Finding the right learning and resources at the right time is critical to making progress in complex problems

  • What you taught us through our first 3 learning events in 2018 – the online shared measurement system, a webinar on the Collaborative Change Cycle , and the NSW Collaborative Community of Practice
  • Opportunities to grab a place in a new online shared measurement course – especially for those who missed a seat on the current course NB: seats capped at 15 people.
  • 3 free tools on planning the design of your collaborative response

Online Shared Measurement Course
For mature collaborations

We ‘tested’ online learning this year through a 6 week short course offering three group learning sessions, two 1×1 coaching sessions and a closed group learning space.  Not surprisingly, we learnt that shared measurement is a hot learning topic – with 15 places available, we registered 19 and are holding a wait list of 6.  What was surprising is how engaged people are with online learning –  the closed learning group is very lively and the stage is set for significant peer learning.

Interestingly, of the 18 initiatives, 11 are from Victoria, 3 NSW, 2  NT, 1 WA and 1 ACT.  The complex issues these initiatives are collaborating around are vulnerability in children and young people (8), comprehensive community change (4), employment (2), youth justice (1), violence reduction (1), impacts of alcohol (1), chronic disease (1) and sport (1).

The primary reason people enrolled in course is to use data to increase the levels of learning and accountability in ways that are simple and motivating – and, importantly, not overly technical. People are hungry for practical, real-life tips, tools and examples with a strong call for learning how to track systems changes like rebalancing power between difference parts of the system.

If this sounds like your type of learning then:

Collaborative Change Cycle Webinar
For early stage collaborations

Forty seven people joined our Director and co-Founder, Kerry Graham, for this webinar.  Participants were largely in the early stages of a collaborative responses – either thinking about getting started or building the foundations for change.  The webinar took people through 3 tools that we share with you now:

Participants shared they would use these tools to (in order):
  • Know where to start 
  • Self-assess progress 
  • Strengthen the current phase of the collaboration
  • Plan for the next phase of the collaboration

For readers with these learning needs, the next webinar on the Collaborative Change Cycle is on 24 May 2018.

Further information and register here.

NSW Community of Practice

In another ‘test’, 30 people participated in the renewed NSW Collaborative Community of Practice.  The primary reason participants invested time in the COP was to deepen their learning about how to work differently in order to drive impact in complexity.  The clear value proposition was peer support and knowledge sharing in a safe and honest space.  With the 11 on the waitlist, this COP is now at 41 people!!

If CFI can support you to catalyse a COP in your state or region, please be in touch.  CFI has Network Members across the country who are able to support this type of peer learning.



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