Collaboration in your Community

& How to make it work

NOVEMBER: Christchurch | Wellington | Hastings | Auckland

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A workshop with Kerry Graham

Collaboration in your community & how to make it work

The evidence is clear that complex social problems take a collaborative approach to resolve. Across New Zealand communities struggle with overcoming persistent social issues and frustrations that hold them back. We have designed this workshop with the clear intention of inviting communities who wish to tackle and resolve the complex social problems that beset their residents to explore whether the collective impact model will provide them with the tools and framework to start working together.

Come to this workshop if you have been wondering how to work with others for a common good, how to galvanise broad based community support and finally, how to make progress when nothing else seems to be making a difference.

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the collective impact framework – a structured and disciplined way to make collaboration work across government, non-profits, community members, business and philanthropists. Kerry will outline when the framework might be used and when it absolutely shouldn’t. The framework will be brought to life through Australian and international case studies as well as working ‘live’ with collaboration challenges brought by participants.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to decide if a collective impact approach is right for your collaboration challenge, know how to start and the skills required to work this way.

Download an overview of this workshop here

Presented by Kerry Graham

Kerry Graham presenterKerry has worked in social change for over 20 years. She has held executive roles within national non-profit organisations (Inspire Foundation CEO; Good Beginnings Australia, COO); and advised governments on social policy (Australian Social Inclusion Board, NSW Treasurer’s Advisory Body). She holds qualifications in public policy, law, social work and community management. Kerry currently consults to communities, governments, corporations and non-profit organisations on collaboration and innovation in social change. She is an Associate and Lecturer on collaborative practice with University of New South Wales and Convenor of the Australian community of practice on collaboration –

Her purpose is to be part of the evolution of social change.

Workshop Programme


  • Welcome and acknowledgement of country
  • Introductions of people and their collaboration challenge
  • What is collective impact and how it is different from collaboration?
  • Collective Impact in action: interactive case studies


  • How to get started
  • The stages of collective impact
  • The people and skills required
  • Working with ‘live’ collaboration challenges from participants
  • Ongoing learning – the Community of Practice
  • Reflections
Workshop Dates & Venues

Christchurch: 2 November, 9.00am – 4.30pm

Christchurch Community House, Te Whakaruruhau ki Otautahi
301 Tuam Street, Christchurch

Wellington: 3 November, 9.00am – 4.30pm

L15 Grant Thornton House
215 Lambton Quay

Hastings: 4 November, 9.00am – 4.30pm

Hastings City Art Gallery
201 Eastbourne Street East, Hastings

Auckland: 6 November, 9.00am – 4.30pm

Copthorne Hotel
150 Anzac Ave, Auckland City

Price & Registration

Book two or more people from the same organisation and save $50 on subsequent delegates.

First delegate pays $295.00 inc ($256.50 excl GST)
Subsequent delegates from the same organisation pay $245.00 inc (213.00 excl GST)

Payment options are credit card or by invoice.

Included in the registration:

  • Attendance at the workshop
  • Networking sessions before and after the workshop and during the breaks
  • Name tag, delegate list
  • Workbook
  • Welcoming coffee/tea, morning and afternoon tea, and lunch
  • Inspiration!

There are 3 steps in the online booking process. You will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Cris Sanders or email:


We are pleased to receive the support of the following organisations to bring you this event:

Comet Auckland
Community House
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