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Collective Impact Learning Lab June 2018: Tools and Techniques for Achieving Results

June 5, 2018 - 8:30 am to June 7, 2018 - 4:30 pm

A practical, hands-on three-day workshop and coaching session designed for backbone leaders, steering committee members, and other partners actively involved in collective impact.

The workshop is designed for leaders who are thinking about how the critical tasks of collective impact efforts can be staged and sequenced in order to move steadily towards improving outcomes.  It is particularly useful for those in the early stages of forming or planning a collective impact initiative, or in the process of re-igniting or refreshing their initiative for the next phase of joint work.  Special emphasis is given to tools and techniques that help leaders align and connect multiple issues and initiatives, identifying areas for joint planning and action.

Why attend the Collective Impact Learning Lab?
The Collective Impact Learning Lab is a unique event – a hands-on workshop that has been held numerous times over the past 3 years. The workshop is designed around the Forum for Youth Investment’s Big Picture Approach© – a recurring five step process partnerships can use to design, implement and improve their work.  As co-developers and deliverers of this learning lab, the Forum for Youth Investment, FSG and the Collective Impact Forum work together to bring the latest in collective impact dialogue, research, examples and facilitation techniques to the learning experience. 


Workshop Features

  • An intimate small-group coaching atmosphere (limited to 40 participants).
  • Valuable ideas and tools to infuse into your initiative from the practice-based curriculum.
  • Help getting started in your work, for those in newer collective impact initiatives or taking on new staff or “backbone” roles.
  • Ideas for how to get “unstuck” from ongoing challenges, for leaders of more experienced CI initiatives.   
  • Opportunities to meet and learn from peers doing similar work in communities around the country.


Teams are encouraged to attend and can greatly benefit from action planning together through the workshop curriculum.  

Scholarship priorities are to help subsidize part of the registration cost for those whose organizational budgets are less than $500,000, or who are from an underrepresented group within nonprofit leadership. Click here (link coming soon) to apply for a reduced price registration scholarship.
For more detail, review the agenda from last year’s training. Register today! Space is limited, with fewer than 40 spots open for this workshop.

Attention United Way Leaders: We are proud to announce that the Collective Impact Learning Lab has been approved for flex credits.

For more detail, review the agenda from last year’s training.

Register today! Space is limited, with fewer than 40 spots open for this workshop.

* Note: trainings are subject to re-scheduling or cancellation if minimum class sizes are not met.  Participants are encouraged to confirm with the Forum 30 days prior to the training and/or book travel that allows for cancelation or changes.  The Forum is not responsible for any incurred expenses.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel up to May 17, 2018, we will refund your registration less a $150 administration fee. Cancellations made between May 18 and 24 will receive a 50% refund. After May 24, there will be no refunds. Substitution names must be confirmed and submitted by May 24.

The Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan action tank dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ready by 21 – ready for college, work and life. Informed by rigorous research and practical experience, the Forum forges innovative ideas, strategies and partnerships to strengthen solutions for young people and those who care about them.

FSG is mission-driven nonprofit organization specializing in research, strategy consulting and evaluation. Through its field-building activities, such as the Collective Impact Forum, FSG works to advance knowledge and practice among a global community of partners dedicated to accelerating social progress.

The Collective Impact Forum, an initiative of FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, is a resource for people and organizations using the collective impact approach to address large-scale social and environmental problems. We aim to increase the effectiveness and adoption of collective impact by providing practitioners with access to the tools, training opportunities, and peer networks they need to be successful in their work. The Collective Impact Forum includes communities of practice, in-person convenings, and an online community and resource center. 

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