Introduction to Collective Impact Webinar

Date(s) - June 23, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Is your organization interested in Collective Impact? Are you considering collaborating with other organizations to change population level outcomes on an issue that is important in your community or region?

If so, you may be interested in attending an upcoming Introduction to Collective Impact webinar, on Thursday June 23rd.

Click here to register. 


LEARN about how a Collective Impact approach can support work across sectors to move the needle on urgent and complex community issues
EXPLORE the types of issues and conditions best suited to a Collective Impact approach, and learn when this approach is not the best fit
HEAR ABOUT lessons and insights from groups and collaboratives working with Collective Impact in BC and beyond


11:30- 12:00 – OPTIONAL for groups to gather for pre-webinar discussion

12:00 – webinar commences

In addition to being an open learning opportunity, this webinar is a pre-requisite for collaboratives interested in participating in Collective Impact workshops and coaching to be offered in fall 2016 by BC Healthy Communities and Innoweave.

This session has been scheduled as a “lunch and learn” and we recommend if possible to use this as an opportunity to gather with your partners to learn and engage together. We suggest completing Innoweave’s Collective Impact self-assessment and coming together as a group to discuss, prior to participating in the webinar from 12:00-1:30pm (click here to complete the self-assessment).

**We recommend that you and your partners read the following before the webinar commences: Collective Impact, by John Kania and Mark Kramer. Click here to access the article.




Once you have attended the webinar, if you determine that collective impact is a fit for your issue and community, you can apply to participate in a supported Collective Impact process offered in partnership by BC Healthy Communities and Innoweave.  This process helps groups of different community organizations apply the Collective Impact approach to a shared population-level impact goal. The process  includes two workshops staggered over a 4-8 month period, allowing organizations time in between the two sessions to build additional community support, and refine their shared outcomes goals.   Following each workshop, groups may also request Collective Impact coaching support. To access coaching, organizations should be clear on the goals that they hope to achieve with Collective Impact and the assistance that they require to develop their strategy for impact, build their collaborative and get ready to implement. 

Collective Impact Workshop 1 will be offered in fall 2016. This workshop is designed to help teams of leaders from at least 4-5 different community organizations committed to working on a common issue start to:

Articulate and refine population level outcome goals that they wish to achieve;
Develop a hypothesis of the activities required to begin achieving those outcomes (e.g. a theory of change);
Identify how they will test (and improve) their theory of change;
Build a community engagement strategy that ensures key stakeholders and other leaders are part of the change process;
Develop a 4-6 month strategy to deepen engagement on the issue, and advance activities to test a collective hypothesis.

If you have any questions, please contact Celeste Zimmer at 

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