Virtual study tour: the emerging role of government and philanthropy in creating the conditions for systems change.

Partnership between Collaboration for Impact & Centre for Public Impact


This course is for senior leaders wanting to develop their understanding, confidence and skills in the work of systems change from the position of government, philanthropy and large non-government organisations.

An immersive and intensive course exploring the role of government, non-government organisations and philanthropy in creating systems change in Australia.

A small cohort of leaders from government, philanthropy and NGO’s will examine systems change initiatives globally to learn into the question of: what are the conditions we need to build in our eco-systems for systems change? What does my leadership look like in authorising, supporting and mobilising systems change?

This course will include a virtual study tour of systems change initiatives globally; workshops focusing on the application of learning to self, team and wider-ecosystem; leadership coaching, peer to peer learning and development of practice.


Who is it for?

Senior leaders sponsoring, leading or procuring systems change in Australia and New Zealand.



This online series will run from February – July 2022. Final dates are TBC.

This will include 2 day face-to-face immersive followed by 6 x online interactive workshops looking at 1 case study per workshop; online resources and discussion room; and 6 x monthly coaching sessions.



Price per person (+ GST):



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Anna Powell - Practice Lead at Collaboration for Impact

Anna Powell has extensive experience in strategy, evaluation, design and co-creating learning systems. Anna has held senior management roles across the education, community, international development, corporate and education sectors, including with Oxfam and Westpac Foundation. Anna also has extensive consultancy experience working with and facilitating collaborations between government, place-based change initiative, international aid initiatives, universities, social enterprises and philanthropic organisations.

Anna draws on professional training and qualifications in complexity theory, human-centred design, psychology, organisational development and strategic and adaptive leadership to support people to co-create implement and learn from strategic social change initiatives. Anna has led the design, monitoring and evaluation of collaborative initiatives in areas including education, employment pathways, youth and family services, and economic participation.

Thea Snow - Director, ANZ at Center for Public Impact

Thea leads CPI's work in Australia and New Zealand. Thea's experience spans the private, public and not-for-profit sectors; she has worked as a lawyer, a civil servant and, most recently, as part of Nesta's Government Innovation Team.

Thea recently returned to Melbourne after spending a few years in London where, in addition to working at Nesta, she completed an MSc PPA at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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