Upcoming events from Better Way
- 12 September 2022
- Posted by: David Mason
- Category: News
The Better Way network is continuing to grow at pace and has recently reached 1,000 members.
Below you’ll find an invitation to Better way’s autumn programme of online events, including their Annual Gathering on December 1st.
Fortnightly drop in events, every second Wednesday on zoom, 9-10am. Next on, 21st September.
Thursday 22nd Sept, 3.00-4.30pm, online. Freeing up staff to build relationships. Against a backdrop of ingrained command and control cultures and contracting practices in many organisations, how can we ‘liberate the method’ to do things differently, as Mark Smith explored in this essay from Building a Bigger We.
Tuesday 27th September, 15.00-16.30, online. Listening well in a digital age. What are the digital methods that can build good conversations, including with those that are often left out, and allow people to develop solutions together? Tuesday 27th September, 15.00-16.30, online.
Thursday 29th September, 11.00-12.30, online. Leadership: does strategy still matter in times of crisis? In these turbulent times are we shifting away from a conventional planning approach? What does this mean for how leaders operate?
Tuesday 11th October, 11:00- 12:30, online. Removing the roadblocks: how can the last crisis help us tackle the next? Britain is facing crisis after crisis, lurching from the pandemic to the cost-of-living crisis and a recession, without having healed from the last, and the effects are deepening divisions. We’ll be reflecting on lessons from the pandemic that might help with whatever comes next.
Thursday 13th October, 11.00-12.30, online. Joining forces and unequal alliances. Where there are big differences between organisations, in size, resources, status, for example, what are the best ways to join forces?
Wednesday 19th October, 11.00-12.30, online. Sharing power to level up. What does it mean for the state to share power in Levelling up? What are the limits, and the potential, and how can we shift the current culture to give more power to local people and organisations that support them?
Thursday, 20 October 2022, 14:00-15:45, online Unlocking our humanity and imagination: imagining an end to poverty. What if we could eradicate poverty? If we could imagine a different future, how would we work differently today and what would we do? This group will be using Moral Imaginations‘ methodology to imagine a world where poverty does not exist, helping us generate new perspectives, new ideas and see things from a different point of view.
Monday 31st October, 10.00-12.00, online. Roundtable – How can the NHS and communities join forces? NHS England has issued new statutory guidance on partnership working with people and communities to improve services. At this event we will consider the new guidance, hear from people across the country who are joining forces in their communities to drive change, and share ideas about how to make this really work.
Thursday, 1 December, 12:00-17:00, online. Better Way 2022 Annual Gathering. Our annual event to bring people together from right across our network, to explore some of the big themes that have emerged in recent months and also to look ahead. It is a chance to hear some great speakers, to enter into discussion and debate, to share ideas and insights, and come away recharged and refreshed!
Tuesday 13th December, 10.00-11.30, online. What does a well-being approach to leadership look and feel like?
Over the last two years well-being has come on the agenda like never before. This seems to be a big and welcome shift. But what does this mean for the practice of leadership?