Exploring the new world: practical insights for working in complexity

Join Dawn Plimmer from Collaborate CIC to learn about new approaches to funding, commissioning and delivering in complex environments, and explore the implications of this for your own work.

Drawing on new research from Collaborate and Newcastle Business School, Dawn will be sharing practical examples of how organisations, funders and commissioners are fundamentally rethinking their design and delivery of support to those who most need it. She will share her discoveries into a ‘new world’ of approaches to social change that genuinely put people in the lead, providing practical insights for others eager to develop new ways of working.

The Exploring the New World report identifies that to respond effectively to complexity, funders, commissioners and those who work on the ground adopt a Human, Learning, Systems approach by:

  • Being Human to one another: they recognise and respond to human variety with bespoke support, they build empathy between people, they recognise the strengths of others, and they seek to trust and be trusted.
  • Using Learning to enable performance improvement: they use a variety of both quantitative and qualitative data to learn; they create learning cultures; and they fund and commission for learning, not for the delivery of specified services.
  • Looking after the health of the Systems which create social outcomes: they create the conditions in which people can understand the systems of which they are part and enable effective collaboration and co-ordination of actors within these systems.

Dawn Plimmer is Head of Practice at Collaborate CIC, a social enterprise supporting collaboration to tackle complex social challenges.

The Exploring the New World report can be found at https://collaboratecic.com/exploring-the-new-world-practical-insights-for-funding-commissioning-and-managing-in-complexity-20a0c53b89aa

Date: Thursday 26th September 2019 3pm – 6pm

Location: The North Range at the Blackfriars, Gloucester. GL1 2HS

Parking: There is parking available on site.

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