Category Archives: Learning Session

Who runs this place?

Power was the subject of the UpRising learning session held on 12 November 2009. UpRisers explored what the idea of ‘power’ means and the current power dynamics in the UK. They also discussed different types of power and the importance of values to responsible use of power. Speakers at the learning session included Peter Kellner, […]

Building a team

Aretousa and Mary introduce organisational meetings UpRisers took part in a learning session on 22 October 2009 that included training on how to set up and run organisational meetings.  Organisational meetings allow individuals to share their concerns and come together to work together. They are useful when developing campaigns to build new relationships and shared understandings […]

Community Campaigns take shape

Participants on the UpRising leadership programme developed their ideas for community campaigns during a learning session held on 24 September 2009. UpRisers worked in groups to define the problem they hoped their community campaign would address. Using a problem definition tool they broke the wider issue into component parts. The exercise aimed to help participants […]

Community Cafe investigates ‘getting things off the ground’

UpRisers took part in a ‘community cafe’ with speakers from a range of backgrounds who discussed how to set up new campaigns or projects. As part of UpRising participants set up develop your own ideas and apply their learning through leading a community campaign aimed at influencing change to help solve a problem affecting their […]

Values of leadership

UpRisers took part in a learning session on 4 August 2009, to examine and reflect on their personal leadership values. To demonstrate the role of values in leadership, Alastair Wilson, Chief Executive of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, took part in a Q & A session at the learning session about his leadership journey and […]

Exploring East London

UpRisers took part in local learning sessions focussed on exploring the issues affecting their communities in East London. Three learning sessions were held, with UpRisers working in borough groups to explore the issues affecting either Barking & Dagenham, Newham or Tower Hamlets. The UpRisers shared the findings of their personal findings of their communities with […]

UpRising 2009-10 launched!

A new cohort of East Londoners began their time together on the UpRising leadership programme at a launch learning session held on 21 July 2009. The event brought together participants from Barking & Dagenham, Newham and Tower Hamlets who are taking part in the 2009-10 UpRising leadership programme.  During the learning session Young Foundation Director […]

Ed Mayo blogs about UpRising

Ed Mayo, Chief Executive of Consumer Focus, has written about his experience taking part in an UpRising learning session held on Monday 1st December on the subject of power. You can read what he had to say here.

Leadership values – from here to where?

Alastair Wilson being questioned by Will Norman, Principal Research Associate at the Young Foundation. UpRisers took part in a learning session on 18th August, which focussed on their leadership values and vision for the future. The session was hosted by Queen Mary, University of London, and kicked off with a Q & A session with […]

UpRising launch learning session with David Lammy MP

  Minister speaks at UpRising learning session The first UpRising learning session was held with David Lammy MP, a Minister at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, delivering the keynote address. The event was held on 24th July and was hosted by Clifford Chance on the 30th floor of their magnificant building in Canary Wharf.   Attending the event were young people aged 19-25 […]