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Wed, Dec 01


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December 1st Learning Sessions

Join us for two FREE learning sessions on December 1st: 10 Dangers of Collective Impact and Centering Equity in Collective Impact. Sessions presented by Paul Schmitz, Senior Advisor to the Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out.

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Time & Location

Dec 01, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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About the Event

The Jackson Collaborative Network is hosting two FREE learning sessions on December 1st that you won't want to miss!  You can choose to participate in one or both, you decide what's right for you!  

Session Descriptions:  

  • 10 Dangers of Collective Impact (2:00 - 2:50 p.m.):  Collective Impact is hard. On one hand, the approach makes common sense -- of course it takes a variety of leaders and groups working together to address social challenges that are always more complex than any one person or entity can solve on their own. On the other hand, this approach runs contrary to traditional approaches organizations have learned and been incented to follow for decades. As thousands of collective impact efforts sprung up during the past decade, many have struggled to achieve intended outcomes, and this presentation shares 10 "worst practices" that are often barriers to success.
  • Centering Equity in Collective Impact (3:00 - 3:50 p.m.):  It is very difficult to move population level outcomes without an explicit focus on equity. According to the Urban Strategies Council, equity is fairness and justice achieved through systematically assessing disparities in opportunities, outcomes, and representation and redressing those disparities through targeted actions. Effective collective impact doesn't leave anyone behind, and we've identified five strategies that help groups center equity in their collective work and impact.

About the Presenter:  

Paul Schmitz is a Senior Advisor to the Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out.  In these roles, Paul builds the collective leadership of organizations and communities to achieve greater social impact. Paul is the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the former CEO of Public Allies, where he helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults begin careers working for community and social change. Paul is a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, was a social innovation advisor to the Obama White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and five children.  Visit the Leading Inside Out website to learn more. 

Who Should Attend: 

The Jackson Collaborative Network welcomes and encourages all collaborative partners to participate.  If you are reading this, you are connected in some way to collective impact efforts in the Jackson Community and we hope you'll join us for these sessions.  

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