A community innovation webinar series focused on systems change and collaboration. Insights, practical frameworks, examples and case studies delivered by leading community change experts from across Aotearoa and beyond.
Our next webinar!
Stories of change and success: shifting towards thriving communities
Christina Howard will host our next Co-matters webinar talking with government officials and an iwi representative about the opportunities they co-created for greater impact and better relationships with communities.
Our panel of speakers will share experiences of moving from doing to to doing with communities. They’ll explore how engaging with people and communities in different and meaningful ways can require a new approach; they’ll talk about what they’re learning along the way, their observations of the change that happens when you apply innovative responses, and they’ll discuss the relevance of the six shifts Inspiring Communities developed in last year’s Shaping the Future report and how you can put these into practice.
Wednesday, August 11th 2021
10am – 11am
Building community through kai sustainability
Using practical examples and real-life stories, our panel of speakers explored the notion of: feed each other – grow our community.
From community gardens to urban farming, developing system-wide approaches is now a mainstream conversation!
Catch up on the conversation: watch the webinar recording and download presentation slides below.
Strengthening Our Villages
Community-led action plays a critical role in enabling wellbeing and helping make Aotearoa the best place in the world for children and young people, alongside appropriate support services.
Working in authentic, participatory and innovative ways many locally-led initiatives are weave these multiple strands so their village is better able to nurture and support their own.
Decades of international research and indigenous wisdom tells us that positive outcomes for children, families, whānau and communities are interconnected.
This webinar leant back to the old adage that “it takes a village to raise a child” and explores examples of how communities are building connectedness, mobilising resources to support local children, growing local leadership and stronger parenting support systems and enabling ‘child rich’ communities along the way.
Power and Participation
Power. It is often the biggest elephant in the room and we need to be able talk about it. Who’s got it, who hasn’t, and how do we use it to authentically enable more inclusive engagement, participation, and action.
This webinar traversed some of the big issues related to power and participation and shared two different examples of communities actively finding new ways to bring local voices and community solutions forward.
Presented by David Hanna – Inspiring Communities, Lizzie Makalio – Wesley Community Action and Angie Tangaere – The Southern Initiative.
Connecting up Government – Building Local – Predator Free NZ
Making shifts to the system – weaving our connections up, down and across.
In this webinar, we unpacked new ways of approaching governance and action planning to tackle ambitious goals. Learn how guiding principles and a values-led approach helps navigate diversity and complexity to help push through the hard stuff.
Using Predator Free New Zealand 2050 as our case study, we shone a light on this leading example of how to decentralise funding, process and power, and how a collective participatory approach across local, regional and national systems is enabling doing things differently.
Take away how working in this way can be applied across other sectors and initiatives – including social, economic and cultural.