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Who are we?

Comcorp is a social enterprise falling into the “fourth sector” category, which means we exist to promote positive social and environmental change, thus motivated by a triple or a quadruple bottom line (social, environmental and civic/spiritual outcomes).  At Comcorp we integrate the community (COM) and the corporation (CORP), joining our social purpose with our business methods, operating with a larger than normal pro bono component, aimed at supporting grassroots communities that cannot afford to pay for our expertise. We also support several charities and social and environmental projects with our expertise and action.

Jen George is a Founder and Director of Comcorp.  Jen has 25 years working in community engagement in places, spaces, organisations and networks.  Jen has a passion to empower the collaborations of people to create the future they hope for through communities that function well and have purpose.  Rather than being told what to do, communities thrive when they are empowered to do what they love to do and Jen seeks to get alongside organisations to help them realise their aspirations for meaningful partnerships and strategies that build trust and enhance performance.  However functional meaningful communities don’t just happen.  Jen’s enthusiasm for her work is backed by academic credibility, pursuing a PhD in Community Governance to complement her planning and design background.  She also has diverse experience working in and alongside not for profits and government organisations to realise social, civic and environmental outcomes in the pursuit of a more meaningful, sustainable and equitable society.  Jen prefers the personal approach, believing in slow and informed strategic change to build community outcomes that last.  Her favourite working environment is sitting under gum trees, sipping a great coffee while brainstorming with clients and their communities about their collaborative vision, then assisting them with the steps to make it happen.

Why Comcorp?

COMMUNITY AND SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSIONALS

Two communities are never the same. That’s why spending time to develop a unique understanding of your community can enable previously unrealised benefits through its people, joining together for a purpose and sharing their passion and skills. By creating partnerships, sharing expertise and building mutual respect much more can be achieved towards the community good. Comcorp brings over 20 years of expertise and experience to this understanding through an authentic relational approach to community understanding and community building.

Comcorp provides strategies and step by step action plans to achieve:

•  Positive partnerships
•  Citizen engagement towards community good
•  Shared mission visioning and capacity development
•  Best practice community governance
•  Community driven place making
•  Sustainable development outcomes
•  Environmental planning and design

Informed by the latest international research and best practice in sustainability and community engagement and governance, Comcorp custom designs an approach for your context and your community. Comcorp is pleased to partner with and support not for profit organisations including schools, churches, community groups, and local and state government and to work positively alongside your organisation and its community and partners.

Consider the Comcorp sustainable “slow change” approach to collaborative space and place making, stakeholder partnerships and community governance, development of holistic community strategies and/or individual projects. All initiatives aim to bring your organisation improved quadruple bottom line benefits and outcomes towards sustainability. Also importantly they build happier communities where people really feel they belong.

Our Services

COMMUNITY • GOVERNANCE • SUSTAINABILITY

•  Strategies and action plans
•  Community engagement plans
•  Educational village development
•  Aligning with your strategic partners for improved outcomes
•  Partnership Portfolio development
•  Social and institutional capacity assessment and capacity building
•  Community network analysis
•  Community governance review and mentoring
•  Quadruple bottom line reporting
•  Organisational training for community governance and sustainability governance

Our Methods

WHAT WE DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

•  Community health reports
•  Slow change partnering
•  Leadership support as a critical friend
•  Community Workshops and public forums
•  Planning and Facilitating stakeholder meetings
•  Design, support and undertaking action research
•  Capacity assessments
•  Academic Lectures and public speaking
•  Organisation training and Board training

•  Governance gap analysis and capacity building
•  Sustainability gap analysis and capacity building
•  Community gap analysis and capacity building
•  Place and space gap analysis and capacity building
•  Community hub development
•  Developing sustainable community engagement, custodianship, leadership and governance
•  Authentic community based place-making

PEOPLE
PURPOSE
PASSION
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Our Projects and Collaborations

  • Strategising and enabling of volunteer partnerships in a large Independent school community in Northern Perth

  • Community farmers market development and launch – school/church and community in Northern Perth

  • Community engagement plan for a large independent school in Sydney using the slow change approach 

  • Community engagement for master planning and place making in Bunbury, WA with Local Council 

  • Stakeholder collaborations, workshops and capacity building towards better school spaces and places in Perth.

  • Action research, capacity building and critical friend role for team leading sustainable governance of a large multi-jurisdictional green infrastructure project in Sydney.

  • Critical friend role in community engagement in a large independent school in Sydney 

  • Publications

    Experiential learning to fill the gaps between theory and practice in education

    Community engagement in schools and the educational village

    Community governance of green infrastructure

    Action research for sustainable governance for Sydney’s Inner West GreenWay

    Planning for sustainable governance

Let’s Work Together

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