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Transformative Techniques

This Institute is designed for those who desire new ways to lead, engage and transform your community. It is also for those wanting to accelerate impact and desire large-scale change within their province, state or country. Do you:

  • Work on complex issues such as community health and well-being, poverty reduction, environmental sustainability, neighborhood revitalization, crime prevention, youth or aboriginal engagement, local food systems and other collaborative ideas?
  • Manage or volunteer with a collaborative team or roundtable?
  • Anticipate starting-up or renewing a collaboration?
  • Make policy or provide key support to community change as a business; funder; national, provincial or regional government; or intermediary organization?

Change leaders need both ideas and techniques. This gathering will provide you with knowledge and specific tools to offer the leadership needed to connect, engage and mobilize citizens and communities to generate a shared vision and action plan for change. This year includes a special focus on transformative techniques to unite diverse opinions into a common agenda:

  • Scenario Planning
  • Change Labs
  • Theory-of-Change
  • Community Conversations
  • Developmental Evaluation
  • Collaborative Governance
  • Top 100 Leaders' Strategy
  • Major Donor Fundraising
  • Collective Impact Strategies
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Working Effectively with Complexity
  • Multi-sector Community Engagement

This week is designed as an amazing learning experience but, knowing that leadership is hard work, we have also included many opportunities to renew yourself. Replenish your sense of hope, possibility and inspiration. Become part of a unique peer learning community and, throughout the week, take advantage of our Urban Retreat modules which include:

  • Daily yoga, meditation, and guided walks
  • Engaging conversations
  • A memorable community celebration on Thursday night
  • Intentional peer learning opportunities through learning pods
  • Beautiful hotel amenities, including an indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness facility and sauna
  • Culinary delights and international cuisine from the city's finest restaurants

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Program Overview

DAY 1
Monday

DAY 2
Tuesday

DAY 3
Wednesday

DAY 4
Thursday

DAY 5
Friday

8:30am 
Welcome & Opening

Steve MacDonald Accelerating impact in Alberta

8:30 a.m.
The Learning Community Reconvenes

Build: A Learning Community
  • Who are we and why collective action?
  • Now what?
  • How do we enable the change we want to see?
ADAM KAHANE Learn: Transformative Scenario Planning
  • Q & A with Adam Kahane
ADAM KAHANE Mobilize: The Change Lab Technique
  • Transformative Scenario Planning
  • Q & A with Adam Kahane
TOM KELLY 
Engage: Theory of Change
  • The Theory of Change Methodology with Tom Kelly
  • Q & A with Tom
Renewal: Moving from Learning to Leadership
  • The Learning Journey explored
  • Leadership Reflection with Michael Jones
STEPHEN HUDDART - Accelerating Impact
  • Canadian Lessons in Effective Large Scale Change
Learning Community Dialogue (Pods) Learning Community Dialogue (Pods) Learning Community Dialogue (Pods) 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Closing the Learning Community
Working Lunch with Learning Pods

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

 

1-3pm
Selected
Workshops

1-3pm
Selected
Workshops

1-3pm
Selected
Workshops

1-3pm
Selected
Workshops
Plenary Discussion
  • Poverty Reduction Innovation with Liz Weaver
Plenary Discussion
  • Immigrant Innovation with Ratna Omidvar


Plenary Discussion
  • Alberta Innovation
Plenary Discussion
  • Practical Tools for Change

5-8pm
Cocktails 
and light dinner

Conversation Cafe

Exploring Our Many Stories

5:30pm
Dinner (self-organized)


Activities available


5:30pm
Dinner (self-organized)


Activities available

 

6-11pm Community Celebration

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Workshop Schedule

The CCI is a structured learning event and workshops are a critical part of this learning. All the 2013 workshops will focus on current trends and content and will include content from the most popular workshops from the 2012 CCI as well. From Monday through Thursday participants will spend three hours in workshops focused on provocative yet practical topics to develop their skills in collaboration, working with complexity and accelerating impact.

Each workshop provides an opportunity to share stories and engage with peers while hearing about some of the latest research and thinking on the topic from the Tamarack team. In selecting your workshops, you can choose to create a custom package based on your current interests and needs. Some of the key workshop topics focus on community innovation, collaborative leadership, learning and evaluation and policy and systems change.

 

DAY 1
Monday, Oct 7

DAY 2
Tuesday, Oct 8

DAY 3
Wednesday, Oct 9

DAY 4
Thursday, Oct 10

Collaboration and Collective Impact

Scaling from Collaboration to Collective Impact
Sylvia Cheuy

Building your Collective Impact Backbone
Liz Weaver
Essential Skills for Governing Collaboratives
Liz Weaver
Poverty and Policy: Lessons Learned from Vibrant Communities
Liz Weaver
Community Innovation and Impact
Getting at Root Causes
Mark Cabaj
  Community Innovation
Mark Cabaj
Evaluating Community Innovation
Mark Cabaj
Leadership Conversations Leadership from the Inside Out
Michael Jones
Collaborative Leadership
Michael Jones
From Debate to Dialogue: The Art of Leading through Transformative Conversations
Michael Jones
Accelerating Impact for Aboriginal, Metis and First Nation leaders
Michael Jones,
Catherine Twinn
Community Engagement and Systems Change Building Your Tribe: Engagement Lessons from the Private Sector
Lisa Attygalle
Deepening Community: Restacking the building blocks of civil society
Paul Born
Community Engagement for Collective Impact
Paul Born
Engaged Fundraising: Finding Friends and Funds for Collective Impact
Paul Born

 

Collective Impact Case Study: Alberta Immigrant Collaboratives Accelerating Impact in Alberta
Steve MacDonald, Stephen Huddart
*to be confirmed
Collective Impact Case Study: Alberta Immigrant Collaboratives
Ratna Omidvar
*to be confirmed
Collective Impact Case Studies: Using Engagement for Impact
Leann Wagner, Michelle Gagnon, Nicole Sherrin
Collective Impact Case Study: Collaborating for Innovation & Impact
Lindsay Daniller,
Mark Holmgren, Susan McGee
Thought Leader Series   Implementing Scenario Planning
Adam Kahane, Elizabeth Pinnington
Implementing a Change lab
Adam Kahane, Elizabeth Pinnington
Implementing a Theory of change
Tom Kelly

Collaboration and Collective Impact

Scaling from Collaboration to Collective Impact
Sylvia Cheuy
Do you want to increase the impact of your collaborative change effort? Learn how the Collective Impact Framework can ramp up your collaborative efforts. Discover the essential conditions for transforming your work: creating a common agenda; agreeing on a shared measurement system; and encouraging mutually reinforcing activities between partners. This is an excellent introduction to collective impact.

Building your Collective Impact Backbone
Liz Weaver
Successful collective impact efforts are guided by a backbone infrastructure which supports the collaborative work. This workshop will uncover the key design elements of the backbone infrastructure and help you to build a case for resourcing, supporting and funding backbones to gain traction on collective impact.

Essential Skills for Governing Collaboratives
Liz Weaver
Understand the unique governance challenges that exist in collaborative efforts. This workshop will highlight the themes of: building trust; navigating the process-product tension; and dealing with multiple accountabilities.

Poverty and Policy: Lessons Learned from Vibrant Communities
Liz Weaver
Discover how Canadian communities - especially Alberta cities - are significantly impacting policy change for poverty reduction. From affordable transportation strategies to living-wage campaigns, policy change efforts are creating a growing force for social change.

Community Innovation and Impact

Getting at Root Causes 
Mark Cabaj
Experiment with four different methods for mapping the "root causes" of a complex community issue and how this can inform your group's community innovation and change strategy. This practical set of tools will enhance your ability to get to the core issues you are trying to resolve.

Community Innovation
 
Mark Cabaj
Learn about the eco-cycle and simple rules of community innovation, as well as three emerging social innovation methods. This workshop will introduce thinking tools to support you in considering new and exciting ways to build vibrant communities.

Evaluating Community Innovation
Mark Cabaj
Understand key approaches to evaluating community change. Learn about developmental evaluation - a robust approach to assisting would-be innovators get real-time feedback on their results and learning, as they experiment with new ways to improve their community.

Leadership Conversations

Leadership from the Inside Out 
Michael Jones
Think of a time when you felt most alive and engaged in what you were doing. What motivated you? Explore leadership as the art of following the thread of our own aliveness. Consider the role your personal motivations play in your decision to engage in large scale change and the issues you personally need to resolve to achieve it.

Collaborative Leadership 
Michael Jones
A community depends upon the health of its commons for its vitality and well-being. The commons is the possibility space where the community can re-imagine itself and its future in new ways. This session will explore the core dynamics required for collaborative leadership to succeed and how leaders can contribute to ensuring a healthy commons in their community.

From Debate to Dialogue: The Art of Leading through Transformative Conversations
Michael Jones
How can we create powerful conversations in our communities and organizations? Learn how deep listening, reflective inquiry and generative insight can help us build common visions and engage in collective action.

Accelerating Impact for Aboriginal, Metis and First Nation leaders
Michael Jones
This facilitated learning circle will bring together aboriginal leaders to explore the ideas of: community innovation; leadership; and, large scale social change. We are at a major turning point, a time that some are calling the 8th fire, where a renewed leadership is emerging and there is a sense of a great hope.

Community Engagement and Systems Change

Building Your Tribe: Engagement Lessons from the Private Sector
Lisa Attygalle
Learn methods for building partner and community loyalty by listening and engaging them in meaningful interaction. This session will explore principles of loyalty and will share examples from the private sector that profile practices that can be applied to community engagement. Discover how social media and technology can be integrated to help you build a continuous communication strategy.

Deepening Community: Restacking the building blocks of civil society
Paul Born
To build a collective impact initiative for large scale change, we rely on the common assumption that people's sense of community is alive and well. We assume that people care about their community and want to make it better. But, what do we do when this foundation is unstable or crumbling? This workshop, based on Paul's latest book, will look at strategies to strengthen our community infrastructure and, in turn, improve our collaborative outcomes.

Community Engagement for Collective Impact

Paul Born
Community engagement is the foundation for all collective impact initiatives. Discover the essential elements needed to mobilize across sectors and affect positive change on complex community issues. Informing our communities, consulting with them and involving them in the change they want to see can lead to a powerful commitment.

Engaged Fundraising: Finding Friends and Funds for Collective Impact
Paul Born
What motivates people to invest their knowledge, time and money in community efforts? What resources are needed to support a robust community change effort? Explore the skills and strategies you'll need to effectively resource your community's change effort and fund your collective impact work.

Collective Impact Case Study: Alberta Immigrant Collaboratives

Accelerating Impact in Alberta
Steve MacDonald, Stephen Huddart
Consider the amazing work under way in Alberta as the province implements a new social policy framework, a new poverty reduction strategy and innovates to reduce the number of aboriginal children in care. In this workshop Steve MacDonald, Deputy Minister of Human Services, will share his excitement for the work of his ministry. He will be joined by Stephen Huddart, CEO of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, who will discuss his work on accelerating impact through social innovation.

Collective Impact Case Study: Alberta Immigrant Collaboratives
Ratna Omidvar
Hear about the approaches used by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Collaborative to establish a leading collective impact approach in Toronto. Local partners from Edmonton and Calgary will share how they turned this local innovation into a national program that has changed the way that Canadians and government look at skilled immigrants. Ratna Omidvar will review these innovative programs and the collective impact techniques they used to achieve impact.

Collective Impact Case Studies: Using Engagement for Impact
Leanne Wagner, Michelle Gagnon
Hear about the ground breaking Citizen Engagement work the Alberta Government has used to build a Social Policy framework and now a poverty reduction strategy. Also learn from the exceptional work of the Norlien Foundation and its role in building an engaged network: the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative.

Collective Impact Case Study: Collaborating for Innovation & Impact
Lindsay Daniller, Mark Holmgren, Susan McGee
Learn more about how seasoned community change makers are working together to test a way to dramatically improve access to 24/7 services for vulnerable citizens in Edmonton's inner city.

Thought Leader Series

Implementing a Change Lab
Adam Kahane, Elizabeth Pinnington
Explore the design and implementation of a Change Lab more deeply. Adam Kahane and Elizabeth Pinnington will expand on the steps involved in implementing a Change Lab so that you can apply this methodology in your own community.

Implementing Scenario Planning
Adam Kahane, Elizabeth Pinnington
Explore the design and implementation of Scenario Planning more deeply. Adam Kahane and Elizabeth Pinnington will expand on the steps involved in implementing Scenario Planning so that you can apply this methodology in your own community.

Implementing a Theory of change
Tom Kelly
In this session, Tom Kelly will expand on the Theory of Change methodology to provide key insights into building a Theory of Change in your community.

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Mark Chamberlain Paul Born
 


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CCI 2013 Local and National Sponsors
Local Sponsors
  • Bissell Centre
  • City of Edmonton
  • Edmonton Community Foundation
  • Edmonton Social Planning Council
  • FCSS Association of Alberta
  • Here to There
  • Human Services - Alberta Government
  • Oil Sands Developers Group
  • Salesforce
  • REACH Edmonton
  • Suncor

Tamarack Sponsors
  • Google
  • The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
  • Maytree
  • Microsoft
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Salesforce
  • Social Innovation Generation
  • Vibrant Communities Canada
A Special Thanks to:
 
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