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Community of Practice

Wicked Lab's community supports the practitioners, scholars and scholar-practitioners using Wicked Lab's complexity-informed systems change framework and Tool for Systemic Change.

A network to support complexity-informed systems changes practitioners

The Community of Practice will bring together practitioners via online events that showcase the diverse experiences and learnings of the community using Wicked Lab's framework and Tools. Each online event is focus on a different topic related to the application of the framework, and provide a digital online community for practitioners to support each other through peer-to-peer mentoring.

What to expect...

We aim to host online events every 2 months on topics we know our community is keen to hear and share learnings on. There is also a private Slack Channel to share insights, ask questions and connect directly to other users of the Tool for Systemic Change. 

Previous events

Systems aware social enterprise

Date: Tuesday 8th August 12:00pm ACST


Presented by David Burns and Alison Jones from Collective Leisure


David and Alison shared how the Australian social enterprise Collective Leisure is taking a whole systems approach to reducing health inequity in Western Sydney and creating well-being without boundaries.

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Delivering Anti-racism systems change at the local level (UK)

Date: Monday 22nd of May 7pm ACST / 10 am GMT


Presented by Alison Bancroft and Ian Noah from Race Equality North Somerset (RENS)

Alison Bancroft and Ian Noah from Race Equality North Somerset (RENS) in the UK shared how they are using Wicked Lab's Tool for Systemic Change to support the development of anti-racism initiatives and to provide transparency and accountability. 

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Systems impact assessment: creating feelings of pride and encouragement

Date: Thursday 2nd March 12pm - 1pm ACDT

Presented by Sandy McCathie, EcoSavvy

Learn how Sandy McCathie used Wicked Lab’s Tool for Systemic Change to analyse and enhance the impact of school-based sustainability initiatives. Four different program types were analysed revealing opportunities for greater community impact and creating feelings of pride and encouragement for each program.

Complexity and Community Development

Date: Wednesday 23rd November 11am - 12pm ACDT


Presented by Helen Rodd


Learn how Helen Rodd of Hot House Projects, is using wicked lab's complexity informed framework and tool in her community development practice and project evaluations.

Translating Complexity

Date: Wednesday 14th September 12pm - 1pm ACST


Presented by Josh Moorhouse and Phillip Orcher from The Alive Network / The University of Melbourne.

Learn how the University of Melbourne's The Alive Centre for Mental Health Research Translation is translating Wicked Lab's framework to the 8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning + mental health research translation ecosystem.

How to communicate systems change to diverse stakeholders.

Date: Wednesday 13th July 12pm - 1pm ACST

Presented by Dr Stephanie Godrich, Edith Cowan University.


Stephanie shared her experience in delivering Food Community, a pilot food security Systemic Innovation Lab that is using Wicked Lab's FEMLAS methodology. Based on the success of the pilot project, Stephanie and her team have secured funding from the Western Australian Government to scale this project state-wide in Western Australia which will include Systemic Innovation Labs in 7 regions. Stephanie shared her insights on how to communicate systems change using Wicked Lab's framework to diverse stakeholders including government, community and academia.

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