Introducing our 2018 Learning Calendar

Collaboration for Impact (CFI) is delighted to announce the launch of its best yet annual CFI Learning Calendar 2018 [PDF] (or scroll to the bottom of the page for a program overview.)

In addition to our flagship annual conference, this year-long program of learning is our way of making all the knowledge, practice guides, tools, tips and other resources we have developed available to everyone in this emerging field of practice: from those at the beginning stages of their journey as a collaborators to those more experienced practitioners—offering you an appropriate and high-value learning experience at the time you need it most.

The suite of webinars, masterclasses, workshops, case-studies and conferences is the result of CFI’s now-more-than-four-years’ close, hand-in-hand work with over 50 diverse cross-sector collaborative initiatives across Australia.

The content has been especially devised both in response to your feedback, and as a result of our deepening understanding of the learning needs of the growing community of practice in this growing field. Each element has been designed to match the stage you may be at in your pathway to change, using CFI’s unique ‘Collaborative Change Cycle’—which is both a descriptive guide and a planning tool that identifies the clear milestones for working collaboratively with complexity. (You’ll love it! More here!)

 

 

Each element on the learning calendar will be delivered by one or more of CFI’s network of 15 highly skilled directors and associates. So you can be sure you will be learning from actual, experienced practitioners—not theorists—with roots deep within collaborative, community-led endeavours.

This is an invitation to build your confidence and your skills as a change maker in comprehensive community change and complexity, and to join a growing community of practice in this exciting and challenging field. We encourage you to have a look at the calendar and start planning your learning journey now!

Want to look over the learning program with your team or collaborators?  Download this PDF: Learning Learning Calendar

DESIGNING COLLABORATION: Workshop – Using systems thinking to design your collaboration

When: 3 & 4 July 2018

Where: Australian Leadership Innovation Centre, Canberra

If you are pursuing large-scale social impact then it follows that you must be changing the system as well as reforming services.  Improving service delivery and integration is essential but not enough to create population level change.

But what does it mean to change the system?  How are system interventions different from service delivery programmatic ones?  And how does your collaboration use systems thinking to develop an effective strategy?

This workshop will answer these questions.  Through an interactive and applied format, you will be introduced to systems thinking and a toolkit for collaboratively assessing systems and then generating, prioritising and implementing systems change interventions.

This workshop was developed in 2017 by Collaboration for Impact and CSIRO’s Livelihood and Adaptive Development Team, with support from Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).  These partners are working together to offer this workshop more broadly to the Australian and International social change sectors in 2018.

  

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

When: 12 July at 1:30pm (AEST)

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

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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DESIGNING COLLABORATIONS: Webinar – Using the CFI Collaborative Change Cycle to design your collaboration

When: August 23 1:30pm (AEST)

Where: Online

Are you in a collaboration that is going nowhere? Did you start well and then get stuck? Are you looking to understand what to do next? Then this webinar is for you.

Collaboration for Impact have integrated the core disciplines and skills required to collaborate for systems change and presented them in a phased approach called the Collaborative Change Cycle. The Cycle is both a descriptive guide and a planning tool that identifies the clear milestones for working collaboratively with complexity.

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ENGAGING COMMUNITY: Workshop – Communities leading change

When: 5 September 2018

Where: Sydney (venue TBC)

Community engagement is about ensuring that those most impacted by social challenges have a say in designing and implementing solutions. Evidence and practice shows that the participation of intended beneficiaries and their families, neighbours, and trusted leaders can be critical to collaborations achieving impact. And a shift in power where community members own and help produce the result will lead to greater impact. Yet we don’t so this well.

This workshop will address this head on. You will leave inspired and informed about the benefit of community mobilisation and leadership and with the confidence and tools to improve your practice and the work of your collaboration.

We are co-hosting this workshop with Local Community Services Association. 

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LEADING COLLABORATIONS: Intensive workshop – Making Collaborations Work: practical applied leadership for collaboration & systems change

When: 12 & 13 September 2018

Where: Darwin (venue TBC)

Learn how to apply emerging theory and practice to build and develop your cross-sector collaboration for systems change – the type of impact that improves outcomes for whole populations or generations by changing the underlying conditions, behaviour and relationships.

Offering a combination of individual and group learning, practical frameworks and practice sessions, this intensive workshop will teach you about the leadership skills, and the tools and processes required to establish, grow and scale your collaborative initiative effectively.

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DESIGNING COLLABORATION: Workshop – Using systems thinking to design your collaboration

When: 2 & 3 Oct

Where: Would you like this in your state? Let us know!

If you are pursuing large-scale social impact then it follows that you must be changing the system as well as reforming services.  Improving service delivery and integration is essential but not enough to create population level change.

But what does it mean to change the system?  How are system interventions different from service delivery programmatic ones?  And how does your collaboration use systems thinking to develop an effective strategy?

This workshop will answer these questions.  Through an interactive and applied format, you will be introduced to systems thinking and a toolkit for collaboratively assessing systems and then generating, prioritising and implementing systems change interventions.

This workshop was developed in 2017 by Collaboration for Impact and CSIRO’s Livelihood and Adaptive Development Team, with support from Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).  These partners are working together to offer this workshop more broadly to the Australian and International social change sectors in 2018.

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FLAGSHIP EVENT: Collaboration for Impact National Conference

When: 19-23 November

Where: Queensland

 

There has been an exciting change!

The CFI National Conference is joining forces with Logan Together, Opportunity Child and Griffith University for a Place-based social change conference, to be held in Logan, Qld in November.

To hold yourself a ticket or express an interest in presenting at this Conference please email us at admin@collaborationforimpact.com  We’ll then be in touch with you soon to send you the registration link or chat about your contribution.

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