On the surface, Outside the Square, a successful initiative of Make a Change Australia, is a series of events that consist of speakers and discussion around a particular community challenge. The two hour event is hosted in an engaging and relaxing community space. The evening is buzzing with energy and full of people keen to make a difference in their community.
It is specifically designed to encourage peer to peer sharing and learning. People come away with new inspiration, new connections and practical pathways to join with others and take action on addressing the particular challenge being discussed.
But delve deeper and you will find that not only does Outside the Square generate an amazing evening for the participants with next steps created, it also provides a deeper community development element with long term benefits for the community.