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As a community change practitioner, you've likely heard a lot about collective impact. The framework, written by John Kania and Mark Kramer, was released in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2011 and it validated a lot of thinking on how to move the needle on complex community change challenges. Since then countless communities across Canada, the United States and internationally have adopted this approach and significant results and impact are being achieved. We've been working alongside many of these practitioners - coaching, experimenting, guiding - and have immersed ourselves in the practice of collective impact.
 
We've learned a lot. And we're ready to share it with you.
 
Last year, together with my colleague Mark Cabaj, we released a paper titled Collective Impact 3.0, and in it we have synthesized the lessons learned from a generation of community change initiatives to evolve the thinking around the collective impact framework.
 
Today, we're excited to be launching a new three-day intensive workshop, Collective Impact 3.0 , that will bring together experts, practitioners and early adopters to share their emerging practice, lessons learned, insights and challenges in collective impact.
 
If you are a practitioner in early stage, mid stage or later stage community change work and have an interest and experience with collective impact, then this workshop is for you. As a participant you will join one of three peer learning streams based on your experience in collective impact and each day is designed to strengthen your community change practice, allow you to gain new insights into the dynamic nature of community change, and give you the tools you need to move to impact.
 
The workshop is taking place from May 9-11 in Kitchener, Ontario and will only be available to 150 people to ensure an immersive experience. I invite you to learn more about this workshop, the agenda, and logistics by visiting the event page. If you have any questions at all, please reach out to Heather at heather@tamarackcommunity.ca.
 
We hope you can join us for this inaugural event.
 
Liz Weaver
Vice President, Tamarack Institute