LEADING COLLABORATIONS: Webinar – leadership interviews with people who are changing the system, Matthew Cox from Logan Together

Effective leadership for systems change is critically needed if we are to make progress in the complex issues that people and communities are grappling with around Australia. Yet systems leadership is not well understood or valued. As part of this webinar series, we interview Matthew Cox from Logan Together —a leader who is changing the way the government, philanthropy, community, and service provider systems work together in Logan, Queensland, to create the best start in life for every child.

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12 July at 1:30pm (AEST)


Online - the webinar link will be sent to you after you register


Australia needs more leaders to make the shift from a traditional management paradigm with an organisational hierarchy for program delivery to an adaptive form of leadership that is exercised in collaboration with others. In this webinar series we interview leaders who have made this shift and are changing systems.


The webinar is 1.5 hours in duration and will cover:

  • a short overview of systems change and systems leadership (10 minutes)
  • the story of how Matthew Cox has developed into a systems change leader and what it has required of him (50 minutes)
  • interactive Q&A with webinar participants (30 minutes)


You should register for this webinar if:

  • you are playing a leadership role in a collaboration seeking to drive large scale impact
  • you are looking to understand social impact leadership beyond organisational leadership and program delivery
  • you support others you take up systems leadership roles
  • you are looking for inspiration, insight and learnings about how systems change happens on the ground.

Learning Objectives:

The learning objectives for this webinar are:

  • to learn about what it takes to lead systems change
  • to learn first hand what systems leadership requires and how it is different from organisational leadership
  • to hear what it is like when it goes well… and when it doesn’t,
    and importantly,
  • to understand how to sustain yourself in a role like this.




Matthew Cox

After chairing the working party that established the Logan Together initiative during 2014 and 2015, Matthew Cox was appointed its director in July 2015. Prior to this, Matthew spent a decade at the Australian Red Cross, heading the organisation’s human services and community and economic development program in Queensland.
During that time, Red Cross grew to be a significant provider of homelessness services, child and family support programs, youth development and community development programs, and developed unique collaborative governance models for work in remote Indigenous communities. Matthew has developed particular experience in applying Collective Impact methodologies in the local context, and has also led numerous sector integration and collaborative practice projects.

Matthew is a member of the Logan City of Choice Leadership Team and was an adviser to the Every Child Deserves Every Chance campaign developing a Collective Impact initiative in Central Queensland. Matthew was also a member of the Inclusive Brisbane Board, advising Brisbane City Council on community issues from 2011 to 2015.

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