Power to Change
We are committed to developing our unique Community Centre Peer Network!
We are delighted and challenghed to be involved in the Power to Change's Community Business Peer Network programme. The programme's network includes thirteen peer network professionals, who come together, to form a Community of Practice.
We love all the learning and sharing!
Power to Change - The Community Business Peer Network Programme
Octopus recognises that Community Centres are community-driven businesses. As a result, we are now part of a Community of Practice exploring, developing and challenging what we do by looking at the seven principles of network development.
Purpose and Identity
Leadership and Decision Making
People and Roles
Value in Networks
Types of Networks
Our learning is being led and facilitated by Shared Assets and the Social Change Agency and we are SO excited about the potential this offers. We'll keep you informed of our development over the next 18-months - watch this space and follow us on Twitter!
Power to Change research found that 72% of community businesses work closely with other community businesses and 69% actively support the development of community businesses. That, and feedback from community business events, tell us peer networks are one of the most important forms of support a community business can get.
Want to find out more about the Community of Practice, then click the link: http://www.unlockingnetworks.org/