We develop the skills, knowledge and mindsets needed to do collective impact well. This is a new approach, so there’s no handbook or expert with all the answers. We are learning together as we go.
We create opportunities to learn through doing, from each other, and by reflecting on patterns as they emerge. Building the right mindsets, skills and knowledge to work together differently are crucial. Some of the ways we are doing this include:
Peer to peer learning
We have created multiple communities of practice to connect peers across the country. These regular video conferences complement the learning opportunities provided by others in Australia, accelerating our development as we all join together in our collective impact work.
Sharing the lessons
We are codifying the emerging lessons and sharing the stories of what works and what doesn’t in communities across Australia, so that every child has the opportunity to thrive.
Public Innovation Labs
Early in 2017, a small group of funders – ten20 Foundation, Woodside Energy, FRRR and Philanthropy Australia – came together to invite The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation to conduct its Public Innovators Labs in Australia.
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