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Dive Into Doing: Collective Impact Training Community Session

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NIU Rockford

8500 East State Street

Rockford, IL 61108

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Our region has undergone an intense process of self-evaluation to identify the most urgent community issues. Through this process we are also more aware of where the energy and expertise exist to face these issues head on. This October 12 we will Dive Into Doing: it’s time to choose, together, where the energy and urgency align, and commit to pulling together in the same direction to address that issue.

You are invited to participate in this day-long, facilitated workshop with an expert trainer from Tamarack Institute. By the end the day, participants will have determined which issue our community is ready to face head-on through the lens of Collective Impact, and charted the initial steps down the path toward addressing that issue.

Your voice and your leadership are needed to help the region make a commitment to a common agenda.
Let’s master pulling together as we Dive Into Doing.

Thursday, October 12:
“Dive Into Doing” Community session

Who Should Attend: All community members and leaders interested in learning more about collective impact and how they can assist carrying forward projects to advance social change in our community.

8:30 a.m. Registration, refreshments, networking
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Training (lunch included)

This is an interactive workshop designed to apply the Collective Impact (CI) framework to the Transform Rockford context. Participants will determine which initial issue our region will address through the Collective Impact approach, and learn tools and approaches they can use to advance social change . The workshop will include an overview of CI and what communities across the globe are learning as they apply CI to advance community change.


Workshop presenter: Liz Weaver, Vice President, Tamarack Institute

About Liz: Liz is passionate about the power and potential of communities getting to impact on complex issues. Liz leads the Tamarack Learning Centre providing strategic direction for the design and development of learning activities. The Tamarack Learning Centre strategically invests in community leaders to co-generate knowledge and become a collective force for social change. Liz is one of Tamarack's highly regarded trainers and has developed and delivered curriculum on a variety of workshop topics including collaborative governance, leadership, collective impact, community innovation, influencing policy change and social media for impact and
engagement.

Prior to this role, Liz led the Vibrant Communities Canada team and assisted place-based collaborative tables to develop their frameworks of change, supported and guided their projects.

In her career, Liz has held leadership positions with YWCA Hamilton, Volunteer Hamilton and Volunteer Canada. In 2002, Liz completed a Masters of Management for National Voluntary Sector Leaders through McGill University. Liz was awarded a Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2002 for her leadership in the voluntary sector, and in 2004 was awarded the Women in in the Workplace award from the City of Hamilton.

Learn more about Tamarack Institute online, www.tamarackcommunity.ca



This workshop is presented in partnership between Transform Rockford and the Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE), a program of Rockford University. It is made possible by the generous support of SwedishAmerican Health System Foundation, SupplyCore - MPOWR Division, and LoRayne Logan.

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