The overarching goal of this summit is to help a more effective movement for positive change to emerge from our collective actions. We believe closer and more effective collaboration between grassroots organisations (which individually are doing great work) will enable us to thrive in these very uncertain times. The aspiration of this summit is to be a spark for new relationships, collaborations, and energy that will carry all of us forward.
The aims for this 2 ½ day programme are:
- create and deepen relationships between individuals and organisations
- develop a shared understanding of each other’s work, analyses, and theories of change
- map a common understanding of the key issues and opportunities to align and work together
- identify next steps, long term goals and post-summit collaborations
Before the summit The process will be participatory and emergent, so among the questions that might help you prepare:
- What is your organisation going to bring to this experience and what are hoping to get from it?
- What learning can you share and what do you want to learn?
- How does your work fit with the work of others in this proto-movement for positive change?
- What are the most urgent challenges we must address and how can we work together to address them?
We have a Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/CTRLshiftsummit/ for us to begin conversations, share information, and get ourselves prepared for the productive work ahead.
There are going to be between 8 and 16 Solutions Session slots available at CTRLshift 2018. Each Solutions Session is 25 minutes in length and will take place in one of three main halls at the venue we’re using, The Edge Centre in Wigan. Solutions Sessions will take place around a table – physically or metaphorically depending on numbers. Up to 6 Solutions Sessions will take place simultaneously dependent on number of sessions requested and final numbers attending the Summit. Solutions Sessions will take place as follows:
- 18:15 – 19:15 Tuesday 27th March
- 17.30 – 18.30 Wednesday 28th March
These Sessions are ancillary to the main programme but give an opportunity for partners and other attendees to share with other organisations the work they’re doing.
Entertainment and Social
As important as all this work is, we’re also ensuring that there will be plenty of time for social space – networking, conversing and celebrating the uniqueness of this growing social movement. With that in mind there will be food, drink and performance on the evenings of Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March. Take a look at the schedule below for more details.
Below is an overview of our schedule for CTRLshift. Where details are available, click the link next to each session – i.e. ‘Session 2’ – to find out more details on what’s planned
|1||Formal Opening||09.00 - 09.30||Main Hall|
|2||Exploring our Cardinal Questions||Session 2.2||9.30 - 12.30||Main Hall / MF 1 / MF 2|
|3||Lunch - A delicious local lunch||12.30 - 13.30||The Street|
|4||Open Space Sessions||Session 2.4||13.30 - 15.00||Main Hall / MF1 / MF2|
|5||Grounding Our Work||Session 2.5||15.30 - 17.00||Main Hall / MF 1|
|6||Closing of Day||17.00 - 17.30||Main Hall|
|7||Networking Opportunities||17.30 - 18.30||Postcode Cafe / The Street|
|8||Solutions Session 2||Session 2.8||17.30 - 18.00||MF 1 & 3|
|9||Solutions Session 3||Session 2.9||18.00 - 18.30||MF 1 & 3|
|10||Dinner & Entertainment||Meal & Social Evening||19.00 - 22.30||The Old Court Rooms, Wigan|
|1||Opening of the Day||Session 3.1||09.00 - 09.30||Main Hall|
|2||Opportunities and Ways Forward||Session 3.2||09.30 - 12.30||Main Hall / MF1 / MF2|
|3||A delicious local lunch||12.30 - 13.30||The Street / Postcode Coffee House|
|4||Solutions and Collaborations||13.30 - 16.00||Main Hall / MF 1 / MF 2|
|5||Formal Closing and Celebrations||Session 3.5||16.00 - 17.00||Main Hall|