We’ll be discussing the programme in detail online - links here
The workshop is especially about getting input from the participants, rather than just delivering a set of presentations. However, of course, the discussion needs to be put in some kind of context, so we have an information-giving part as well. Ideas about the future of the RSA Fellowship are not already fixed and are up for discussion!
Before the workshop: Participants are asked to bring along an object (or objects) which represent, metaphorically, what the network of RSA Fellows means to you. You can interpret this and vary it as you wish, e.g. perhaps bring an object that represents what you think it currently is, and another that represents what it could be.
Outline of the workshop:
13.30 – 14.00 Arrival; coffee/tea
14.00 – 14.30 Introduction From Laura Bunt and Laura Billings, RSA: How the workshop came to be organised, and how the RSA is changing. What the Fellowship is, and also what tools are available to Fellows, both inside and outside the RSA. What is the power of the RSA; why is the RSA different from other networks? How projects, events and online spaces are currently developed.
14.30 – 14.45 Malcolm Forbes on the Open RSA Facebook group, and subsequent OpenRSA wiki, distilling the ideas on the RSA/civic innovation/networking which have come via the discussions there.
14.45 – 15.40 Hands-on workshop part 1 - building a vision for the fellowship
15.40 – 15.55 Break for coffee/tea
15.55 – 16.35 Hands-on workshop part 2 - developing projects and spaces in future
16.35 – 17.00 Discussion and summing up, led by Belinda Lester. Where do we go from here?