Creating a 'Social Business City'
From an article by Pioneers Post
Taoyuan City, Taiwan has created “an enabling ecosystem for social businesses, social enterprises and social innovation” by removing obstacles and giving them the “power, means, opportunities and authority to pursue their goals”
An online parenting program for divorced parents
From an article by Child and Family blog
Most divorced or separated parents ask themselves, “What can I do to protect my children from the problems that often follow divorce?” An online parenting-after-divorce programme backed by research..
Four core regrets in life
From an article by Behavioural Scientist and other
“How often do you look back in your life and wish you had done something differently?” Analysis of 23,000 regrets from around world show four core regrets and how regret, while painful in the moment, can help us move forward.
The expectation of fatherhood as a vocation
From an article by the Institute of Family Studies
Without an involved father, the family cannot approach the perfection of which it is capable. We must do everything in our power to recapture, reignite, and recommit to the expectation of fatherhood as a vocation, a calling in life.
Preparing young people for the world of work
From a report by the Chartered Institute of Person
Many think they did not receive enough support in education to prepare for careers. Many dissatisfied with current job, career progression due to poor-quality management and lack of training holding them back.
Knowing when to quit
From an article by Behavioural Scientist
“What are the signs that, if I see them in the future, will cause me to exit the road I’m on? What could I learn about the state of the world or the state of myself that would change my commitment to this decision?”
Making Change: What Works
From research by IPPR
Movements change the world. Throughout history, loosely organised networks of individuals and organisations have sought changes to societies – and won. What can we learn from success or failure?
Reducing discrimination between groups
From an article from Behavioral Scientist
A 'shared identity' helps bring people together. We may have institutions that make it hard for some to stay part of a common identity. People are not hardwired to be racist, etc - we are hardwired to be group-ish.
What do friends have to do with economic mobility?
From an article by Behavioural Scientist
Social capital-the strength of one's social network, community-is a determinant of outcomes from education to health. A study reveals importance of friendships across socioeconomic class lines and more...
Online - Exploring Marginalisation: Experiences of Community Businesses
Power to Change commissioned Spark Insights and Locality to conduct research exploring the barriers faced by community businesses and organisations led by / supporting people experiencing marginalisation.
The research explored how marginalisation impacts community businesses on their journey, from seeking and receiving funding, to perceptions and experiences of funders and capacity building organisations, to recurring barriers and challenges. The research also explores the experiences of funding and capacity building organisations in supporting and responding to these experiences challenges
Join us as we share insights from community businesses, funders, capacity building organisations as well as recommendations and possible solutions.
Online - The teen brain: Mysteries and misconceptions
Join a conversation about the teenage brain’s strengths and vulnerabilities, how adults can support teenagers with mental health issues, and how teens can help one another.
It may be difficult for older adults to fathom, but today’s teenagers have never lived in a world where depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders weren’t rife — and on the rise — among their peers. Just a few decades ago, many psychiatrists thought depression was a condition that affected only adults. Now we know better: Researchers think more than half of mental health disorders, including depression, begin by age 14.
Join leading neuroscientist BJ Casey and teen mental health advocate Diana Chao for a conversation about the teen brain’s unique strengths and challenges, and why many experts have declared a global mental health emergency in children and adolescents.
Online - Roundtable: Church Personas
The church personas from the Evangelical Alliance offers insights into the attitudes and motivations of people within the UK church. Through the Being Human project, research was commissioned to better understand the various tribes found within UK churches. Following the research, six core personas were identified, each with distinct motivations and attitudes. Join Jo Frost, director of communications and engagement, for a 90 minute training session, exploring who these tribes are and how best to engage and disciple them in your context.