The Social Age Safari 2018

The Social Age Safari 2018
Event on 2018-05-14 17:00:00
The Social Age Safari is a three day event where we bring together 70 bold Explorers, to be immersed in a deep exploration of the Social Age. It's a chance to learn, to contribute, to make plans for change, exploring 'learning', 'leadership', 'culture', 'technology', and 'change' itself. It's a fully immersive three day event, where the experts are everyone in the room, engaging in a co-created exploration. What is the Safari like? In 2017, we explored 'The Landscape of Trust', meeting a panel of alcoholics, talking about 'trust' in rehab, a circus performer, talking about 'trust' in performance, a group of creative collectives, operating out of a squat, talking about 'leading without leaders'. We used poetry and music to explore 'trust' in each other, trust in teams, trust in organisations. We hacked some real technology to build the 'MOOD Post 3000, allowing us to dynamically measure the 'temperature' of the community in the room. We created a flock of 'SoundCloud Birds', capturing social learning with NFC chips. We talked to graffiti artists about gang structures and power dynamics, as well as to disruptive change agents within the NHS, about claiming permission to change. You will be exposed to new ideas, new communities, new technologies, and new thinking. How does it Work? It is set up as a voyage, where we come together, aboard a 'ship' to take part in a grand adventure. You will work closely within your core 'Shore Party', heading out to explore, coming back to 'make sense of it', and building your 'six week experiments' to take back out to your workplace. The Safari itself is a methodology for an event where the 70 delegates carry out the core 'sense making'. It's a challenging event, aimed at strategic thinkers and leaders who want to help their organisation get fit for the Social Age. Sharing our story Storytelling is a key aspect of the Safari: throughout the event, we publish editions of The Social Age Chronicle, a co-created newspaper, capturing our shared and co-created narrative. Who shouldn't come The Social Age Safari is not for everyone: it's not a conference with sessions and presentations where you will hear answers. It's an exploration at the cutting edge of my own research and thinking, exploring challenging ideas, and providing opportunities to both contribute and to learn. If you want to be given answers, it's not for you. If you are happy to engage in creating the answers, this is a space you will love. The Social Age Safari 2018 In previous Safari's, we have explored 'Social Leadership', 'Social Learning', 'The Landscape of Trust', 'The Socially Dynamic Organisation', and 'Organisational Change'. We will be working with the community to determine the three topics for 2018, which will relate to core aspects of learning, leadership and change. Challenges at the heart of the Social Age.

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Bristol, United Kingdom

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