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Exploring the Relational Core of Systems Change Work

November 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday, November 30th, 2023



3.5 hours




The work of changing systems to solve complex social problems often focuses merely on technical solutions to produce quantifiable and predetermined outcomes. However, what is usually missing is the recognition that the systems we are trying to change are made up of people. This session will focus on how collective impact efforts can support relational development in ways that not only build authentic empathy and compassion between diverse participants but that also attune to the interconnectedness of the human existence. A deeper connection with each other, the land, our history and context can form new avenues for innovation to address the social problem at hand.

This 3.5-hour workshop will include a mix of presentation, personal reflection, Q&A, and small group discussions. There will be a short break planned during the workshop.

Who Should Join the Workshop?

This workshop is designed for those working in collaborative efforts and are looking for more resources on how to recognize and engage with broader systems.

About the Speakers:

  • Jennifer Splansky Juster, Executive Director, Collective Impact Forum
  • John Kania, Founder & Executive Director, Collective Change Lab and co-author of “The Water of Systems Change” and “The Relational Work of Systems Change”
  • Courtney W. Robertson, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Collective Impact Forum
  • Tien Ung, Associate Director, Learning and Impact, Futures Without Violence

Registration deadline

Registration fee

Regular: $199



November 30, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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