Learning Network
For the Third Sector

Applications are now open for our Co-production Learning Network for the Third Sector in 2022, which will bring together like-minded professionals across charities and not-for-profits to learn, share and innovate for the future.

Over the last 10 years, we’ve worked with many people facing the challenge of embedding co-design and co-production into their organisations.

We know that this can feel like a lonely and demanding space, where people are responsible for delivering projects while also building capabilities in teams and conditions for co-production in the broader system, including cultures and policies.

Our Co-production Learning Network aims to strengthen relationships across the system by connecting innovators in co-production – so they can collectively build capability and share learning.

With an increasing interest in co-design and co-production from funders, and an increasing number of case studies that show what’s possible, now is the time to join up across organisational boundaries, to grow our capability for the future and share our learning for the benefit of those we collectively serve.


What participants can expect

This is not your typical talkfest. Instead, we want to build authentic and valuable relationships that draw on the knowledge of everyone, so we can:

  • Connect with other leaders across the sector in meaningful ways
  • Unearth practical and actionable steps around a range of co-production challenges as determined by the group
  • Build upon the mindsets and behaviours needed to support the conditions for co-production
  • Share TACSI’s collective knowledge, methods and tools


Who is the network for?

We want to connect 30 motivated leaders and practitioners committed to making co-production or co-design a reality in their organisation and across the sector.

We’re looking for people who:

  • Lead teams and want more support at a leadership level
  • Work for organisations that prioritise innovative mindsets, behaviours and capabilities
  • Want to connect and learn from others in a variety of roles and organisations
  • Are committed to both actively giving (and taking) in our learning journey

What the network provides

  1. Six interactive network sessions. Over a 6 month period, we’ll meet online each month to explore particular challenges as identified by the group. You’ll be invited to share your own experiences and learn from others. 
  2. Stewarding from TACSI’s Melanie Rayment (and guests), who’ll support your learning with access to a range of TACSI resources, including podcasts and learning resources from our own library. 
  3. Access to an online platform to share resources, and gain support and guidance from our mentors. 

Now, more than ever, we must join up across our organisational boundaries, grow our capability for the future that’s right before us, and share our learning for the benefit of those we collectively seek to serve.

Melanie Rayment

How to get involved

To ensure a meaningful experience for everyone involved, our intake will be capped at 30 people.

We’re curating the network to make sure we have a diversity of perspectives. If there’s demand beyond this, we’ll consider further or alternative cohorts.

For successful applicants, the cost to participate in the six month Social Innovation Learning Network is $1,500 (AUD).

Applications close 9am Friday 3rd December 2021, for a February 2022 start.

If your expression of interest is successful, we’ll contact you via email with next steps. For applicants that are unsuccessful in joining this network, we will look at alternatives and be in touch.

Want other ways to learn?

Chat to us about your organisation’s learning needs in co-design and co-production and we’ll provide info about our tailored courses, coaching and learning programs. Click here for our online enquiry form.