Ngaran Ngaran Deep Dive 2021

21-23 February 2021 • Narooma, NSW

We have much to learn from our world’s oldest living cultures about ways of learning and leading.

The traditional custodians of Yuin country invite you to come, walk and listen to a sacred dreaming of creation that Gulaga holds.

Join others who are passionate about creating a new world of work; who are open to an ancient cultural way of knowing. This special Deep Dive will help you learn from indigenous experience. Renew your approach to leadership by discovering more about stewardship, values and sustainability as you immerse yourself in the world’s oldest living cultures. Held on beautiful Yuin land at Narooma over two days, attendees will explore how our leadership, organisations, businesses and social systems can evolve to support greater systemic health and flourishing.

The Deep Dive provides a platform for candid, productive discussions between leaders. It is a time for personal growth and reflection. All meals and accommodation are covered, leaving you to focus on the most pressing questions in contemporary leadership.

What you will learn

After immersion in the wisdom of the world’s oldest living cultures, we will spend time exploring questions relating to leadership, culture and guiding systemic transformation through the lens of local and global leadership challenges.

Attend Deep Dive to:

Participate in and witness a traditional Aboriginal ceremony, dance, yidaki (didgeridoo), and yarning circles
Meet, talk with and learn from knowledgeable Aboriginal guides – the traditional custodians and community from the Yuin nation with generational traditional interpretations
Understand the practical application of living systems thinking and regenerative practises in our work as leaders and change-agents.

Our leaders

Dwayne ‘Naja’ Bannon-Harrison, with over 17 years of experience along with nine generations of cultural teachings passed down. Dwayne and the family team at Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness invite all walks of life onto Yuin country to learn and immerse themselves in the world’s oldest living culture.

Dwayne’s grandfather, Uncle Max (Dulumunmun) Harrison, has been teaching his culture to non-indigenous people for 50 years. His grandfather did the same in the 1800s. Dwayne, whose traditional name Naja means “strong little fella”, began leading Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness tours seven years ago. “Grandfather says we have to give our culture away to keep it,” he says.

Alison Cameron, Co-founder of Adaptive Cultures is a leader who has been working globally at the forefront of systems transformation for over 20 years. She has supported cultural evolution and adaptive leadership development with for-purpose organisations and global multinationals and guides purpose driven leaders in expressing more of their potentials. Alison works with organisations and individuals to help them to positively disrupt and make a greater contribution to their world. Her life and work has been greatly enhanced through immersion experiences into indigenous ways of knowing in Australia, USA and India.


Address: 7327 Princes Highway, Narooma NSW
Arrive: Sunday 21 February 2021 (Kick-off early evening – please be there by 6:30pm)
Depart: Tuesday 23 February 2021 (concludes at 2:00pm)

All food and accommodation are provided at the Ngaran Ngaran Deep Dive. Deep Dive participants will embark on an Indigenous food journey and accommodation will be very comfortable high-end camping.

Getting there

Narooma and the neighbouring Tilba region is located on Yuin Country just over 4 hours and 30 minutes drive down the south coast from Sydney, 3 hours drive east of Canberra and 8 hours drive north east of Melbourne. There are direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne to and from nearby Moruya (or Merimbula) and we plan to coordinate transfers from there and possibly Canberra and Sydney depending on demand.

What to bring

As this experience includes an outdoor walking tour of approximately 5 hours, we recommend guests wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a backpack and a hat. We will have sunscreen, water bottles and snacks. If wet weather is predicted, it is recommended to pack wet weather gear and a change of light warm clothes for the day walk.


$3400 per person

in private/single accommodation
$2800 per person
for shared/double accommodation

Registration is now closed.

What past Deep Divers are saying

“Thank you SO much to you and your fabulous team for a wonderful Deep Dive! Your planning and event management is exceptional, with so much thought and attention to detail. And, of course, the exceptional speakers were thought-provoking and inspiring. We were all made to feel so welcome and were delighted to be there.”
– Cherie Mylordis, Uniting

“As always, the people make an event. The conversations that unfold around the formal sessions are a key part of The Deep Dive’s value. These interesting conversations would not happen elsewhere.”
– Andrew Stead, Firemark Labs @ IAG

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