Making A Difference
This class will provide the inspiration – with a healthy dose of realism - and the practical tools to make a realistic difference in your lives. We will examine the psychological, cultural and social resistances we may encounter as we look to make a change.
It is normal to harbour a wish to lead a meaningful life that has a beneficial impact on those around us. However grand it might sound, wanting to 'change the world' and make a difference is a proper and mature ambition.
However, by a dispiriting law of inertia, we tend to remain passive and assume that change cannot take place, or that we are not really the ones to instigate it. This cannot in reality be true; there are simply too many examples of everyday initiative to the contrary.
Discover in this class, that much has to do with learning where our own particular passion may lie – and how we might marry it to the needs of the world.
5.45pm Drinks & welcome
6.00pm Workshop begins
7.30pm Break (times vary)
9.00pm Workshop finishes
‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’
– Margaret Mead
Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply and have courageous conversations about the issues that matter most, and you’ll be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone in a safe space with other curious, open-minded individuals.
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These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity.
Eyal Halamish has been an activist, lobbyist, political staffer, management consultant for Fortune 500 companies in banking and mining and a social entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of OurSay, an organisation which helps leaders level with their communities with easy to use technologies. His organisation has received a Crikey Media Innovation Award and the International Association of Public Participation Core Values Award in 2013 for helping civic leaders make relevant decisions by keeping their communities close. Eyal is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Sandboxer, Unreasonable Institute Fellow, and Center for Sustainability Leadership Fellow. Social change and making a difference is in his blood.