CFI works in multiple ways to build capacity in people and communities to create large-scale impact

CFI Consulting & Support

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 supporting cross-sector collaboration and systemic transformation, ranging from weeks to years, and from local to national.

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Systems Change Learning Program & Coaching

We offer an annual Systems Change Learning Program of courses and workshops, as well as individual and team coaching. Our learning programs will develop yours skills, thinking and practice needed to tackle complex social challenge.

CFI Coaching provides one on one and group developmental learning sessions working with the challenges and systems change development areas you identify.

Learning Program & Coaching

Resources & Tools for Systems Change

CFI has created two open source online learning platforms – Platform C and Deep Collaboration – which provide extensive practice tools and support to develop the practice of collaboration for systems change. These platforms have been developed from the experience and expertise of collaborations and partners globally.

We also share our experience and learnings through public events including CFI webinars, publications and events.

Learning Platforms & Resources

Who we are at CFI

We are a passionate team located and working  Australia-wide. CFI brings highly experienced leadership, a skilled core team, and a diverse, leading-edge Network of practitioners with experience and skills to support systems change initiatives. Individually, in teams and collectively, the Network builds capacity, supports learning, expands and strengthens systems change practice in Australia, takes up thought leadership and enables a national movement for systems change.

CFI practitioners work to translate learnings from the field and global practice into practical insights at the political, policy and practice level in order to improve outcomes on the issues Australians care most about.

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Impact of our systems change work

Over 8 years as capacity builders and movement makers, we have supported multiple initiatives to drive systems change and create large-scale impact. 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

The impact we have created is building the readiness and long-term capability for communities to create the changes they want to see.

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CFI is also a convener of ChangeFest

CFI are co-conveners of 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.

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