27th April | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Join us for our charity drinks and networking event, where this month’s guest talk will be on innovation.
3 Secrets of Successful Innovators with Guest Speaker Lucy Gower
In a fast changing world innovation has become an essential strategy for survival.
Whether you focus your innovation efforts on making small improvements to how you work, creating disruption or developing new products and services, innovation is a team sport. It is about people working together to achieve a shared goal. It can sometimes feel scary because new ideas are unproven and not guaranteed to work. Excellent innovators create supportive environments where it is safe to learn from failure, there is space for new ideas to flourish and there is a sense of urgency to make the best ideas happen.
In this session Lucy will share some of the secrets of successful innovators that you can take back and use in your everyday work.
Guest speaker: Lucy Gower
Lucy Gower is a trainer, coach and consultant specialising in developing creative, collaborative, high performing and innovative teams.
Lucy led the first innovation team at the NSPCC. Since leaving in 2012 Lucy has worked with over 50 organisations to help individuals and teams to work better together to develop ideas and make their innovations happen. She uses a range of proven practical techniques; a mash up of innovation frameworks and processes, influencing skills, storytelling and improvisation.
We’re a friendly community of people who are interested in charities, social enterprises and not-for-profits. Whether you currently work in these sectors, or would like to get more involved, our charity networking events have quite a reputation for creating sociable evenings with like-minded people. We attract everyone from young professionals early on in their careers, through to senior directors and everyone in between! Our guests have found job opportunities, partners for projects, mentors, volunteers and shared many other collaborative ideas along the way. Why not join us?
6.00pm Doors open
6.40pm Guest talk
7.10pm Networking continues
Innovation and Creativity Workshop, 18 May
Lucy will be running a half day workshop exploring the themes of innovation and creativity in greater detail on 18 May. You can sign up for both these events at a special rate. Click here for further details and to book your place.
Here’s what some of our guests say…
“Loved the talk, loved the buzz, loved the people. Nice quirky venue!” Jane Pendry, Fundraiser
“The I Am Group have carved out a truly unique space in the charity sector. I met many interesting people at one of their events and will be back soon! Highly recommended.” Zoe Amar, Zoe Amar Communications
“Thanks for a really great evening last night – I met a couple of really promising future trustees.” Jack Wright, Trustee
“It was my first networking event and I found it thoroughly enjoyable and very informative, so thank you to you and all the speakers for their wisdom and advice.” Lisa, Cancer Research UK