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Event Details

Collective Impact 3.0

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Friday, March 2, 2018
Mark Cabaj, Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy
Edmonton, AB


What do we mean by Collective Impact 3.0?

We describe the evolution of CI in terms of three phases. The 1.0 phase refers to the days prior to 2011 when diverse groups spontaneously prototyped CI practices without reference to the patterns identified by FSG. The 2.0 phase spans the five years following Kania and Kramer’s article. Many communities adopted the CI framework laid out there, and FSG made diligent efforts to track, codify, and assess this second generation of CI initiatives. In the third phase, Collective Impact 3.0, the push is to deepen, broaden and adapt CI based on yet another generation of initiatives.

The success of this next generation of community change efforts depends, in part, on the willingness of CI participants not to settle for marginal improvements to the original version of the CI framework. Instead, they must take on the challenge to continually upgrade the approach based on ongoing learning of what it takes to transform communities. The CI approach is – and always will be – unfinished business.


Building the Practice of Collective Impact

Participants attending the workshop will join three learning streams based on their experience in collective impact. 

The Collective Impact 100 stream is for those individuals and groups at their early stage of their journey. This group of practitioners will learn to identify the core readiness factors required for a community to move forward.  They will explore how to move their ideas about community change into concrete action plans. 

The Collective Impact 200 stream is designed for individuals and groups that have an idea, have developed an early stage plan, and are beginning to ramp up their efforts.  Practitioners in this stream will focus on early stage evaluation and shared measurement, engaging partners in mutually reinforcing activities and setting the stage for backbone governance. 

The Collective Impact 300 stream will dive deeper into their collective impact efforts including deepening the evaluation and learning practice, developing an approach to sustaining collective impact efforts, and strategies for deeper engagement and ownership.


Who Should Attend?
This workshop is for you if:

  • You are leading a collective impact effort as a staff or team member
  • You are part of a collective impact collaborative
  • You are in a collective impact network and wanting to deepen your collective impact practice
  • You want to share your collective impact experiences through a tool, case study or workshop  


Learn More about the Collective Impact 3.0 Workshop


In-Person Workshop