Join us for the Colorado Springs Health Foundation Learning Collective

Grow Your Culture of Learning

How can your organization make a bigger difference for/with the people you serve?

How can your organization use learnings to inform strategy and programming?

How can you best adapt to new challenges and innovative along the way?

What is a Learning Collective?

A group of organizations that come together to learn and increase their impact

What is the focus of this Learning Collective?

Participating organizations will learn the theory and the practice of learning culture– what it is, why it is important, and how it can make a big, positive difference in your work.

What are the goals?

The main goals for participating organizations:

  • Understand, design and implement the principles and practices of learning culture, to include the application of evidence-based practices
  • Promote new ideas and adaptability to strengthen programs, understand impact and motivate stakeholders
  • Engage staff, volunteers and clients in the process of continuous learning and process improvement
  • Make a bigger difference for and with the people you serve!

What will we learn?

Topics will include: using evidence to inform strategy and programming; creating opportunities for learning and reflection; establishing processes and procedures to support a culture of learning; and building staff and volunteer engagement in a learning culture.

Who will facilitate?

Colorado Springs Health Foundation’s evaluation partner, Vantage Evaluation, will facilitate the Learning Collective with up to 10 health-related organizations.

What is required of a participating organization?

The Learning Collective will take place from mid-August through December 2019 and will require approximately 84 hours per organization. Participating organizations commit to:

  • Two people participate from each organization, one of whom must be a senior staff person. These two people attend two half-days and three full-days of programming plus homework between meetings.
  • The Executive Director participates in the first and last half-day sessions plus a separate 2-hour session.
  • The Development Director (or whomever fills that role) participates in the first and last half-day sessions plus a separate 2-hour session.

How does an organization participate?

Organizations must apply to participate, and space is limited. Applicants will be selected based on the strength of their applications and our desire to create a diverse cohort of participating organizations.

  • May 16: Applications made available on CSHF website (electronic application)
  • June 10: Applications due at noon
  • June 28: Applicants notified of selection status

Organizations that fully participate will receive a $3,400 grant in acknowledgment of their time and effort.

What organizations are eligible to participate?

Organizations that are doing health-related work in El Paso or Teller Counties. Applicants do not need to be a current or former CSHF funded partner. Applicant organizations can be large or small, and be anywhere on the continuum of developing their cultures of learning.

How to Apply

Schedule

Date & Time

Description

Who Should Attend

August 29
8:30 am-12:30 pm

What is a culture of learning and why is it important?

  • Two participating staff members
  • Executive Director
  • Development Director (or whoever fills that role)

Sept. 25
8 am-4 pm

Understanding your programming and identifying learning priorities.

  • Two participating staff members

October 24
8 am-4 pm

Collecting evidence to inform your learning priorities.

  • Two participating staff members

November 7
10 am-12 pm

What nonprofit leadership needs to know about a culture of learning.

  • Executive Director

November 7
1-3 pm

What development staff need to know about a culture of learning.

  • Development Director (or whoever fills that role)

November 21
8 am-4 pm

Making the best use of learning and reflection; Strategies to increase staff buy-in.

  • Two participating staff members

December 17
8 am-12 pm

Bringing it all together.

  • Two participating staff members
  • Executive Director
  • Development Director (or whoever fills that role)

Details

August 29-December 17, 2019

12:00-12:00 am

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