More than 40 leaders have come together to create an immigration strategy that bridges regional differences and delivers economic and social benefits to new Canadians and communities.
Using a Collective Impact approach to strategic planning, the group collaborated to answer the question: “What is it we hope for?” and identify three key conditions they want to change.
Collective Impact brings organizations together to solve problems that are too complex for one organization to address on its own.
The next step is to create cross-organization action plans and shared measurements to help tackle tough issues – like matching people and jobs, accelerating social and economic integration, and building region-wide community support.
This is good news for a region with a growing skills gap, chronic youth under-employment, 25% of business owners reaching retirement in five years, and where it can take 15 years for a new Canadian to reach his or her social and economic potential.
Working with a community non-profit agency, James Laurence Group designed and facilitated the regional strategic planning process. If you have questions or thoughts about this story, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you've been involved in a major infrastructure project in the last ten years, chances are you've been asked to consider its social impact. For engineers and technical specialists, this can be a daunting task since many of the rules and the tools you've been trained to rely on simply don't apply.
Corporations are uniquely positioned to drive social change by using their brand credibility, marketing expertise, reach, authority and access to key influencers. But why should companies invest in driving social change, and what are the practical steps to starting this process?
One of the things I like best about building workshops is the discipline required to sort what I believe to be true into words and boxes that make sense to other kinds of thinkers.
This week, I helped deliver a workshop on corporate social risk for engineers and geoscientists who create large infrastructure and resource projects.
Broadly defined, Collective Impact is an approach to social challenges that are too complex for one organization to address on its own.
Through the Collective Impact process, multiple organizations work together to achieve big goals like feeding the hungry, increasing literacy and finding homes for the homeless.
User Experience – or ‘UX’ as the technology world calls it – refers to how a person feels when interfacing with a system or product. Typically, this term has been reserved for techies who need to design products and systems people use and value. In the tech world, UX Designers are the specialists responsible for delivering UX.
Today, UX is making an impact on all aspects of corporate society. With the average North American exposed to about 3,000 ads every day, companies are looking for new ways to up their competition – and enhancing UX is the hot new trend.
There’s nowhere UX is more important than in the world of community engagement.
There's so many great non profits in BC and so much creative talent!
The team at Cineworks got it right when they put those two things together and created Play it Forward - matching good causes and filmmakers to create powerful campaigns that help spread the word.
More than 150 leaders from business and government gathered to identify priority actions that will drive prosperity in the region that extends from Princeton to Summerland.
My very good friend Michelle Pockey has found her voice. I don’t mean she was silent before, not by any measure, but in the last eight months her insights are laser sharp, her vision is acute, her commentary is finely tuned and, most important of all, her audience is ready to listen.