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Program

Tuesday

  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Registration

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Geoff Aigner, Andrew Young

    Welcome and introduction

    Framing the conference and what are we here to learn
    Explanation of the learning environment
    The partnership between CSI and SLA and why we have come together

  • 09:30 - 10:15

    Kerry Graham

    Speaker

    Why Collaborate? And what is Collective Impact?

    Why collaboration is needed

    What collaboration and Collective Impact is and isn't.

    When should we collaborate and when shouldn't we.

  • 10:15 - 10:30

    Welcome to country

  • 10:30 - 11:15

    Morning tea

    • Learning balcony and graffiti wall
    • Speed networking 
    • Collective Impact clinics with International Speakers and Collective Impact consultants
  • 11:15 - 12:15

    Liz Skelton

    Speaker

    Skills to collaborate

    The dynamics of collaboration

    The 3C's of collaboration - competition, control and committment

    How do we do things differently?

  • 12:15 - 12:45

    Emily Tow Jackson

    Keynote Speaker

    A US Case Study - Tow Foundation

    Hear how the Collective Impact approach has transformed the juvenile justice system in Connecticut and New York 

    To find out more check out the Tow Foundation

  • 12:45 - 13:45

    Lunch

    • Learning balcony and graffiti wall
    • Speed networking 
    • Collective Impact clinics with International Speakers and Collective Impact consultants
  • 13:45 - 14:45

    Dawn O'Neil AM

    Speaker

    Understanding a backbone organisation

    Presentation by Dawn O'Neil AM: What is a backbone organisation and why is it different from other types of organisations? 

    Panel chaired by Geoff Aigner: Hear how different backbone organisations formed and operate.  What makes them effective?  What are the challenges and opportunities for backbone organisations? 

  • 14:45 - 15:15

    An Australian Case Study - Benalla

    Implementation of Collective Impact in Australia

    Engagement with others during development of Collective Impact

  • 15:15 - 15:45

    Afternoon tea

    • Learning balcony and graffiti wall
    • Speed networking 
    • Collective Impact clinics with International Speakers and Collective Impact consultants
  • 15:45 - 16:45

    A live case study

    Unpacking and delving into a current Australian Collective Impact initiative

    Looking at what is emerging in the Collective Impact space

     

  • 16:45 - 17:00

    Kerry Graham

    Speaker

    Close and Introduction to Day 2

  • 18:00 - 19:30

    Cocktail and Networking Party

  • 18:30 - 20:30

    Emily Tow Jackson

    Keynote Speaker

    Twilight workshop with Emily Tow Jackson - Collective Impact in Juvenile Justice

    How Philanthropy and Public Collaboration can move systems change: Lessons learned from juvenile justice reform in two U.S. states

    Shifting from isolated impact to collective impact requires a different approach.  In a collective impact context, participants must shift their mindset to an adaptive approach that is aligned with solving complex issues.  The Tow Foundation has embraced this strategy and invested deeply in working to transform the juvenile justice systems in Connecticut and New York States through supporting collective action.  The foundation has acted as a:

    • Catalyst: bringing together diverse system actors to develop a collective vision, specific goals, and strategies to transform the juvenile justice system
    • Convener: working with funders (public and private) to catalyze co-funding for advocacy, strategic planning and backbone support
    • Participant: serving on Steering Committees and Working Groups for statewide collaborative efforts

    The results have been substantial.  They include improved outcomes for youth and communities with no increase in crime or risk to public safety, significant policy changes that benefit tens of thousands of young people, and exponential return on investment.

    Emily will share The Tow Foundation’s experience of investing in juvenile justice reform and how collective impact has been used to accelerate progress.  The discussion will include highlights of these efforts, the results, and how they were achieved.  There will be opportunities to explore how to overcome challenges and barriers, as well as essential strategies for success in similar efforts.  

    You'll need to purchase this exclusive workshop separately so hurry as places are limited!

    Please note a light supper will be provided.

Wednesday

  • 08:45 - 09:00

    Geoff Aigner, Andrew Young

    Opening and Framing of Day 2

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Liz Skelton

    Speaker

    Breakout Learning Sessions

    Stream 1. Skills to collaboratively lead - Liz Skelton

    • Increase your awareness of the skills required to collaborate
    • Increase your understanding of the personal and systemic leadership challenges and opportunities.

    Stream 2. How to get started - Dawn O'Neil

    • Increase your awareness of the people and resources needed to start a Collective Impact initiative 
    • Learn practical tips on how to support your community to become Collective Impact ready.

    Stream 3. How to mobilise community - Doug Taylor

    • Increase your awareness of the principles of how to engage your whole community  
    • Increase your awareness and skills of how to map your community of interest
    • Learn practical tips on how to engage the unusual suspects

    Stream 4. How to develop a funding model - Seri Renkin

    • Increase your awareness of the range of approaches and models for funding the work Collective Impact 
    • Increase your awareness and skills of how to leverage existing assets and resources within the community to attract additional resources
    • Increase your awareness on how to mobilise resources beyond money
  • 10:00 - 11:00

    Dawn O'Neil AM

    Speaker

    Breakout Learning Sessions

    Stream 1. Skills to collaboratively lead

    • Increase your awareness of the skills required to collaborate
    • Increase your understanding of the personal and systemic leadership challenges and opportunities.

    Stream 2. How to get started

    • Increase your awareness of the people and resources needed to start a Collective Impact initiative 
    • Learn practical tips on how to support your community to become Collective Impact ready.

    Stream 3. How to mobilise community

    • Increase your awareness of the principles of how to engage your whole community  
    • Increase your awareness and skills of how to map your community of interest
    • Learn practical tips on how to engage the unusual suspects

    Stream 4. How to develop a funding model

    • Increase your awareness of the range of approaches and models for funding the work Collective Impact 
    • Increase your awareness and skills of how to leverage existing assets and resources within the community to attract additional resources
    • Increase your awareness on how to mobilise resources beyond money
  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Morning Tea

    • Learning balcony and graffiti wall
    • Speed networking 
    • Collective Impact clinics with International Speakers and Collective Impact consultants
    • Marketplact
  • 11:30 - 12:30

    Jenny Riley, Doug Taylor

    Breakout Learning Sessions

    Stream 1. Skills to collaboratively lead

    • Increase your awareness of the skills required to collaborate
    • Increase your understanding of the personal and systemic leadership challenges and opportunities.

    Stream 2. How to get started

    • Increase your awareness of the people and resources needed to start a Collective Impact initiative 
    • Learn practical tips on how to support your community to become Collective Impact ready.

    Stream 3. How to mobilise community

    • Increase your awareness of the principles of how to engage your whole community  
    • Increase your awareness and skills of how to map your community of interest
    • Learn practical tips on how to engage the unusual suspects

    Stream 4. How to develop a funding model

    • Increase your awareness of the range of approaches and models for funding the work Collective Impact 
    • Increase your awareness and skills of how to leverage existing assets and resources within the community to attract additional resources
    • Increase your awareness on how to mobilise resources beyond money
  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Lunch

    • Learning balcony and graffiti wall
    • Speed networking 
    • Collective Impact clinics with International Speakers and Collective Impact consultants
    • Marketplace
  • 13:30 - 14:30

    Justin Miklas

    Speaker

    Concurrent Learning Sessions: How to measure progress and impact

    Choose from four different approaches on how to measure the progress and impact of a Collective Impact initiative

    1. Results Based Accountability and the Collective Impact Toolkit
    2. Logic Framewroks
    3. Developmental Evaluation
    4. Network Mapping
  • 14:30 - 15:30

    Seri Renkin

    Speaker

    Breakout Learning Sessions

    Stream 1. Skills to collaboratively lead

    • Increase your awareness of the skills required to collaborate
    • Increase your understanding of the personal and systemic leadership challenges and opportunities.

    Stream 2. How to get started

    • Increase your awareness of the people and resources needed to start a Collective Impact initiative 
    • Learn practical tips on how to support your community to become Collective Impact ready.

    Stream 3. How to mobilise community

    • Increase your awareness of the principles of how to engage your whole community  
    • Increase your awareness and skills of how to map your community of interest
    • Learn practical tips on how to engage the unusual suspects

    Stream 4. How to develop a funding model

    • Increase your awareness of the range of approaches and models for funding the work Collective Impact 
    • Increase your awareness and skills of how to leverage existing assets and resources within the community to attract additional resources
    • Increase your awareness on how to mobilise resources beyond money
  • 15:30 - 16:00

    Afternoon Tea

    • Learning balcony and graffiti wall
    • Speed networking 
    • Collective Impact clinics with International Speakers and Collective Impact consultants
    • Marketplace
  • 16:00 - 16:50

    Patricia Bowie, Lila Guirguis

    A US Case Study - Magnolia Place - How to Avoid Groundhog Day

    Hear how the Collective Impact approach is transforming the outcomes of 35,000 children in a 5 mile city block of Los Angeles. To find out more check out Magnolia Place

    Learn how Patricia Bowie and Lila Guirguis have avoided Groundhog day.

  • 16:50 - 17:00

    Geoff Aigner, Andrew Young

    Close with thanks

Thursday

  • 08:30 - 09:00

    Welcome Coffee and Registration

  • 09:00 - 12:00

    Patricia Bowie, Lila Guirguis

    Concurrent Workshop - Collective Impact in Early Childhood

    Immerse yourself in how the Collective Impact approach is being applied to improving development outcomes for 35,000 children in a 5 square mile block in Los Angeles . 

    This workshop presents an approach to introducing a learning system that helps diverse organisations improve outcomes for a community population of children and families. The services and supports that address the continuum of family and community conditions are best understood as a complex adaptive system. Even organizations that strive to collaborate with others through partnership, and even co-location, generally work in silos, lacking common measures and monitoring systems to guide their efforts towards having a positive, collective impact on outcomes. To achieve optimal impact that can be scaled and sustained over time for a local population of families, measures and change strategies need to be tailored for this complexity. The long-term goal of a learning system is to support transformation of a constellation of independent services and supports into an organized, reliable system for families.

    The workshop learning objectives are to provide participants with a hands-on approach for (1) helping partner organizations move quickly from planning to action, (2) using regular parent feedback, and (3) supporting ongoing testing of ideas and improvement within and across the partners. The workshop will share the approach and results from a prototype learning system involving a network of organizations in Los Angeles CA – The Magnolia Community Initiative

    You'll need to purchase this exclusive workshop separately so hurry as places are limited!

    Please note welcome tea and coffee and morning tea will be provided. 

  • 09:00 - 12:00

    Vivien Twyford

    Speaker

    Concurrent Workshop - Collaborative Governance in Collective Impact

    Workshop Overview
    Vivien Twyford and Max Hardy introduce a framework for resolving complex and controversial issues. Our pathway provides a roadmap for collaboration and a guide through the difficult terrain of collaborative project planning and
    decision-making.

    Workshop Topics
    Collaborative leadership; ‘wicked problems’; complexity theory; the Cynefin framework; the Collaborative
    Governance pathway; smart leadership.

    Learning Objectives

    • To understand the factors that contribute to complex situations 
    • To learn a new way to see and think about governance, decision-making and collaboration 
    • To use the five-step Collaborative Governance pathway to tackle difficult and complex problems 
    • To increase your confidence in leading change and fostering collaboration

    View the full workshop program here.

  • 13:00 - 16:00

    JT Boyd, Justin Miklas

    Free Workshop - Demonstrating software for measuring progress and impact

    Software Tools for Collective Impact: An Interactive Exploration of Efforts to Outcomes and Results Scorecard

    Presented by JT Boyd, Social Solutions; Justin Miklas, Results Leadership Group.

    Workshop Overview
    This interactive session will introduce participants to:

    • Criteria for choosing Collective Impact software 
    • The reasons why Results Scorecard and Efforts to Outcomes best fit those criteria 
    • How the Results-Based Accountability™ methodology and five conditions of Collective Impact are compatible 
    • An approach to generating Continuous Communication that helps multi-sector coalitions to get from talk to action

    See the full workshop program here.

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Day One Program Highlights

This is not your average conference! Day One of Collective Impact convenes thought leaders and practitioners in the field to deep dive and immerse into Collective Impact.

 

Day Two Program Highlights

Day Two is where things get really interesting! You will be broken up into groups for the day where your fellow group members will come from a range of community organisations, government, corporates and philanthropists.

This will give you insight into working collectively within a group, and the opportunity to learn and gain insights from your fellow participant's experiences with Collective Impact in Australia. 

 

Day Three Program Highlights