It’s time to reimagine government
Citizens, public servants, and other changemakers are shaping a new future for government – one that embraces complexity, values relationships and prioritises learning.
We are the Centre for Public Impact
We believe in the potential of government to bring about better outcomes for people. Yet, we have found that the systems, structures, and processes of government today are often not set up to respond to the complex challenges we face as a society.
That’s why we have an emerging vision to reimagine government so that it works for everyone.
We act as a learning partner for governments, public servants, and the diverse network of changemakers leading the charge to reimagine government. We work with them to hold space to collectively make sense of the complex challenges we face and drive meaningful change through experimentation and learning.
Your learning partner
We are shaping the future of government as a learning partner.
We help organisations to build their own capacity to learn, typically by supporting them to centre all of their work in experimentation, data gathering, sensemaking, reflection and reflexivity.
We can help organisations hold themselves to account for their learning, and can also perform convening roles to build relationships between people, organisations, and systems, so that shared learning can take place.
Keep learning central
Learning partners help keep learning central, which is critical for governments and changemakers dealing with complex challenges.
Learn through the journey
Learning partners also learn themselves through the journey, and share learning more widely so others can benefit.
Changemakers we’ve partnered with
We put our vision for government into practice through projects and partnerships that align with our values and help make our vision for government a reality.
Our ongoing conversations
We are constantly seeking and sharing emerging insights that help push the needle to create change in governments so they embrace complexity, value relationships and prioritise learning.
Learn how we're putting our vision for government into practice to help make it a reality.
Earned Legitimacy Learning Cohort
How governments are rebuilding trust with communities
Storytelling for Systems Change
Working with Dusseldorp Forum and Hands up Mallee to explore how stories can be used to more effectively communicate the impact of community-led systems change work.
Human Learning Systems: Public Service for the Real World
Are you fed up with being managed by targets that don’t reflect the lives of the people you help? Of writing plans and budgets that you know are a fantasy? If so, you can choose to do public management differently.
ICYMI: Failure is inevitable, so why not learn from it?
Detroit, Long Beach, Macon-Bibb, and Miami-Dade showcase solutions designed with community and local data
Investing in systems transformation in cities: notes from the field
Reimagining Government episode 1: A new vision for government
Join the conversation
Are you exploring how government can be better?
If you’re looking for inspiration and examples of government innovation, or interested to learn how the current models of government are evolving to shape a new future, that embraces complexity, values relationships and prioritises learning, then we want to hear from you.
Get in touch to share your story.