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Reimagining civic society. A new paradigm for Scotland?

The Open University in Scotland

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 12:15 PM to 5:00 PM (BST)

Reimagining civic society. A new paradigm for Scotland?

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Reimagining civic society. A new paradigm for Scotland?

Tuesday 10th October 2017

12.15pm - 5.00pm

 

Tough times create challenges, but also present opportunities. They shed light on what we do, how we do it, and who we do it with – forcing us to think about the ways we do business.

Challenging times remind us that by working together, business leaders of all sectors can shape our public space in to something that grows our communities – and those within them, including our staff and our customers – in to a strong and dynamic civic society.

Drawing on academic insights from the work of the Open University, the leading provider of part- time distance education in Scotland, as well as the experience of both TSB Bank and Cyrenians, a charity and social enterprise who support people excluded from family, home, work or community - this highly innovative seminar will explore how we can build long term organisational relationships that nurture development and purpose.

This event, co-produced by the partners, will explore the idea of how partnerships between business and third sector organisations can be models for civic leadership, not only through our actions, but through aligning the values upon which the partnership is based, and the impact it has on how we are formed as communities and what we view as valuable as a society.

This is an event open to all, but is ideally suited for those who are change agents in the third or business sector. We are very keen to attract a diverse audience from small through to larger organisations. We hope that you will be able to join us on the 10th October to begin the conversation.

This event is likely to be very popular, and you are encouraged to book your place without delay. 

By the end of the event participants will have a developed a deeper understanding of:

    • Civic leadership in action – illustrated through practical examples
    • How partnerships between business and third sector organisations can bring benefits to both sides;
    • The impact civic leadership can have on shaping societal values and customer behaviour.
    • Some of the tools available to help you develop your leadership capacity and potential
    • Help you to think about how you might progress this agenda whether you are in the third sector or are a business.

 

Event Programme

 

12:15 – 13:00

Registration, lunch and networking opportunity

 

13:00  - 13:10

Welcome to the event from the chair: Marie Hendry, Depute Director (External Engagement and Partnerships), The Open University in Scotland

 

13:10 – 13.25   

Setting the context :  Liz McAreavey, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce CEO:

Why this agenda is at the Heart of the Chamber’s Strategy for Business and the City

 

13:25 – 13:35

Exploring examples through video case studies  

 

13:35 – 14:05

Presentation from Bola Gibson, Head of Community Engagement at TSB Bank:

Why TSB Believe 3rd Sector Engagement is Good for Business

 

14:05 – 14:35

Presentation from Ewan Aitken, CEO of Cyrenians and Chair of Inspiring Communities Network:

How Business/3rd Sector Partnerships can Build Models of Civic Leadership

 

14:35 – 15:00

Comfort break

 

15:00 – 15:40  

Insights from The Open University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership : Dr James Rees, Anthony Nutt Senior Fellow, the OU Business School

 

15:45 – 16:30  

Ideas into action. Exploring the issues in smaller group discussions

 

16:30 – 17:00

Floor discussion and event close

 

 

 

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The Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor
5-21 Grosvenor St
Haymarket
EH12 5EF Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 12:15 PM to 5:00 PM (BST)


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The Open University in Scotland

The Open University in Scotland is the leading provider of part-time higher education in Scotland. We are the most popular choice of university in Scotland for flexible, part-time study: Open University students comprise over half of all part-time undergraduates. Our ethos is about making higher education accessible to all, regardless of age, income, qualifications or geography.

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