Losing Control in Communications?

Dear Losing Control Networkers,

How can Losing Control networkers communicate and connect with each other online? How can projects, events or ideas from Losing Control networkers be shared more widely across the network?

These are just some of the questions we have been grappling with as the Losing Control network grows. In response to feedback we received around the need for communication platforms to facilitate connections and collaboration across the network…

This newsletter edition features the new and different communication platforms you can use to keep in touch with your fellow networkers, make new connections and more!

Losing Control is on Twitter

The purpose of the Losing Control Twitter account is to feature the great work, ideas, and people from the network and to share updates.

If you want to share anything on twitter or if you would like to participate in a Losing Control Twitter “take over” where you get control of the account, let us know.

[NEW!] Join the Losing Control Google Email Group

Google group is a communications platform, similar to a mailing list, where network members who have joined the group can easily share information, ask for help, and connect with each other.

To find out more or to join, email: Karen@thesocialchangeagency.org

Losing Control Network Events

Teach Me: “Getting Agreement to Get Things Done – Decision-Making in Action”

Monday September 23, 10:15 – 4:00, Oxford

Back by demand, this Losing Control Teach Me session hosted by Pete Burden with help from Agile Collective, the Transition Network, and Outlandish, will introduce and focus on the method of ‘consent’ – as used in Sociocracy and Holacracy amongst others. Participants will practice the steps, and also explore the emotional conditions for making this work in real-life situations.

Limited tickets and travel bursary available, get your tickets here

Art of Hosting and Community Organising Training

October 22 – 24, 2019, London

This three day interactive training hosted by Community CoLab and The Social Change Agency is for anyone interested in exploring and practising new ways of creating highly participatory environments to allow meaningful conversations to flourish. Over the three days, we will explore:

– How to initiate, design, host and harvest: meetings of any size, gatherings, and organisations that are more participatory, inspiring, and creative.​

– How to improve the quality of conversations by improving the quality of our questions and our ability to listen beyond the words and build stronger relationships

– Models for understanding how to work with complexity, emergence, reflection and self-organisation … and more!

Limited tickets available. Get yours here.

Limited Losing Control bursaries are also available, please get in touch with karen@thesocialchangeagency.org to discuss.

Losing Control Advisory Board Meeting and Webinars

Advisory board meeting – August 20, 11 – 4, London
Advisory board webinars – August 13, 2-3 or August 15, 12-1

Join in on the Losing Control advisory board meeting to help guide the network. At this meeting, advisory board members will be discussing the Losing Control strategy and upcoming opportunities. If you cannot make the meeting in person on the 20th, join us online on one of two webinars.

If you are able to join the meeting or webinars, let us know: karen@thesocialchangeagency.org

Other Events & Opportunities

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

1. Meaning 2019: a conference for better 21st century business, 14 Nov, Brighton

This one day event brings together an international guest list of speakers, panelists and workshop hosts to inspire you on your own journey to better business.

For more information and to register, click here

2. Beyond Here Fellowship

Stir to Action are joining forces with Power to Change, to create better places across England. The Beyond Here Fellowship is a small grants programme to fund fellows to undertake place-based research that connects people and places with new economic models and approaches across the UK.

Find out more about the fellowship offer here

Is there anything you would like to share on the Losing Control newsletter or Twitter? Get in touch now: karen@thesocialchangeagency.org

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