In this section
The Innovate for Impact learning program
provided service leaders, policy makers and professionals with collaborative strategies for engaging communities –
and each other – to problem solve and effect community and service system change.
When we create more connected and more equitable and accessible systems and
communities, we improve the lives of children and families.
In September 2018, Innovate
for Impact, a week-long learning program, featuring a one-day symposium, was
held in Melbourne, Australia to support educators, policymakers, and
professionals in partnering authentically and effectively with communities for
real and meaningful change.
Jamie Gamble (Imprint
Consulting), Penny Hagen (Auckland Co-design Lab) and Kate
McKegg (The Kinnect Group) shared their insights and practice wisdom from the fields of
Co-design and Developmental Evaluation to Australian
philanthropists, senior executives in government, more than 200 Victorian
public servants and 200 non-government sector leaders.
including the symposium, was hosted by a policy, research and practice
collaboration between the Centre for Community Child Health at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne,
the Department of Education and Training, and Department of Health and Human
Services, with generous support from The Creswick Foundation.
Our Centre is committed to
improving the health, wellbeing and development of Australian Children and
families through learning and discovery, and supporting the wide dissemination
of ideas and research.
Partnering with governments
on a program like this helps us connect our insights with, and gain new
insights from, real world challenges.
Our partnership continues with the Innovate for Impact 8-part blog series co-authored by Jamie, Penny
and Kate, in collaboration with Sue West from the
Centre for Community Child Health.
The blogs reflect seven themes touched upon across the learning program and identified as emerging and important to community service and systems change. Access our blog series as
they are released:
As part of the learning
program, 260 professionals joined us and our partners at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne, for the Innovate for Impact symposium held on
Thursday 13 September 2018.
event connected professionals across disciplines and provided attendees with
insights into the practical application of Co-design and Developmental
evaluation across policy, program and service design, and among different population
we were at the @RCHMelbourne @MCRI_for_kids
Innovate for Impact symposium to learn more about co-design and developmental
evaluation – an inspiring day and a great address from Professor @FrankOberklaid
#Innovate4Impact18” - @NWMelbPNH
means sharing power. It’s about letting the community come up with the ideas
and prioritising them. You are the enabler for their ideas, not your own #Innovate4Impact18” - @hilary_miller
Follow the event discussion on Twitter #Innovate4Impact18
Dr Penny Hagen, Co-design Lead, Auckland Co-design Lab
Co-design for wellbeing: building capabilities and conditions
presentation by Dr Penny Hagen
Kate McKegg, Director, The Knowledge Institute
Developmental evaluation: values engaged practice bridging and navigating the interface of different knowledge systems
View keynote presentation by Kate McKegg
Kate’s presentation on video
Jamie Gamble, Principal, Imprint Consulting
Leaving sight of the shore: where developmental evaluation and co-design
presentation by Jamie Gamble
Video of the opening address
of the panel discussion
Video overview of the three workshop sessions
short video recap of the Innovate for Impact symposium
More information on the presenters can be
the Innovate for Impact symposium program here
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.