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    • 4 Sep 2019
    • 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
    • Origin Energy, 321 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

    Join SIMNA Vic this September for our next social impact learning event.

    In this session, Stephen Bennett will share his experience in developing shared outcomes measurement frameworks for the housing and homelessness sectors in NSW.

    When: Wednesday, 4 September 2019 from 7:45am to 9:15am

    Where: Origin Energy | 321 Exhibition Street | Melbourne | VIC 3000

    Please register at Ground Floor Reception.

    Cost: Just $15 to attend! FREE for SIMNA Members

      Shared measurement is a contemporary approach for bringing stakeholders together to identify a common purpose, understand shared outcomes and developing shared indicators and measures.

      Consistent and overarching approaches are espoused to support a deeper understanding of issues and the options for response, share accountabilities and reduce the cost of measurement, but what does this look like in practice and what are the challenges and implications for the sector?


      Stephen Bennett has over eight years of experience working with for-purpose organisations to demonstrate and increase their impact.  

      In his current role at the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria, he is working on designing and implementing new approaches to embed the use of evidence-informed practices and programs in the children and family sector.

      Before this, Stephen was a researcher and social impact facilitator at the Centre for Social Impact leading the development of shared outcome measurement in the housing and homelessness sector in NSW and measurement and evaluation approaches for outcomes-focused commissioning and placed-based interventions.

      • 13 Sep 2019
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • The Holroyd Centre, 17 Miller Street, Merrylands, NSW 2160
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      Thinking of measuring the outcomes and impact of projects focused on young people?

      Join SIMNA Western Sydney and Cumberland Council at this special networking event to explore how you can measure outcomes and impact with and for young people in the Greater Western Sydney region.

      When: Friday 13 September 2019, 9:30am to 11:30am

      Where: The Holroyd Centre, 17 Miller Street, Merryland

      Who: Services working with young people in the Cumberland LGA and Greater Western Sydney, however all who are interested are also welcome to attend.

      Getting there: Parking is available in side streets, however the venue is also a short walk from Merrylands Station and bus interchange.

      Cost: SIMNA members: FREE; Cumberland Council network: FREE; Non-members: $15.

      For catering purposes, please register for the event by Friday 6 September 2019.

      Please advise of any special dietary requirements by emailing youth@cumberland.nsw.gov.au.

      About This Event

      This workshop will show how you can work with young people at every stage of the measurement cycle, from developing program logics and impact measurement frameworks, to communicating results and implementing findings.

      At this event, you will hear from:

      Maia Giordano, Youth Participation and Programs Coordinator, Cumberland Council, will speak about Council’s approach to youth participation.

      Rhianon Vichta, Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Brisbane Youth Service who will explore the challenges of measuring outcomes when working with young people as well as offering some experiential learning about strategies, evaluation approaches and guiding values for this important work. 

      Celia Finch, Senior Policy Officer, Multicultural NSW who will speak about the NSW Government’s Refugee Youth Policy Initiative which initiated a co-design process to create more inclusive and effective policy solutions with young people from refugee backgrounds. A youth peer researcher will also share a personal reflection on their experience with the initiative.

      Brooke Trewlynn and Blayke Tatafu, Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Members, Kimberwalli will share their involvement as part of the all-youth PAC that helped to set the direction for creating Kimberwalli as a place where young people can shape their own destiny in a culturally strong and innovative space.

      The event will be facilitated by Krissy Stapleton, Western Sydney Project Coordinator, Youth Action NSW.

      It will also include group discussions for attendees to share their ideas, challenges and best practices for outcome and impact measurement.

      Seats are limited so book your ticket today!

      We look forward to seeing you there,

      SIMNA Western Sydney Committee

      • 14 Nov 2019

      It’s our mission to grow a vibrant network of individuals and organisations that embrace, practice, share knowledge and promote social impact measurement.

      SIMNA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place on Thursday, 14 November at 4pm AEDST (3.30pm Adelaide time, 3pm Brisbane time and 1pm Perth time). 

      We will have a videoconference line where members can meet for the AGM. Please dial into the meeting. Details and registration will follow in October.

    Past events

    24 Jul 2019 Evolving Practice of Social Impact Measurement: 10 Trends to Watch
    17 Jul 2019 SIMNA Breakfast: Queensland Social Benefit Bond Update
    16 Jul 2019 Delivering Social Value: Who is responsible for catalysing change?
    3 Jul 2019 'Design-a-measurement' networking event
    28 May 2019 Measuring the impact of growth and change in Greater Western Sydney
    9 Apr 2019 Using social impact measurement in operational decision-making
    26 Mar 2019 What is the role of ethics in impact measurement, and how does it work in practice?
    14 Mar 2019 SIMNA Ltd. Board Meeting
    6 Dec 2018 SIMNA Ltd. Board Meeting
    15 Nov 2018 SIMNA Annual General Meeting
    12 Nov 2018 SIMNA WS: Official Breakfast Launch
    18 Oct 2018 SIMNA NSW: 2018 SIMNA Awards Ceremony
    16 Oct 2018 SIMNA WA: Speed Networking and End of Year Cheer
    19 Sep 2018 SIMNA QLD: Winning Off the Field - Assessing Sport's Social Impact
    29 Aug 2018 SIMNA QLD: Measuring What Counts
    28 Aug 2018 SIMNA QLD: Your Job Your Way
    17 Jul 2018 SIMNA WA: Measurement Cafe
    5 Jul 2018 SIMNA NSW: A 360 degree view of collecting outcomes data: reflections from impact measurement and frontline staff
    26 Jun 2018 SIMNA QLD: Measuring Success and Social Impact – Insights from the UK Affordable Housing Sector
    22 May 2018 SIMNA VIC Event: Actionable Impact Management – A New Framework for Social Impact Measurement
    15 May 2018 SIMNA WA Event: What if? Exploring the counterfactual in impact evaluation
    26 Apr 2018 SIMNA VIC Event: Lessons for the field: Client Outcomes in the Changing AOD Environment
    3 Apr 2018 SIMNA NSW: Measuring success of place-based approaches
    26 Mar 2018 SIMNA QLD: Social Benefit Bonds – Lessons From the Front Line
    27 Feb 2018 SIMNA WA: Evaluation strategies for systems change: The Youth Partnership Project
    23 Nov 2017 SIMNA Annual General Meeting
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