Positive change event tackles global challenges

Tim headed for Amsterdam last month, speaking at the second Global Conference on Positive Change.

An inspiring couple of days saw five lighthouse sessions, alongside 25 breakout thinking, mining and learning workshop sessions, designed to equip people to do great positive change work. The conference is a wide-ranging gathering of leaders and change agents, investigating how positive change can be applied to global challenges and used to realise opportunities for innovation and growth.

Billed as an ‘un conference’, it was driven by participants, avoiding the top-down organisational style of many more conventional events. The theme of this year’s gathering was ‘building positive organisations’ – re-imagining and re-purposing commercial and community organisations to meet the challenges and opportunities of the coming decades for a more positive world.

Sessions were design to allow people to explore their understanding of key themes of positive change, hear from and discuss with experts applying positive change in a diverse range of fields, learn about approaches and tools for delivering positive change and share their own knowledge, experiences and aspirations.

Tim says: It was a really inspiring few days. I was there to talk about Learning from Excellence, which really caught people’s attention. As a result of the event, a team from Holland is now looking to set it up in a Rotterdam hospital. And with a possible translation of Appreciating Church and More than Welcome into German in the pipeline, it was a chance to reconnect with friends, share new ideas and agree future collaborations.’

The third Global Conference on Positive Change will be in Chile in 2020.