This October, join us for the Collective Impact Learning Lab, a practical, hands-on three-day workshop and coaching session designed for backbone leaders, steering committee members, and other partners actively involved in collective impact.

The workshop is designed for leaders who are thinking about how the critical tasks of collective impact efforts can be staged and sequenced in order to move steadily towards improving outcomes. It is particularly useful for those in the early stages of forming or planning a collective impact initiative, or in the process of re-igniting or refreshing their initiative for the next phase of joint work. Special emphasis is given to tools and techniques that help leaders align and connect multiple issues and initiatives, identifying areas for joint planning and action.

***This Workshop is Now Full***

Have questions or wish to be added to the waitlist? Please contact Ian Faigley.

Learning Lab Facilitators

  • Merita Irby, Co-Founder, Forum for Youth Investment
  • Robert Albright, Associate Director, Collective Impact Forum

Group Rates Available

Teams are encouraged to attend together and can greatly benefit from action planning through the workshop curriculum. Learn more about discounts for groups of three or more people.

Apply for a Scholarship

Reduced-price registration scholarships are available for this workshop. Scholarship priorities are to help subsidize part of the registration cost for those whose organizational budgets are less than $500,000, or who are from an underrepresented group within nonprofit leadership.

Click here to apply by July 21 for a reduced price registration scholarship. Scholarship decisions will be made by August 4.

Workshop Features

  • An intimate small-group coaching experience (limited to 40 participants).
  • Valuable ideas and tools to infuse into your initiative from the practice-based curriculum.
  • Help getting started in your work, for those in newer collective impact initiatives or taking on new staff or “backbone” roles.
  • Ideas for how to get “unstuck” from ongoing challenges for leaders of more experienced CI initiatives.
  • Opportunities to meet and learn from peers doing similar work in communities around the country.

Register Now on EventBrite.

1 Comment

Jose Barros

backbone organization

My dear friends, I had made my registration and I made the payment to the Collective Impact Lab but I had not received any kind of confirmation and no more news about the event. 

Specially I would like to recceive, beyond the confirmation, some lecture to arrive more prepared to the lab. Could you, please, help me ?

I have already bought the airline tickets and I am very excited to be with you.

Thanks and Regards

José Claudio da Costa Barros

e-mail: and

institution: CIEDS

Country: Brazil

Submitted by Jose Barros on Sat, 2017-09-23 14:18