Event Details

Deepening Community for Collective Impact

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Paul Born
Caledon, Ontario

To deepen community is to find opportunities for ongoing connection. Community is not something some people have and others do not. We all have community in our lives. As living organisms, we gravitate toward one another. Something deep inside us knows that together we are more. To deepen community is to find joy together.

When we develop deep community, we can overcome our loneliness and challenge our fear; we can come together to make sense of the destruction around us; we can reach out together and actually do something about it. When we develop deep community we can move toward Collective Impact.

Tamarack in partnership with Caledon Community Services presents this one day workshop where you will learn how to engage and deepen your community in order to build a common agenda for large scale change. Paul Born will share not only the fundamental principles of Collective Impact, he will provide key insights as one of North America’s top Community Engagement leaders on how Deepening Community can sustain us as leaders and produce the outcomes we so desire. He will move these insights into practical tools for hosting large-scale conversations in your community - conversations that truly engage people toward a common agenda and a collective impact. He will also be introducing Collective Impact 3.0 and weaving new learnings from these concepts into the discourse of Deepening Community for Collective Impact. 

 Learn to:

  • Reconnect with your love for your community and discover its importance for social transformation
  • Understand the four key acts that deepen community: Sharing our story, Enjoying one another by spending time together, Caring for one another, and Working together to build a better world
  • Deepen community in the lives of your clients and strengthen their engagement in social change
  • Understand the five key elements of Collective Impact: Common agenda, Shared measurement, Mutually reinforcing activities, Continuous communication, and The Backbone role
  • Create a large scale common agenda and form multi-sector leadership teams for your collaborative efforts
  • Harness the latest techniques for community engagement
  • Involve those who will benefit most from the change you hope to see 


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Paul Born is the cofounder and President of Tamarack Institute, a leader on issues of place, citizenship engagement, collective impact, and community innovation. The author of four books, including two Canadian best sellers, Born is internationally recognized for his community-building activities that have won awards from the United Nations and as a senior fellow of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social innovators.

Paul Born grew up in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia as the son of Mennonite refugees. This in part is what made him deeply curious about and engaged in ideas that cause people to work together for the common good, work that he describes as collective altruism.

“For many years now, Paul Born has been among the most trusted, tender, and practical voices about how to create community. Margaret J. Wheatley, author Leadership and the New Science

“Paul Born doesn’t just study community; he lives it. In Deepening Community, he shares practical advice on how to reweave the social fabric that we have neglected for too long.—Jim Diers, author of Neighbor Power

“I listen to Paul Born when I want to know how people get together for the common good. He is a master practitioner and storyteller. John McKnight founder - ABCD.

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