What's the topic for December?
Do we still need offices?
We took to the streets for inspiration in September - discovering how our surroundings can help us discover answers to questions we've been grappling with. So, to continue this theme of the impact of 'place and space' on our work and effectiveness, we're making the workplace our focus for December. What impact does your workplace have on the culture, on engagement, on encouraging silos?
Each quarter we use a new facilitation approach so that, not only are you learning about the topic, you’re also learning a new tool or approach that you could take back to work.
This quarter I'm delighted to invite Dan Pilling as speaker and provocateur to bring his insights as an expert in workplace design, and Chair of the BIFM Workplace Special Interest Group. Dan's going to use a Pecha Kucha style presentation to share his insights and the latest thinking about the workplace.
Joining him will be Ian Ellison, partner at 3edges, Deputy Chair of the BIFM Workplace SIG. Ian works at the interface where workspace and culture collide to help organisations perform better. He will offer a PK style presentation of his own exploring how different professions consider space and place and showcase some research evidence about what really matters when it comes to workplace.
After that we'll get into debate and discussion to generate ideas for where we work. And let's face it, most businesses don't have Google-esque budgets for this stuff, so it's going to be about getting creative and discovering what we CAN do with what we have.Chocolate will, of course, be provided to boost brain power and as it's Christmas and LCD's first birthday(!) Prosecco will also be on offer for your complimentary drink :)
What you’ll get –
Learn > Connect > Do : Our Purpose
Our purpose at Learn > Connect > Do is to bring together people professionals who care about making work better.
LEARN > leave with something you didn't have when you came in; new insights, knowledge, a new facilitation tool or approach.
CONNECT > meet others who care about making work better and who bring a different perspective or experience to you, broadening your possibilities.
DO > make a commitment to do something tangible in your work - things will only be different if we take different action.
Who should come – HR, L&D, OD, Leadership/Exec Coaches, Employment Law folk - In-house and freelance - we can achieve so much more together than we can apart.
What to bring – energy, passion, an open mind, curiosity, your own experience…..
Where – The Observatory Beefeater, Upstairs Mezzanine Bar, Meridian, Leicester (only 5 mins off Junction 21)
Which day – Thursday 1st December 2016
What time – 3 till 3.30 arrival and network > 3.30 till 6 on the 'stuff'
Investment - For this you get:
Attendance on the day with facilitation from top notch folk and all materials provided
Your choice of a soft drink, tea, coffee or - beacuse it's Christmas - a glass of Prosecco! and chocolate treats!
The good feeling of giving to charity – all profits for December are going to Pulp Friction - a fantastic Nottingham charity who help young adults with learning disabilities develop work-readiness, social and independence skills through the medium of smoothie bikes! (Each quarter we’re choosing a different Midlands charity so let us know if there’s one you care about that you'd like to be chosen at a future event.)
Cancellations after 5pm on Thursday 24th November will be non-refundable.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
P.S. Dates for 2017 - get them in the diary!
Thursday 9th March
Thursday 8th June
Thursday 14th September
Thursday 30th November
(All of these are 3-6pm)