Innovating Redbridge

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Wednesday, 7 February, 2018

Innovating Redbridge is Redbridge Council's month of thought leadership, open data, and public conversations followed by co-designed, deliverable change. The focus for these sessions is  neighbourhoods. 
 
If you wish to attend any of the sessions you need to book through the Eventbrite links at the end of each description.  If you are unable to access Eventbrite you can contact Abby Gilbert on 020 8708 2324 or Arron Bernard on 0208 708 3418.
 
TUESDAY 20TH FEB, 13.00-15.00 12TH FLOOR, LYNTON HOUSE
How Can We Make the Most of Community Solutions?
Barking & Dagenham will be sharing their experience in setting up their Community Solutions programme. Community Solutions is the front door to Barking and Dagenham residents needing help and support from the council. It is a way to help communities, families and individuals become more independent in their commitment to ensuring no one gets left behind.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-can-we-make-the-most-of-community-solutions-tickets-42678706159
 
WEDNESDAY 21ST FEB, 11.00-12.00 12TH FLOOR, LYNTON HOUSE
Creating the Conditions for Creativity
This session will explore how we can create space for innovative interactions. Through looking at principles around topics such as mindfulness and active listening, the session will show how curiosity, creativity and collaboration can come from developing practices which allow for honest communication. It will include work on developing environments where individuals can receive constructive challenges and have difficult conversations.   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-the-conditions-for-creativity-tickets-42678831534
 
WEDNESDAY 21ST FEB, 13.00-16.00 CITY GATES CHURCH
Making Space for Innovation
The aim of this session is to unpack what the role of a local authority is in creating space for social innovation at the neighbourhood level, through exploring ideas on how community and businesses could work together in the future to deliver change. The conversation will include looking at the role of co-production in generating productive outcomes, as well as rethinking the very foundations of the social contract and ways to allow greater imagination in place-making.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-space-for-innovation-tickets-42678887702
 
WEDNESDAY 21ST FEB, 17.00-20.00 COMMITTEE ROOM 2, REDBRIDGE TOWN HALL
Beyond Representation: Future Democracy
This session will probe local government’s current approach to engagement and ask the fundamental question: is representative democracy enough – and how can we go further in engaging communities?  With lessons from the radical forefront of democratic innovation, you will hear about “liquid democracy” a model enabled by Blockchain in which there are no councillors and people chose different nominees to hold their vote on specific issues. Other speakers will explain the wider potential of technology to transform community engagement and build community networks, the importance of engaging micro-communities in redesigning urban spaces, and insight from Redbridge’s own Health Buddy scheme.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-representation-future-democracy-tickets-42678945876
 
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 14.00-16.00 FULLWELL CROSS LIBRARY
Dragons Den: From Corporate Social Responsibility to Social Enterprise
This session invites you to pitch ideas for how businesses can play a role in building communities by submitting ideas to our collection of dragons – a merry brigade of successful business and community leaders and social enterprise celebrities. After hearing how these innovators have found ways to make sure business gives back, you’ll be given the chance to engage in debate about the future of your neighbourhood and work through ideas on how communities and businesses could work together in the future to deliver change. The event will leave plenty of time for networking and the chance to meet future disruptive collaborators.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dragons-den-from-corporate-social-responsibility-to-social-enterprise-tickets-42678922807
 
MONDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 10:00-12:00 KENNETH MORE THEATRE
WOMEN INSPIRING SOCIAL ACTION: NETWORKING EVENT
Do you live in Redbridge and want to do more to shape outcomes in your area? Come and get inspiration on how you can do this from women who have already done a lot to change the borough.  Research shows that women are more likely to be community leaders and that they are even better equipped to do so when they have strong social networks. So over a cup of tea and a biscuit come and make plans for your neighbourhood with the advice of those who know how!  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-inspiring-social-action-networking-event-tickets-42717255461
 
THURSDAY 1ST MARCH 18.00-20.00 COMMITTEE ROOM 2, REDBRIDGE TOWN HALL
Community Associations: Exploring the Potential
Do you want to get more involved in the destiny of your neighbourhood? This event will see a conversation between the leaders of two very different neighbourhood scale, community organisations. Redbridge’s own Maybank Community Association works to support the inhabitants of South Woodford Green, and was formed in response to huge redevelopment of the area. The Association has remained financially independent, providing facilities for recreation and leisure to improve the life of local residents. In contrast, White City has been a pilot area for Community Budgeting (NCB) and actively sought commissioning opportunities as a chance to scale and grow their operations. Come along to be part of the conversation about the role and radical potential of residents associations in defining the future for their own communities.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-associations-exploring-the-potential-tickets-42678815486
 
FRIDAY 2nd MARCH, 14.00-15.30 12th FLOOR LYNTON HOUSE
A Sense of Place and Philanthropy
This session will explore the future of finance for community action, and how it is linked to neighbourhoods. Hearing from thought leaders in the charity finance sector the discussion will consider whether philanthropic investment is beginning to see place as significant, and what the role of place-making is in encouraging philanthropy. The importance of culture in place making will also be outlined with some insight into the opportunities presented by the new Greater London Authority initiative ‘London Borough of Culture’ and how we plan to build on the legacy of our ‘This is Redbridge’ bid.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-sense-of-place-and-philanthropy-tickets-42678689108
 
 

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