The Community Services Futures Forum in March 2011, agreed to develop a green paper around how the sector could work better together in the face of significant and unprecedented change in the state and national community service environment.
This would involve: shifting the discussion from organisational size to organisational behaviour. What kind of organisational behaviour is required to work well with other organisations and achieve positive client outcomes?
The importance of examining both enablers and blockers that have a role in the sector collaborating more effectively.
Examining the possibility of collaborative practice solving key sustainability issues like back office capacity and competence.
Examining best practice around consortium/partnership/collaboration models and a potential move from lead agency to facilitative leadership models.
Placing the paper in the context of recent efforts to better define the relationship between the sector and government and providing a framework for sector development and investment.