WITH collective impact 

Two-Part Virtual Workshop | May 8 & 15, 2024

1:00 - 4:30 PM ET



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Your collective impact effort should advance systems change. Learn how and why.

Join us for this new, two-part  virtual workshop designed to help you to design, implement and renew a  successful Collective  Impact Initiative.  This workshop will profile  lessons from practitioners about how to achieve high-impact results and will focus specifically on the importance of bringing a systems lens to Collective Impact in order to explicitly incorporate both programmatic AND  systems-change strategies into Collective Impact implementation plans.   

This two-part virtual workshop is ideal for anyone interested in deepening their knowledge about effectively designing, implementing or renewing a  Collective Impact initiative with an emphasis on addressing the system barriers that are contributing to -- and perpetuating -- the very issues that  programs are being designed to address.   Participants will gain a solid understanding of the theory AND practice of Collective Impact, along with the necessary tools and resources to launch, lead, and sustain a successful Collective Impact effort.

The workshop’s highly interactive curriculum provides participants with opportunities to deepen their understanding of what it means to change systems and why and how to incorporate a systems perspective into your Collective Impact initiative.  Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and challenges and leave this learning experience with greater understanding and new ideas, for how to effectively lead and facilitate a resilient Collective Impact initiative through the five phases of its maturity.  

Implementing the Collective Impact framework is NOT a recipe.  Adapting it to your specific issue and the uniqueness of your community realities is a MUST that requires skill and artful leadership.  Co-developing  your understanding and awareness of the systems change dimensions is an important aspect to ensuring the impact and sustainability of your Collective Impact Initiative.  Invest in strengthening your practice in leading, facilitating, and sustaining your collective impact initiative as a catalyst to mobilize change simultaneously at both a  community and systems level.


Workshop Pre-Learning

A 1-hour individual pre-learning exercise is designed to clarify your learning goals and identify the questions you hope to explore. 












Two 3.5 Hour Virtual Workshops 


Session 1: Explore the framework of Collective Impact to understand why it particularly well-suited for navigating complexity and disruptions; delve into how to incorporate a systems lens; and consider the shifts in thinking required to unleash the full potential of collective impact as an approach for generating transformative change in communities and systems. 

Session 2: Learn and apply tools to help unite diverse stakeholders around a common, aspirational vision for change; identify systemic barriers, strategies for change, and ways to monitor your impact; and, discover the unique contributions of field catalysts in accelerating and amplifying local change efforts to achieve systems-level impact. 

1-Hour Coaching Session

A one-hour coaching session with fellow learners one month after the virtual workshop to further deepen and support your efforts to translate your learning into action.











this learning opportunity is designed specifically for those who:

  • Lead the development implementation or renewal of a Collective Impact Initiative
  • Want to strengthen their Initiative's capacity to  affect systems change as part of their Collective Impact work
  • Facilitate or coach collaborations and Collective Impact initiatives
  • Grow their capacity to support Collective Impact initiatives to have a greater impact at both the community and systems levels

meet the workshop facilitator


Sylvia Cheuy

Sylvia is a Consulting Director of the Tamarack Institute’s Collaboration Area. She is passionate about community change and what becomes possible when residents and various sector leaders share an aspirational vision for their future. Sylvia believes that when the assets of residents and community are recognized and connected they become powerful drivers of community change.

Before joining Tamarack, Sylvia was the founding Executive Director of Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA), a grassroots citizen initiative that fosters collaborative leadership and action in support of a long-term vision of well-being for Ontario's Headwaters region. This experience gives Sylvia practical knowledge and first-hand experience of what it takes to engage and mobilize positive community change.  Her work with HCIA was published as a chapter entitled, A Citizen-Led Approach to Enhancing Community Well-Being in the newly published Handbook of Community Well-Being Research.

Learn more about Sylvia

pricing & logistics

Registration for this session is now open and limited to 70 learners to ensure a dynamic learning experience. Participants will be sent a pre-workshop package, including log-in details for the virtual workshop. All participants will receive an email to register for a follow-up coaching session one month after the event. At this interactive session, small groups of workshop participants will be encouraged to share their emerging questions and receive further support in translating the workshop’s learning into action.

Registration includes pre-workshop learning and access to the workshop itself. It also includes membership in the Tamarack's Learning community.

Post-workshop, participants will be invited to register for a post-event coaching session. At this interactive session, small groups of workshop participants will be encouraged to share their emerging questions and receive further support in translating the workshop’s learning into action.

Can’t attend the workshop, but love the content? Get in touch with Isaac to learn more about how you can bring a custom version of this workshop to your organization or collaborative.


Single registration





group registration


We recommend attending with a colleague. Learn together to accelerate your impact!

tamarack member


All members of our CEP, CBB, CBYF & CCT networks are eligible for the group discount.

The Paul Born Be A Light Scholarship Fund

We want everyone to learn how to improve their community! To ensure this, Tamarack supports low-income learners through the Paul Born Be a Light Fund.

Please fill out this form if you would like to apply for a scholarship. You can also learn how you can donate to the Paul Born Be A Light Fund and get a charitable receipt. Reach out to Stephanie if you have any questions or concerns.