From Idea to Impact


October 24, 2023 | Virtual Workshop

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3.5 Hour

Virtual Connection and Workshop Session
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Coaching and Connection Calls

From Idea to Impact

Strengthening Your Capacity for Bolder Community & Systems Change 

MicrosoftTeams-image (17) - EditedSince 2002, Tamarack has supported a cross-section of community-based organizations and collaboratives to increase their capacity and impact. In 2015, we launched our theory of change which identified the need for changemakers to build leadership capacity across five interconnected practices -- collaboration, community engagement, collaborative leadership, community innovation, and evaluating impact.

Over the past ten years, more than 500 organizations and collaborations have accessed Tamarack consulting and coaching services to deepen their perspectives, increase skills, and access frameworks, tools, and approaches to move their work from idea to impact.

This From Idea to Impact workshop provides an opportunity for those working to implement place-based change efforts capable of generating impact at both the local AND systems levels.  

The curriculum for the From Idea to Impact workshop will be based on Tamarack's renewed theory of change which identifies principles, skills, and ways of working that drive community and system impact forward.

The agenda is designed to be interactive, conversational, and content driven. We will be sharing our emerging thinking from the field of community and systems impact. Your questions, ideas, and insights about these new ideas will also contribute to our collective knowledge of how to grow collaborative impact.

Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, Liz Weaver, Tamarack's Co-CEO, and Sylvia Cheuy, Consulting Director of Collaboration will share their experience and insights about creating bolder place-based and systems-level change. Participants will also learn and share their own experiences and strategies to co-create a dynamic exploration of what it takes to drive forward deep and durable change.

The goals of this virtual workshop include:

Discover Tamarack’s 5 Principles & Skillsets of Community and Systems Impact for Changemakers

Consider the importance of trust, power, and the inner work of community change 

Explore an Evolution in the Practice of Collective Impact - the role of the Field Catalyst Intermediary

Learn and apply tools and resources designed to mobilize your community for greater  impact 

Join fellow changemakers to share insights and experiences for translating ideas to impact 

Join us to deepen your perspectives, skills, knowledge, and insights about what it takes to strengthen your community and achieve impact.


Part One

From Idea to Impact Case Stories

Prior to Attending Workshop

Participants will be given a background reading and invited to share their insights, questions and reflections in small groups with fellow participants at the event..  

Part Two

Virtual Workshop Session

October 24, 2023 | 1:00 - 4:30 pm ET

On October 24, 2023, join Tamarack's Liz Weaver, Sylvia Cheuy, and colleagues from across the globe in an interactive and fun workshop that will explore new ways of thinking designed to create bolder community and systems-level impact and be the first to access and prototype new resources and tools to move your idea to impact.

Part three

Coaching and Connection Calls

Following the Workshop Session

To keep the momentum going, participants will have the opportunity to join a follow-up coaching session to reconnect with Liz, Sylvia, and fellow participants and deeply explore the themes and topics explored during the workshop.

Be part of this exclusive learning activity. Grow your skills. Grow your connections. Share your successes. Register your team today.


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What Will You Learn?

The From Idea to Impact workshop session is an interactive and engaging learning session. You will be among the first to explore Tamarack's evolving thinking and frameworks designed to more powerfully advance change at both the community and systems level.  Meet, share and learn from fellow changemakers  who are in various stages of development in their community projects. 

Learners will participate in plenary sessions and small group learning activities designed to build understanding and capacity to drive an ambitious change agenda .

After the workshop is over, the coaching and connections will continue with small group and peer exchanges designed by you. You will be invited to share your learning or connection next steps and Tamarack will customize learning to meet you and your partners needs.





Want to grow your personal community impact skillset?  Register today as space is limited to the first 100 consulting partners.   



Learning as a collaborative team can deepen your learning and impact.  Register and learn together.  A follow up coaching session will be offered for groups registering 5 or more colleagues.   

CEP, CDC, CBYF, and CCT Members


We care about Tamarack members.  Plan to join us as a single registration or a team to accelerate your impact.   


Registration will be limited to 80 learners to ensure a dynamic learning experience.  A pre-event reading and Zoom meeting details will be sent in advance. After the event, all participants will receive an email to register for follow-up coaching and connection calls which will take place approximately one month after the workshop.


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 or reach out to Stephanie if you would like to apply for a scholarship. Learn how you can donate to the Paul Born Be A Light Fund and get a charitable receipt.

Please contact Stephanieif you have any questions or concerns. 

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Meet Your Faculty Team

Liz Weaver

Liz Weaver is the Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute and leading the Tamarack Learning Centre. The Tamarack Learning Centre advances community change efforts 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.

Co-CEO, Tamarack Institute

Sylvia 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.

Consulting Director, Collective Impact, Tamarack Institute