April 2020 Newsletter: Join the first Losing Control online unconference

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Dear Losing Control networkers, 

In the video below, Karen from team Losing Control introduces this newsletter edition and announces our first online unconference! Be sure to take a peek and read on below for links and updates from the network. 


Join the first Losing Control online unconference 

We’ve scheduled open space video chats bi-weekly starting May 6th for Losing Control networkers to discuss what you want to discuss, run by and for those in the network. 

If you want to host a discussion, meet other networkers, reflections or practical ideas you’d like to work with others in the network on, or if you just want to know more about what we’re all up to, join us!

We are aware that a lot of us are feeling zoom burn out so we want to build this digital unconference in the most friendly way possible. So we’ve got some ideas be experimenting to lighten the mood but if you have any other ideas, we would love to hear from you!

The first open space video chat will be held May 6th 16:00 – 17:00 BST.  We’ll split you into smaller groups to discuss whatever you want to talk about, and bring everyone together at the end. 

Please use this link to register and we will send you the zoom link. We hope to see you there!


Network News

Check out these opportunities and events hosted by members from within the Losing Control network:

April 30 – Eden Project Communities are hosting a webinar to explore some of the challenges to creating and maintaining resilient groups and organisations. Register here.

May 5th – Human Organisers Co are hosting a virtual meet up to explore what our current crisis might mean for us and our organisations in terms of an emerging new world. Register here

May 5th – Expert Link are hosting Conversations on Co-production to look at how we can recognise the connections we do have and build a strong, equitable, community. Register here 

Every Saturday – Camerados are hosting #SpoonRooms, a virtual space for people can come together to support each other through tough times. Register here

Various dates  Open Coop are hosting free webinars that promote and strengthen the collaborative, regenerative economy. View the full schedule out here 

Other network news:
– Designs in Mind’s virtual studio encourages others to find shared purpose through creative challenge. Find out more here

– Eden Project CommunitiesThe National Lottery Community Fund and other partner organisations have launched the Community Action Response to encourage everyone to do what they can to support their communities, and particularly vulnerable and isolated people, during the Covid-19 crisis.

Do you have virtual workshops or webinars you would like to offer to the Losing Control Network? Get in touch with us and we can help make it happen.


Looking for inspiration for ways to share power more equally to unleash social change? Be sure to check out the other blogs and resources on the Losing Control website

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