Workshop 2 - Social Impact

13th June 2018


Lisa Ryan first began exploring social impact and social change as a young person growing up in a disadvantaged community pondering “what would it take to change the conditions in my community?”

Pursuit of that question has given shape to much of Lisa’s career, leading her first into working with highly marginalised individuals as a social worker, and from there into system level change as a senior bureaucrat in health policy and funding.  Whilst working for health Lisa was able to lead large-scale initiatives that delivered measurable results, including leading an initiative which reduced the number of new HIV infections in NSW. 

The common thread through this work has been a belief that “change happens, in communities and in organisations, through people”, and today Lisa works with individuals and groups to assist them to articulate and work towards their purpose and vision for their own community. 

For the past five years, Lisa has been a facilitator and coach on the widely-respected Sydney Leadership Program and teaches “Collaboration for Social Impact” at the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW. 

Lisa lives and works on the land of the Wongal people of the Eora Nation.

Cost: $110

(plus sticky ticket fee)



TAFE Queensland - Kingaroy Campus

  Cnr Geritz and Bunya Highway, Kingaroy
Time: 8.30am arrival for 9am start
Refreshments: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided and catered for by TAFE Queensland hospitality students
Workshop close: 4.30pm

Stay for Dinner?

Complimentary Dinner 

Workshop participants are invited to stay back and attend a community dinner where your workshop facilitator, Lisa Ryan, will give a guest presentation on the above topic.  Dinner is 5.30pm arrival for 6pm.  The evening will close at 8.30pm.  

If you would like to attend the dinner, please book at the time of booking your workshop. 


This workshop will cover:

  • What is social impact?
  • How can we use it to support our region?
  • How can I get involved in a social impact project?
  • Does it strengthen our community?

Explore how we can effectively capture the buzz around social impact and how we can strengthen our existing social enterprises to benefit more people.

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