Innovation: People make change happen

Innovation: People make change happen

Learn how to get buy in, influence and get the best out of people so that innovative initiatives achieve their goals.
What you'll learn
  • Understanding your needs
  • Understanding different audience needs
  • Tactics to get buy in for ideas
  • Tactics to spur people to take action
  • Development of influencing skills
  • How to say no to bad ideas
Do you relate to this...

Do you have to work across multiple teams, with different stakeholders and audiences?  Is working with different people with different perspectives and priorities sometimes challenging? Does this ever cause you sleepless nights?

Cost
£400
Hint
join the dinner on the 7th and 8th to connect with participants from other workshops and ECF
Where
Keble College, Oxford, UK
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Are you working on new campaign ideas or the launch of a new campaign?  Perhaps you are tasked with keeping ongoing campaigns fresh, or reaching new audiences? Maybe you are a fundraiser, raising money for core funds, front line projects or campaigning work?

Do you have to work across multiple teams, with different stakeholders and audiences?  Is working with different people with different perspectives and priorities sometimes challenging? Does this ever cause you sleepless nights?

If the answer to the last question is yes then do not miss ‘people make change happen workshop’.

We don’t campaign or fundraise because the current situation is OK. We do the jobs that we do because we are change makers. We can’t make change happen on our own. To be successful we have to work across and influence different internal teams and external stakeholders.

You can have the best campaign or fundraising idea, the most advanced tech, the most robust delivery plan, but if the people you need to make the change happen are not on board you will fail.

Learn how to get buy in, influence and get the best out of people so that your campaigns and fundraising make the biggest impact for the causes that you work for.  In this practical workshop you will take away;

  • An understanding of your own needs
  • An understanding of different audience needs
  • Tactics to get buy in for ideas and spur people to take action
  • Development of influencing skills
  • How to say no to bad ideas
  • An opportunity to work with the group on your current challenges that are keeping you awake at night.

Draft Agenda

Arrival Day for SOME participants on Tuesday April 7th
19:30 Dinner: pre-training dinner, Get to know the other training participants over food and drink. Informal and location to be determined by those wishing to join. Dinner not included in training price.
Innovation: People Make Change Happen Workshop on Wednesday April 8th
08:45-09:00 Check in: grab your name tag and say hello! You also might want to grab a cup of coffee or tea
09:00-09:30 Welcome and introduction: An overview of the day and identify specific participant interests/questions
09:30-11:00 The big picture: what is your strategic idea or campaign and why is it important. Learn to get to the root of the problem and articulate the difference it will make in a way that excites and inspires others.
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00 Insight and ideas: innovation and good ideas do not happen in a vacuum, to have good ideas you must understand your audiences stories and motivations. Learn creative thinking techniques to generate quality and quantity of ideas.
13:00-14:00 Lunch (included) & table discussions
14:00-15:30 Understanding others: developing your understanding of others priorities, motivations and fears can help you get buy-in for your idea, navigate tough situations and negotiate outcomes that work for all.
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00 Practical problem solving: using your new skills on live challenges and working with the group to develop tactics to solve them and develop action plans to implement back in your day job.
17:00-17:30 Participant Q&A / Discussion Time for addressing any unanswered questions, discussing the learning, etc.
17:30 End of training day
18:30 Pre-ECF Europe Dinner & table discussions
21:00 Pub: Who ever feels like it can join us in the pub.
About the Workshop Organiser

Lucy GowerI have been a fundraiser for over 10 years for a range of organizations and causes. I have been a lone fundraising, communications and marketing function in a small organization to part of specialist fundraising teams in larger organizations including the NSPCC. I have raised money from many sources including individuals, corporates, community, events, Statutory and Trusts.

For the last 3 years I have been an independent trainer and consultant helping charities to think differently to find ways of improving their fundraising, services and communications. Through training, coaching and proven innovation tools I help organisations and individuals to focus on the changes they need to make to maximise their impact. I also work with Revolutionise to help deliver transformational change programmes for organisations. I speak at conferences on innovation both in the UK and overseas and blog sofii and 101fundraising I am often seen on Twitter @lucyinnovation

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by Duane Raymond published Jan 06, 2015,