Collective Impact Summit 2015 - Resources

Submitted by Anonymous on September 29, 2015 - 10:04am

 

 

DAY ONE CURRICULUM – Monday, September 28 

 

Plenary: Welcome and Opening - Building a Learning Community

Music by Mark Holmgren, CEO, Bissell Centre

-Introductory slides

Keynote Address: Possible: Making the Improbable Inevitable

Stacey Stewart, US President of United Way Worldwide 

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Collective Impact – The First Twelve Months (Introductory) Lead: Paul Born

This practical, hands on workshop will help early stage collective impact practitioners (and those wanting to assess their start up) to view the startup phase through the eyes of a board chair. What you are going to do, the outcomes you will achieve, the risks you are taking and what exactly you will accomplish in your first year are all topics that will be explored. Shared by someone who has done the work, this workshop takes the mystery out of collective impact and brings the work into clear focus.

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Shared Measurement: What We Know about What Works (Introductory) Lead:  Fay Hanleybrown

Shared measurement is a precondition of collective impact. Thankfully, the concept and practice of shared measurement has been unfolding for nearly decades now and there are plenty of lessons upon which to draw. This workshop explores the definition and care for shared measurement and a series of helpful hints and things to avoid in developing your own shared measurement process.  

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Getting at Root Causes for Maximum Impact (Advanced) Lead: Mark Cabaj

One of the central challenges of tackling complex issues is understanding “root causes” and identifying areas of “high leverage” for making change. This workshop will explore several practical methods for identifying root causes that participants can employ in their collective impact initiatives back home.

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Leadership from the Inside Out (Intermediate) Lead:  Louise Merlihan

Leadership development is a continuous process, not an event. This interactive workshop will prompt participants to explore leadership from the inside out – considering the way we look at the world and ourselves in it. Learn more about yourself, enhance your leadership skills and gain insights into the behaviours and actions that are essential to success in today’s complex and changing environments. 

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All About the Backbone (Intermediate) Lead: Sylvia Cheuy

Designed for intermediate or advanced backbone leaders, this workshop will focus on governance and financing structures, navigating transitions from one host to another, and adaptive leadership strategies to maintain a resilient and thriving collaborative. Participants will be invited to share their backbone experiences and lessons learned. 

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Exploring Possible with Stacey D. Stewart - Conversation Host:  Liz Weaver

In this interactive conversation, Stacey D. Stewart will invite questions from audience participants and together you will more deeply explore the theme of POSSIBLE. Stacey will bring her experiences and deep knowledge of how communities and United Ways are implementing collective impact to move the needle on complex community issues such as teen pregnancy in Milwaukee and educational achievement results across the U.S. 

 

Conversation Café 

Facilitated by Sylvia Cheuy, Director, Deepening Community – Tamarack Institute 

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Day 1 Highlights

-Summary

 

DAY TWO CURRICULUM – Tuesday, September 29 

 

The Learning Community Reconvenes   

Music by Mark Holmgren, CEO, Bissell Centre 

-Presentation

Keynote Address: Shared Measurement

Fay Hanleybrown & Mark Cabaj 

-Presentation 

Learning Community Dialogue 

 

Capturing Systems Change: Outcome Mapping (Intermediate) Lead: Mark Cabaj         

If your group wants to move the needle on tough community issues – such as high graduation rates, community safety and poverty – you are in the business of changing systems. This workshop provides a useful definition of systems change, describes the key challenges to assessing systems change, and explores three different techniques that can be used to assess system change efforts. 

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Systems Thinking Tools (Introductory) Lead: Sylvia Cheuy 

The work of Collective Impact often leads to a focus on systems change. Systems Thinking is a practice and set of tools that recognizes the dynamic nature of complex systems which appreciates that relationships between parts of the system are as important as the individual parts themselves. This workshop will introduce participants to the principles of systems thinking and offer tools and archetypes for applying the lens of systems thinking to complex systems. 

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Roots to Fruits (Introductory) Lead:  Tom Klaus

The Roots to Fruits model is designed to build communities and collaborative tables toward sustainable community change. Learn about the model and how communities have successfully implemented the Roots to Fruits model. 

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Restorative Leadership Practice (Advanced) Lead:  Caroline Mills

Invest in yourself and build your restorative capacity to deal with complexity.  Mindfulness and yoga will be key elements of this workshop.  (Maximum capacity 10 people)

 

SOAR – A Strengths-Based Approach to Planning (Advanced) Lead: Louise Merlihan

This workshop will introduce participants to the SOAR process, a strengths-based approach to strategic planning that invites the whole system into the process. Emphasizing strengths means that SOAR conversations focus on what is going well, what can be enhanced, and what is compelling to those invested in the collective’s success.

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Major Donor Fundraising for Collective Impact (Intermediate) Lead:  Paul Born

Raising money is never easy but thinking like a funder really helps to shape the ask and achieve better results. This workshop helps you better understand how foundations and major donors think about collective impact and provides you practical ideas and a case for your collective impact ask. Paul is a practitioner who has raised funds for collective impact projects for over a decade. Come with your unique questions and challenges.

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Dancing with Unusual Partners in Shared Measurement (Intermediate) Lead: Liz Weaver  

Our communities have abundant capacity that we often overlook. How do collective impact initiatives engage and practically leverage the skills, competencies and resources of unusual partners when designing a shared measurement approach? Be part of this conversation as we uncover the unusual partners in our communities and the resources they bring to help advance our collective impact efforts.

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Developing Your Framework for Change (Introductory) Lead: Sylvia Cheuy 

This workshop introduces participants to the Framework for Change – a powerful approach for uniting a diverse set of stakeholders around a common agenda and co-creating – and communicating – their shared plan for taking action and learning together.

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Exploring Technology for Community Engagement (Introductory) Lead: Louise Merlihan

This workshop will walk through the Community Engagement Spectrum and layer on the variety of ways that technology can be used to enhance community engagement efforts. Dive into technology that enables the brainstorming of ideas, voting, surveying, and community decision making, and challenge yourself to go deeper in your community engagement efforts.

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Upside Down Thinking: Disrupting the Status Quo Together (Intermediate) Lead:  Mark Holmgren, CEO, Bissell Centre 

 Explore Upside Down Thinking – a method that utilizes unconventional propositions to allow people to think and problem solve creatively and collectively. This way of thinking challenges habitual thinking, sacred cows, cognitive biases, decision-making protocols and the core elements of an organization’s or community's work, motivating us to redefine how we currently think and how we see our own identities.  This session will help participants explore complex issues and help move groups toward transformational change. While Upside Down Thinking can be applied to any field or setting, this workshop will include examples of this method of thinking with respect to collective impact, collaboration, and innovation.

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The Challenges of Shared Measurement with Mark Cabaj - Conversation Host:  Lindsay Daniller

In this interactive conversation, Mark Cabaj will invite questions from the audience and together you will explore more deeply the challenges inherent in developing an evaluation and shared measurement framework in collective impact. Mark will provide practical case examples of the importance of developmental evaluation and embedding shared learning into evaluation design. 

Day 2 Highlights

-Summary

 

DAY THREE CURRICULUM – Wednesday, September 30 

 

The Learning Community Reconvenes   

Music by Mark Holmgren, CEO, Bissell Centre

 -Presentation 

Keynote Address: Scaling Change: Getting to Possible

Al Etmanski 

 

Special Guest: Polished Truths

Spoken Word by Meharoona Ghani

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Learning Community Dialogue 

-Introduction and Dialogue
- Questions

Common Agenda – Three Helpful Tools (Intermediate) Lead: Mark Cabaj

Explore the dynamic and challenges of developing a common agenda with three helpful tools. In this interactive session, Mark will share common agenda tools and examples of where they have been used by collaborative tables to move toward change. 

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Collective Impact Case Study with Family Services Greater Vancouver (Introductory) Lead:  Lucie Honey-Ray

Learn about Family Services Greater Vancouver’s collective impact effort to support youth aging out of care in Vancouver. They will share their strategies for determining community readiness to move forward. This case study will focus on what is takes to build the case for collective impact and the lessons they have learned. 

 

From Debates to Dilemmas: Framing Our Shared Issue (Introductory) Lead: Sylvia Cheuy 

Finding solutions to our most vexing problems often begins by viewing things differently. This workshop will introduce simple tools to shift paradigms and encourage us to think differently as we are learning to think together.

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A Picture Tells a Story (Intermediate) Lead: Elayne Greeley

Communication can be creative and engaging but you have to be willing to have fun, be a little fearless and playful. Elayne will share examples of creative output from the collaborative in St. John's. She will lead you through a hands-on fun visual process and walk you through her go-to list of awesome resources that will challenge you to play hard. 

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Restorative Leadership Practice (Advanced) Lead:  Caroline Mills

Invest in yourself and build your restorative capacity to deal with complexity. Mindfulness and yoga will be key elements of this workshop. (Maximum capacity 10 people)


Getting to Ready – A Case Study (Introductory) Lead:  Rebecca Zappelli

Building toward a collective impact initiative requires patience and getting the right players engaged and at the table. Learn from the experience of building a Mental Health and Addictions Collective Impact effort in Vancouver. 

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Collective Impact from Around the World (Intermediate) Lead:  Tom Klaus 

Learn about the collective impact experiences of colleagues from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Denmark as they share their stories of community change and impact.  Bring your questions and your experiences to this interactive workshop. 

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Designing Shared Measurement Systems that are Used (Advanced) Lead: Mark Cabaj  

One of the greatest challenges for any evaluation is to ensure that its evaluation feedback is used. In reality, most evaluation results have little influence on the decisions of collective impact stewards. This workshop explores how to apply several concepts and practices of design thinking to design and implement evaluations that will generate results that are more likely to be used.

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Alignment for Impact (Advanced) Lead:  Karen Pittman

Drawing on her experience supporting multiple youth-based collective impact efforts, Karen will introduce effective tools she uses to prevent action groups from getting stuck. Learn about a proven facilitation process that effectively fosters alignment across working groups within the same CI initiative and also across multiple CI initiatives to support greater impact. 

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Learning from Today’s Social Movements (Intermediate) Lead:  Louise Merlihan

From Idle No More to #blacklivesmatter, today’s social movements are organizing, advocating and communicating in exciting and surprising ways.  Explore the techniques and practices of some of the most successful examples to discover what you can apply to your collective impact initiative’s efforts.

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Embracing Emergence and the Collaborative Eco-Cycle (Advanced) Lead: Liz Weaver  

We often think that collaborative efforts are linear; they begin, achieve results and then conclude. This workshop opens up a new way of thinking about collaboration and collective impact design and execution. By embracing emergence and navigating the collaborative eco-cycle, collaborative efforts will be more robust and resilient. 

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Pathways to Social Innovation with Al Etmanski – Conversation Host:  Paul Born

In this interactive conversation, Al Etmanski will invite questions from the audience and together you will explore the six essential pathways to social innovation.  Al will provide case examples of successful social innovations that have impacted communities and transformed lives. 

 

Day 3 Highlights

-Summary

 

DAY FOUR CURRICULUM – Thursday, October 1 

 

The Learning Community Reconvenes   

Music by Mark Holmgren, CEO, Bissell Centre 

-Presentation

Keynote Address: Collect Impact: Scaling the Practice of Possible

Karen Pittman 

-Presentation 

Learning Community Dialogue 

 

Community Engagement for Collective Impact (Intermediate) Lead: Paul Born and Lindsay Daniller

An effective common agenda requires a large and engaged constituency. Consider key techniques for identifying and engaging key stakeholders and techniques to deepen commitment of the community to your cause.  Also learn how to engage a community system toward change. Discover how community systems work and learn techniques used to enter into them, gaining a corner on the obvious.  

·        Case Study:  REACH does work that no one else in Edmonton is doing. We don’t create a tangible ‘product’; our products belong to the community as a whole. Our success isn’t always easy to quantify, because it’s inter-related with the work of our partners. So how do we help our funders, Edmontonians, and our partners to understand what we do and the value of our work? This presentation will demonstrate just how we answer that question.

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Evaluating Collective Impact using Developmental Evaluation (Introductory) Lead: Mark Cabaj         

It’s now clear to most stewards and evaluators of complex change initiatives that traditional evaluation paradigms and practices, which emphasize fixed measures of success, clear strategies and stable implementation plans, can short-circuit, rather than assist, collective impact efforts. Developmental evaluation is an approach to evaluation designed to provide collective impact with real time feedback needed to inform and adapt the strategy to tackle complex issues.

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Exploring the Role of Funders in Collective Impact (Intermediate) Lead: Sylvia Cheuy 

This interactive workshop invites participants into a dialogue to hear stories of how funders are exploring their role in collective impact. Together we will consider the opportunities and challenges of collective impact from their perspective.    

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The Community Bridge: an innovation in preventing homelessness (Intermediate) Lead:  Mark Holmgren, CEO, Bissell Centre

Bissell Centre's Community Bridge is a collaborative prototype focused on delivering eviction prevention services that can also include bridge funding of families to preserve their housing while issues and problems are addressed to ward off future evictions. The design was a collaboration and is based on a set of principles and guidelines that do not include pre-set limits in funding families or pre-set rules about frequency of use. The goal is to provide clear and prompt access to the program and then use the experience to understand patterns of demographics, presenting problems, and repeat clients, etc. After one year of a two year prototype, 260 people avoided evictions, half of whom were children. Not only are the human benefits of this service profound, the SROI is dramatic. In this session Mark will address the history, design, and the delivery and evaluation of this prototype and the potential of scaling it up in 2016.

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Collaborative Governance: Ten Tools to Increase Impact (Intermediate) Lead: Liz Weaver 

This workshop will focus on governing in a collective impact framework. Participants will explore a variety of governance tools and models including the constellation model of governance which has been used successfully in collective impact efforts in Canada. Participants will deepen their appreciation of the multiple levels of accountability embedded in collective impact. 

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Achieving Transformative Results for our Communities with Karen Pittman – Conversation Host:  Louise Merlihan 

In this interactive conversation, Karen Pittman will invite questions from the audience and together you will explore the theme of working differently to achieve transformative results for our communities. Karen brings incredible knowledge and background in how communities across the U.S. have developed approaches that leverage resources to achieve results and impact.

Day 4 HIghlights

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DAY FIVE CURRICULUM – Friday, October 2 

 

 

The Learning Community Reconvenes   

Inspiration by Mark Holmgren, CEO, Bissell Centre 

-Presentation

Day 5 HIghlights

-Summary

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