Following on from the workshop of February 19 2009 - reports here - a small group of staff and Fellows are meeting on March 6 to discuss next steps in development of RSA networks, and general networking among Fellows and friends.
The main idea is that of a “toolkit” that would help Fellows self-organise connections online and face to face.
Tessy Britton outlined the idea here.
Posted to the Google group
by Tessy Britton
Meeting outline 6th Mar 2009 11:30am
This is intended as an initial meeting with interested Fellows and staff members from the Fellowship team to discuss ideas concerning taking pro-active steps to help Fellows initiate activities or events by creating interest groups and/or meetups. The idea originated from an understanding that Fellows currently feel that initiating activities and groups within the network feels like a high risk proposition. Fellows might wish to initiate something themselves, but lack confidence in managing the process from a practical perspective.
Some Fellows may:
As an initial starting point this meeting would hope to:
Diverse Fellow perspectives are essential, so any Fellows who are interested in developing the project, but can’t attend this initial meeting, will have opportunities to input further into the project, both online and offline, should it proceed.
As mentioned we are having an initial meeting with RSAN on Friday 6th March (this week!). We would love to have some thoughts from you before the meeting if possible :)
As an initial feeding in of thoughts on these issues we wondered if you could give some thought to the idea of ‘participation’ and RSA networks and prepare one slide to form part of a collaborative slide presentation for the Toolkits meeting?
We would need your slide by lunch time on Thursday 5th March to be incorporated - creative approaches welcome (please) …: not necessarily bullet points
I might put the slides up on Voicethread so that we can enrich with further comments …. we like doing stuff like that….
Slides to Tessy Britton firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: the meeting was very positive, and we’ll shortly have further news on the Google discussion group - see link below. There was strong support from RSA staff for the idea of connecting toolkits, and encouragement for Fellows to take a lead - David Wilcox
Discussion also continues on the Google group: you can see the archive and sign up here.
For further information contact: Tessy Britton email@example.com David Wilcox firstname.lastname@example.org