Podcast

Leadership a critical text by Simon Western

DR SIMON WESTERN

Leadership: A Critical Text. Sage 3rd edition, Sage pub (Western S. 2019)

Global Leadership Perspectives by Simon Western

DR SIMON WESTERN

Global Leadership Perspectives: Insights and Analysis, Sage pub (Western S. & Eric-Jean Garcia 2018)

Coaching and Mentoring by Simon Western

DR SIMON WESTERN

Coaching and Mentoring a critical text Sage pub (Western S. 2012)

About NIODA

The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations.

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

Get In Touch

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+61 414 529 867
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