Simple rules, small wins, big changes: A framework for systems change in communities


Pennie Fister Fishman headshot 163x200Join us for this practical webinar where systems change expert Professor Pennie Foster-Fishman will explain a framework designed to help communities achieve transformational systems change to address significant social issues.

The presenter:

Professor Pennie Foster-Fishman, Michigan State University

Date:

Thursday 30 June 2016

Time:

4:00 to 5:30pm (AEST)

About the webinar:

The ABLe Change Framework is aimed at helping organisations, communities and government entities improve the success of community change efforts and more effectively address significant social issues.

Designed by Professor Pennie Foster-Fishman and Dr Erin Watson at Michigan State University, the ABLe Change Framework draws on research about community change from around the world and provides a robust toolbox of powerful and feasible strategies that communities can use to pursue transformative change. The framework is designed to adapt to meet the needs of local communities, providing collaborations with flexibility to effectively address problems and create change.

In this seminar, Professor Foster-Fishman will:

• Discuss the phases of systems change work for community projects – define, design, do and learn – and describe objectives for each phase
• Provide examples of tools and illustrate their use with case studies
• Answer questions after her presentation.

What will you learn? You will gain a practical understanding of how to go from concept to practice in systems change across the stages of a community project.

Who should attend? This webinar is open to all, but is particularly suited to those relatively new to systems change who work directly with communities to enable change. It will help those looking for practical tools to apply to systems practice.

Pennie Fister Fishman headshot 163x200Join us for this practical webinar where systems change expert Professor Pennie Foster-Fishman will explain a framework designed to help communities achieve transformational systems change to address significant social issues.

The presenter:

Professor Pennie Foster-Fishman, Michigan State University

Date:

Thursday 30 June 2016

Time:

4:00 to 5:30pm (AEST)

About the webinar:

The ABLe Change Framework is aimed at helping organisations, communities and government entities improve the success of community change efforts and more effectively address significant social issues.

Designed by Professor Pennie Foster-Fishman and Dr Erin Watson at Michigan State University, the ABLe Change Framework draws on research about community change from around the world and provides a robust toolbox of powerful and feasible strategies that communities can use to pursue transformative change. The framework is designed to adapt to meet the needs of local communities, providing collaborations with flexibility to effectively address problems and create change.

In this seminar, Professor Foster-Fishman will:

• Discuss the phases of systems change work for community projects – define, design, do and learn – and describe objectives for each phase
• Provide examples of tools and illustrate their use with case studies
• Answer questions after her presentation.

What will you learn? You will gain a practical understanding of how to go from concept to practice in systems change across the stages of a community project.

Who should attend? This webinar is open to all, but is particularly suited to those relatively new to systems change who work directly with communities to enable change. It will help those looking for practical tools to apply to systems practice.

Pennie Foster-Fishman is a professor in the Department of Psychology and a Senior Outreach Fellow in University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University. She received her PhD in organisational/community psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests primarily emphasise systems change, particularly how organisational, inter-organisational and community and state systems can improve to better meet the needs of children, youth and families. She has investigated human service delivery reform, multiple stakeholder collaboration, comprehensive community initiatives, community organising, and resident empowerment as vehicles for systems change.

Professor Foster-Fishman has also worked with a variety of public sector agencies, not-for-profit organisations, and community and statewide coalitions and institutions, aiming to improve their systems change efforts. She has conducted process and outcome evaluations of systems change efforts, comprehensive community initiatives and coalitions.

This webinar is free but registration is essential.

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