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The Possibility Club – an explainer

You might have recently joined The Possibility Club, or you might be an old-hand having joined some time ago.

Either way, we thought it would be useful to give a bit of a refresh on what it is for you and how you can get the most out of it – as you might be seeing a new flurry of activity or some changes.

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What actually is The Possibility Club?

The Possibility Club is an online hub, a podcast and an events programme – aimed at mid-career professionals who want to engage in big ideas.

It will always be free to take part.

The Possibility Club currently has 416 members from the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, Dubai, India, Denmark, Croatia, Germany, Solvenia, Argentina and Poland.

Check out our handy video walkthrough.


5 reasons to visit regularly

  1. Brilliant learning sessions and curated resources
  2. Heads-up on events, opportunities, funding etc before anyone else
  3. Bring your friends and colleagues – everyone welcome
  4. It’s not ‘networking’ where everyone is selling something
  5. Friendly vibe, people to meet, accessible via desktop or mobile

Come and exchange ideas, connect with a range of diverse but like-minded people, from social scientists, community activists and technologists to business leaders, researchers, designers, teachers, neuro-diverse stand-up comedians, shakers, breakers and change-makers.

Below, there’s a quick reminder of what is in it for you.


The Main Space

The main space in The Possibility Club can be navigated through the ‘Discovery’ tab once you log-in. Or you can pick topics that you like, or follow people that you think sound interesting. 

Any members can post articles or videos, ask questions or start a debate.

You’ll find regular commentators and contributors in the space posting things to read, do or discuss.

Meg Fenn’s Creativity Challenges are exclusive to The Possibility Club and feature a weekly inspiration to do something creative for two-minutes.


Richard Freeman’s Finding Chances letter offers quirky observations on business, culture and education – connecting ideas in unlikely places, with recommendations of things that might interest you.


Would you like to contribute some regular ideas?


Circles

A key feature of the online hub is the community circles. You may have been invited to join one because of a particular project, or a colleague has invited you to join the discussion.

We currently have some open and some closed circles, depending on the type of project. We also work in collaboration with many other organisations to use the circles as shared knowledge spaces in which participants can upload documents, recommend things to watch or listen to, or take part in debates under particular topics.

An example closed circle is >BREAKTHROUGH, which is used as a space by participants in the South East Business Boost programme for female and minority ethnic entrepreneurs from East Sussex.

But even if you are not part of that project, you can find lots of business-focussed tips and resources in the Building Business circle.

An example open circle, which anyone can access, is Ageing Well. This is a space to bring together cutting-edge research, curiosity and grassroots practice when thinking about ageing, health, wellbeing, technology and design.

This space is co-curated with The University of Sussex, and is facilitated alongside a unique programme of events and a new podcast. For more information, visit alwayspossible.co.uk/ageing-well
  


The Podcast

The Possibility Club podcast, is a weekly(ish) dive into change and risk. Episodes either feature Richard Freeman interviewing an expert or high profile figure about where change is coming from and what they think the future looks like – or it is a patchwork of voices from across the UK, lifting the bonnet on different sectors, industries and communities.

Recently, the After Corona? series has been exploring what life will look like after the COVID-19 pandemic, and what lessons will be learned.

Interviews with a diverse set of personalities such as Charlotte Church, Baroness Nicky Morgan, Norman Cook, Jimi Famurewa, Michael Rosen and Jackie Weaver are dovetailed with everyday experiences from chefs, engineers, artists, dentists, teachers and much much more.

You can subscribe for free at Apple PodcastsSpotify or Soundcloud and each episode will automatically download onto your smart device or computer.

We really love to get feedback and debate on each conversation – so look for the most recent in The Possibility Club hub and let us know what you think.

And tell us your dream guests, and we’ll try to make it happen…

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