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What if…? Workshop with Rob Hopkins (EN)
22 mars 2022 à 13 h 30 min - 18 h 30 min
« From What is to What If: Unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want. »
Dear entrepreneurs, come to enlarge your way of thinking and activate your imagination amongst the transition challenges you face in your entrepreneurial project or company, and contribute to a sustainable and inclusive future!
During this workshop, Rob Hopkins will lead you from the « What is », and the belief that we need to be constrained by what exists, through to « What if » and the ability to ask really good What if questions, to « What next », to take concrete steps to dreaming on the scale that the climate emergency demands of us.
« The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it’s more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it.
In these times of deep division and deeper despair, if there is a consensus about anything in the world, it is that the future is going to be awful. There is an epidemic of loneliness, an epidemic of anxiety, a mental health crisis of vast proportions, especially among young people. There’s a rise in extremist movements and governments. Catastrophic climate change. Biodiversity loss. Food insecurity. The fracturing of ecosystems and communities beyond, it seems, repair. The future—to say nothing of the present—looks grim.
But as Transition movement cofounder Rob Hopkins tells us, there is plenty of evidence that things can change, and cultures can change, rapidly, dramatically, and unexpectedly—for the better. He has seen it happen around the world and in his own town of Totnes, England, where the community is becoming its own housing developer, energy company, enterprise incubator, and local food network—with cascading benefits to the community that extend far beyond the projects themselves. »
By participating to this exceptional workshop you can give a chance to your profound longing to act and work as an entrepreneur with the hard core values that inhabit you. You can offer yourself a chance to dance your values and your hopes for this world into your business. Sensing and experiencing how you can come from : « it won’t work » to « and what if it did ? » Rob is a realistic dreamer whom helps you thinking out of the box and be amazed by yourself !
This workshop is a call to action to reclaim and unleash our collective imagination! Be part of it.
The organization of this workshop is a happy partnership between Terre & Conscience and ACT Now by the OFF Meeting.
About Rob Hopkins
Rob Hopkins is a cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network (in 2005), and the author of The Transition Handbook (2008), The Transition Companion (2011), The Power of Just Doing Stuff (2013), 21 Stories of Transition (2015) and most recently, From What Is to What If: unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want (2019).
He presents the podcast series ‘From What If to What Next‘ which invites listeners to send in their “what if” questions and then explores how to make them a reality. In 2012, he was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists and was on Nesta and the Observer’s list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals. Hopkins has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought and A Good Read, in the French film phenomenon Demain and its sequel Apres Demain, and has spoken at TEDGlobal and three TEDx events.
An Ashoka Fellow, Hopkins also holds a doctorate degree from the University of Plymouth and has received two honorary doctorates from the University of the West of England and the University of Namur. In 2020 he was a member of the Cambridge Sustainability Commission on Scaling Sustainable Behaviour Change. He is a keen gardener, a founder of New Lion Brewery in Totnes, and a director of Totnes Community Development Society, the group behind Atmos Totnes, an ambitious, community-led development project. He blogs at transtionnetwork.org and robhopkins.net and tweets at @robintransition.
Location – ACT Now by OFF Meeting :
ACT Now aspires to actively inspire and challenge the way Business Professionals THINK and ACT for a sustainable and inclusive future… NOW! ACT Now provides you as a Business Professional with a community of visionairs, entrepreneurs, leaders and experts, able to:
- inspire you by their best practices and experiences
- challenge your ideas
- guide you in your actions to be more environmentally friendly
- encourage you to be more inclusive
with empathy and fun, in a dedicated and welcoming venue.
Workshop practical informations and registration :
Date : Tuesday 22nd March 2022
Schedule : 13:30: welcome time with a coffee, to start the workshop at 14:00 precisely. The workshop will end by 18:00 with a cocktail/network time till 18:30
Location: ACT Now, Chaussée de Bruxelles, 412 1300 Wavre – Map.
Workshop fee & registration :
- price: 250 EUR (no VAT applicable)
- registration through the ticketing below. We invite you to read our Terms and conditions.
- respect of the sanitary measures applicable at that moment
- limited number of participants. A waiting list is automatically proposed by the ticketing if the event is complete (you will be advised in case of new availability – please regularly check you spam box)
We will be happy to welcome you !
Terre & Conscience and ACT Now teams
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