Join Our Eight Week Co Design Learning Network

Join our eight week co-design learning network

We’re excited to announce our third learning network for 2022, an eight-week mental health co-design network designed to connect people committed to co-design and co-production across Australia to foster a collaborative learning experience.

Mental health co-design learning network

This is an eight week learning network experience designed for people working in service leadership positions in mental health who are already or about to embark on a co-design journey.

This experience will enable co-design capability building of all participants through content, conversation during online sessions and application in your real world setting post sessions.

Cost: $1,850 per person ex GST


The network learning experience will be focused on:

  • Foundations of co-design

  • Co-design principles and mindsets in theory and practice

  • Creating the conditions for safe, effective and transformative co-design

  • The ‘Design bit’ of co-design and innovation projects, including case studies and a clinic on prototyping

What you’ll walk away with

  • Foundational knowledge in co-design

  • Ways to identify and reduce barriers to co-design

  • Ways to identify and strengthen enablers for co-design

  • Understanding the conditions needed to co-design

  • Understanding and working with power

  • Working with people in partnership

  • Practical design methods

  • Taking ideas out into the real world


What you’ll receive

  • Pre network kickoff co-design article and reflective activity

  • Two three-hour sessions (first and last group sessions), plus six 90-minute online group conversations facilitated by TACSI and partners

  • Opportunities to connect with people working in mental health sectors and systems across Australia

  • Regular real-time co-design learning resources in between online sessions

  • A co-design tool package to take with you on your co-design journey

Your facilitators

Additional TACSI partners and guests will come in during particular sessions to strengthen the learning and success of the network experience

Program dates

Intake 3: August – October 2022

August 24, 3:30–5pm
August 31, 3:30–5pm
September 7, 3:30–5pm
September 14, 3:30–5pm
September 21, 3:30–5pm
September 28, 3:30–5pm
October 5, 3:30–5pm
October 12, 2–5pm

How the eight weeks will be structured

Week 1 (three-hour online session)

  • Establishing the network

  • Forming relationships, acknowledging and exploring power and setting individual and collective network aspirations


Week 2 (90 minute online session)

  • The foundations of co-design

  • Exploring the philosophy and concept of co design, and how it fits in to a bigger co-production picture

Week 3 (90 minute online session)

  • Co-design principles and mindsets in theory

  • Exploring key principles and mindsets that enable the work of co-design from different perspectives


Week 4 (90 minute online session)

  • Co-design principles and mindsets in action

  • Exploring how to bring principles and mindsets to life in projects, processes and your own practice

Week 5 & 6 (90 minute online session)

  • Creating the conditions for safe, effective and transformative co-design

  • Insert teExploring the conditions for the ‘co’ part; investing in relationships and diverse perspectives

  • Exploring co-design roles

  • Composition of co-design project teams


Week 7 (90 minute online session)

  • The ‘design bit’ of co-design and innovation projects

  • Exploring design methods and practicalities around the ‘how’ to apply

Week 8 (three-hour online session)

  • Prototype clinic & network reflection

  • Bring ideas to life and take them out to the real work to test them

  • Network reflections and next steps


“The co-facilitation was fantastic, enabling many additional aspects or ideas to be gently presented.”

“I'm definitely going to be more aware of power imbalances, and of the unique kinds of power people hold.”

“Great conversations. I enjoyed having the opportunity to try things and discuss in breakout rooms.”

“The course supported me to understand the co-design process and to apply it in practice.”

Register below to secure your spot for intake 3

If project teams and/or organisations are keen to make a group booking we are pleased to offer five places for the cost of four (20% discount).

Have any questions? Please email Leanne McPhee at leanne.mcphee@tacsi.org.au

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