A New 4-Part Virtual Workshop | April 20, 22, 27, and 29, 2021
Join Michael Quinn Patton and Mark Cabaj for this new virtual workshop series and explore how evaluation can help drive – rather than hinder – transformative efforts to address complex topics like climate change, equity and human survival.
Evaluating transformation requires new ways of conceptualizing and conducting evaluations. This series will offer principles for global systems transformation as a framework for assessing the likely adequacy of an initiative or intervention to be transformative.
2021 Virtual Gathering | May 6-7
Join 400 attendees to create connections between communities, our National Collaborative, youth serving organizations, and learners to explore:
A new 4-part virtual workshop running May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25, 2021
Join Liz Weaver and Lisa Attygalle for 4-part virtual workshop designed to give you hands-on experience and a step-by-step approach to designing and facilitating collaborative Community Innovation sessions.
We'll go deep on different approaches to engage the community to innovate together, understand what makes these kinds of gatherings distinct, and provide you with tools that you can use to host them.
Two Dates Available:
Virtual Workshop | June 3, 2021
Virtual Workshop | July 15, 2021
Collaborative leadership and governance is about bringing the right people together, supporting them with good tools and practices, and engaging them to work collectively toward community outcomes. This sounds easy, but can be challenging when there are competing agendas, constrained resources, and the lack of a compelling reason to work collectively.
Join Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy for a new virtual workshop designed to equip you to embed collaboration within your leadership and governance practices
Online Course | Access course materials anytime and learn at your own pace
Join Tamarack's Lisa Attygalle, Director of Community Engagement, in this new online course designed to build a foundation of knowledge and practice for your community engagement work.
Through video lessons, case studies, readings, and activities, you'll dig into the role of community, who should be engaged, community engagement techniques, how to overcome challenges, and how to evaluate your engagement activities.
This course is available to use at your own pace, but you'll be learning alongside a diverse group of Tamarack Institute learners, and have the opportunity to join Lisa for monthly small group coaching to get more personalized feedback and insight.
Online Course hosted by The Community Studio
Tamarack Institute is partnering with our friends at Authentic Co-design in Australia to present their new Authentic Co-Design online course and implementation manual, designed to help changemakers connect with community, reduce angst in the engagement process, and deliver better projects.
With over 60 years of combined experience Anthony Boxshall, Max Hardy, and Susan Carter are the perfect instructors to help you develop skills in co-design so you can build relationships and trust with stakeholders and deliver better projects.
Whether you have been involved in co-design projects before or are just grappling with how to tackle a difficult project in a different way this collection of co-design resources will help guide you.
Tamarack hosts a number of free webinars throughout the year featuring the latest ideas and thought-leaders from the field of community change. By registering for a webinar, you can participate live or gain access to the recording and presentation slides and resources after the broadcast. Click on the below links to learn more and register for each of our upcoming webinars.
Date: April 28, 2021
Speakers: Russ Gaskin and Liz Weaver
Date: May 26, 2021
Speakers: Jennifer Johnson, Russ Kueber and Liz Weaver
Date: June 9, 2021
Speakers: Emily Sun, Jo Blundell, and Liz Weaver
Tamarack's Communities of Practices (CoPs) are small, interactive groups of practitioners who connect virtually monthly or bi-monthly to share experiences, tools, ideas and challenges in order to learn ways they can grow and expand their work. Joining a CoP can help you deepen your knowledge and professional connections around a focused aspect of your work. Through actively contributing to the agendas and meeting discussions, you'll be able to access a community of like-minded peers who can help you expand and develop your own thinking and practice as it relates to your work.
Our Current CoP listings are:
Interested in learning more or joining any one of our Members only CoPs? Reach out to Alison, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Engagement 2021
Virtual Workshop | January 19, 2021
Virtual Workshop | February 9, 2021
Community Innovation 2021
Virtual Workshop | March 11, 2021
Virtual Workshop | April 13, 2021
4-Part Virtual Workshop | April 20, 22, 27, and 29, 2021
4-Part Virtual Workshop | May 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021
Virtual Gathering | May 5-6, 2021
Virtual Gathering | May 6-7, 2021
Virtual Workshop | June 3, 2021
Virtual Workshop | July 15, 2021
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