The term ‘Social Innovation’ can be alienating to many people and with these workshops NICVA will hope to decode, demystify and de-jargon. Attendees will learn more about the social innovation concept and how it’s really something anyone can try.
There will also be opportunities to try out one of the key methods involved in social innovation – Design Thinking – so groups and organisations can see for themeselves whether it can help them find new solutions to whatever societal challenges they’re passionate about.
‘Design thinking’ is a creative approach to problem solving that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs.
We foresee this as the first step on the Social Innovation NI journey with groups and organisations going on to participate in our other Support Projects, but we believe it is equally as worthwhile for those who are just hoping to decode Social Innovation, learn more about it and take those lessons into their own work.
Dates of the workshops are below, click on the links to book a place:
All seminars will be scheduled for 10.00am – 1.00pm
|12th September||Ballybot House, Newry|
|21st September||RCN, Cookstown|
|28th September||Ards Development Bureau, Newtownards|
|5th October||ABC Network, Craigavon|
|12th October||Ledcom, Larne|
|19th October||Playhouse, Derry|
|20th October||The Mac, Belfast (TBC)|
|26th October||Fermanagh House, Enniskillen|
|7th November||Ballymoney Resource Centre, Ballymoney|
|16th November||Resurgam Trust, Lisburn|
|23rd November||Strabane Enterprise Agency, Strabane|