Recruiting for next Sophia course – from vague community or business idea to first test – 2 winter Saturday mornings

Sophia Hubs helping you to work on a vague idea, make it bite-sized and test  it out

idea lightbulbThis course is participatory not academic.  It’s about being active citizens or entrepreneurs by helping you to actually do something with your idea- to take step one and learn from it. It is for individuals or organisations and community groups to work on something new. We will be looking at community resources you can tap into and find people to collaborate with.  You may ditch your idea and work with someone else on theirs!

All ideas are welcome.  Over 2 Saturday mornings, we’ll take a journey together.

Course aim: to build confidence in yourself as an active citizen or entrepreneur

Learning outcome:  to create a very mini project that can be carried out before Easter

  • Dates: Saturday 21 January,  Saturday 28  January (Please note change of date –  it’s one weekly later than  originally publicised)
  • Time: 9.30-1.00
  •  Venue – room C, Redbridge Institute, Gants Hill
  • Facilitator: Ruth Musgrave
  • Cost – £15 for the course, £10 for Redbridge Institute students

A follow up support session will  be offered to all participants and a fab certificate!

Course outline
Session 1- intros/welcome/support code, exploring communtiy spirit values, introducing our ideas, blocks, finding ways forward, identifying support.
Session 2- welcome/recap, widening support and partnerships, taking a holistic view, sharpening idea, SMART idea, next step, affirmation/ending

Here’s what other graduates have done:SH logo final 2014

My first street event was just a St Georges day cup of tea on the street for one hour. It got 75 neighbours! Since then I have organised (with help from others) 5 St Georges day events, 3 street parties, 3 street festivals, a front garden bonfire and a food festival. It really is important to start small and just test something out whether its a business or community idea. Ros  Southern


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