Join the learning community

The community of practice is open to practitioners of place-based work, at any scale. Some engaged funders also attend.

Why join?

Using ‘place’ helps practitioners reach beyond traditional systems to invite multiple perspectives and unite people around shared ambitions.

  • Share experiences with around 200 place-based practitioners, funders and researchers
  • Get tools and advice for your place-based project from guest speakers
  • Free to join, bi-monthly, online meetings

The next meeting

The next meeting takes place on Wednesday 7th December 12:30-14:00. Please register here.

In it, we’ll explore how people understand and approach systems change. In our experience, ‘systems change’ means different things to different people and the language used to describe it can feel overly academic.

Last month, we published a blog setting out four approaches to systems change that aimed to clarify some of this. We found that there were four places people usually start from:

  1. Collaboration
  2. Complexity
  3. root causes, or
  4. from a single organisation point of view

We know systems change is all of these approaches, we’d like to understand where you’re coming from when you talk about ‘systems change’ and help to build our common understanding and learning.  

If you are a practitioner or team leader grappling with the theory and practice of place-based change and you’d like to join us, please complete the form below.

Please tell us in 50 words or less why you'd like to join.