CI Webinar Series Singapore

Effectively Launching a Collective Impact Initiative

Date: August 25, 2020 | 9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (Ontario/Eastern)
         August 26, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Singapore)

Speakers: Liz Weaver, Paul Born, Kelvin Lee and Chan Whee Peng

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Social 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


The National Council of Social Service, Social Service Institute in partnership with the Tamarack Institute brings you this webinar to provide you with the skills required to build a Collective Impact initiative through an interactive dialogue.


Can't make the live event? Register below and we'll send you a full recording of the webinar.


As part of this webinar series, learners will be able to participate in pre- and post-webinar activities on the GatherHere platform. GatherHere is the online space for the Social Service Tribe, the community of like-minded individuals in the sector who share a vision of empowering everyone to live with dignity. It is where sector professionals can come together to work, communicate, network and reach differently to do good for the sector. For more information on GatherHere, you may also like to view the introductory video.


About National Council of Social Service, Social Service Institute


NCSS is the umbrella body for over 480 member Social Service Agencies in Singapore. Its mission is to provide leadership and direction in enhancing the capabilities and capacity of our members, advocating for social service needs and strengthening strategic partnerships, for an effective social service ecosystem. Social Service Institute is a key division under the Human Capital and Organisation Development Group of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). It is a Continuing Education and Training centre for social services by SkillsFuture Singapore and aligns to the Social Service Sector Strategic Thrust by developing skilled professionals and the capability of the sector. This is achieved through SSI’s leadership and partnership with stakeholders, agility in providing relevant and quality training and spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship


About Tamarack Institute

Tamarack is a learning community of over 30,000 members and is Canada’s leading authority on Community Change thinking and action. Tamarack has also played a significant role in ending poverty and deepening community in more than 400 cities. Since 2011, Tamarack has collaborated with colleagues in Canada, the United States and internationally as a co-catalyst in advancing Collective Impact as a framework for community change. Tamarack also recognizes that Collective Impact is just one of many mechanisms for community change and that collaboration takes many forms and approaches. Tamarack actively works with collaborators including the Collective Impact Forum, the Harwood Institute in the United States; Inspiring Communities in New Zealand and Collaboration for Impact in Australia to intentionally build the field of practice in Collective Impact and collaborative community change efforts.



Liz Weaver

Co-CEO, Tamarack Learning Centre

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Liz Weaver is the Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute where she is leading the Tamarack Learning Centre. 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 in 2018, led 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.


Paul Born

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Co-CEO, Tamarack Institute & Director, Vibrant Communities

Paul Born is global leader and an award-winning author on issues of community. His knowledge about Collective Impact and Community Engagement is extensive. Paul is also the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute and the Founder and Director of Vibrant Communities, a Collective Impact movement including Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community, now active in over 400 cities. A large-scale community change facilitator, Paul is the author of four books including two Canadian best sellers. Paul is a Senior Ashoka Fellow and an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Global Faculty member. The Governor General inducted Paul into the Order of Canada in 2019.


Kelvin Lee

Kelvin Lee

Head, Community Enablement and Caregivers Support, TOUCH Community Services

Kelvin Lee is currently the Head of Community Enablement and Caregivers Support. He has more than 20 years of experience in pioneering initiatives, project and resource management across regional and multicultural settings. His international experience included working in countries like Vietnam, Australia and Kazakhstan in the areas of crisis relief, aid distribution, community development, skills transfer, vocational education and, occupational health and safety.


Chan Whee Peng

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Director, Services, National Council of Social Service (NCSS)

Whee Peng Chan has led various efforts to develop and review social services in the eldercare, family and disability sectors in his various portfolios in NCSS. He was also involved in service planning efforts such as the Enabling Masterplan and initiatives to improve standards and capability of social services. Whee Peng holds a Master in Social Science (Social Work) and a Master in Public Administration from the National University of Singapore.


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