Why are relationships so important for systems change?

Join the upcoming FREE webinar discussion Building Relationships to Advance Systems Change on Wednesday, August 28 from 3pm-4pm hosted in partnership with the Collective Impact Forum, FSG, and New Profit. The hour long virtual coffee chat will explore a critical systems change component – Relationships, and how to strengthen connections between your stakeholders and communities. You will have have the opportunity to hear stories from the field about what has worked (and what hasn’t) when working collaboratively to accomplish a collective goal. 


You will hear from a dynamic cadre of featured presenters:

  • Louis Bruschi, Principal I.A., I.S. 49 Berta A. Dreyfus
  • Tanisha Franks, Teacher and Educational Liaison – Staten Island, United Federation of Teachers
  • Scott McReynolds, Executive Director, Housing Development Alliance
  • Hayling Price, Associate Director, FSG
  • Gerry Roll, Executive Director, Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky
  • Kim Syman, Managing Partner, New Profit


To register for and access more information on the webinar click  HERE


This particular webinar represents a deeper dive into cultivating relationships as a mechanism for systems change than a typical introduction. Thus, it is recommended to review the resouces shared below ahead of the event:

The Six Conditions of Systems Change
This webinar explores how one can tackle the concepts and conditions involved with systems change work.
The Water of Systems Change
This article aims to clarify what it means to shift the conditions holding problems in place and provides an actionable model for those interested in creating systems change.
Shifting Mental Models to Advance Systems Change
Shifting mindsets is one of the most challenging aspects to reach systems change. This webinar shares examples from the field as well as a primer on mental models.
Unsticking Stuck Mental Models: Adventures in Systems Change
This blog post summarizes some of the key points of the Shifting Mental Models webinar, including sharing strategies on how to encourage mindset shifts.