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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.

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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