Grantholder Conference 2017 round-up

The Friends Provident Foundation Grantholder Conference 2017 proved to be a popular event and was full to capacity with representatives from almost all of our grantholder organisations attending.

It was a great opportunity to meet, share ideas and skills, and to explore how we communicate our messages on the economy, as well as generating many other interesting conversations.

The morning session opened with Matthew Taylor from the Royal Society of Arts speaking on the complexity of social change, followed by a presentation and interactive session on Framing the Economy led by Ellie O’Hagan from NEON and Bec Sanderson from PIRC.

After a networking lunch, delegates chose from four workshops: “Building the movement for a new economy: communicating beyond the bubble”; “How listening to your audience can make more people listen to you”; “Local economic resilience and building community assets”; and “Transforming Economics Education: Turning the Tanker?”

The presentation files from the Workshops:

Workshop 1 “Building the movement for a new economy: communicating beyond the bubble”

Victoria Waldersee (Economy)
Clare Goff (New Start)
Laurie Laybourne-Langton (IPPR)

Workshop 2 “How listening to your audience can make more people listen to you”

Jay Bigford (Yoke Design) and Sonja Jefferson (Valuable Content)

Workshop 3 “Building local economic resilience: empowering communities to meet their own needs”

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Workshop 4 “Transforming Economics Education: Turning the Tanker?”

Lesley Harroun (Partners for a New Economy)
Joe Earle (Rethinking Economics)
Wendy Carlin (CORE)

The day closed with an exploration of the journalist’s view by our panellists David Pilling, Financial Times; Hazel Sheffield, Far Nearer, and Adam Ramsay openDemocracy.

Photos from the day:

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