2012 Collective Impact Workshop

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Peterborough Public Library Auditorium
345 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough, ON K9J 3V7

How do we know that our collaborative efforts are making a dent on the community issues we care about?

Many organizations and collaboratives have been looking to develop a collective impact approach to transform their work.  Collective impact is built upon five key elements:  a common agenda, mutually reinforcing activities, shared measurement, continuous communication and a backbone organization. Liz Weaver, Vice President, Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement, was joined by over over 70 community leaders interested in learning about the potential of collective impact and how to use this approach to transform collaborative efforts.

Download Liz Weaver's PowerPoint presentation here.

Liz leads the Vibrant Communities Canada team which provides coaching, leadership and support to community partners across Canada. As lead coach, she helps initiatives develop their frameworks of change, supports and guides their projects and helps connect them to Vibrant Communities and other comprehensive community collaborations. Liz is one of Tamarack’s popular trainers and has developed and delivered curriculum on a variety of workshop topics including collaborative governance, leadership, collective impact, community innovation, influencing policy change and social media for impact and engagement.  Prior to this position, she was the Director for the Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction, which was recognized with the Canadian Urban Institute’s David Crombie Leadership Award in 2009. In her career, Liz has held leadership positions with YWCA Hamilton, Volunteer Hamilton and Volunteer Canada. In 2002, Liz completed a Masters of Management for National Voluntary Sector Leaders through McGill University and her thesis ‘Storytelling and the Voluntary Sector’ was published. Liz was awarded a Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2002 for her leadership in the voluntary sector, was an Athena Award finalist and in 2004 was awarded the Women in the Workplace award from the City of Hamilton.

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough proudly partnered with the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network on this initiative. Collective Impact at work!