Amp team diary: October 2018

Each month, members of the WEAll Amplification team (Amp team) share what they’ve been working on, and their priorities for the coming month.

Find out more about our team members here 

Ana Gomez 

What’s kept you busy in October?

  • Onboarding and meeting with new members – the network is growing all the time!
  • Spending time as a team in Malaga which was vital to confirm our priorities
  • Recharging my energy with time off in both Scotland and Spain

October highlight:

  • Helping to deliver the WEAll Scotland launch event in Edinburgh – I was inspired by everything happening to create a wellbeing economy there

November priorities:

  • Developing some ideas I’m really excited about to help further connect members and create spaces for dialogue within the movement
  • Cultivating new communications channels for working with members

Lisa Hough-Stewart 

What’s kept you busy in October?

  • Planning and creating content for the communications around NESI Global Forum 2019
  • Supporting the WEAll Scotland launch and strategic thinking
  • Considering the role for WEAll in work around finance by participating in the global Ethical Finance conference and Change Finance convenors meeting (this is really interesting for me given my background working in the banking sector!)

October highlight:

  • I’m so proud of, and excited by, the great work happening in Scotland. The energy at the WEAll Scotland launch was fantastic

November priorities:

  • The launch and promotion of NESI Global Forum 2019 ticket sales – watch this space!
  • Supporting events to promote Stewart’s book ‘A Finer Future’ and Katherine’s forthcoming book ‘Arrival’
  • Developing concept notes and plans for our Citizens initiative and other comms work

 

Katherine Trebeck

What’s kept you busy in October?

  • A wonderful trip to Malmo and Copenhagen where I met with people working on changing the economy for discussions and presentations about transitions, narrative, wellbeing economy businesses, and shifting EU policy
  • So much is happening in Scotland – as well as the WEAll Scotland launch event, I also did a key-note at an international Zero Waste summit, took part in a Finance Innovation Lab event, and spoke on a panel about business and sustainability with the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Taking forward our narrative work, both by planning for a workshop at Lancaster University in collaboration with our members the Green Economy Coalition, and by developing ideas and funding bids for future work

October highlight:

  • The trip to Malmo and Copenhagen was a timely change to see how people’s eyes light up when they hear about a wellbeing economy and how they want to get involved. And it was a wonderful chance to spend time with WEAll members Flo, Lars and Fredrik

November priorities:

  • Travelling to Rio to speak at the incredible CollaboroAmerica event, and also at a gathering of the wonderful This is Not the Truth project
  • Accompanying the Scottish Government to the OECD meeting in South Korea where they will participate in a session about the Wellbeing Economy Governments project. I’m also chairing another panel at that event
  • Having the Wellbeing Economies film crew in Scotland (have you seen the film’s awesome trailer yet?)

 

Stewart Wallis

What’s kept you busy in October?

  • After two months of ‘re-retirement’, it has been great to reconnect with the WEAll Amp team and our members. The team spent time together in Malaga doing vital work on our strategy and priorities
  • Presenting at and participating in the Economics of Happiness conference in Bristol, organised by WEAll members Happy City and Local Futures
  • Meetings with potential funders and developing funding proposals

October highlight:

  • The launch of ‘A Finer Future’, a book that I co-authored with Hunter Lovins, Anders Wjikman and John Fullerton. It’s been very well received so far

November priorities:

  • Promoting the book including (hopefully!) an event in London with Hunter when she visits the UK
  • Developing a proposal for WEAll’s governance structure
  • Exploring some exciting funding opportunities for WEAll

 

Michael Weatherhead

What’s kept you busy in October?

  • Designing and delivering our team strategy days in Malaga to help us prioritise and to work better together
  • Finalising WEAll’s 3 year project plan after our strategy sessions, in order to share it with funders and partners
  • Managing the recruitment process for two people to deliver the NESI Academy project, which will tackle underemployment in Andalucia. We’ve appointed two great candidates and I’m looking forward to working with them

October highlight:

  • Setting up the content group for NESI Global Forum. WEAll members are contributing to the development of the forum programme

November priorities:

  • Working with the business cluster, we will be developing a proposal for a Wellbeing Economy guide for businesses
  • Agreeing next steps with Velcro for our partnership with them
  • Development of content for NESI Global Forum 2019 – I’m hoping we can confirm some impressive speakers and contributors soon

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