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Location

Australia wide

Online

Duration

1 Day

Cost

$299 AUD

Per Person

Learn the key tools social innovators use to solve complex problems in the social sector

The world is changing.  Your clients and the people you support, are expecting your organisation to collaborate and innovate to better meet their needs. Whilst as a society, in recent times we have made fantastic progress on a number of social issues, the problems of the future that are yet to be solved, are complex in their nature and require us to act and think differently from what we have in the past. These problems are often wicked problems that require collaboration, strategic thinking and clever design that takes into account the impact to the wider systems that your organisation operates in.

 

The Social Innovator Essentials training course gives you the skills you need to solve these problems and to be a social innovation leader in the new world. We have pulled together the best practice tools and methodologies from around the world, to equip you with what you need to achieve the results you want in your chosen area of impact.

The program covers 3 stages, how to approach solving a problem, how to solve a problem and how to implement and evaluate a program after it is launched. We cover essential methodologies such as systems thinking, wicked problems, co-design, implementation planning and evaluation techniques.  All packaged together in a way that is easy to understand and practical enough to make it easy for you to implement into your day to day work.  At the end of the session, you will leave with a solid understanding of the different concepts and an action plan for the first steps of implementing these tools into your work.

Who should attend?

  • Leaders within not for profit organisations, social enterprise or government 

  • CEO's and Board members

  • Community Engagement Managers

  • Social Innovation Managers

Benefits

  • Equip yourself or your team with the key tools social innovators need to know to create meaningful and sustainable change in the social sector

  • Learn about easy to use tools you can use in your organisation to understand the true needs of your clients

  • Understand how to use tools together to ensure your innovations are well rounded and truly solve the problem

  • Learn how to give your clients a voice to make their experience with your organisation even better

Program Structure

Our approach is about empowering you to make change beyond the training you receive. You will attend the training session with others like you, from similar organisations. Together you will learn the tools and techniques you need to innovate in the social sector. At the end of the session you will walk out with a plan on how you can implement these tools into your organisation.

Topic 1: How to set up an innovation project

Understand the steps to take to uncover the right problems to solve and how to set up your innovation project for success

  • How to define and frame a problem

  • What is a Wicked Problem?

  • Systems thinking

  • Designing for inclusion: power dynamics and participation

Topic 2: Running an innovation project

Learn how to run your own innovation project using Co-design and Human Centred Design techniques

  • How to give a voice to the people you support and understand their true needs 

  • How to involve the people you support in creating innovative ideas

  • How to choose the right ideas to test

  • Prototyping and testing

Topic 3: How to implement and evaluate your innovation project

Learn what to do after you have created and tested a concept, how to implement it and evaluate its effectiveness

  • Common innovation evaluation techniques

  • Creating and executing an implementation plan

  • Continuous iterating and improvement

Topic 4: How to implement what you learnt today into your organisation

Finally, we help you to create your own plan to implement what you learnt during the training into your organisation

  • Tips on how to best get started after the training

  • Creating an action plan so that you know what to do after you finish the training session

  • Coaching and support to help you make it a success

Think this sounds like what you need?

Our next program is on Tuesday July 27th 2021

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