August 2020

Interviews with international change-makers

In August 2020, CFI held an online workshop that brought together people from across Australia to explore the experiences of international change leaders working towards systemic change.

Workshop participants watched a series of videos in which Liz Skelton, CFI Director, interviewed several global change-makers and thinkers, and then reflected on their own experiences of change.

View all the interviews with the international speakers on Platform C in our blog post ‘Reflection on mapping the conversation’.

 

Workshop guests interviewed:

Julian Corner
Julian is the CEO of Lankelly Chase and he says this is his “opportunity to support a growing movement of people who are grasping the opportunity of difficult times to imagine a very different system and to act boldly to achieve it”. He worked in the UK Government’s Social Exclusion Unit where he led work on reoffending by ex-prisoners.

Liz Weaver
Liz is the Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute where she is leading the Tamarack Learning Centre. The Tamarack Learning Centre has a focus on advancing community change efforts and does this by focusing on five strategic areas including collective impact, collaborative leadership, community engagement, community innovation and evaluating community impact. Liz is well-known for her thought leadership on collective impact and is the author of several popular and academic papers on the topic. She is a co-catalyst partner with the Collective Impact Forum and leads a collective impact capacity building strategy with the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Kelly Bates
Kelly is a social changer, nonprofit civic leader, and lawyer who for more than twenty years has led advocacy, organizing, racial justice, and women’s organizations promoting collaboration, equity, and civic engagement, both locally and nationally. She seeks each day to develop the heart, skills, and mindset to be a facilitative leader and civic innovator for progressive movement building across the country and in communities. She is the President of the Interaction Institute of Social Change.

Julie Diamond
Julie is an author, executive coach and international leadership consultant. For over 25 years Julie has been at the forefront of creating transformational learning and leadership solutions across a range of sectors and disciplines, from graduate degree programs to leader development programs. Julie’s research and work with leaders has focused on the problems of power— the ways power is expressed and how it impacts culture, interpersonal dynamics, decision making, and leadership ability. Her latest book Power: A User’s Guide, dives into the problems and promises of being in a position of power.

Paul Schmitz
Paul is a senior adviser at the Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. He is also the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the former CEO of Public Allies, where he helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults begin careers working for community and social change.

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