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Collective Impact 3.0
Designing a Movement for Change

This learning event includes both a virtual workshop and group coaching

Two Dates are available: 

November Workshop | November 24 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm EST, with coaching on December 14th 

December Workshop | December 10 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm EST, with coaching on January 14th

This event is now sold out - join the waitlist below and we'll contact you if any spots open up, or if a new date is added.

This virtual workshop explores the strategies needed to design your Collective Impact initiative for maximum impact. Learn about the key elements that enable the Collective Impact Framework to fulfill its potential as a catalyst for large-scale change.

Participants will be given tools and frameworks for building commitment and co-creating a compelling, shared strategy for change that can be used in both in-person and virtual environments. Tamarack values small group interaction and workshop environments.  We are intentionally limiting each virtual workshop to 50-60 participants to ensure that all participants maximize their learning and connection. 

Five years after John Kania & Mark Kramer of FSG: Social Impact Consultants launched Collective Impact as a framework for large-scale social change, Tamarack Institute’s Liz Weaver collaborated with Mark Cabaj Tamarack Associate and Founder of Here to There Consulting on the paper Collective Impact 3.0.

Collective Impact 3.0 reflects upon Liz and Mark’s experience and knowledge of an array of Collective Impact Initiatives and offers practitioners fresh thinking about the next evolution of the Collective Impact – which requires a shift from viewing Collective Impact as creating a shared management paradigm to viewing it through the lens of a movement-building paradigm.

"By approaching CI in the same way that you would a movement, we are far more likely to “shift boundaries for what is socially acceptable and politically expected.”

To embrace a movement-building paradigm change-makers are invited to consider each of the five conditions of the CI Framework in a new way that emphasizes broader engagement and leadership and explicitly commits to a focus beyond programmatic solutions to include shared strategies for policy and systems change.

This interactive virtual workshop will focus on how Collective Impact initiatives can be designed with movement-building in mind. Participants will be offered insights and tools to support you in initiating and leading your CI Initiative in order to generate the type of disruptive innovation needed to generate high impact results.

What will I learn?

This virtual workshop is divided into three distinct parts: 

Includes a 1-hour pre-learning and self-reflection component where you will be asked to assess the phase of your Collective Impact Initiative

Includes a 3.5-hour virtual workshop that draws upon lessons from the field to focus on the essential elements to ensure your CI Initiative is designed to be a successful catalyst in building a movement for change.

Includes a one-hour coaching session one month after the virtual workshop to deepen your knowledge and practice of CI 3.0.

The workshop package will be filled with content, stories and practical tools and take-aways that participants can use. This session offers an opportunity to accelerate the effective implementation of Collective Impact by drawing upon lessons and successes from the field.

Spend the virtual workshop session with Sylvia Cheuy and Liz Weaver and experience: 

The Power of Engaging & Leveraging the Wisdom of Diverse Perspectives – How do you identify, and invite the sharing of the diverse wisdom held by both content and context experts? Participants will be introduced to the Community Reference System tool and the Appreciative Interview Tool as two techniques to uncover and utilize the richness of diverse perspectives.

How to Galvanize Your Community’s Aspiration – What does it take to root your CI Initiative’s common agenda within a widely held community aspiration and why does that matter? Learners will discover how they can use tools like the Data Walk Tool and the Plan on a Page Tool to ensure the hope and passion of the community is reflected within your common agenda.

Beyond Programs: Aligning on Systems-Change Strategies: Collective Impact 3.0 embraces a “movement-building paradigm” that encourages CI Initiatives to intentionally include strategies to address the conditions that contribute to their shared issue. Discover what it means to apply a systems-lens as you learn and apply tools designed to identify needed systems-change strategies and ensure they are a focus of your CI Initiative. 

Thinking Like an Organization & Acting Like a Movement– Beyond creating your CI Initiative’s backbone infrastructure, Collective Impact 3.0 calls for the creation of Containers of Change: the collaborative infrastructure that invites, enables and aligns the leadership of many. Participants will learn how the design principles of CSI Toronto’s constellation governance model support the core functions of the CI Backbone and while moblizing the collaborative leadership for change.

Tamarack’s Collective Impact 5 Phase Self-Reflection and Planning Tool:This tool considers the four essential pillars of success in all CI Initiatives - - and how they evolve over the lifespan of a Collective Impact effort. All participants will be asked to reflect on and assess their Collective Impact Initiative to assess their progress and identify what they need to consider in planning forward. area.






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"By approaching CI in the same way that you would a movement, we are far more likely to “shift boundaries for what is socially acceptable and politically expected.”

Liz Weaver and Mark Cabaj, Collective Impact 3.0


Sylvia Cheuy SquareSylvia Cheuy

Sylvia is a Consulting Director of the Tamarack Institute’s Collective Impact Idea 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. 

Prior to joining Tamarack, Sylvia was the founding Executive Director to 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

Liz Weaver 1Liz Weaver

Liz Weaver is the Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute where she is leading the Tamarack Learning Centre. The Tamarack Learning Centre has a focus on advancing community change efforts and does this by focusing on five strategic areas including collective impact, collaborative leadership, community engagement, community innovation and evaluating community impact. Liz is well-known for her thought leadership on collective impact and is the author of several popular and academic papers on the topic. She is a co-catalyst partner with the Collective Impact Forum and leads a collective impact capacity building strategy with the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Liz is passionate about the power and potential of communities getting to impact on complex issues. Prior to her current role at Tamarack, Liz led the Vibrant Communities Canada team and assisted place-based collaborative tables develop their frameworks of change, and supported and guided their projects from idea to impact.


Pre-Workshop Learning: Registrants will receive and complete prior to the workshop

November Workshop: November 24, 1:00 - 4:30 PM Eastern via Zoom, with a choice to attend one of three possible coaching sessions held on December 14th, 2020

December Workshop: December 10, 1:00 - 4:30 Eastern via Zoom, with a choice to attend one of three possible coaching sessions held on January 14th, 2021.

This event is now sold out - join the waitlist and we'll contact you if any spots open up or if a new date is added.

Registration is now open, and is limited to 50-60 learners.  Participants will be sent a pre-workshop package ahead of the workshop which will include Tamarack’s Collective Impact 5 Phase Reflection & Planning Tool. Zoom meeting details will be sent in advance.  Post-workshop, we'll hold a one hour coaching session with small groups.  


Registration Price: $199 for single registration

Groups of 3 are eligible for a discounted price of $159 per person. 

Cities Reducing Poverty, Cities Deepening Community, and Communities Building Youth Futures members are eligible for a reduced price of $159 per person. Contact Duncan for more information.

The registration rate includes the pre-workshop package, the 3.5 hour virtual workshop and a one hour post-workshop small group coaching session. It also includes a membership into Tamarack Institute's Learning community.

If you are in need of assistance with your registration or have any questions, contact Duncan. 


Get a jump on your learning with these suggested resources:

Reading Collective Impact 3.0 by Liz Weaver and Mark Cabaj

Completing the pre-workshop learning and assessment package sent to all registrants 

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For questions regarding this event, reach out to Duncan.
For questions regarding invoicing and payments, reach out to Mikayla.