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ARTICLE | Transformational change is possible

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Getting to transformational change, getting to possible, is not the easy path. In this article, Liz Weaver calls for a new kind of leader and a new way of collaborating and working collectively. She reminds us that there are frameworks for communities to follow, but no step-by-step manual. But, if we lead with a system approach, embrace a framework,
consider our community’s readiness, focus on data and measurement, communicate and engage, and remain future oriented by asking what’s next, that creative tension will push our communities to consider both the process of community change and also the product. This article teaches us that there are challenges in this work, but they are not insurmountable.
Liz Weaver

By Liz Weaver

Liz is passionate about the power and potential of communities getting to impact on complex issues. Liz is Tamarack’s Co-CEO and Director, Learning Centre. In this role she provides strategic direction to the organization and leads many of its key learning activities including collective impact capacity building services for the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Liz is one of Tamarack's highly regarded trainers and has developed and delivered curriculum on a variety of workshop topics including collaborative governance, leadership, collective impact, community innovation, influencing policy change and social media for impact and engagement.

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