Harwood Public Innovators Lab

Learn how to make the community – not your conference room – the reference point for your choices and action. Applied Learning, Real Life Scenarios, Action not Theory.

“If you Turn Outward and make more intentional judgments and choices in creating change, you will produce greater relevance and impact in your community.”
Harwood value proposition

The ten20 Foundation, Woodside Energy, FRRR and Philanthropy Australia recognise that we need to shift our ways of working and thinking to solve the complex social problems we have in Australia.

Such a shift requires a change of mindset and practice to place communities, each with their unique contexts and experiences, squarely at the centre of any change effort. This requires both dedication and hard work.

We are challenging long-held assumptions around how we work, and we are open to fresh ways of thinking and partnering so we can create new and more effective solutions. As a result, we have come together and invited The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation to conduct its Public Innovators Labs in Australia.

These labs are internationally recognised for supporting leadership in Turning Outward – working with diverse groups of community and cross sector stakeholders to build the foundations for the mindset and practice shifts we need for success. Rich Harwood brings to the Labs practical, hands on experience of Australian communities ensuring learning is tailored to our cultural context.

We are proud to join with ten20 Foundation, Woodside Energy and FRRR to host Rich Harwood and his colleagues here for our friends and partners in March 2017 (Perth March 15-17 and Melbourne March 20-22) and we hope you will be able to join us on this change journey.

For Philanthropy Australia Members, a 10% discount can be accessed by entering a promotional code upon ticket checkout. For the code, please contact Krystian Seibert - kseibert@philanthropy.org.au, (03) 9662 9299.

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In conversation with Daniel Lee of the Levi Strauss Foundation

In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit 2017, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.

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