Inspiration can come from anywhere
By reading, listening and observing we find inspiration everywhere and integrate those insights into our work. Occasionally we write an article or a blog: below are links to some of them.
- “If you need to cough or sneeze, please do it into your sleeve.”
October 2022, Sawsan Khuri. It’s a ground rule for any in person gathering, equal to respectful listening and avoiding distractions.
- Collaboration starts with how you say their name.
September 2022, Sawsan Khuri. How often have you been unsure about the correct way to pronounce someone’s name? What have you done about it?
- The candle, the box and innovation
August 2022, Sawsan Khuri. How often have you heard the old cliché, think outside the box? No one ever asks you to think about how to light a candle without making a mess…
- ExeBiblio – a writing intervention
August 2022, Sawsan Khuri and Tamsin Kilner.
Think you might/should/could maybe one day write a book?
Intimidated by the publishing process?
Feel you could write the book on writer’s block?
We did, and here is what we did about it.
- An Interview with …
June 2022: The Exeter Chamber recognises the importance of STEMM and of related businesses in the Exeter area through Exist (Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology). The Exist Insights magazine spotlights key players in the area and this month it’s Sawsan Khuri.
- GovICT 2022
April 2022, Sawsan Khuri. The annual GovICT conference returned this year with a focus on the publication of the cyber security strategy.
- Embedding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Apr 2022, Sawsan Khuri. EDI is at the heart of innovation. We worked with a large organisation to establish a strategy for embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in their culture.
- Why we use the term intervention
March 2022, Sawsan Khuri. Innovation defines the process of creating something new. Workshops are often used to describe facilitating the process of innovation. However, here at Collaborative Capacities, we prefer to use the term intervention.
- Take your shoes off and slide into innovation interventions for lasting change
Jan 2022., Sawsan Khuri. ‘Take Your Shoes Off First’ is a term used by Julia Freeland in the book and podcast of the same name. The powerful idea is to identify our own beliefs and put them aside before trying to understand another person’s perspective. In her fifth podcast, Julia discusses this concept with Sawsan Khuri and how we use it in our innovation interventions.
- How Important are Facts in Conflict Resolution?
Nov 2021, Daniel Maxwell. Dan’s expertise is in working with groups of people to map and compare their beliefs, revealing where they agree and disagree, and helping them understand each other better and reach reconciliation.
- What Happens At an Innovation Intervention?
Nov 2021, Sawsan Khuri. Our team designs each intervention from scratch with clients using tried and tested tools and methods, and ensuring the context and outcomes are aligned with client needs.
- What Is Innovation and Why You Need an Innovation Strategy
Oct 2021, Sawsan Khuri, based on several months discussing the topic with network colleagues on LinkedIn and tinkering with a definition.
- An Innovation Training Session with SETsquared
Sept 2021, Nasara Al-Hassan. Nasara summarises Sawsan’s approach to innovation training
- The Three Ingredients of an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Sept 2021, Sawsan Khuri. This blog is a summary of an interactive webinar Sawsan gave on the Entrepreneurial Mindset to the Lucidity Network in September 2021.
- The Future of Work – a Panel Discussion
August 2021, Nasara Al-Hassan. With pandemic conditions getting better, employees are now being asked to return to the physical office. What will this new working environment look like for many, and how will this impact the future of work?
- Discussions of the Panel: International Women’s Day 2021 Reset and Recovery – Women, Business and the Pandemic
July 2021, Nasara Al-Hassan. A young person’s reflection of a panel discussion around the impact that the pandemic has had on women, and how they can rise once again to help with reset and recovery.
Clarify not Simplify: is COVID-19 more complex than the 35 year span of EastEnders?
June 2021, Sawsan Khuri and Nasara Al-Hassan in Communicator, Summer 2021, by the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators.
Five reasons why you need to keep innovation alive and well in your business.
Feb 2021, Sawsan Khuri on LinkedIn.
Understanding data visualisation.
Dec 2020. Sawsan Khuri, in Communicator, Winter 2020, by the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators.
Who works alone these days?
Reflections on entrepreneurship by Sawsan Khuri, in Inspiring Thinkers, We Are Like Minds, October 2020.
Tips and tools for making your online meetings and workshops more interactive.
Oct 2020. Sawsan Khuri and Mark Reed, published on Fast Track Impact.
Look at the Whole Glass.
Sept 2020. Sawsan Khuri on LinkedIn.
Blogs about Innovation
- Our case studies page is full of examples where we have used innovation techniques to make good things happen.
Get The Message, a formula for effective communication, an ebook by Sawsan Khuri, 2019.
Available via email.
Articles about Sawsan’s journey
- Sawsan Khuri – Leaving a Legacy.
Amazing interview writeup in Grow magazine, Exeter.
- My Leadership Story at IWF-UK.
Sawsan Khuri featured in the February edition, 2019
- Advice for young scientists.
Sawsan Khuri featured at University of Exeter for Women In Science Day, February 2019
Communications in Transdisciplinary Teams.
Lotrecchiano and Misri (Eds). 2020, Informing Science Press.
Sawsan has a chapter here about science communication education and training.
Articles about Facilitation
- A formula for perfect research project meetings.
Sawsan Khuri for Fast Track Impact, November 2018
- The secrets of facilitation in three words.
Sawsan Khuri for Fast Track Impact, February 2018
- Teams in academia don’t just happen.
Mark Reed at Fast Track Impact, January 2018
Team Science Glossary.
Sawsan Khuri and Stefan Wuchty, 2017