Social Innovation Workshops

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

Date Location
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