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Upcoming Events

08:00 – 11:00, Friday 22 February 2019 at Work Club Melbourne, Level 2, 287 Collins Street, Melbourne

“Understanding your organisation’s mission is critical. What exactly are you trying to achieve? Why? What are you going to boldly claim as your space? How are you going to evaluate your impact? Have you a clear strategic roadmap to ensure you deliver on your stated mission? The Purposeful Masterclass is an opportunity to critically reflect on these important questions and develop a framework for robust evaluation to demonstrate the efficacy of our work!” – Bill Appleby, CEO of Jewish Care Victoria

Join Mike Davis, Managing Director of Purposeful for a Masterclass on Integrating Strategy & Social Impact. This session is ideal for CEOs, Executives and Managers.

We are offering a limited number of early bird tickets, $50 off  (offer ends at 5pm on Friday 18 January 2019).


17:30 – 20:30, Friday 1 February 2019 at  Work Club Melbourne, Level 2, 287 Collins Street, Melbourne

This time around we are celebrating our 100th Humans of Purpose episode! We’ve brought you stories of local purpose-driven leaders each week since early 2017. These stories have inspired you to change careers, start social enterprises and startups, to embark on more meaningful work; or to just to listen more and to be more curious!

You’re invited because you made a vital contribution to our success. Now you can meet your favourite podcast guests, join your fellow Humans of Purpose and our community of listeners for some drinks, to make some new connections and to celebrate this milestone. Friends, partners and colleagues are welcome (with ticket purchase).


Past Events

Live Podcast — Towards Meaningful Work

Wed. 10 October 2018, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at a CBD venue (TBC)


Humans of Purpose has featured some incredible Humans doing meaningful and purpose-driven work across the business, social enterprise, community, philanthropic and government sectors.

A common theme has emerged from our guests and listeners – the pursuit of purpose-driven and meaningful work.

But how do we pursue meaningful work as people and design for meaningful work as organisations? What are the conditions that will enable us to flourish at work?

Join Mike Davis, with special guest Charlie Simson for an exclusive Humans of Purpose Live Podcast event as they discuss these important questions and unearth the practical strategies to help us move towards meaningful work.

Masterclass: Integrating Strategy & Social Impact

Fri. 5 October 2018, 8:00 am – 10:00 am AEST at Work Club Melbourne Level 2/287 Collins St CBD


Join Mike Davis, Managing Director of Purposeful for a Masterclass on Integrating Strategy & Social Impact. This session is ideal for CEOs, Executives and Managers.

The format of the Masterclass is participatory, informal and intended to lead to shared experiences and to new connections. This session is limited in size to 20 participants to ensure an optimal learning, sharing and connecting experience.

The Masterclass will cover how a social impact approach to strategy can help your business thrive, explore the key challenges and share approaches of participants, explain a phased approach to integrating social impact into strategy, discuss examples from the field of where this has led to better outcomes and workshop examples of how this can be applied in your workplace.

Annual Humans of Purpose Podcast Drinks

Join Humans of Purpose and our incredible guests for a Friday night post work drinks full of conversation, connection and celebration.


Mike will be MCing The Funding Network’s upcoming crowdfunding philanthropy event. This event will focus on causes that support women and children. Be prepared for an incredible evening featuring some of Australia’s most impressive female-led social enterprises and not for profits.


Mike will be running a session at the Victorian Small Business Festival 2018 on data-driven approaches to optimising your workforce. This session is suitable for managers, executives and senior leaders who want to enhance their businesses social impact, workforce productivity and performance.


Mike will be speaking about the pivotal role social impact plays in creating good strategy and a new integrated approach to enabling this. This session is ideal for senior executive leaders at not for profits and social enterprises as well as board members.


On February 22, Mike ran an interactive workshop for a packed audience at the For Purpose Summer School about how to effectively demonstrate and communicate impact to a range of stakeholder groups.


On March 8, Mike and Drew will be running this workshop in partnership with Our Community and Social Change Central. We will show you how to create, grow and foster a thriving community with podcasting. We have sold 60% of tickets so far, so get in quick!


Mike and Drew will be live podcasting from Purpose 2018 in Sydney! You can see all the action at Purpose 2018 live or if you can’t make it be sure to subscribe to Humans of Purpose here to get first access to to all our recordings


On Morning 11 August at York Butter Factory, Mike Davis and Drew Corby will be leading  an interactive workshop as part of Small Business Festival Victoria on how to grow your business with podcasting. We are thankful to OMNY Studio, our podcast host and services provider for sponsoring this event. Please come down and join us!


Mike will be moderating this panel event on Thursday 10 August, 6-8PM sponsored by Fairtrade. Join General Assembly and Fairtrade as we bring together leaders in the ethical and sustainable business sector to examine how today’s businesses can positively impact the health of the people & the planet.


Mike will be speaking at the Third Sector Live Conference in Melbourne on 8 September 2017 at Central Pier Docklands. His talk will be about millennials, the future of work and his team at Purposeful.

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