This coming May… here in Adelaide, which is fast becoming the Innovation HUB of Australia – we are going to be the FIRST to hear from the internationally renowned social innovator Allyson Hewitt, Don Dunstan Foundation’s Thinker in Residence.
Allyson leads the social innovation programs at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada.
Allyson has assisted hundreds of social ventures to become economically sustainable and increase their social impact. She has also initiated and implemented public policy to support social enterprise.We have a real life opportunity to be in conversation with people who have a genuine focus on social innovation. This is a win for all South Australias and especially those who have a creative impulse to help others, make a difference and who really love the idea of creating social enterprise.
Connectivity is much more than we think and we can confidently say that it is through our human connectivity that we are able to create social change.
There are many levels of connectivity between humans, but it is only when there is a collective impulse and unified purpose alive in a community that the creative process will activate and start moving forward. Each and every part of the whole must be in alignment with the desired outcome and each member must be fully present to his or her role in that outcome.
Here are some key points to ask your self about being on purpose and connecting in community or on a team… You might like to take the time to write down these questions and your answers for further reference.
- Do I Foster Cordial Collaboration?
- Where Do I Promote Compassion?
- Who do I know That Inspires Purpose?
- Am I Creating Something Of Value?
- Can I Focus On What Works?
- Where Can I Create Opportunity?
- Do I Understand Social Synergy Systems?
- Is My Life Full Of Encouragement And Nourishment?
- Where Can I Contribute More Than Money?
- Am I Creating A Cohesive Community ?
- Have I Made A Promise To Myself That I Want To Keep?
In regards to how community and innovation can work together, these questions could help. A community’s true function is unity and activity and the science of community is indeed connectivity and coherence with each other.
A group’s success is determined by it’s willingness and ability to correct and transform as a collective, which ultimately brings people together as a cohesive, creative community or team.
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