If you are an innovator working to create positive social change from within your organisation – you may be an ‘intrapreneur’. We would like to invite you to join fellow Intrapreneurs from companies including: Barclays, Interface, M&S, BMW and Unilever to be inspired, build skills and meet exceptional people. On the 3 May, as part of a regular event series, the League of Intrapreneurs will be holding a session on Leadership for Systems Change. If you feel this might be a good event for you to attend, please see information below and apply for membership at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with me at email@example.com.
“Collaboration is the Human Face of Systems Thinking.” – Peter Senge
Companies today are facing complex, external challenges, many of which cannot effectively be tackled by one institution or even one sector in isolation. Issues such as climate change, water scarcity and youth unemployment, for example, are all systems-level challenges, which require radical collaboration across a host of likely and perhaps unlikely allies.
Consider Café Direct – The UK’s first and largest Fairtrade drinks brand – which was founded through a collaboration between Oxfam, Traidcraft, Equal Exchange Trading and Twin Trading as a response to the 1989 global collapse in coffee prices. Café Direct since revolutionized the Fairtrade market by launching the first mainstream coffee brand catalyzing a shift in the global system of coffee production and distribution.
Or take sustainable materials as another example. Though Nike is one of the most iconic brands on the planet, their ability to influence the footwear manufacturing supply chain to utilize more sustainable materials was limited. So, they teamed up with a diverse group of manufacturers and retailers to create the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. Together – they have the ability to shift the system in a way that no single company could.
The ability to shift systems requires new ways of seeing the world as well as working with others – it requires systems leadership.
Join us for an inspiring evening with guest speakers:
Richard Evans, Chairman, Impact Hub Global
Kresse Wesling, Elvis and Kresse
Together, with fellow intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs and change agents, we’ll explore questions such as:
+ Systems feel so big and complex? How can I clarify my own understanding of systems change?
+ What role can I, my team and/or institution play in addressing systems change?
+ What are the capabilities required for effectively tackling systems change?
+ What tools and resources are available to help me deepen my capacity for systems change + leadership?
League of Intrapreneurs’ events are intimate, interactive and inspiring gatherings of seasoned and emerging intrapreneurs. We meet each month in different locations across London, hear from thought provoking speakers and have lively and enriching discussions in small groups. This is not a typical networking event. Expect to have your passions nurtured and your mind expanded, all whilst deepening friendships with other London-based impact intrapreneurs.
As a non-profit, we operate on a pay as you feel basis, with a recommended donation of £25.
To apply to join us or to learn more about membership, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With many thanks to our event sponsor, SABMiller.
WHEN: Tuesday, 3 May 2016 from 17:30 to 21:00