Brisbane ALARA Conversation - The Art and Science of Working with Structure and Flexibility

Thursday, 7th July 2016 at 5:30pm - 8pm

Location: Moreno Collegium, Coorparoo, Brisbane, Qld, Australia

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 A Conversation with Sara Branch


 The Art and Science of Working with Structure and Flexibility

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Action research offers practitioners who often work with little structure and high need for flexibility foundations they can build upon. As part of the CREATE-ing Pathways to Prevention project Collective Impact Facilitators (CIFs) walk alongside community coalitions to build their capacity to collaborate; foster respectful relationships; and deliver goal-directed, quantitatively evaluated, evidence-based resources that address the needs of families with complex challenges and promote child wellbeing. In this conversation we discuss how action research and action learning offer CIFs and community coalitions alike the foundation from which they can strengthen their practice.

Sara is an academic and practitioner whose role as a Collective Impact Facilitator requires her to translate and communicate between and within academia, the Social Services sector and Organisations. Sara uses a range of models acquired during her training in Organisational Psychology and an action learning approach within the work she does. 

Where:          Moreno Collegium,

         45 Clarence St Coorparoo 4151

         Street Parking is available.

         Close to Coorparoo train station. 

When:            Thursday  7 July 2016      5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Investment:  $30 - members, $40 - non-members (includes light finger food and drinks

         Either phone Joan Bulcock at ALARA 3374 1957 or by emailing

before Monday 4/7/2016 so that we can plan catering.

ALARA is a strategic network of people interested or involved in using action learning or action research to generate collaborative learning, research and action to transform workplaces, school, colleges, universities, communities, voluntary organizations, governments and business.

ALARA’s vision is that action learning and action research will be widely used and publicly shared by individuals and groups creating local and global change for the achievement of a more equitable and, just and joyful, productive and sustainable society.

Membership details available from Joan Bulcock at

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