Adaptive Leadership for Collaborations and Collective Impact

When: 28-29 September 2017

Where: Local Community Services Association (LCSA) - Suite 401, Level 4 , 52-58 William Street , Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011

Leading collaboration – to tackle complex social issues

Does your work involve complex collaborations? Are you looking to learn practical and effective skills that will help you and your co-collaborators challenge old ways of working, hear and work with diverse views, deal with conflict, create shared meaning, and plan and execute action to create a better future – all while working together?

When you change how you work with different people and organisations the system can change with you.

Register now for this fundamental two-day Masterclass, where you will learn how to engage in new ways, leading and enabling others to collaborate to make real and meaningful change.

The Masterclass content will be based on Collaboration For Impact’s Collaborative Change Cycle, which unpacks the leadership skills and work required at different phases of the collaborative change journey. The theory and application of adaptive leadership is the glue that brings collective impact frameworks and collaborative tools to life.

Do not miss out on an exclusive opportunity to build your skills and knowledge in adaptive leadership and collaboration, to progress your collaboration or collective impact initiative.

What we will cover

  • What is adaptive change
  • Key concepts and skills needed to collaborate effectively with adaptive leadership
  • Building awareness and skills to work across and with different (diverse stakeholders) to enrich innovative outcomes rather than become barriers to progress
  • Understanding and working with power and differences in power (real and perceived)
  • Orchestrating and working with conflict
  • Sustaining yourself and continuing to grow both personally and professionally

Participant outcomes

  • Adaptive Leadership awareness and skills to apply directly to your collaboration
  • Greater understanding of collaborative dynamics and how to lead within a systemic change initiative
  • Practical skills for diagnosing and leading change in complexity
  • Greater capacity to lead systems change and collective Impact, including understanding systems and developing systemic thinking.
  • Skills to build a Learning Culture with diverse interests and power
  • Increased awareness of Systemic and Personal behaviour patterns

Presenters

Liz Skelton | Director, Collaboration for Impact

Liz brings unique experience, skills and knowledge to the development of collaborations enabling cross sector stakeholder to change the way their systems work together to create positive social change. Liz Skelton has over a decade of experience in Adaptive Leadership, working with leaders in community, government and businesses across Australia to learn the theory and apply the practice of Adaptive Leadership to tackle their toughest challenges.  Liz is a Co- Founder & Director of Collaboration for Impact. In this role, Liz provides support to and curates learning for communities, corporations, governments, philanthropy and non-profit organisations on how to drive large-scale social change in intractable social challenges.  She also lectures on collaborative practice with Centre for Social Impact at University of New South Wales

Formerly, Liz co-lead the establishment and growth of a national learning and consulting organisation (Social Leadership Australia) For the past two years she has been blending Adaptive Leadership with the Collective Impact Framework, applying this extensive practice to communities working collaboratively across Australia to achieve better outcomes.  Co-author, “The Australian Leadership Paradox: What it takes to lead in the Lucky Country”. Aigner G, Allen & Unwin.  “Lost conversations: Finding new ways for black and white Australians to lead together”, 2014.

Tanya James | Associate Collaboration for Impact and Founder at Positive Change and Development

Tanya was the founder of one of Australia’s first and longest running collective impact initiatives. Now as an Associate at Collaboration for Impact she works as a consultant, facilitator and coach supporting emerging and established collective impacts on the journey towards reaching their outcomes. She also has a practice focused on organisational effectiveness and through this designs and facilitates strengths/systems based leadership and organisational development programs focused on culture, strategy and people development. She works with individual leaders and executive teams to help them create vibrant workplaces that are strategically future fit, collaborative and great at developing & looking after their people. Tanya works across the business, government, non-profit and education sectors.

Date & Location

28-29 September | Sydney

Participant feedback

Many thanks for the privilege of being part of the Adaptive Leadership Masterclass.  It was probably the best learning session I have been to – ever – and with over 20 years of educational leadership I have been to many. The Masterclass gave me and my co-collaborators a new lens through which to understand leading and working in complexity. Along with my Co-Chair we immediately applied the theory to our collaborative work, facilitating the Local Area Group’s next meeting using our AL understanding, which resulted in a more collaborative response and commitment to the work.”

Cost

  • Govt, Large NFP and Corp – $950 +GST for 2 days

  • Small NFP and Community – $800 +GST for 2 days

  • Terms:  A minimum of 30 participants is required to go ahead.

Registrations are now open

https://collaboration.canbook.me/adaptive-leadership-sydney

 

CFI Backbone Boot Camp

When: 16 & 17 October + 12 December 2017

Where: Local Community Services Association (LCSA) - Suite 401, Level 4 , 52-58 William Street , Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011

Working collaboratively is tough. Leading collaborative initiatives is even tougher. Based on CFI’s Collaborative Change Cycle, Backbone Boot Camp will provide participants with a combination of individual and group learning, practical frameworks and tools, and personal coaching and support.

What we will cover

The four key topics covered are:

  • Understanding complex social challenges
  • Diagnosing your local community and service system
  • Tailoring your backbone role, structure and functions to local conditions
  • Sustaining yourself and continuing to grow both personally and professionally

How it will be run

Boot Camp will run over a 10 week period, including:

  • 2 consecutive face-to-face days at commencement (16 & 17 October 2017)
  • 2 half day video-conferences
  • 2 phone call coaching session
  • 1 face-to-face day at completion (12 December 2017)

Cost

$1,500 + GST

  • Participants will need to arrange and fund flights and accommodation to Sydney for the face to face gatherings.
  • Terms:  A minimum of 30 participants is required to go ahead.

See flyer for further details CFI Backbone Boot Camp Flyer

Registrations now open

https://collaboration.canbook.me/backbone-boot-camp

Innovation in Community Engagement

When: 13 - 14 November 2017

Where: Sydney

Conference + Workshop, 13-14 November 2017

Australia’s leading community engagement practitioners converge for two days in Sydney, 13-14 November

We all know that an engaged community is a thriving community. And communities need to be at the core of creating their own solutions.

But leading authentic engagement with people with diverse interests, opinions, wants and needs is complex and hard. And much that passes for ‘community engagement’ these days is superficial, one-way or piecemeal.

A better way is possible.

Innovation in Community Engagement is our chance to come together for two inspiring and energising days of presentations, provocations and experimentation, where we can share our experience and explore the latest approaches to leading authentic and lasting community engagement.

Where and when?

Innovation in Community Engagement will be in the Sydney CBD on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th November.

Who will attend?

We are all in this together. The conference and workshop will convene Australia’s leading collaborative change workers, collective impact practitioners and community engagement facilitators from every sector. Expect to meet other community leaders, CSR managers and community engagement leaders working in government, community and the for-profit worlds.

Day One: Conference | 13 November

How can we all participate in creating the society we want to become? How to we start to bridge divides? How can we make progress despite our differences?

The one-day conference will be a showcase of innovative approaches to community engagement, including new tools and approaches to facilitating community participation in defining problems and creating their own solutions, with some hands-on work.

Featuring:

  • International keynote speaker, Paul Schmitz, CEO, Leading Inside Out (USA)
  • Collaboration for Impact’s Liz Skelton and Kerry Graham on the Collaborative Change Cycle—understanding the work required in communities at differences stages of collaboration and change processes
  • Max Hardy and Danielle Annellis —an introduction to deliberative engagement
  • Learnings from the field — a case study from Bourke (NSW)
  • … and more! (Stay tuned for more announcements)

Day 2: Workshop | 14 November

Day two will offer an intensive workshop on designing deliberative processes for community engagement.

Deliberative processes are particularly useful for getting ‘unstuck’, where a decision needs to be made in order to move on, when a ‘deep dive’ is needed for a very tricky issue where strong, divergent opinions exist, and when there is a need to pause, reflect deeply and weigh up options.

Come and discover why deliberative engagement is increasingly being recognised as best practice— with reports of positive experiences from participants and sponsors, and recent awards from the International Association for Public Participation.

This is your opportunity to participate in an intense learning process that will cover:

  • What deliberative community engagement is (and is not)
  • Principles for engagement
  • Why these processes work
  • Different kinds of deliberative processes
  • Variables for designing a deliberative process
  • Hands on: work with others to design a deliberative process for a hypothetical collaborative change initiative.

Speakers

Paul Schmitz (USA)

Paul is the CEO of Leading Inside Out, a nonprofit and philanthropic advisory firm that helps to develop authentic, inclusive and collaborative leadership, and engage community members as partners in solving community problems. Paul is also Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum, and the first Innovator in Residence at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Innovation and Impact. Paul is the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up. Paul previously served as CEO of the national leadership development organisation, Public Allies; was a social innovation advisor to the White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America.

 

Liz Skelton

Collaboration for Impact

Liz is the co-founder of Collaboration for Impact (CFI) and Liz has spent the last two years working exclusively on the establishment of Australia’s leading learning organisation, CFI in the fields of collective impact(CI), adaptive leadership for social change and collective impact, systems change and social innovation.

Liz has a decade of experience in Adaptive Leadership, working with leaders in community, government and businesses across Australia to learn the theory and apply the practice of Adaptive Leadership to tackle their toughest challenges.  Liz  co-lead the establishment and growth of a national learning and consulting organisation (Social Leadership Australia) For the past two years she has been blending Adaptive Leadership with the Collective Impact Framework, applying this extensive practice to communities working collaboratively across Australia to achieve better outcomes.

Kerry Graham

Collaboration for Impact

Kerry has worked in social change for over 20 years. Her purpose is to evolve the way social change happens in Australia for the benefit of young people.

Kerry is a Founder & Director of Collaboration for Impact – Australia’s leading organisation for learning how to respond to complex problems through effective collaboration. In this role, Kerry curates learning for and provides support to communities, corporations, governments, philanthropy and non-profit organisations on how to drive large-scale social change in intractable social challenges. Kerry also lectures on collaborative practice with Centre for Social Impact at University of New South Wales.

Prior to this Kerry held executive roles within national non-profit organisations (Inspire Foundation CEO; Good Beginnings Australia, COO); and advised governments on social policy (Australian Social Inclusion Board, NSW Treasurer’s Advisory Body). She holds qualifications in public policy, law, social work and community management.

Max Hardy

Max Hardy Consulting

Max specialises in collaborative governance, strategic questioning, collective impact and designing, facilitating and evaluating deliberative community engagement processes.

With a particular interest in deliberative democracy and appreciative inquiry, Max has developed innovative models for collaboration and community engagement. He has presented papers at numerous international conferences, and is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Sydney, and University of Melbourne.

Since starting his own consulting practice Max has been focusing on large, complex local government planning projects, and a Regional Centres Development collaborative process throughout Western Australia. He also designed and facilitated the NDIS Citizens’ Jury Scorecard project with People with Disabilities Australia and the National Disability Insurance Agency, which was Awarded the International Project of the Year (IAP2).

Danielle Annellis

Danielle Annellis Consulting

Danielle Annells is a skilled designer and facilitator of collaborative processes. For many years she has worked with government and other organisations to assist them with genuinely transformative stakeholder and community engagement activities.  

Danielle often works with clients who know they need to collaborate better, and make valiant efforts to bring people together, but somehow they just can’t find the way to ‘crack it’. Danielle has experience working ‘from the ground up’ using the collective impact framework, and delivered various community engagement training sessions as part of her consulting work.   

Danielle is an Associate of Collaboration for Impact and recently coached a number of Chairs of leadership groups and backbone leads for the DHHS Victorian government initiated Child and Youth Area Partnerships.  These are ongoing collective impact initiatives in 8 regions around Victoria with the aim of mobilizing and working in new and highly collaborative ways to improves outcomes for children and youth ion their communities involving leadership and collaboration from community, government and local service providers across 8 regions. 

Tickets

Early bird (until Friday 13th October):

Both days – Conference + Workshop: $850
Day 1 Conference only: $450
Day 2 Workshop – Deliberative Engagement only: $400

Full Price:

Both Days – Conference + Workshop:
Government/Corporate $975
Not-for-profit $880
Day 1 Conference only:
$550.00
Not-for-profit $495.00
Day 2 Workshop – Deliberative Engagement only:
Government/Corporate $475.00
Not-for-profit $425.00

Contact heidi@collaborationforimpact.com for further information.