Working with Complexity/ Working Systemically

Women's Leadership and Participation: Case studies on learning for action

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Authors: Hoare, J. & Gell, F. (eds.)
Publication date: 2009

This book brings together lessons and experience in building up women's involvement from Oxfam GB and its partners. Women's Leadership and Participation illustrates methodological approaches and learning points, covering a range of issues, from women's participation in national elections to female decision-making in community livelihood initiatives.

Facilitating Multi-stakeholder Partnerships : Lessons from PROLINNOVA

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Authors: Critchley, W., Verburg, M. & Veldhuizen, L.v. (for PROLINNOVA)
Publication date: 2006

This booklet gives you practical lessons and insights into partnership building gained within the PROLINNOVA network over the last four years.

Seven Lessons for Leaders in Systems Change

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Authors: Stone, M.K. & Barlow, Z.

This blog post at the Centre for Ecoliteracy website presents a reflection on two decades of working on systems change. As an offering for leaders engaged in systems change, the authors report in this piece on seven important lessons they've learned.

Promoting Self - Direction and Consumer Control in Home - and Community - Based Service Systems

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Authors: Kendrick; M.J.
Publication date: 2006

This paper is the third in a series of three papers on unlocking the code of effective systems change. It examines what contemporary social service systems can do to promote consumer-directed services.

Hallmarks and Features of High–Quality Community-Based Services

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Authors: Kendrick, M.J. et alii.
Publication date: 2006

This paper is the second in a series of three papers on unlocking the code of effective systems change. It identifies the features of high-quality integrated community services and the systems that support them. It serves as foundation work for additional exploration and discussion of what constitutes effective community services.

Key Components of Systems Change

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Authors: Kendrick, M.J. et alii.
Publication date: 2006

This paper is the first in a series of three papers on unlocking the code of effective systems change. In this paper, the authors attempt to create an overall framework for the discussion of systems change and to give a summary of the concepts discussed in all three papers.

In addition, this paper includes several specific recommendations that can be applied now by any grantee, state, or program to enhance prospects of achieving enduring change in home- and community-based services.

FAMILY-CENTERED, CULTURALLY COMPETENT PARTNERSHIPS in Demonstration Projects for Children, Youth, and Families

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Author: Institute for Educational Leadership

This toolkit is designed to provide ideas and linkages to other resources that will increase the capacity of US based demonstration projects engaged in systemic reform efforts to partner with communities and families in the development of family-centered, culturally competent approaches.

It offers case study examples and a variety of tools communities may want to use as they consider plans for implementing, monitoring and institutionalizing family partnership and culturally competent policies and practices.

How to make cross-partnerships work? Critical success factors for partnering

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Author: The Partnerships Resource Centre
Publication date: 2013

This study presents the insights of 294 state, market and civil society actors engaged in cross-sector partnerships all over the world. From 2008-2012 they were questioned on their experiences with -often- complex partnerships. This resulted in a top-5 list of critical success factors for partnering, an explanation why these elements are essential for effective partnerships and how they can be realised.

Forum for the Future: What is system innovation?

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Forum for the Future believes 'System innovation' will change in food and energy systems change for a sustainable future. By working with leading businesses and organisations, they aim to use our system innovation approach to transform the critical systems we all depend on, such as food, energy and finance, to make them fit the challenges of the 21st century. This video presents the system innovation approach.

Systems Thinking white boarding animation project

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Starting with the simple task of making a cup of coffee, this white board animation creatively explains the basic concepts of systems thinking.