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Effectively Launching a Collective Impact Initiative

Tamarack Institute LogoSocial problems can be complex and multi-faceted. Greater impact is harder to achieve if organizations work in silos to try and resolve them. All levels of the society including the government, social service agencies, corporates and the public must strive to take a structured collaborative approach to create sustainable solutions.

This webinar will cover the micro-skills and tactical issues surrounding setting up a Collective Impact Initiative. The key topics of the seminar include:

  • From incremental thinking to transformational action
  • Issues suitable for Collective Impact
  • Top 5 deliverables and 9 strategic actions in your first year
  • Continuous communication purpose and tips
  • Implementing a Community Engagement strategy
  • Drafting a plan
  • Getting ready for Year 2
  • Hear stories that inspire

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Engaging Youth: Inspiring Stories and Lessons Learned

Tamarack Institute LogoEngagement is critical for all programs, services, and initiatives that impact youth. Both youth and organizations that serve youth agree that youth engagement is a must-do but there seems to be a disconnect in how to actually do it well. We hear often about the challenges of engaging youth such as low participation rates or difficulty reaching youth, and also frustrations from youth about not feeling listened to or understood. So how do you do it well?

During this webinar we will hear two stories of innovative approaches to youth engagement and pull out their lessons learned, to inspire you to thoughtfully consider ways to improve your own youth engagement practices.

Note: this is a bilingual webinar in both English and French. 

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Tools for Harnessing Collective Creativity

Sylvia Cheuy HeadshotWhether the meeting you are hosting is virtual or face-to-face, being intentional about how you design and facilitate it can make all the difference. This is especially true when you are hosting people from a diversity of sectors and perspectives.

This webinar introduces participants to Liberating Structures: a menu of thirty-three simple, but highly effective, facilitation methods designed to encourage people to think, learn and work together in new ways. Whether used individually, or sequenced together, Liberating Structures demonstrate how high-impact change often happens through small shifts in how we think and interact.

Join Tamarack’s Sylvia Cheuy to learn more about Liberating Structures and the principles that make them work. Learn about – and experience – some of Sylvia’s personal favourites and expand your changemaker tool-kit with a rich array of road-tested approaches to unleash collective creativity.

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Social Enterprise World Forum

SEWF Digital BannerSocial Enterprise World Forum is excited to announce we’re going virtual in September for our largest global event to date, SEWF Digital. The need for a global impact economy has never been more apparent. As we begin the process of recovery and rebuilding, social enterprises and policymakers have an unexpected opportunity to “build back better” and develop economies that focus on equality, diversity, and wellbeing. At SEWF we are passionate about working together to grow the social enterprise movement and promote economies built on these values.

SEWF Digital is our moment to champion the potential of social enterprises - small and large, rural and urban - to bring about inclusive and sustainable economic development. Our week-long programme of online events and activities will feature keynotes and plenaries from three different world zones with live Q&A, online networking, and partner-organised fringe events.  Speakers will include leading social entrepreneurs and change makers from across the world with over 5,000 participants from over 50 countries.

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