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.
To help with that we are delivering regular regional workshops. See here.
I was going to write a blog post about why you should come to the workshops but then i thought i would widen the scope and give you reasons to go to any relevant event or workshop.
Reasons to attend
Here are the reasons that you should attend a relative workshop or event. If you need to persuade your boss you can copy and paste!
Reason #1: Save time.
You have various challenges in your work role. Others in other organisations have those same challenges.
In a reuse sense: 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 reusable assets.
By attending the workshop you will hear from others who have learned the hard way. By understanding what works and what doesn't 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.
I 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 and 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.