NLEN Board President Dr. Michael McAfee Keynotes Collective Impact conference in Australia

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Business, government and community sector meet to discuss tackling state’s big problems

Government, business and community sector representatives came together in Hobart today to explore a “Collective Impact” approach to addressing some of Tasmania’s deep-rooted problems.

Collective Impact is a framework for successful cross-sector collaboration aimed at achieving large-scale social change.

A keynote speaker at today’s forum, Dr Michael McAfee, heads the President Obama-backed Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink. Promise Neighborhoods partners with leaders from more than 60 of America’s poorest communities to improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children in those neighbourhoods.  This is achieved by integrating the supports available for children.

Dr. McAfee recently returned from a series of speaking engagement in Australia. The above article was originally printed in Tasmanian Times. Click here to read the full article.