Researching & Realising Not-for-Profit Capability Development
We help understand and improve the means through which individuals and organisations gain and sustain the knowledge, skills, and abilities for a better world.
Want to understand your staff's learning, engagement, and well-being? Participate in the largest research study on and for the Not-for-Profit workforce. learn more
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Researching the state, need, and effect of Not-for-Profit knowledge, skills and abilities, and the mechanisms on how to best develop them.
To achieve the full potential of the Australian Not-for-Profit sector, our research creates evidence and intelligence on its workforce to inform organisational leaders, learning providers, funders, and policy makers.
The largest ever research study on and for Not-for-Profit organisations, and their employees and volunteers working at all levels. Designed to understand and share freely the most effective means for growing Not-for-Profit people, organisations, and their impact.
Identifying what matters most for making work more developmental, healthy, meaningful, productive.
Describing the most important Not-for-Profit sector knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Charting the sector’s needs and barriers for developing people and capacity.
Science-driven insights on all your employees and volunteers. Free to all Australian Not-for-Profit organisations. read more
Exploratory findings about the challenges and opportunities to develop Not-for-Profit leaders and leadership capabilities. read more
THE SOCIAL RETURN ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Findings from measuring the impact of professional development and work learning on people, organisations, and purpose. read more
Designing, delivering, advising, evaluating, and resourcing activities that realise desired Not-for-Profit knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Research shows that the right knowledge, skills, and abilities make Not-for-Profit employees and volunteers more effective in their roles, and this facilitates organisational performance and viability for greater social impact on the purposes all serve. We put the latest knowledge and evidence into practice.
Learning for Purpose is an independent, non-partisan, national initiative to research and realise capability development in the Australian Not-for-Profit Sector.
We seek to systematically understand and improve the means through which individuals and organisations gain and sustain the knowledge, skills, and abilities for a better world.
The initiative is led by the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia Business School in collaboration with the not-for-profit sector, social enterprises, universities, government partners, industry and philanthropists.
Centre for Social Impact | The University of Western Australia
The Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia Business School (CSI UWA) is a catalyst for change in our world, creating and delivering education that transforms, research that creates evidence and informs best practice, and public engagement that inspires and mobilises change makers.
The University of Western Australia is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities, and a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities. The three CSI at UWA, UNSW and Swinburne University collaborate to take a systems approach to developing innovative solutions to the biggest social challenges today, with a vision for a better Australia tomorrow.
The CSI UWA developed and leads the Learning for Purpose initiative to systematically understand and improve the means through which individuals and organisations gain and sustain the key competencies for positive change.