Talking about Power – Collaboration for Impact Conference 2015

logo_lockup_topIt was an amazing opportunity to attend the Collaboration for Impact Conference.  So much of what was talked about feels central to the way we at Social Atlas work and some valuable insights came from the panel discussions. Even though sometimes the concepts might seem like common sense, it’s exciting to name those things that lead to successful partnerships or collaborations and be honest about the challenges. Key take outs for us were to focus on the long term journey – create spaces for mistakes to be made and let the end goal develop in an organic way.  Also the challenge put by the Lost Conversations authors was incredibly powerful. The value of naming power in a team and in particular being up front about this in the context of conversations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australia was so well articulated.  Understanding this and having the tools to talk about it can led to greater collective power for the group.  Check out the wrap up from the conference and Lost Conversations by clicking here.