This two-day executive education course in ‘Governance for Social Impact’ is designed to facilitate an examination of the social impact ecosystem and how to exercise and lead effective Board governance for NFP organisations.
This course aims to give participants an understanding of how to lead for social impact, including the practical implications for the roles and responsibilities of Board directors across four key areas: social impact and social purpose organisations; strategic impact in the social purpose ecosystem; optimising strategy for social impact; and effective leadership social impact.
What you’ll learn
Understand what it means to govern with a ‘mission-first’ agenda, including how to:
Understand how to govern in a complex social ecosystem, including how to:
Understand the role of Boards in optimising an organisation for social impact, including how to:
Understand how to exercise effective leadership while governing for impact, including how to:
How you’ll learn
Governing with a mission-first agenda
We look at the social purpose obligations of NFP boards as they relate to the Charities Act 2014, and we ask, what constitutes social impact? What does success look like? We explore development of a Theory of Change and look at a case study on staying on mission.
The Social Purpose Ecosystem: Systems Thinking
We look at the different actors at play in the system affecting the types of problems you are trying to solve. We look at how systems behave, and explore feedback loops, agents, and levers in the system.
Funding models and scaling for impact
We will use the ecosystem approach to consider whether and when to innovate, which funding model options apply, and whether and when to scale. We also explore collaborations, and why , when, and how you should collaborate.
CEO and Professor of Social Policy, The Centre for Social Impact
Kristy Muir is the CEO of the Centre for Social Impact. She works closely with government, not-for-profits, corporates and philanthropic organisations to help understand, measure and find innovative solutions to some of society’s most intractable, complex social problems. She is a Professor of Social Policy within the UNSW Business School, is an academic representative on UNSW Sydney’s Council, a non-executive director of ARACY and a member of the NSW Premier’s Council on Homelessness.
Kristy has won almost $12 million in competitive external funding. She has undertaken dozens of research and capacity building projects with social purpose organisations to help improve social impact. Her work focuses on children, young people, families and communities and explores the intersection between different social domains (e.g. education, employment and social participation, wellbeing, disability, mental health, housing and financial resilience), funding models and approaches.
She is published widely in policy, sociology, social work, history and public health journals and in publicly accessible forums, such as TEDx, The Conversation and The Mandarin and featured in the
guardian as a ‘Changemaker’. Kristy is an invited representative on key leadership committees across sectors and her research has had a significant impact on policy, social investment, organisations and practitioners.
Kristy has a PhD in social history, is a graduate of the AICD, an alumnus of the Sydney Leadership Program and, before joining academia, she worked in the not-for-profit sector.
For more information on our course, contact Lyndsey McKee.