If We Change How Organisations Operate & What They Value, Can We Change The World?
We’re excited to announce and welcome Tessa Copper to our next AWA meetup. Tessa is the director of People and Culture at FutureLearn (a social learning platform, enabling online learning through conversation. It offers free and paid for online courses from world-leading UK and international universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council and Cancer Research UK). When Tessa first proposed this workshop to us it immediately sparked our curiosity since it’s deeply aligned with our vision of making working life better. We hope you can join us for what will be a fascinating evening!
Organisations are microcosms of society: by changing how they operate and what they value we can change the world
ABOUT THIS MEETUP
This workshop will explore the ways in which organisations reflect society, and how breaking unhealthy systems and values within your organisation could not only make your organisation more effective but also transform the wider world in which you operate.
Tessa Cooper, Director of People & Culture, will begin with a 15 – 20 minute talk about which negative and positive elements of society she has seen reflected within organisations and share stories of how changing some of the things that a team or organisation values, and adapting our relationship with work, can affect change beyond the walls of that organisation.
She will then facilitate a workshop which will encourage you to explore one idea for how your team or organisation can change what society values and develop a plan for why it also has business value.
- Explore the ways in which your organisation reflects society
- Develop techniques for understanding what you and your team values
- Be able to make a case for why it’s important to invest time & money into changing organisational behaviour or values
- you want to build a more sustainable business or team
- you want to make a difference to society
After 5 years of building product teams at the Guardian, Comic Relief and FutureLearn Tess moved into an Organisational Development role helping the entire company, not just the product team, to develop their practices and ways of working. She was promoted to Director of People and Culture at FutureLearn and is now focussed on building a diverse company where people are able to fulfill their potential and work together in an open way.
18:00 – 18:45: arrivals & pizza
18:45 – 19:45: talk & workshop
20.00 – 20.45: networking & debrief
DATE: 21ST JUNE
LOCATION: RED HAT OPEN INNOVATION LABS
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I work at AWA HQ looking after day-to-day operations, speaking with people, organising events and training, and thinking of the next cool thing we can do. Outside of work I’m probably in one of 3 places – at F45, on the mat practising yoga, or out in the countryside with my husband walking our whippet, Luna.