Collaboration Forums

Leveraging the experience and expertise within the sector

Collaboration Forums

Leveraging the experience and expertise within the sector

by craig
The Centre provides members with Working Groups  to work together on shared problems; an on-line Bulletin Board to share ideas and resources;  and  Roundtables  for senior managers to discuss key issues in the sector.

Working Groups

Working groups are where senior managers from different member organisations work together on shared problems or opportunities. They are a powerful way to leverage the experience and expertise within the sector to find solutions for commonly shared issues.

Recent Working Groups covered the following :

Measuring social impact

(Friday, 11 May, 9.00 a.m – Noon)

  • A case study on measuring social impact
  • How to create & communicate a Theory of Change, Program Logic, Impact Map
  • Establishing links between Inputs >> Outputs >> Outcomes
  • Discuss : A potential survey on“What do funders look for in reviewing social impact proposals”
  • Using the CSP Members Resources (tools, templates, assessment, checklists)

Managing compliance

(Wednesday, 16 May, 2.00 p.m – 5.00 p.m)

  • A case study on how to manage compliance effectively
  • Leveraging existing Compliance Maps
  • Creating a reporting framework
  • Discuss : A potential survey to identify number of staff in compliance roles, direct / indirect costs, best practices ?
  • Using the CSP Members Resources (tools, templates, assessment, checklists)

Diversifying revenue streams

(Friday, 11 May, 2.00 p.m – 5.00 p.m)

  • Approaching corporates / government for sponsorship / funding
  • Who gains economic benefits from your outcomes?
  • Aligning with Corporate Social Responsibility objectives
  • Creating value propositions
  • Capability building
  • Using the CSP Members Resources (tools, templates, assessment, checklists)

Implementing Systems : CRM, Finance, HR, ERP

(Wednesday, 9 May, 9.00 a.m – Noon)

  • A case study on an implementation
  • How to share resources to accelerate implementation and reduce costs
  • Managing IT support – key issues
  • Options to share resources for IT support
  • Using the CSP Members Resources (tools, templates, assessment, checklists)

Innovative use of digital technology in service delivery

(Wednesday, 9 May, 2.00 p.m – 5.00 p.m)

  • Case study of an innovative IT initiative
  • How to improve web site engagement (to attract funders, clients or volunteers)
  • Using apps to improve service delivery
  • Using technology for regional service delivery
  • What initiatives can be done more effectively through the Centre, than as an organisation
  • Using the CSP Members Resources (tools, templates, assessment, checklists)

Attracting Talent

(Thursday 17 May, 9.00 a.m – Noon)

  • Creating a compelling Employee Value Proposition (participants bring a copy)
  • Career pathing as a differentiator
  • Job design to include development opportunities
  • Using the CSP Members Resources (tools, templates, assessment, checklists)

Developing the workforce with a constrained budget

(Thursday 17 May, 2.00 p.m – 5.00 p.m)

  • Developing a Collaboration model on how members share resources : sharing courses, using internal trainers to develop other organisations, consortium programs)
  • Agree on to approach Corporates with a similar request
  • Negotiate a discount with providers (such as AIM)
  • Develop a compendium of quality facilitators and coaches
  • Using the CSP Members Resources (tools, templates, assessment, checklists)

Shared learnings from mergers and amalgamations

(Wednesday 16 May, 9.00 a.m – Noon)

  • How to identify a potential M&A
  • The initial approach
  • Assessing an M&A opportunity
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Using the CSP Members Resources (tools, templates, assessment, checklists)

Using productivity metrics to improve efficiencies

(Monday, 7 May, 9.00 a.m – Noon)

  • Case study on using productivity metrics to drive improvement
  • What metrics should we be tracking to ensure delivery of our plan ?
  • How to create measures that are meaningful and realistic ?
  • Using the CSP Members Resources (tools, templates, assessment, checklists)

Working Groups are only available to member organisations.

Bulletin Board

Staff from member organisations are able to use the Bulletin Board to share ideas and requests with peers from other organisations.

It is also an effective way for participants in working groups to continue discussion after meetings.

Roundtables

Roundtables typically involve 50 – 80 participants from the sector in a mixture of both large group presentations and small group discussions. Participants are from member organisations and guests from the sector.

These sessions focus on three areas:

  • Explore a key topic in the sector
  • Present key findings from Working Groups and Research
  • Provide networking opportunities

The “For Purpose Sector Strategic Challenges” Whitepaper is an example of a summary of key findings from a previous Roundtable.

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