Rikki Mawad

RikkiConflict Resolution Specialist, Executive Coach, Facilitator, Stakeholder Consultation Specialist BA/LLB(Hons) | GDLP | MCDR |

Rikki is a positive, strategic and solutions-focused thinker. She is a skilled facilitator, effective communicator and experienced relationship manager. Her background in law, law reform, conflict resolution, politics, policy, education, communications and advocacy ensure her advice, ideas and insights are in high demand.

As an experienced conflict resolver, facilitator, communicator and coach, Rikki works with individuals and organisations to prevent and resolve conflict, improve communications and to effectively engage and manage stakeholders. She has her own consulting practice and maintains university teaching and research appointments alongside her work with Impact Solutions International (ISI).

Rikki brings her political background and knowledge to the ISI team, assisting clients to navigate politics, policy, media, stakeholders and legislation to grow their reach, reputation and impact. Her strengths include her capacity to understand whole systems, synthesise information quickly and turn complex and entrenched problems into innovative, creative solutions. She works alongside her clients to scope their needs, co-design and nuance interventions or processes, and deliver on agreed objectives. Rikki’s research and advocacy background spans conflict resolution, criminal justice reform and law enforcement and public health. Her work with the Tasmania Law Reform Institute and the University of Melbourne Disability Research Initiative, for example, influenced key recommendations for reforms to improve access to justice for children and people with disabilities. Leveraging her tertiary teaching background in conflict resolution, Rikki is also able to design nuanced professional learning packages for individuals, teams and whole organisations.

Memberships and Qualifications

• Licensed Facilitator, Impact Solutions International
• Professional Member, Resolution Institute
• Accredited Mediator
• Sessional Lecturer and Researcher in Conflict Resolution, University of Tasmania and
James Cook University
• Conflict Coaching International Academy Trainer
• TEFL Certified English Language Teacher, Maximo Nivel (Peru)
• Graduate and Alumni of the Tasmanian Leaders Program
• Masters of Conflict and Dispute Resolution (MCDR), James Cook University
• Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP), University of Tasmania
• Bachelor of Arts/Law (Hons) (BA/LLB(Hons), University of Tasmania

 2017 Australia India Youth Dialogue Delegate
 2008 National Citation Winner Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)
 2008 UTAS Citation Winner for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Sample Clients/Organisations
• Tasmanian Government Agencies
• Australian Government Agencies
• Local and National Not for Profits
• Community and Industry Peak Bodies

What Others Say About Rikki’s work

“Rikki is a wonderful facilitator. She has an incredible capacity to set out the simple steps to stimulate and inspire the system changes needed. From design to the live event, she is energised and assertive. Adeptly clarifying issues, uncovering opportunities and connecting
threads of concepts into a cohesive process. She is deeply compassionate – able to maintain a mindful observance of the people in the room while keeping the full group uplifted and focused on discovering their path. I have worked with a large number of facilitators around the world and Rikki shines. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
Jessica Robbins, Global Island Partnerships (GLISPA), Founder, Tasmanian Way

“Rikki facilitated a workshop for our leadership group with a focus on communication and conflict management.  The workshop was insightful and practical.  Our team left armed with new skills to use when dealing with challenging workplace scenarios.  There is clear evidence
that the skills presented in the workshop have translated to our dealings within the workplace, both internally and with external stakeholders.”
David O’Sign, CEO, Cornerstone Youth Mental Health Service.

“Rikki is a genuine superstar; razor sharp with a strong work ethic and a genuine desire for best practice. She transformed our initially broad brief into a detailed analysis and work plan that exceeded our expectations.”
Dinah Arndt, Climate Council of Australia

“Rikki co-designs projects with clients; bringing in her knowledge, experience and skills to best design a program that meets client need and gets best outcomes for all concerned.”
Michelle Swallow, Director, Leadership and Change Consultants