Jessica Smart is a Senior Research Officer at AIFS working across multiple projects with a focus on evaluation capacity building. Her previous work has been in the not-for-profit sector, developing, delivering and evaluating community development and population health projects. Recent projects have been in the area of sexual health and respectful relationships with people with intellectual disability, with a focus on engaging community members as partners in research, program delivery and evaluation. Jessica recently completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne.
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.
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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.