CFI Support & Coaching

We partner with communities, governments, and multi-stakeholder collaborations across Australia to develop collaborative solutions to their most complex challenges.

We build your capacity to design and deliver systems change so the populations you care about thrive. We specialise in cross-sector collaboration and systemic transformation, ranging from weeks to years, and from local to national.

Learn more about the work we do

We work with initiatives wanting to create better outcomes in relation to:

  • Community resilience, especially in response to external shocks like bushfires and COVID-19
  • Children experiencing developmental vulnerability
  • Equity for First Nations people, self-determination and treaty-making
  • Justice and prison reform
  • Health and wellbeing, including obesity and the impact of illicit drugs
  • Youth transitions
  • Climate change and energy transitions

We partner with and support initiatives focused on suburb, local government areas, regions, states and nationally. 

See more on who we work with

Our Impact

As capacity builders and movement makers, we support you to drive systems change and create large-scale impact through:

  • Helping you understand and take up systems leadership (our way of working)
  • Enabling you to understand and communicate where your initiative is up to and how you might make further progress (our phased approach through the Collaborative Change Cycle)
  • Strengthening in people and groups the core disciplines and skills required to create systems change (our capacity building approach)
Learn more about our impact

Impact stories

Maranguka, Bourke NSW

CFI has provided embedded support to Maranguka since 2014.

"CFI has shifted our thinking as a community... I highly value the work of CFI and their unwavering support. It is one of the reasons that our Project is moving forward in such a positive way." First Backbone Leader

Maranguka's impact story
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Hands Up Mallee, Mildura Victoria

CFI has provided catalytic support to Hands Up Mallee between 2015 - 2018

"Without the support of CFI to build the approach and galvinse the need for a change in practice, nothing would have happened in our community. We simply wouldn’t be where we are today without that support" Executive Officer

Hands Up Mallee's impact story

CFI learning initiatives

With support from partners, CFI has created two freely available online learning platforms – Platform C and Deep Collaboration – which support the practice of collaboration for systems change.

We also share our experience and learnings through public events and resources which influence and celebrate collaborative ways of working. CFI webinars, publications and events are found here:

Learning resources & events

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Platform C provides free access to critical information, tools, case studies and support. We have built a world-class, online learning platform that makes system change accessible, no matter what role you play or where you live.

Rich in content and paired with access to CFIs’ network of specialists, Platform C enables people to design, lead and implement collaborative processes that drive transformational change for people and places.

Discover Platform C

Deep Collaboration is created by First Nations and other multicultural Australians, sharing their ideas, experiences and expertise to find a new way to work and lead together. The processes and tools here have been developed by CFI from work that brought together First Nations and other multicultural Australians to build collaboration.

The website describes a way of working that follows the values and steps needed to create this shared leadership.

Explore Deep Collaboration

2021 ChangeFest June 8th-10th in the NT

ChangeFest is a national celebration of place-based social change which was hosted in the Northern Territory in 2021. CFI is one of four national conveners of ChangeFest and also supported ChangeFest on the Road, a series of smaller events developed with local communities.

More about ChangeFestNT21

We acknowledge the oldest living culture on our planet and honour the leadership of Elders past, present and emerging.