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Cross Sector

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Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Full Course Fee $ 200.00 $ 214.00


Due to the current Novel Coronavirus Situation, this event will be postponed. More information will be provided soon.

Social problems can be complex and multi-faceted, and it would be ineffective for organisations to work in silos to try and resolve them. All levels of the society including the government, social service agencies, corporates and the public can take a structured collaborative approach to create sustainable solutions.

The Collective Impact model provides a structure for multiple organisations to forge a common agenda for solving a complex and specific social issue. Using the model, we seek for a whole-of-sector approach with the aim to convene the key influencing partners for a common understanding of the problems, to conceive and align end outcomes, and decide on mutually reinforcing activities in the partnership.

Target Participants:

• Practitioners currently facilitating a collective impact project or plan to adopt the collective impact model
• Programme staff of social service agencies, community organisations, and public agencies that are actively driving and contributing to multi-agency collaborative projects addressing complex social issues
• Funders and foundations exploring to provide financial support to active and new Collective Impact projects

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the conference, participants will be able to:
• Understand what is Collective Impact and why it is important
• Examine the difference between simple, complicated and complex social issues and when do we use the Collective Impact Model
• Understand how Collective Impact is different from Collaboration
• Identify the pre-conditions for Collective Impact
• Explore local and overseas examples of the use of Collective Impact to resolve complex social issues


Participants of the conference will be registered on the SSI’s GatherHere platform to facilitate sharing of materials and cross-learning. You will be asked to provide your personal email address for registration on GatherHere. For more information on GatherHere please visit

Trainer Profile:

Mr Paul Born
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute

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 grew up as the son of refugees that worked together to survive and then thrive. This experience is what made him deeply curious about and engaged in ideas that cause people to work together for the common good.

Paul is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute, a 25,000-member learning community, and the Founder and CEO of Vibrant Communities, a Collective Impact movement: Cities Reducing Poverty and Cities Deepening Community that is now active in over 300 cities. A large-scale community change facilitator, Paul is the author of four books including two Canadian best sellers. He is a global faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) and a senior fellow of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social innovators.

Tamarack Institute

Tamarack is a charitable organization that was founded in 2002 by Alan Broadbent of the Avana Capital Corporation and Maytree (Foundation) and Paul Born, President of Tamarack Institute. They have created institute that deeply understands community change and help organizations and citizens work better together for a collective impact. Their work has received many awards and recognition including being names as one of the 40 best practices in the world by the United Nations. Tamarack has effectively used the collective impact approach to engage more than 79 regions (388 cities) as partners and help more than 200,000 households rise out of poverty. Today Canada has the lowest poverty rate in its history.

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