Writing, conversation and trust: a day of exploration by the seaside, with Alison Donaldson and Rob Warwick. RSVP

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Writing, conversation and trust: a day of exploration by the seaside, with Alison Donaldson and Rob Warwick. RSVP

Time: May 20, 2016 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Brighton Friends Meeting House
Street: Ship Street
City/Town: Brighton, BN1 1AF
Website or Map: http://www.brightonquakers.co…
Phone: 01273 770 258
Event Type: amed's, annual, writing, workshop, by, the, sea
Organized By: Bob MacKenzie
Latest Activity: May 20, 2016

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The AMED annual writers' workshop by the sea

Your invitation: Come to AMED’s annual visit to the seaside.  Enjoy creative conversations. Reflect. Savour some quiet personal writing time. Meet old and new writing friends. Experiment, practice, make discoveries. Celebrate each other’s talents.  Have some fun during the Brighton Festival. Leave with renewed energy and creativity.

Rob and Alison will open a space to explore how trust emerges at work, paying particular attention to the role of conversations and writing, and how they interconnect. This will be a flexible, experiential session, enabling opportunities to:

  • Hear about what Rob and Alison have learned from their Roffey Park-funded research into trust
  • Read some of their short written pieces on trust (stories and blog posts), and reflect on what associations, thoughts or feelings they spark in you.
  • Do some 'free writing' to explore how relationships at work have developed in your own experience.
  • Exchange experiences with others to deepen understanding of how relationships evolve.
  • Reflect on how a combination of reflective writing and conversation can stimulate new thinking.

This  Brighton workshop will have a different emphasis from their ODiN session in January, so do come along even if you were at the earlier event.

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Rob Warwick is Senior Lecturer in Business Strategy, University of Chichester. He is an experienced change management practitioner and academic. Rob’s doctorate was in government policy formulation and how this affects frontline practice, paying attention to power, changing relationships, risk and complexity. He has co-authored a book titled ‘The Social Development of Leadership and Knowledge: a Reflexive Inquiry into Research and Practice’ (Warwick and Board, 2013). Rob can be contacted at: r.warwick@chi.ac.uk

Alison Donaldson is currently working on a book that takes literature as a starting point to explore the everyday activities of conversation and writing. She completed a doctorate with Ralph Stacey examining the part played by writing in the organisational conversation, and has recently co-authored a book called ‘Communities of Influence’. Alison can be contacted at alidonaldson@gmail.com, and blogs at www.writinginorganistions.uk

Payment via the AMED Office here):  £25 for full AMED Members; £30 for Networkers and Guests.  This includes light refreshments.  You can bring your own packed lunch, or choose from one of the many quirky eating places in the nearby Lanes.

Everyone is welcome, so please feel free to spread the word.

Useful links:  Rail enquiries; www.visitbrighton.com.

Best wishes. Bob.  E: bob@amed.org.uk.

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