Notes from Charlie Duff!
Because we are totally radical, we made some notes. But probably not very good ones.
CHRU 3 meeting 1
Attending: Ailsa, Jon, Peter, Charlie, Mervyn, Gareth
Overview of last time
How much different and how much the same?
More formats needed - fishbowl etc
Pecha kucha is here to stay!
Mix it up - perhaps each time slot a different format
Suggestions: Artists? Live interaction? Live stream? Other formats? Drama? Graffitti artists?
Shout out to the community for creative skills
We need an icebreaker - world cafe networking
Decorate the space – zones? Beach, gym, office, garden...
Bring in unemployed etc to talk about the sharp end of HR - reconnecting must to the purpose of what we do.
How can we add more depth?
Pre-planning on tracks for deeper tracks advertised beforehand so there is some idea of what we will discussed. Outline of themes beforehand - electronic version of the grid?
Start this early – will help with sales etc
Try to change something - publish paper etc - lobby
Our own community had been hit - their stories. Self employment, etc
Alisa- talk to Darius, bring in young people etc
Gareth - Investigate types of format, publish on the NingNangNong
Post apocalypse HR - after the riots
New ways to engage
How can HR take action
The four HR horsemen...
The HR spring
What to do differently?
World cafe for icebreaker - ask a question each time, not so much for populating grid
Quickly grid, will be part populated already
Five different formats – one for each session
Energiser after lunch
Is there a demand for a social media surgery?
Community to develop something - data gathering, HR and technology, workshop, white paper
Case study: ConnectingHR changed my life
Reach out to community again for icebreakers
on boarding of newbies
Marketing and the tickets debate
Give a discount for 'plus 1' invite - discount for 2 – bring someone not part of the crowd
Community needs to work harder to spread the word – we're looking at you, there
Practitioner must be one of the tickets
We should target a few people - Gareth seems to know a load of people, so he can do some of that. Any superstar HR requests, throw them in the forum
Single tickets? £85 - £100 – if we sell singles at all...
2 people £150 by 5 Oct
More you bring the better! Whole HR teams etc
Gareth will finalise this....
Charlie - get us Media partners (will get on this asap)
Chief poet - Neil
Chief busker - Doug
Coordinator with Darius - Ailsa
MC - Charlie
World cafe - Mervyn
Grid – Jose? Yet to be consulted
Marketing - Gareth
Media partnerships - Charlie
Event rite management - Gareth
Shopping - Mervyn
HR cupcakes - Charlie and anyone else who wants to
Follow up masters and wrap up at the end - Gareth and Jon
Gareth migrating people over by email invite
Special Ning community discounts
5% discount for profile set up by sept (two weeks)
Top ten points on Ning get 'most influential' badge on the day
Disorganising pixies will lead Ning
Once a week at least participation required! So be warned!
Thanks everyone for attending!
Cool! Grid looks good with me - are we going to make this available to view pre buying tickets?
I have now moved and am just settling in so everything is getting easier over here.
Good news for today is that I have secured us a spot in PTod thanks to their esteemed editor and all-round lovely man, Rob. However he needs a press release and I haven't written one (yet). I'm going to try to put one together if you lot don't mind and will post here.
Hi - the grid looks good - can we remember that if Darius agrees to participate with some of his guys or if Alison gets the Prince's Trust in we will have to accomodate them somewhere too.
Am off to meet Darius this evening so will report back and then we will need to keep a slot for him if he agrees to take part. Alison - did we agree to have the Princes Trust people?
Will give them e follow-up call as I haven't heard back from them and keep you posted
Thanks! Am getting quite excited now and a month still to go - almost!
It's actually three weeks now - and we do need to raise the profile of the event substantially now - I'd like to see all members of the community doing personal posts etc, just like Mervyn, to get this more attention.
(This was my post: http://strategic-hcm.blogspot.com/2011/09/looking-forward-to-chru-3...).
Morning lovely people!
I had a great meeting with Darius and Jess at The Spring last night and I think we have come up with a good plan for the day and possibly for a follow up event if we can get enough interest in doing it.
So - the suggestion is that we run a session before lunch where Darius will introduce the work that they do at the Spring and will have 5/6 unemployed graduates (with various disadvantaged backgrounds) who will tell the group about the issues they face in the current climate and explain what might make life better for them in the world of jobseeking. They will stay for the lunch time break and can mingle with the group.
Darius has suggested as a follow up, if we get enough commitment from our members, that we run another side session with a larger group of his grads where we can do workshops on recruitment, cv's, interview skills etc whch might fit well with the mentoring that some people wanted to get involved with.
Darius also has a Just Text Giving number now and has asked if he can promote it on the day - as it links with his session I have said I can't see why not but that I woudl bring it back to you guys for confirmation.
He has also asked if he can give us some work experience peple on the day - to assist us with running the event. Again have said I personally have no issue but would bring it back to you.
Lastly he has offered to run an Aikido session after lunch as an energiser so hopefully that fits with what we taking about too. Thoughts?
Also some little bits and bobs that came up were - equipment - he has microphones, projector and large screen now that we can hire for a small charge if we want. Who is responsible for the set up on the day? Can you liaise with Darius? (It might be cool to project the Grid?)
He has also opened up a smaller room at the back of the main floor and was saying that some groups had used this as a small cinema - ae we thinking of screening anything? If so we can.
Catering - Merve - they have changed their approach to lunches - they prefer to bring in good sandwiches now and to serve them in the main room so people can move around more. However, if we want they will serve the way they did before. Personally I quite like the idea of sandwiches and mingling. Coffee and teas as per usual.
So - a lot of food for thought (no pun intended on above comment!). What does everyone think? We can discuss and confirm at next Monday's drinks.
On a tangent the venue is looking better now with the windows glazed and a lot of nice new comfy sofa's and breakout areas. Darius thinks even if it is a cold snap by the time we come it will be nowhere near as bad as last year.
Well done Ailsa - sounds like you have made great progress! I chased up with the Prince's Trust today, but they seem to have lost the initial note of the conversation, so unfortunately we're back to square one with them, I think in fairness I have possibly been speaking to the fundraising team rather than the business development team, but we shall see if they manage to ring me back this time. If not it sounds like a great plan re Darius and friends.
I'm really sorry but its now very unlikely that I will be able to come to the Unconference, as my board meeting has been rescheduled to that day. I can come in the evening for drinks but will only be able to make the very end of everything else, which I'm gutted about. i am proposing though to fund 2 of my team to come and will keep you posted on that score.
I'll also do a blog about it.....!
Oh no - an unconf without you - you have to come along after!