This event is for socially conscious individuals interested in starting (or finding out how to start) social change projects.
Matryoshka Haus is currently working on a Change Makers Toolkit and our most developed tool is Mission:Possible. This particular workshop-in-a-box challenges multiple participant groups to take a set of “dealt” resources” and create their team’s project for the most transformative or creative solution to a complex social problem. It calls them to apply principles and practices related to:
* Design thinking.
* Idea generation and evaluation.
* Impact measurement.
* Presenting skills.
Mission:Possible has group game-board, cards, instructions — everything needed to run a workshop with 1 to 9 groups with 3 to 6 people per group. And there are enough elements in it to run the game multiple times.
The Mission:Possible tool has been used to date by a range of different kinds of ministries, non-profits, and educational programs:
- University of Texas, Dallas – Entrepreneurship program
- United Methodists – Path1 (national new church starts)
- Schriener University – Citizenship program
- CMS Missional Entrepreneurship Course
- The Grove Co-working space, Dallas
- Leadership Network
Groups will play against each other to come up with the most transformative or creative solution to their given problem. Learning objectives include, design thinking principles, idea generation and impact measurement.
Matryoshka Haus has had great success with this tool in the US. We now want people in the UK to expereince it. This event will be a great opportunity to find out more about the 'game' and meet some like minded individuals.