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11 Reasons To Attend The Warp It Network Regional Workshops

Warp It admin, Events


Making Reuse Mainstream

Our aim is to make reuse mainstream and give you the tools and tips to help you do that in your organisation.

In 2018 we are delivering a series of regional workshops. The objectives of the workshops are

  • Help existing Warp It customers (and main players across the region) collaborate with each other to maximise reuse internally and externally. 
  • Share experiences of barriers and solutions to help others maximise reuse.

It is much better way of learning to listen to peers talk about their experiences rather than consultants, experts (or even listening to us)! 

  • There are people out there who have worked out the short cuts to success. 
  • There are people out there who have made all the mistakes there are to be made already.
  • There are people out there who have a wealth of knowledge to share.

We have decided to get these people together and do a workshop as part of our support offering.

The topics are vast and the things you can learn will be amazing (if you are into increasing organisational reuse!).

During 2018 we will deliver regional workshops to bring this experience to you. 

In the workshops you will

  • Get the chance to meet Warp It members in your region- as well as the big players from organisaitons across the region. 
  • Learn about how they have implemented reuse,  so that you can get the short cuts to success
  • Learn what not to do so that you avoid the pitfalls and potentially wasted effort
  • Make connections with others in the same sector and interest areas as you
  • Learn how other sectors have solved the problems that you face
  • Get ideas to improve your own reuse system

We will have speakers from outside the sector talking about how to make effective progress in organisational culture change.

We will have 3-4 speakers from existing Warp It customers talking about their journey.

In between each speaker we will have facilitated group discussion. 

Workshops are aimed at

  • Sustainability
  • Procurement
  • Facilities Management
  • Space Management
  • Building decommissioning managers
  • Charity partners

We do not have any agenda or venues yet- but we are working on this right now! But rest assured the content will be absolutely relevant to your objectives.

(If you want to speak or host let us know!)

 

Reasons to attend

 

Here are the reasons that you should attend. If you need to persuade your boss you can copy and paste!

 

Reason #1: Save time.

You have developed a reuse program to solve a problem. That is, avoiding the purchase of assets your organisation already has AND to stop scrapping reuseable assets. 

By attending the workshop you will hear from others who have got their system singing, as well as some who have got it wrong. By understanding what works and what doesnt work you will avoid costly mistakes and use time and money better.

 

Reason #2: Generate new ideas

Two heads are better than one. Well how about 30/40 heads? When different skills and experiences collide,  ideas and solutions emerge.

Together we can generate faster and more relevant solutions to your current issues, supporting you in successfully achieving your objectives. 

 

Reason #3: Sharpen the saw

The idea of "Sharpen the saw" is that you have to take a break from work to get better at what you do. So a woodsman has to take a break to sharpen his saw at times. 

always return from a conference with new ideas and approaches that make me more effective and efficient at work.

You will too.

 

Reason #4: Help us improve - you get a better reuse system

In this workshop we will explore the barriers and issues that are common to all. By identifying common issues we can then improve our system and serve your needs better.

 

Reason #5: Get feedback

“If you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room” the saying goes. Knowledge sharing helps you get feedback and help with your projects from those more skilled or with a different set of competences. You can always reach out to your peers – you’ll be amazed of what they can teach you in no time. 

 

Reason #6: Meet real people

Yes you can listen to a podcast, read a blog or go to YouTube. But there is nothing like actually meeting people. You are going to meet real people. You are going to hear about real journeys. This is rare in our digital age!  

 

Reason #7 It will help you grow

Having a fixed set of skills is what makes you proficient in a specific area – but growth means continuous development. They say you could learn something from everybody in your life. What about when you have 40 peers from across different sectors in the room? 

You will learn.

You will grow. 

 

Reason #8 Get motivated. Get inspired.

Every time you go to a good conference or workshop you come away with loads of notes? You feel re energized?

Getting exposed to different skills and know-how from your peers can help you want more from yourself.

Sharing knowledge practices pushes you to become better at what you do, while driving you at the same time to contribute with your own insights.

We will make sure you leave with a clear way forward.

 

Reason #9 Networking opportunities

Good conferences have opportunities for attendees to mix and mingle, form new relationships, and strengthen existing ones. Over coffee or lunch, you will make at least one bountiful connection.

 

Reason #10 The energy of like minded individuals

Everyone at the workshop will be of a similar background.

Trying to deliver positive change with a back ground of zero resources.  

Trying to balance the day job with all the other tasks that have piled into your job description in recent years is tough.

But you will get great energy from your peers which you will take back into your work life.

 

Reason #11 Invest in yourself

By attending you’re investing in your own growth. It’s admitting that you’re worth it. It’s admitting that you still have things to learn. That you can get better.

You will leave the session with a clear idea of what your next steps should be. 

 


What now?

We are still finalising agendas, getting speakers and arranging venues. 

We need speakers- see here for why you should speak at the event. 

If you would like to speak about your reuse journey please let us know here . 

If you can donate a venue please let us know here.

If you just want to come then you can register here (link not live yet!! See above for reasons!)


 

About the Author..

Alexandra O'Connor

Alexandra O'Connor

Helping to mainstream reuse by giving you a great customer experience anytime you visit our services here at Warp It.

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