LEADING COLLABORATIONS: Webinar – leadership interviews with people who are changing the system, Rodney Greene from Burnie Works

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 Rodney Greene from Burnie Works—a leader who is changing the way the government, community, business and service provider systems work together in Burnie, Tasmania, so that all young people remain engaged in school and transition into employment.

*This event has been rescheduled from April 12 to this date

Register now!


17 May 2018 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 Rodney Greene 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 of 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.




Rodney Greene, Burnie Works

Rodney Greene is the Director of Community and Economic Development with Burnie City Council, a position he has held since 2007.

Rodney holds a Master of Community Management and is currently working in the Collective Impact area of social change. Collective Impact focuses on working with service providers, government departments and the community in a collaborative manner. There is a focus on whole of family approaches, system level thinking and social outcome measurements to address the social issues in Burnie under the banner of “Burnie Works”. The Burnie Works project was recently successful in winning the inaugural “The Search” funding of up to $1 million to assist with implementation of the project.

Rodney’s passion lies with improving the outcomes for his community with an emphasis on education, employment opportunities, inclusiveness and promoting economic development opportunities for Burnie and the north west region of Tasmania. Rodney has been instrumental in gaining both state and federal funding for many projects and programs in the Burnie area.

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