About D W Bowe & Associates

More than 30 years of conflict settlement experience

Leaders in worker conflict settlement

We’re D W Bowe & Associates Pty Ltd, a Melbourne-based provider of specialist conflict settlement services for employers. We help public and private organisations restore healthy work environments and effective working relationships.

If you need to act quickly because your team is struggling with conflict, we can help resolve tensions and find a path for excellent long-term productivity.

If you need an independent investigator, mediator, facilitator, culture assessor, or review officer to undertake a review of action, to reassure your staff that the process is impartial, we have the proven expertise and accreditation to support you.

Our services include:

Practical strategies for long-term benefit

For more than 30 years, government organisations, hospitals and other businesses have trusted us to provide outstanding resolution services. We offer customised services that support and apply your organisation’s processes and policies. And we’re skilled at adapting our offerings to meet the individual needs of the situation.

When should you mediate? When is training appropriate? Would a manager benefit from coaching to improve outcomes when providing feedback or engaging in difficult discussions? Are there aspects of the workplace culture that need to improve to create a healthier, more effective and productive environment?

When you’re in the thick of things, finding the right answers to these questions can be a significant challenge.

We can help.

We are:

  • Independent
  • Trusted
  • Fair
  • Effective
  • Collaborative
  • Affordable

About Murray Bickerdike

Our director, Murray Bickerdike, is an accredited workplace mediator, investigator and team culture consultant.  

He first joined DW Bowe, in 1984, and became a director in 1996. 

Murray’s impressive accreditations underscore his extensive experience in conflict resolution. Significantly, he holds VPSC accreditation as a workplace investigator, mediator, and review officer. Other accreditations and qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Nationally accredited mediator
  • Licensed investigator
  • Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
  • Diploma of Government Investigation
  • Associate Diploma of Business (Security Management)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV Occupational Health and Safety
  • Certificate IV Risk Management
  • Certificate IV Government Fraud Control

Murray focuses on strategies to improve and strengthen communication. He’s known for his sensitive handling of difficult situations, his empathy and ability to calm the waters, his ability to pinpoint critical issues, and his skills in negotiating long-term solutions.

Find out more about how Murray can help your workplace.

We're ready to help your organisation restore, resolve and renew

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