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A panel discussion with social-impact organisations in Oxfordshire, to find out what they are doing to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis.
About this Event
This panel discussion will hear from the heads of four social-impact organisations and businesses in Oxfordshire, to find out what they are doing to navigate through the Coronavirus crisis.
The discussion will cover:
How to manage and motivate your team
How to adapt and innovate
Planning for the future
Who is it for?
This workshop is aimed at SMEs that are Social Enterprises, social entrepreneurs, enterprising charities and other purposeful businesses committed to enabling positive social and environmental impact.
The speakers will share their personal experiences, and provide advice and ideas on how to survive during turbulent times.
Richard Kennell, founder & CEO – SOFEA
Richard founded SOFEA in 2014, having run a small business for the previous 8 years. He has a background in local schools as a former Deputy Headteacher. He is a member of a number of local groups including the Charity Leaders’ Forum and the Oxfordshire Skills Board.
SOFEA has a dual social mission – educating disadvantaged young people and providing surplus food to more than 150 not for profit organisations.
It has reacted quickly to the COVID-19 crisis, and is currently distributinh 3,000 food parcels a week to vulnerable individuals and familis through its network of Community Larders.
For more information, visit www.sofea.uk.com
Jodie Lloyd-Jones, CEO – Oxfordshire Youth
Jodie became CEO of Oxfordshire Youth in 2014. Before that she worked with charities including Stonewall and Raleigh International.
Oxfordshire Youth is the leading organisation for the youth sector in Oxfordshire. It’s aim is to empower young people through a programme of informal education and youth work programmes, reaching more than 26,000 young people each year.
For more information about Oxfordshire Youth, visit www.oxfordshireyouth.org
Paul Humpherson, co-founder – Tap Social Movement
As well as co-founder of the Tap Social Movement, Paul a practicing criminal barrister and visiting fellow in law and criminology at the University of Oxford.
Started in 2016, Tap is an award-winning craft brewery, events and hospitality business, which grew out of a passion for great beer and social justice. It provides training and employment to people serving and recently released from prison sentences to assist in effective rehabilitation and seeks to champion the cause of inclusive employment in the hospitality industry.
For more information on Tap Social, visit www.tapsocialmovement.com
Renee Watson, founder – The Curiosity Box
Renee is the Founder and Head of Explosions at The Curiosity Box. Having discovered a love of science early in life, Renee has been on a mission to make Science, Tech, Engineering and Maths (STEM) awesome and accessible to ALL children. She established her first company, WATS.ON in 2008 and in 2016 launched The Curiosity Box, the UK’s first STEM subscription box.
Renee delivered a TEDx talk in 2019 called ‘Is curiosity the secret to a wonder-filled life‘.
Visit www.curiosity-box.net for more information.
For more information about the eScalate programme , visit www.oxfordshirelep.com/escalate
Please note that the workshop is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
EnSpire Oxford is a University of Oxford initiative to help connect people to the entrepreneurship resources they need, and to promote entrepreneurship across Oxfordshire.
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