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Dr Cath Cosgrave

As your Community’s healthcare and social care workforce begins to grow and thrive through the establishment of your Community Connector Program, it’s time to look ahead. The journey from inception to impact doesn’t end with establishment—it evolves.

Welcome to the next pivotal step: The Community Connector Impact Network.

Operating annually from February to November, the Community Connector Impact Network is designed to sustain and amplify the success of your Community Connector Program. It’s not just support; it’s a partnership for growth, offering a structured separate support system for your Management Committee and your Community Connector(s).

Dual Structure of the Network

The Community Connector Impact Network is uniquely structured into two distinct groups to cater to the specific needs of both Management Committees and Community Connectors: 

Management Committees Group: Led by Dr. Cath Cosgrave, this group focuses on governance, sustainability, and strategic growth, offering tailored support to address the unique challenges faced by Management Committees.

Community Connectors Group: Guided by Ms. Bim Rutherford, a seasoned ex Community Connector from Greater Shepparton, this group provides practical support and strategies to Community Connectors, helping them navigate the challenges of their roles.

The Basic Program Inclusions

Both groups receive access to a comprehensive suite of resources and support mechanisms, including:

10 Monthly Live Webinars & Q&A Sessions: Run by the coaches with occasional guest presenters for deep dives into relevant topics. Each group will have webinars tailored to their specific focus areas.

Anytime Online Coaching & Feedback: Through dedicated closed online Facebook groups, allowing for continuous support and collaborative problem-solving.

Two 1-hour “Ask Us Anything” Strategy Calls with Dr. Cath Cosgrave and Ms Bim Rutherford, providing personalised guidance for your group and insights to enrich your program’s strategy and impact.

The Benefits

Universal Advantages for All Members

Holistic Community Development

Embrace a comprehensive approach that deepens engagement, resilience, and sustainability across the community, uniting efforts to support newcomer health professionals and other skilled workers plus their families effectively.

Continuous Improvement

Participate in a dynamic ecosystem focused on perpetual learning and program refinement through community-based participatory research, ensuring adaptability to your community and skilled workforce’s changing needs.

Strategic Organisational Support

Gain insights on optimising your program with clear, actionable goals and processes, ideal for both refining existing initiatives and seamlessly integrating new strategies.

Financial Strategy and Sustainability

Access specialised advice and tools for robust financial planning, including budgeting techniques and strategies for securing essential funding, all aimed at bolstering your program’s long-term viability.

Advanced Workplan Development

Elevate your strategic planning with comprehensive guidance on crafting detailed workplans for effective program implementation and adaptation, targeting both immediate and future objectives.

Priority Access to New Resources

Early or exclusive access to new tools, guides, and research findings developed by the Attract Connect Stay Team, ensuring members are equipped with the latest insights and best practices.

Tailored Benefits

Customised Support for Specific Member Needs

Networking and Collaboration Opportunities

Connect with a diverse network through exclusive events and forums, facilitating a deeper exchange of experiences and strategies to fortify your program.

Specialised Resources and Webinars

Utilise a collection of tailored resources the Attract Connect Stay Team has created, from flyers, templates, branding, socials and other marketing support and engage in the monthly webinars specifically designed to tackle the unique sustainability challenges your Program faces.

Personalised Strategy and Support

Benefit from direct, customised advice through “Ask Us Anything” Strategy Calls and ongoing personalised coaching from Dr Cosgrave and Ms Rutherford, ensuring strategies are perfectly aligned with your community’s specific context.

Impact Measurement and Reporting

Master the art of measuring and communicating your program’s impact with targeted support, crucial for illustrating value to stakeholders and securing future funding.

Showcase Opportunities

Opportunities to showcase your community’s achievements and learnings within the network and at broader forums, raising the profile of your efforts and sharing valuable insights with a wider audience.

Current Members

Subscription Details

For Remote/Small Rural Town Collaboration

For towns classified Category 4 or 5 under Monash Modified Model: 

Annual Subscription: $6,495* includes GST see Recommended Extras

Representatives: 1-2 Community Connectors and 1-3 Management Committee Reps

For Regional Town Collaboration

For towns classified Category 2 or 3 under Monash Modified Model

Annual Subscription: $8,495* includes GST – see Recommended Extras

Representatives: 1-5 Community Connectors and 1-5 Management Committee Reps

Highly Recommended Additions to the Basic Program

Annual Customer Relationship Management (CRM) licence fee: $695 per licence includes GST (20% discount for more than 1 license)

Benefits: Streamlined communication, improved customer insights, enhanced productivity, better decision-making, and scalability for long-term growth.

CRM initial set up and training fee for each Community Connector: $395 includes GST

Benefits: Customised configuration, comprehensive training, smooth implementation, ongoing support, and increased adoption for maximising ROI.

Access to Attract Connect Stay evidence-based 3, 6, 12 month
New Worker’ Surveys & Reports for Local Employers:
$990 per year includes GST

Benefits: Comprehensive insights into newcomer skilled workers’ experiences, understanding of Community Connector Program impact, confidentiality of worker responses, supports data-informed attraction, recruitment, and retention decision-making by employers.

Hear What Others Have To Say

This is amazing!

Oh my god this (CRM) is amazing! You (the developer team) have done the most incredible job. Thank you. Just thinking of all the things that I carry in my head that I no longer have to. This is an incredible support for Community Connectors.

Karley Cameron

Community Connector, Southern Grampians, Victoria

Joining the Network

The Community Connector Impact Network is open to organisations and communities that have engaged with our foundational program [Establishing the Community Connector Program] or have independently established their Community Connector Program drawing on Dr. Cosgrave’s research. Whichever is your situation we invite you to connect with us. Schedule a Discovery Call to discuss how Community Connector Impact Network can further your goals and enhance the impact of your Community Connector Program.

Make a Lasting Impact

Take the next step in evolving your Community Connector Program by joining the Community Connector Impact Network. Harness the collective wisdom, resources, and support designed to amplify your efforts in making your rural community a thriving place for newcomer health professionals and other skilled workers and their families

Click below to apply and unlock the full potential of your program through our comprehensive support system.

Elevate Your Community Connector Program’s Potential Today

For further inquiries or to discuss how the Network can specifically benefit your community or organisation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Together, let’s make a lasting impact on rural workforce dynamics and community vibrancy.


Your Questions – Answered

The Community Connector Impact Network is designed for organisations and communities that have either engaged with our foundational program – ‘Establishing the Community Connector Program’ or have independently established a Community Connector Program drawing on Dr. Cath Cosgrave’s research. It caters to both Management Committee members looking to enhance governance and sustainability, and Community Connectors seeking support and strategies for their roles.

Your subscription grants access to a structured support system operating from February to November, including monthly Zoom webinars with expert speakers for interactive learning, 24/7 access to closed online Facebook groups for ongoing support, and innovative resources to elevate your program’s impact. It also covers access to a tailored Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, essential for Community Connectors tracking the integration journey of newcomers and for Committees to demonstrate impact.

Yes, the Network is open to those who have not only completed the Establishing the Community Connector Program but also to those who have independently initiated a Community Connector Program based on Dr. Cosgrave’s research. We encourage you to schedule a Discovery Call to explore how the Community Connector Impact Network can support and enhance your community’s efforts.

Community Connectors benefit from both individual and collective support provided by experienced professionals like Bim Rutherford (ex Community Connector – Greater Shepparton). This includes access to the CRM system for managing contacts and tracking newcomers, which is vital for refining strategies related to attraction, connection, and retention, ultimately enhancing the program’s effectiveness.

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