Social Brilliance Conference, RSA, John Adam St London, 4th June, 2010 An inspiring one day conference bringing together social visionaries and innovators across business, education, government and community to share their spectacular and impactful stories of creating social brilliance!
As our paradigms are shifting, we are seeing the world with different eyes. New social ideas and initiatives are emerging that are transforming and empowering individuals and societies around the… Continue
There are now quite a lot of new platforms aimed at helping people collabote, raise funds etc for developing new projects. The difference with Myoo Create is that it is the organisations that post environmental and social challenges rather than individuals posting ideas..... And then people enter their ideas as for a competition.
I wonder if some of this thinking here might help… Continue
Today the Stanford d.school opens. Pictured above the space has been designed for Collaboration!
If you've visited John Adam Street recently you will have probably seen the new self-service tea and coffee station on the ground floor designed to help Fellows make more use of the open common spaces... and it… Continue
Im really excited by the potential of the RSA social entrepreneur network, launched last night, so just posted this over on my socialreporter blog. I would be most interested in what you think about the contribution social enterprise can make to the RSA Fellowship programme.
I'm really hopeful that the RSA social entrepreneur's network, launched last night, will bring a fresh…
Hello all, I've been meaning to dive into the discussions on this Ning site for some time now, and was given the nudge I needed by Tessy and Paul's visit to John Adam Street today. We had a good discussion when they met the Executive team, and then they gave an inspiring, funny and thought-provoking presentation to all the RSA staff gathered in the DSA.
We in the Projects team are keen to work more collaboratively and effectively with Fellows, in whatever ways will help us pursue… Continue
This site is very different from a lot of the social change websites you might have seen before because it is designed specifically to help turn intentions and ideas into action... the most frustrating element of all collaborative endeavours. So much talk, so difficult to translate… Continue
Do you have an idea that could lead to a more enlightened, resourceful and fulfilled society? Need help to develop, gain visibility and create lasting change? Or, have you been inspired by projects and want to get involved? Want flexibility in your involvement?
One of the Fellowship Council Working Groups (soon to appear in this site) is looking at developing a framework for RSA and Fellows to work together on new projects. One of the key discussions around criteria has been one of scalability. In the world of social innovation/entrepreneurship scale is a big challenge. In 2008 Yvonne Roberts described diffusion as…Continue
This Ulule website isn't launched yet... but could be tool for the RSA Fellowship to use for smaller local projects. What do you think? Would you use it... or would it be too small, too embarrassing... or just not suitable for the projects you would be interested… Continue
What I totally love about british society is the networking mechanism, supportive entrepreneurs community, talent spotters, proactive people developing tools and online and offline enviroments for social engagement and general progress. And they are willing to get even better than they do today. Charities, organizations and small…Continue
I had the opportunity of going up to Newcastle on Wednesday evening for the RSA AGM on the kind invitation of Peter Allett, the Chair of the region and Susan Jones, Fellowship Council member.
As well as having a chance to meet new Fellows it was particularly nice to meet Fellows who I have been corresponding with for ages Paddy Deans and Peter Churchill, who set up with a group of Fellows the first Fellow-led ning network site… Continue
Earlier this week I reported on the meeting we had last week looking at ways that RSA and Fellows could work together to think about climate change. The main idea from that meeting was about focusing some of our attention on describing what the future will look like in a low carbon use world... rather than debating the need for reductions. One the… Continue
We all feel that we want to do something either to mitigate climate change or to minimise the impact of some of the changes that are now inevitable. As an engineer and chartered environmentalist, I am committed to trying, whenever I can, to promote real and effective changes which optimise our use of scarce resources and minimise unwanted impacts on the environment or quality of life. I believe that we must avoid "feel-good" behaviour which superficially appears to reduce our dependence on…
One of the things that formed part of the Fellowship Council's strategy was to experiment with some specialist networks, with the idea of stimulating events, projects and forums.... and these are being developed on a number of fronts through various working groups, the activities for which you can see on this website. There are also three particularly important working groups looking at ways that RSA and Fellows might develop individual projects… Continue
As if to demonstrate the power of community and the ability of interested, and interesting, individuals to generate very cool ideas, out of the Networking Fellows Group came this thought from David Wilcox:
What do we think about secondary school education in the UK? Chances are that if you are well past your school days, you won’t think about it all, unless you work in education. If you have school-age children though, you probably spend endless hours pouring over league tables, getting clued-up on sibling policies and catchment areas and learning the ins and outs of SATs and Key Stage curricula. Generally,we tend not to think about the education model itself – focusing instead on the detail of… Continue
Influential author and speaker Dr Brené Brown tackles the myth that vulnerability is a weakness. Instead, she argues, it is the clearest path to courage and meaningful connection, and has the power to transform the way we engage and educate.
With many of us facing an ever greater pace of change in our personal and working lives, leadership adviser and educator Richard Gerver reveals how to adapt and thrive - not to fear change but to see it as an opportunity for creative reinvention
To mark the launch of a new RSA pamphlet, we bring together an expert panel to discuss the growing use of digital money worldwide, highlight its potential and consider the issues that will facilitate or hamper its reach.