How can public servants and communities facing big challenges, shrinking budgets and new opportunities, answer the question “How do we do things differently together?”
Creative Gatherings are one possible answer. They are meeting spaces with a difference, bringing together a diverse range of people, from a variety of backgrounds, interests and sectors, in order to investigate themes of interest. They incorporate a methodology that is based upon creative practices in the arts. The gatherings are neutral forums, facilitated by people with experience of creative practice and offer safe spaces for provocation and challenge that in turn lead to fresh thinking and new perspectives.
At the April meeting of the Reinventing Work network, the authors of a new RSA guide to Creative Gatherings, Jocelyn Cunningham and Atif Shafique, will share some of what they’ve learned from working with groups in this way. Read their blog here.
The event is free but please book your place at the top of this page so we know you’ll be joining us.
Any questions, please contact the network Lead, Judy Rees: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Makers Academy, 50-52 Commercial St, London E1 6LT
About this Network…
Inspired by Frederic Laloux’s book Reinventing Organisations, The Reinventing Work Network is about distributed leadership, a focus on purpose and an invitation to wholeness at work. They are exploring the developing organisational forms that support these goals (called “teal” by Laloux), learning about what’s being done, and inviting the practical adoption of these approaches by RSA Fellows, their organisations, and the RSA. You might have heard RSA talks by Laloux or by Jos de Blok, whose Dutch home-nursing group Buurtzorg is a standard-bearer for the movement. Buurtzorg is structured so that nurses organise themselves. They have no “managers”, and have cut costs to the health service by 40 per cent, while improving quality of care and employee satisfaction. The Reinventing Work network is a gathering-place for people who are leading their organisations towards “teal”, supporting change as consultants, or seeking to inspire change within their own organisations.
This network is continuously building on what we discover during our events. If it's your first time joining us, you might want to familiarise yourself with the work of Frederic Laloux (author of Reinventing Organizations) and his talk at the RSA in Jan 2015 "How to Become a Soulful Organisation”: https://www.thersa.org/events/2015/01/how-to-become-a-soulful-organisation/