Positive Thinking Event #2 – Building your authentic voice – 11/03/2020

Free for Members

Venue: Hempsons, 100 Wood St, London, EC2V 7AN

Timings: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Only available to Social Club London Members

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Guest Speaker: Ben Lane

Ben is currently launching Acumen Academy in the UK – focused on empowering the people who are building bold solutions to bridge our divides. He is a former Bain consultant and has over 5 years of experience growing social enterprises and voluntary organisations in India and Kenya, combining strategic thinking with on-the-ground execution. During his time in India he helped build Shortlist.net where he designed and delivered people solutions for over 100 impact-led organisations.


Building your authentic voice – storytelling for change

Do you want to be part of an interactive workshop focused on storytelling for change? The outcome from this session will be an understanding of Marshall Ganz’s “story of self – story of us – story of now” framework, used to speak across lines of difference and move others into action. I appreciate that you will be starting from different places, some having done work on this topic, whilst others will be new to the topic – this will be a great opportunity to share your wisdom as well as receive it from others.

We will only get so far in a few hours, and the aim is to provide an opportunity to: develop how your own values, choices, and personal journey connect with the work you do, explore a framework that translates your life-experience to connect with others and mobilise urgent action, build a connection with each other, providing a foundation for peer-support, practice and feedback.

This workshop will be delivered by Acumen Academy UK: connecting the people who are building bold solutions to bridge our divides – and equipping them with the knowledge, skills and community to accelerate and sustain their impact.

A short exercise will be issued on booking which should be completed and brought along on the day.



10.30am -11.00am – Introductions
11.00am – 12.30pm – Building your authentic voice workshop
12:30 pm – 1.00pm – Lunch
1.00pm – 2.30pm – Building your authentic voice workshop continued, and wrap up

A light lunch will be served

Facilitated by: This session will be facilitated by Craig Dearden Phillips.

Booking will close for this event at noon on 4th March 2020.

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