Enabling change in our Society, Environment and Economy (SEE)

Theories of Change

Our social world is subject to many forces, often due to human behaviour.

Sometimes change might seem advantageous, but changing behaviour is not always easy even though we may aspire to this.

Where is it best to direct our change efforts – personal, local community, work, society?

What is our theory of our best approach?

On Tuesday 23 February the SEE-Change Belconnen local group discussed these questions and many more.

9 people attended and had a rich conversation, with much similarity about the outcomes they are each seeking in their personal theories of change.

There was surprising alignment that they are seeking large scale system change.

They discussed the assumptions behind the steps each think would bring this about, with some of them feeling overwhelmed and some of them feeling focussed and determined despite the odds.

All agreed that we need to further explore how to bring about large scale system change.

All participants felt good that they could have these conversations in a safe manner like kitchen table conversations and steps are being taken to explore what next. Stay tuned!

With thanks to our


  • ACT Government Environment and Planning
  • The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT (AISACT)
  • Catholic Education Office (Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn)
  • Education and Training Directorate
  • ACT Government