Jessica Smart is a Senior Research Officer in the Practice Evidence and Engagement Team at AIFS. She works across both the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) Information Exchange and Expert Panel projects. Her previous work has been in the not-for-profit and health sectors, developing, delivering and evaluating community development and population health projects, including projects with young people, people with intellectual disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
This webinar was held on 30 November 2017.
A full recording of this webinar is available on our YouTube Channel.
The audio, transcript and presentation slides are available under Event Resources on this page.
A list of resources related to this topic is available on our post-webinar forum.
Collective impact is a promising approach to addressing complex problems and has been enthusiastically adopted in Australia. The evidence to support use of the collective impact framework is still emerging, so it is largely uncertain how effective it is or how it is best implemented. However, there are some key aspects that are frequently identified by collective impact sites as presenting both opportunities and challenges. These include:
- Leadership and governance
- Community engagement
- Data collection, continuous learning and evaluation
This webinar presented an overview of collective impact, drawing upon recent literature to consider these three issues. It included an examination of how collective impact is currently being implemented across Australia, and provided a case study of a collective impact project in Armadale, Western Australia.