It's time to Think Outcomes.

A two-day conference focused on the measurement, analysis, evaluation and communication of social outcomes.

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Dr Don Watson

Over the past forty years Don Watson's articles, columns and reviews on politics, history and culture have appeared in most major Australian journals and newspapers.

David Kalisch

Australian Statistician
Australian Bureau of Statistics

As Agency Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics David is accountable for the functions and operations of the Bureau.

Tessa Boyd-Caine

National Centre for Health Justice Partnerships

Tessa is the founding CEO of the National Centre for Health Justice Partnerships, supporting people to access legal services through health settings.

Kateryna Andreyeva

Social Ventures Australia

Kateryna joined SVA Consulting with a focus on Measurement and Evaluation, especially applying the Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology.

Stephen Bennett

Research Officer
Centre for Social Impact UNSW

Stephen's research aims to understand, develop and improve systems for effective impact and performance management for social purpose organisations.

Caroline Chernov

Executive Director
ten20 Foundation

Caroline brings her international experience in philanthropy, strategy and performance to her role as Executive Director.

Andrea Coote
Andrea Coote

Australian Aged Care Quality Advisory Council

Andrea Coote is the Chair of the Australian Aged Care Quality Advisory Council

Andrew Dingjan

AURIN (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network)

Andrew was appointed Director of AURIN in early 2015. He joined from CSIRO where he worked for 9 years in executive level business, technology commercialisation and research management positions.

Penny Dakin

Conference Co-Convenor
National Program Director, ARACY

Penny's responsibilities at ARACY span the whole organisation, including providing strategic oversight to the wide array of ARACY activities.

Simon Faivel

Conference Co-Convenor
Chair, SIMNA

Over the years Simon has pondered what is good, advised small and large businesses to do things better, and supported the social sector to know if they are doing good.

Giles Kershaw

Creative Director
Republic of Everyone

For Giles, the convergence of sustainability, human potential and integral theory is where it is at!

Daniel Madhavan

Impact Investing Australia

Dan is a strategic thinker, people leader and experienced finance professional.

The Event

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI), the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and the Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia (SIMNA) are proud to present Think Outcomes – a two-day conference focused on the measurement, analysis, evaluation and communication of social outcomes.

Following the success of Think Outcomes in 2014, this time we are going deeper into our understanding of how, why, for who and where we are making a difference. We need to ask: what do we want to achieve; where do we invest resources; and, are we making a difference? To be able to answer these questions, we need to focus on outcomes and impact.

It’s time to Think Outcomes. 

At Think Outcomes 2016, you will explore best practices in the field of outcomes measurement, the challenges and opportunities in the sector and to your organisation – and, most importantly, develop an understanding of what change can emerge from the outcomes we measure. You will develop practical tools and skills to use back in your workplace, including:

  • A deeper understanding of quality outcomes measurement.
  • Participation in practical, interactive sessions that explore real case studies and best practices in Australia and internationally.
  • A set of tools to identify both pitfalls and opportunities to your organisation.
  • How to navigate a clear pathway to translate your intentions into actions.

If you are looking to explore what meaningful social change can emerge from measuring outcomes and want to influence debate, develop capability, and enable change – this a conference not to miss.

As a participant at Think Outcomes 2016, you will come together with analysts, program directors and managers, academics, researchers,  leaders and  managers from all tiers of Government, not-for-profit and the wider social economy to challenge, learn and develop a plan of action for the future of social outcomes in Australia. Participants will emerge with knowledge they can implement to make a difference immediately and opportunities to collaborate to build best practice thinking for social impact in Australia.

Key Benefits

  • Gain insights into the latest thinking on outcomes measurement from Australian and International experts. Learn how to put those principles into practice.
  • Learn from exemplary case studies and build an action plan for social outcomes in interactive and hands-on workshops.
  • Panel sessions where you can explore where your sector is at with outcomes measurement, the progress is being made, the implications of no change for the future and a vision and pathway forward.
  • Capacity building sessions designed for those at the beginner, intermediate and advanced stages of outcomes measurement.
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