Time: April 27, 2018 from 2pm to 4:30pm
Location: Jamayang Buddhist Centre
Street: The Old Courthouse, 43 Renfrew Rd
City/Town: Lambeth, London SE11 4NA
Website or Map: https://bit.ly/2GgZCXR
Event Type: post-agm, workshop
Organized By: Bob MacKenzie
Latest Activity: Apr 20
You are most welcome to join us for a lively exploration of issues facing AMED (and other like-minded networks). There is no charge for attending.
• Who: For AMED Members and anyone else who is interested in developing people and organisations, and who might be prepared to contribute to AMED in future.
If you are interested, you are welcome to turn up at 1.00 pm to observe AMED’s AGM, where full AMED Members can vote.
• Light Refreshments will be provided. Optional conversations can continue in the Ship Inn pub afterwards.
• Do bring a friend or colleague: The workshop welcomes fresh faces, and is open to anyone, member or not, who is interested in the possibility of helping to shape the future with AMED.
If you would like more information, please contact Linda Williams at the AMED Office: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.amed.org.uk. .
Background to the workshop
AMED is a longstanding membership organisation, registered educational charity and forum devoted to developing people and organisations. It has over 900 people registered on the website, nearly 700 Twitter followers and 273 LinkedIn members.
Great work is being done by a very few at AMED’s core, and a small number of fee-paying members provide just sufficient funding from which a much larger group of non-subscribing Networkers and Friends, and the wider community, benefits.
The next generation of younger, more diverse members are hardly arriving in droves, and this is one reason why the longer-term future of AMED hangs in the balance.
Two days before Christmas, AMED Members received an invitation to contribute to a rolling Appreciative Inquiry into the future of AMED entitled:
AMED 2020 What do you see? Three questions were raised:
• What have you loved at AMED?
• What lies ahead for us?
• How shall we move forward into the future?
This produced spontaneous calls for AMED to embrace new partnerships, interdependence, relevance and activism to address today’s looming challenges. The responses also underlined (in no particular order) AMED’s established interests in careers, CPD, sustainable development, writing, inclusion, reflection and the experiential craft.
Those were just the initial views generated for the Winter 2017 edition of AMED’s journal e-O&P and this workshop is part of ongoing the appreciative inquiry that remains open through a series of live events and discussions during 2018.
This post-AGM workshop is one such event. Behind this is the ultimate existential question:
AMED: to be or not to be?
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