Collective Impact 2014: Melbourne

22 July 2014 - 8:00am - 23 July 2014 - 5:00pm

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne, Vic, 3004


Back by popular demand - following our sell-out Sydney event (with a waiting list), Collective Impact 2014 is making its way to Melbourne this July.

Don't miss this landmark event

Hosted by social change and leadership experts at The Centre for Social Impact and Social Leadership Australia, Collective Impact 2014 offers a highly interactive and immersive learning program featuring a stellar line-up of pioneering Australian practitioners and international leaders in Collective Impact who will share real world case studies, knowledge and insights.

You need to be at Collective Impact 2014 if ...

... you are a social change maker leading or implementing collaborative initiatives to solve complex social problems and you work in:

  • Government
  • Business
  • Not-for-profit
  • Academia and research
  • Social enterprise

Meet and learn from social change and leadership experts, alongside pioneering active practitioners


Explore the key facets to understanding, implementing and leading Collective Impact initiatives across the four streams of the program. Attend the plenary sessions, take the opportunity to learn during your one-on-one time with an international speaker at a Collective Impact Clinic, and participate in a topic-specific workshop hosted by one of our international speakers.

Our inspiring line-up of international and Australian speakers includes:

  • International Keynote Speaker Liz Weaver, expert on collaborative governance, collective impact and influencing policy change; Vice President of Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement and leader of the Vibrant Communities Canada team.
  • Convenor Kerry Graham, consultant to corporations, governments and nonprofits on collaboration and innovation in social change; Australian Social Inclusion Board, NSW Treasurer’s Advisory Body.
  • Convenor Liz Skelton, highly experienced leadership development practitioner, thought leader, consultant and teacher of leadership and adaptive change; Social Leadership Australia, co-author of The Australian Leadership Paradox
  • International speaker Vivien Twyford, a specialist in Collaborative Practice, Founder of Twyfords
  • Australian speaker Jenny Riley, an experienced strategic planner with practice knowledge in Collective Impact, Theories of Change, Impact Mapping and Logical Framework models; National Community Impact Manager for United Way
  • Video pre-record of speaker Dawn O'Neil, 20 years of experience leading effective change in the social and mental health sector; Chair of STREAT


The program also offers an additional optional day with two streams of specialists workshops:

  • Collaborative leadership, led by Geoff Aigner, will provide a focus on practical and diagnostic skills for initiatives requiring collaborative leadership and explore 'the murky middle'.
  • Collaborative governance led by Vivien Twyford, will provide a focus on governance, including frameworks and pathways for collaborative governance, and establishing a shared measurement framework.

Why Collective Impact? Why now?

Despite its high standard of living and continued growth over the past decade, Australia still faces a number of complex, entrenched social problems:

  • A consistent 5-8% of the population remain socially excluded, under-serviced and unrecognised;
  • The proportion of children living in jobless households is higher in Australia than in all but four of the 27 EU member states;
  • The gap in outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians remains wide;
  • One in five Australians will experience a mental illness this year and
  • One in four Australians is obese.

Solution-finding requires a systemic and collaborative approach. We need new ways of thinking, leading, funding and working. Collective Impact is one framework that makes collaborative change workable, meaningful and has a real and lasting impact in communities.

Collective Impact 2014 is your opportunity to be immersed in learning this framework, to explore with fellow practitioners across sectors and find practical, workable solutions that apply to real issues in real communities.

Find out more & register

Want to know more? Visit the Collective Impact 2014 website where you can see the full conference program, find out more about our presenters and register.

Special early bird rates are available until Friday 6 June 2014. So don't miss out!

For all general enquiries please contact Lyssa Borham t 02 8936 0936.

Collaborative Leadership & Collective Impact 

Find out more about our work in collaborative leadership and collective impact here


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