We aim to create an active community of practice across the country that complements the learning opportunities provided by others in Australia, accelerating our development as we all join together in our collective impact work. In this learning network, we focus particularly on the expertise and insights developed in our six partner communities.
The OC Learning network draws upon the insights and research of our partner communities and organisations, connecting those already working hard to achieve results using collective impact approaches in this space.
Peer to peer learning
We are running a pilot learning program with a new partner, Peer Academy. Peer Academy use a collaborative consumption education model to help people gain skills and knowledge by learning from their peers. The pilot will allow us to explore how we can share the expertise and insights that already exist in our partner communities, as well as the insights and research of our partner communities and organisations, plus outside experts in a number of fields. Watch this space for more on the pilot as it happens!
Public innovation labs
We are in conversation with Rich Harwood, of the Harwood Institute in the US, planning a series of Public Innovation Labs in Australia later this year. These labs use applied learning, real-life scenarios and action, not theory, to help people learn how to make the community the reference point for their choices and actions. The labs are designed for people who are leading or supporting work to help address community problems – the Harwood Institute calls these people public innovators.
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A regular fortnightly newsletter is sent to everyone in our wider learning network – if you would like to sign up and start learning more about Opportunity Child and the work happening in our initiative, as well as collective impact work and other topics like leadership and child development, please feel free to fill in the signup form below.