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The Forum for Youth Investment and its Ready by 21 partners offer a range of training opportunities designed to expand participants' understanding of collective impact approaches and introduce them to tools and resources to put those concepts into action.

Ready by 21 training helps organizations develop, execute and evaluate strategies and long-term solutions to reach their mission: helping children and youth succeed.

We offer many training options to fit your needs, from free webinars to customized technical assistance packages.

Training Options

Distance Learning- Ready by 21 Webinars

Free webinars are offered regularly on a wide range of topics designed to help you take a collective impact approach to improving outcomes for children and youth.

See what webinars are coming up.

Collective Impact Learning Labs


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.

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. These in-person courses provide specifics on how to create the five conditions of collective impact through clear, sequenced steps – from partnership creation, community engagement and goal setting right on through to problem analysis, intervention design, implementation, evaluation and improvement. Participants will learn how to take a Big Picture Approach to tackle a range of underlying issues in their communities, and focus on implementing the nuts and bolts of a collective impact approach.

Collective Impact Learning Labs are offered at least quarterly across the country. Institutes are usually 3 days in length.To learn more about upcoming trainings, contact Ian Faigley, director of outreach & engagement at the Forum, at

Customized Learning Sessions

Bring our training to you! Our on-site training program is the best solution to help your leadership team take a collective impact approach. Our team works constantly with communities and states across the country to improve their efforts and the team brings their best practices and thinking to you.  By designing an on-site training program to match your specific needs, we work with you to develop and execute a training that meets you where you are and amplifies your efforts to improve outcomes in your community. 

For more information, contact Ian at