Workshop: Doing More With Less with Charles Leadbeater

Not-for-profit and community organisations are under increased pressure to adapt and innovate. Government, philanthropy and other funding bodies are demanding more outcomes for less investment and are increasingly seeking new solutions to complex social problems.

Innovation is the buzzword of the moment and it applies as much to our sector as it does to other sectors in the economy.

In this environment, business as usual with tried and true approaches is no longer good enough. Yet trying new approaches can be expensive and carries risk, particularly in the community services sector.

There are, however, ways to mitigate the risk and keep the cost of innovating down. In fact, innovation can help you save money — to do more with less.

Jobs Australia has invited Charles Leadbeater, a former adviser to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, social innovation thinker and renowned author of The Frugal Innovator: Creating Change on a Shoestring, to help explain how our sector can innovate to survive and thrive in the current funding environment.

A Nous Group expert will then facilitate a strategic discussion about the future of the not-for-profit sector in employment services and training.


Woodward Conference Centre, University of Melbourne