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A forum that engages, educates and empowers community stakeholders, building expertise on working collaboratively to design and deliver place based solutions to social issues.

Community of Practice

Home > Professional Community

Since 2017 Family Life has developed expertise as the Backbone agency of a number of Collective Impact Projects to address ‘wicked problems’ in local communities. To build expertise and mobilise communities we work with and for, we are delivering the Community Change – Communities of Practice (COP).

Upcoming events

To be advised


Past events

We have previously hosted the following events. More information on the previous Community of Practice events, visit our Resources area.

Community of Practice #10 (Webinar)

15 September 2021 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Dealing with Fatigue and Trauma during COVID-19.

Family Life with support from Beyond Blue and Converge International will explore the trauma, fatigue and languishing associated with COVID-19. The signs and symptoms and strategies to support community professionals and colleagues to cope with and manage the current environment.


Community of Practice #9 (Webinar)

23 March 2021 – 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Supporting Mental Health in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities During and Post COVID-19.

This webinar will explore current research and findings, experiences and strategies to support mental health in CALD communities during, and post, COVID-19.


Community of Practice #8 (Webinar)

10 September 2020 – 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Building connections & resilience and preventing burnout during COVID-19.

This webinar investigates practical strategies in supporting professionals to continue to support the community to recover, build resilience and activate effective self-care during COVID-19.


Community of Practice #7 (Webinar)

14 July 2020 – 9:30 am to 11:00 am 

Remaining Connected While Social Distancing.

Remaining Connected – Understanding Loneliness and Isolation During COVID19.


Community of Practice #6 (Webinar)

16 June 2020 – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Adapting and Transforming Across Community and Philanthropic Sectors During COVID19.


Community of Practice #5 (Webinar)

12 May 2020

Community Change Work and Recovery in the Context of a Pandemic.

Exploration of a multi level approach that includes:

  • Making sense of the complex community environment
  • Understanding community needs in this environment
  • Adapting how we innovate to address and facilitate community change


Community of Practice #4

28 April 2020

Radical Readjustment During COVID-19.

  • Exploration of the stages and phases of COVID-19
  • How to adapt to the new world order professionally and personally during COVID-19.


Community of Practice #3

25 February 2020

Leading Community Change.

  • Thought Leaders, Change Agents and Active Followers
  • Mobilising and activating community solutions that address social issues for and with vulnerable communities.


Community of Practice #2

22 October 2019

Community Voice: Data & Technology as Enablers of Community Change.

  • How to use data and the voice of community members to understand local issues and develop solutions to social issues.


Community of Practice #1

30 July 2019

Community Change Through Collaboration.


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