LEADING COLLABORATIONS: Webinar – leadership interviews with people who are changing the system, Dr Michelle Lucas

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 Dr Michelle Lucas, Executive Director of CMM – Social Change.  She currently facilitates community and collective effort across social challenges including early childhood development, child safety, education attainment and retention, social inclusion, equity and aboriginal disadvantage and opportunity.

Book Now

When:

5 December at 1.30pm (AEDT)

Where:

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

Why:

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.

How:

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 Dr Michelle Lucas has developed into a systems change leader and what it has required of her (50 minutes)
  • interactive Q&A with webinar participants (30 minutes)

Who:

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.

Tickets:

$30

Facilitators

Dr Michelle Lucas, Executive Director CMM-Social Change

Dr Michelle Lucas is the Executive Director of CMM – Social Change and Senior Fellow of the Harwood Institute (U.S.A). As Founder of CMM, Michelle has worked for 20 years designing, implementing and refining a collective approach to address complex social challenges throughout Australia and Asia. At its heart, CMM aims to enable communities and committed stakeholders to learn and grow together to strengthen social capital and to build a connected society. Michelle has herself provided long-term and embedded backbone support to place-based collaborations and
communities to meet this vision. She currently facilitates community and collective effort across social challenges including early childhood development, child safety, education attainment and retention, social inclusion, equity and aboriginal disadvantage and opportunity.

Michelle’s work with The Harwood Institute also focuses on enabling impact nationally and globally while codifying the aspects of collective action which can build shared responsibility.

Michelle’s previous roles include being the Founding Executive Director of Opportunity Child, a national collective initiative to address childhood vulnerability. Prior to working with Opportunity Child, Michelle had been the Executive Director of Collective Impact at Desert Knowledge Australia, working specifically with remote and very remote communities.

Michelle has a deep commitment to collective, integrated approaches which allow for sense-making together and which keep local people firmly at the centre of every effort. She believes that intergenerational shift can only be fully supported by a concurrent reimagining of the ecosystems and policies affecting our most vulnerable children and families.

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.