A webinar for people who want to make the best difference they can and understand their impact.

Why this webinar?

Driving social change means working in a messy, complex, and dynamic environment, where external influences are constantly shifting. And because of the unique context of any work, what ‘works’ in one place and time will not necessarily work in another.

If we are to understand and evaluate the impact of our work, we need to explore how and why change happens within the complex context we’re working in.

Yet, by their nature, complex contexts are hard to grapple with.

In this webinar we explore why it’s important to try to understand the unique context of your work and we’ll share some tools and techniques to help you.

What the webinar covers

  • The characteristics of complex systems and why context matters so much within them.
  • A practical framework to help you explore the context of your work.
  • Drawing on examples from our work, we show how, by mapping context, we can articulate the risks and assumptions which underpin any theory of how change will happen in a programme or initiative.

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar will be of interest to programme leaders, project managers, decision-makers, and change-makers from third sector and public sector organisations who want to make the best difference they can and understand their impact.

It will be of particular interest to those with a remit for strategy, quality, evaluation or learning within their organisation.

Watch the webinar

This webinar was held live on 28 November 2023. It was presented by Ailsa Cook and chaired by Dr Kelly Shiell-Davis.