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Thursday, September 20 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Plenary two: Penny Hagen "Scaling up, out and deep: What we are learning about social innovation for transformation"

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Penny Hagen (Design Strategist and Participatory Design Coach, Auckland)

This talk shares challenges and questions emerging from ongoing social innovation efforts in Aotearoa New Zealand. Outcomes of such initiatives include new relationships, attitudes, capacities, practices, structures and connections across parts of the ‘system’. There is a focus on co-design, prototyping, growing capability and providing ‘biodegradable support’. Efforts are place-based and grounded in culture, recognising different forms of power, resource and knowledge. As we explore the potential for systemic and structural change we are finding that terms such as impact, scale and success need to be closely examined. An integrated evaluative practice helps us to focus more keenly on what is working and why and hold us to account, but we are still learning what will be most meaningful in service of the transformative intent. This exploratory talk reflects on what we are trying and learning thus far and why.

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Duncan Rintoul

Manager, Evaluation Capacity Building, NSW Department of Education
I have been working in social research and evaluation since 2000. My favourite things to chat about, apart from my kids and how good Wollongong is:* evaluation capacity building* design thinking and innovation* evaluative practice in education, particularly in schools * public sector... Read More →

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Penny Hagen

Co-design Lead, Auckland Co-design Lab
Penny assists organisations and teams to apply co-design and design-led approaches to the design and implementation of strategy, programs, policies and services. She specialises in projects with social outcomes and supports capability building with teams and organisations wanting... Read More →

Thursday September 20, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am AEST
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