A multi-sector engagement to create a roadmap for restoring, enhancing and connecting Green Infrastructure for people and nature in a post-industrial landscape.
October 2022, Sawsan Khuri. It’s a ground rule for any in person gathering, equal to respectful listening and avoiding distractions.
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 food security needs and priorities in the ten countries of Southeast Asia are based on a complex set of interrelated dynamics. We designed meeting formats and trained in-house facilitators to run consultation meetings around this topic in Southeast Asia.
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…
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.
Whole-university intervention to gain insights around research culture as part of the deliverables for the Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA) and to evidence the implementation of UKRI’s Concordat principles in each department.
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.
With business norms evolving, SMEs need to assess their innovation strategy and build resilience into their business model.
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.
Generate trust and cohesion, learn from past success, inform decisions for the future.
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.
The focus was on listening, noting, and arriving at decisions which consider every voice in the room and work towards the common good.
A multi-sector generative conversation around market based approached to funding peatland restoration, hosted by the Great North Bog initiative and delivered with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Fast Track Impact and Finance Earth.
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.
The hidden histories of environmental science programme was a broad cross disciplinary effort aimed at learning from the colonial past to inform a more equitable, inclusive future for the sector.
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.
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.
Sept 2021, Nasara Al-Hassan. Nasara summarises Sawsan’s approach to innovation training
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.
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?
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.
This SME had reached a point where they needed to spend time on rather than in their business. We worked with them to unpack their success stories and focus on their future.
Over 50 people from business, government, NGOs and academics collaborated on what the future of work might look like and what skills might this future workforce need. This was followed by a series of online workshops that gave insightful results around upskilling, reskilling and the impact of digital technologies on the future of work.