Public innovators come up with bold visions for new futures or fresh ways of simply getting-sh*t-done, and they combine that spark with the grit needed to make it happen. That work hasn’t stopped, even with a pandemic as it’s backdrop. It’s only moved: to laptops on sofas and kitchen tables, with children in meetings, in our communities and online, so very online.
Now feels the right time to come together and reflect on what’s been a gruelling couple of years, mired in deep loss as well as hope. It feels right to host a campfire of sorts. For weary travellers in need of a pick-me-up, to intrepid adventurers to share their tales of success and failure.
In some ways we’ve seen transformative shifts in the way we live and how our institutions operate, but in others, things seem pretty much the same. Business as usual. We’re asking: what next for a field of public innovators?
Over a few days in November, we’re hosting a series of sessions with public innovators, those dreaming the big ideas and sweating the small stuff. We’re asking them to help us take stock of where we are as a field, pause to understand what we’ve learnt and decide on what comes next for the people who want to change the world.
We’ll explore some of the new ideas and skills for the future; how teams are enabling learning and have learnt from one another; and how best to set a new course and lead change within the rooms where decisions are made and shaped.
Full event listings, more information and registration to the events on Work in Progress website.
After Work in Progress sessions Sitra Lab and Työ 2.0 Lab are hosting a session about the capabilities for public innovation in Finland. That session will be in Finnish. Find out more about that event here. You are warmly welcome to join us.