Social Enterprise Series - Understanding the issues

Only by understanding the complexity of an issue and the different ‘places to play’ in that ecosystem can you identify the right opportunities to intervene.



22 September 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Learning outcomes

  • why it is imperative to ensure you are solving the right problemthe basics of systems thinking and how to conduct a root cause analysis to find the right intervention point
  • the common challenges and issues to watch out for
  • for purpose and not-for-profit case studieswhy ecosystem mapping and root cause analysis are tools you will use forever, not just one-time ‘set and forget’ activities.

Presenter - Ross Maher

Ross Maher

Ross Maher is a passionate believer in three things: innovation, sustainability and community. For eight years, he led the business model transformation that took a small Melbourne-based charity to deliver programs across Australia, and has firsthand experience – and enough bumps and bruises from starting three different start-up ventures – to understand why it is fundamental to ensure you are solving the right problem. He specialises in systems thinking and enjoys mentoring young and old alike to help them succeed at creating change in the world.

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