Webinar| Showcasing Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project’s community engagement

How 1000 conversations set an agenda for change – Community mobilisation and leadership conversation
Lisa McKenzie (Greater Shepparton Lighthouse) joins Kate Simpson (Collaboration for Impact) to talk about her experience mobilising their local community to give all children a chance to reach their full potential. They started by listening deeply, carefully unpacking the issues impacting on young people and their families and then co-designing unique local solutions.


9 August 2018 1:30pm -3:00pm (AEST)




The Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project is a place based initiative to support the wellbeing and outcomes for young people from conception to career in the City of Greater Shepparton.  It is being driven by business, community and sector leaders committed to a 20-year plan to improve the education and other outcomes for the region’s young people.

This collective impact initiative is marked by the high level of community support beyond these conversations with 350 volunteers involved in the work supporting young people. Many collective initiatives start with  mostly services providers and government agencies at the table. Greater Shepparton Lighthouse has turned this inside out with high levels of community member and business participation.
Want to know a little more before we start?:
Meet Lisa speaking on their work improving literacy – https://youtu.be/fR2TNA2rFEk
Visit The Haven for local young people – https://youtu.be/pv8Fs1t_dLA


The webinar is 1.5 hours in duration and will cover:

  • the case and evidence for community engagement (10 minutes)
  • the story of how Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project has designed and implemented their community engagement approach and the impacts that has created (50 minutes)
  • interactive Q&A with webinar participants (30 minutes)


You should register for this webinar if you are interested in:

  • the practical, real-world application of community engagement theory and tools
  • learning how context influences the work of community mobilisation and leadership
  • being inspired by what is possible when community engagement is undertaken as a way of working to achieve large-scale impact

Learning Objectives:

To learn about the principles, approach, design, tools and impact of Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project’s community mobilisation and leadership building work.




Lisa McKenzie, Executive Officer, Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project

Lisa McKenzie is the Executive Officer of Greater Shepparton Lighthouse, a community-lead collective impact initiative in northern Victoria.

Lisa began her career as a journalist and Editor before running her own communications and PR firm in Shepparton. She used her extensive local networks in her subsequent roles as Executive Officer of the region’s  Leadership Program and Community Fund.

Lisa was involved in Lighthouse from the first meetings and was subsequently appointed as the inaugural Executive Officer.

Lisa loves change leadership and has played a role in kick-starting a number of local initiatives. She sits on the local Regional Advisory Board for  La Trobe University and the Commonwealth Bank’s Customer Advocate Community Council.

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