One-Day Workshop

Collective Impact & Community Change

EVENT SOLD OUT!: Registration is now closed


Advance your community's agenda with tools and techniques that move beyond impact.

November 26, 2015 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Join internationally recognized trainer and community builder Liz Weaver for a workshop that dives into the collective impact approach and how it can enhance the impact of community change efforts.

  • Learn how collaborative tables can organize for change

  • Explore how the application of the three preconditions of collective impact and the five conditions for community change can enhance your local efforts

  • Advance your community’s agenda with tools and techniques that move toward impact

  • Embrace the power of citizen engagement and collective impact

This workshop is for those who:

  • Desire new ways to lead, engage and transform your community

  • Want to learn about collective impact and how to manage or work within a collaborative team

  • Work on issues such as community engagement, health and well-being, poverty reduction, local government, community sustainability, neighbourhood renewal, crime prevention, youth development, citizen engagement, local food systems and other collaborative ideas.

  • Are contemplating the start-up or renewal of a collaborative initiative

  • Are a key supporter of community engagement and collaboration including NGOs, businesses; funders and national, provincial or local government

Why the Collective Impact Approach?

Increasingly, community organizations are engaging in collaboration as a means to try and solve some of the most complex issues that they face. But these challenging issues require a new approach, a new framework. In 2011, John Kania and Mark Kramer of FSG Social Impact Consultants wrote an article, Collective Impact, that changed how we look at collaboration. Collective impact provides a framework for multi-sector community-based roundtables to re-consider how community change should occur and what impact these efforts should have. This workshop will explore the application of the three pre-conditions of collective impact and the five conditions for community change efforts.

Keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Liz Weaver, will provide exciting tips to help your collaborative table explore the concepts of community change and collective impact as we address complex issues. Liz will lead the group through the key questions collaborative tables need to consider before applying the collective impact framework and share with the group examples, tools and resources they can use to scale up their collaborative community change efforts. She will also lead us in conversations about the new forms of collaborative leadership required for community change today.

Throughout the day, you will explore the key concepts of collective impact, spend time in dialogue and work through tools and resources that will help them increase their collaborative effectiveness. You will also have an opportunity to connect and exchange with each other during the workshop.

"Subsequent to 8 community members attending Collective Impact training, an amazing shift has occurred in our community. We now have a basis of understanding with a common language for moving forward on complex issues that no one single entity can solve in isolation. More importantly, a positive attitude with sincere enthusiasm to collaborate cross-sector has emerged!"

-Nora Smith, Delburne, Alberta



Liz Weaver is the lead for the Learning Centre at Tamarack, past lead Vibrant Communities Canada - Cities Reducing Poverty and Tamarack’s Vice-President. Liz assists organizations and multi-sector collaboratives to: develop their frameworks for change, support and guide their projects; and, connects them to comprehensive community collaborations to accelerate their learning.

Learn more about Liz


Dartmouth Sportsplex- Nantucket Room

110 Wyse Rd.

Dartmouth, NS

B3A 1M2

Registration will open at 8:30 and a light breakfast will be served.
The workshop begins at 9:00am and runs until 4:00pm.


Recognizing that our collective impact is greater when we lead together, Tamarack has developed a payment structure that offers subsidies to groups of colleagues who attend together.

The registration rates (in Canadian dollars) are as follows:

$159 per person for three or more colleagues from the same collaborative attending together

$179 per person for two people from the same collaborative attending together

$199 for single registration

EVENT SOLD OUT!: Registration is now closed

Collective Impact and Community Change with Liz Weaver
Learn new ways to lead, engage and transform your community

November 26, 2015

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