Program

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Day 1 – Tues 12 Apr

8.00am Registration
Arrival Tea & Coffee
9.00am Opening Address by Program Convenors
Simon Faivel, Prof Kristy Muir & Penny Dakin
9.30am Keynote Address
Dr Don Watson
10.30am Using Data to Measure Outcomes and Inform
David Kalisch, Australian Bureau of Statistics
11.00am Morning Tea
11.30am Concurrent Session 1 Concurrent Session 2
Topic: Social Impact Investing and Measuring Impact
Is social impact measurement important for the social impact investor?
Chair: Michael Traill AM, Social Ventures Australia
Panel:
1. Dan Madhavan, Impact Investing Australia
2. Elyse Sainty, Social Ventures Australia
3. Corinne Proske, NAB
Topic: Big Data
Big data is everywhere.  Are barriers to using big data so substantial that it won’t help generate social good?
Chair: Penny Dakin, ARACY
Panel:
1. Andrew Dingjan, AURIN
2. David Kalisch, Australian Bureau of Statistics
3. Michelle Wilson, Department of Human Services

Session Outline:
Is social impact measurement important for social impact investors?

Many of us believe that measuring social impact results are important, but what do investors really want?

The Social Impact Investing and Measuring Impact session will take a critical look at how impact investors are measuring impact and what their expectations are.

This session will provide participants with an insight into the emerging world of impact investing and how leaders in this field, are using social impact measurement to inform their decision making and paying by results.

Session Outline:
The Big Data session will explore the current and future state of Big Data and analytics, from various speakers’ perspectives, and how it can be leveraged to help us make better decisions about what matters most. The Big Data panel session challenges us with the overall question: Big data is everywhere. Are the barriers to using big data so substantial that it won’t help generate social good?
This session will provide participants with:

  • different perspectives on what Big Data is and what it can be – future directions and applications
  • a sense of the potential of Big Data to provide real insights for policy and program practice
  • illustrative examples of insights gained already from analysis of Big Data, particularly relating to measurements of impact and outcomes for populations or communities, and/or comments on progress towards being able to measure outcomes or influence social outcomes through data insights
  • an appreciation of the barriers to access and use of Big Data and other considerations in its use such as quality and privacy
  • insights into what can and should be done to improve the capabilities and impact of analysis of Big Data
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Concurrent Session 1 Concurrent Session 2
Topic: The Influence of Shared Measurement
How does focusing on purpose and shared measurement change organisational forms and functions?
Chair: Prof Kristy Muir, Centre for Social Impact
Panel:
1. Elizabeth Mildwater, Save the Children
2. Doug Taylor, Uniting
3. Caroline Chernov, Ten20 Foundation (Opportunity Child)
Topic: Consumers, the Sector and Outcomes
Consumer directed care has shifted power.
What does this mean for the sector in improving outcomes?
Chair: Russ Wood, Bedrock Social Co
Panel:
1. Dale Renner, YouLead.com
2. Paul Zanatta, VincentCare Victoria
3. Andrea Coote, Aged Care Quality Advisory Council
Session Outline:  Why do we care about consumer choice?
There are a few key things that we need to do better if we are to get effective outcomes for those experiencing entrenched disadvantage.
This facilitated session will focus on the contribution that can be made by giving consumers greater choice in the delivery of their care and support.
The panel will address the following questions:
1. Why do we need to do better in delivering service outcomes?
2. Why is consumer choice on the agenda now?
3. What are the drivers for change?
3.30pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm  SIMNA Awards
Presented by SIMNA”The SIMNA Awards recognise and promote excellence in social impact measurement, setting the quality standard for social impact measurement in Australia.The 2016 winners will be awarded across four categories:
1. Excellence in Social Impact Measurement
2. Best New Idea in Social Impact Measurement
3. Excellence in Collaboration In Social Impact Measurement
4. Best Newcomer to Social Impact Measurement
4.30pm Sharing SIMNA best practice case studies
Presented by 2016 SIMNA Awards winners
4.50pm Day 1 Wrap Up
Simon Faivel & Prof Kristy Muir
5.00pm End Day 1
5.00pm-6.00pm Networking drinks and canapes

Day 2 – Wed 13 Apr

9.00am Registration, Arrival Tea & Coffee
9.30am Welcome to Day 2
Simon Faivel, Prof Kristy Muir & Penny Dakin
10.00am Lead or be Left Behind
Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, CEO, National Centre for Health Justice Partnerships
10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3 Workshop 4
Topic: Finding the Golden Thread
Presented by: Jon Myer and Kateryna Andreyeva, Social Ventures Australia
About this workshop: The Golden Thread methodology is a visual and effective way to articulate program logic statements – the indispensable tools for describing how our activities lead to the impact we seek.
In this hands on workshop we will:
• Identify the key issues you are working on and what you are doing to address them;
• Map out the outputs and outcomes you contribute to;
• Link the parts together to create a program logic or theory of change that will become the basis of your monitoring and evaluation approach.
Topic: Navigating Outcomes Measurement
Presented by: Stephen Bennett and Dr Jack Noone, Centre for Social Impact UNSW
About the workshop: This workshop will assist you to navigate the impact measurement space. There are many different approaches and tools to measuring impact. There is no one right way, but wrong decisions might prevent you from finding out what you need to know. The approach you take will depend on where you are at, what you want to measure, what resources you have and the context you’re in. This workshop will assist you to navigate the different approaches to measuring impact: you will understand a range of measurement approaches and methods and be able to make informed decisions about what approaches and methods you might use for different purposes into the future. This workshop is recommended for those who are at the intermediate stage of outcomes and impact measurement and who already have an understanding of a theory of change.
Topic: Shared Measurement
Presented by: Jenny Riley, Navigating Outcomes
About this workshop: This intermediate-level workshop is aimed at the ‘how to’ of shared measurement systems. You will undertake an exercise in developing a shared program logic and developing this into a shared measurement frameworks to track progress. The session will also provide a quick live demonstration of building an online dashboard. Walk away with the tools to strengthen shared measurement in your place-based collaboration.
Topic: Communicating Outcomes
Presented by Giles Kershaw, Republic of Everyone
About this workshop: The workshop focuses on the power of storytelling and how to keep data simple. Attendees will leave the workshop with 3 simple things they can do to improve their communications.
12.30pm Lunch
 1.30pm Workshop 1 (repeated) Workshop 2 (repeated) Workshop 3 (repeated) Workshop 4 (repeated)
Topic: Finding the Golden Thread
Presented by: Jon Myer and Kateryna Andreyeva, Social Ventures Australia
About this workshop: The Golden Thread methodology is a visual and effective way to articulate program logic statements – the indispensable tools for describing how our activities lead to the impact we seek.
In this hands on workshop we will:
• Identify the key issues you are working on and what you are doing to address them;
• Map out the outputs and outcomes you contribute to;
• Link the parts together to create a program logic or theory of change that will become the basis of your monitoring and evaluation approach.
Topic: Navigating Outcomes Measurement
Presented by: Stephen Bennet and Dr Jack Noone, Centre for Social Impact UNSW
About the workshop: This workshop will assist you to navigate the impact measurement space. There are many different approaches and tools to measuring impact. There is no one right way, but wrong decisions might prevent you from finding out what you need to know. The approach you take will depend on where you are at, what you want to measure, what resources you have and the context you’re in. This workshop will assist you to navigate the different approaches to measuring impact: you will understand a range of measurement approaches and methods and be able to make informed decisions about what approaches and methods you might use for different purposes into the future. This workshop is recommended for those who are at the intermediate stage of outcomes and impact measurement and who already have an understanding of a theory of change.
Topic: Shared Measurement
Presented by: Jenny Riley, Navigating Outcomes
About this workshop: This intermediate-level workshop is aimed at the ‘how to’ of shared measurement systems. You will undertake an exercise in developing a shared program logic and developing this into a shared measurement frameworks to track progress. The session will also provide a quick live demonstration of building an online dashboard. Walk away with the tools to strengthen shared measurement in your place-based collaboration.
Topic: Communicating Outcomes
Presented by Giles Kershaw, Republic of Everyone
About this workshop: The workshop focuses on the power of storytelling and how to keep data simple. Attendees will leave the workshop with 3 simple things they can do to improve their communications.
3.00pm Afternoon tea
3.30pm Closing Plenary and Wrap up by Program Convenors
Simon Faivel, Prof Kristy Muir & Penny Dakin
4.30pm End of conference