our capabilities

wayfinding for the future

Our team has deep experience and the expertise to help you navigate complex systems, identify leverage points, create the conditions for collaboration, hold the space for dialogue and to go beyond innovation to sustained transformation.

We have experience engaging diverse stakeholders and convening cross-sector groups on a wide range of issues from affordable housing, transport, biosecurity, health, agriculture, sustainability and economic reform through to youth disadvantage and unemployment.

Our capabilities include

Systems Transformation      

  • Understanding the system through rapid research, interviews and analysis
  • Systems mapping
  • Getting to the root cause of complex challenges
  • Identifying leverage points for system transformation
  • Evaluation and storytelling


  • Strategic planning
  • Creating the authorising environment
  • Building trust and linking across diverse networks and perspectives
  • Stakeholder engagement and participation
  • Facilitation and convening
  • Collective governance structures
  • Co-design

Bespoke process design

Bespoke processes to solve complex challenges in unique contexts drawing upon a range of concepts such as

  • Systems thinking and complexity approaches
  • Scenario planning
  • Theory U
  • Decision theory
  • Innovation frameworks  
  • Human centred design
  • Organisational change theory

With cross-sectoral experience

We've worked across a range of sectors and systems, with examples of past and current clients of Orange Compass including

  • ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  • Collaboration for Impact
  • CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • Dusseldorp Forum
  • Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
  • Health Justice Australia
  • icare Foundation
  • Logan Together
  • Lumea
  • MacKillop Family Services
  • Mumba
  • National Security College
  • Our Place, Colman Foundation
  • Paul Ramsay Foundation
  • Resilience NSW
  • Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System 
  • SEFA Partnerships
  • The Front Project
  • The Systems School
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
  • World Health Organisation