How to Set Up a Successful Business / Organisation Visioned on Social Change
Many professionals in the caring professions have a passion and drive for social change. With such accuracy and perception they see what needs to be done in particular areas of society to alleviate suffering and to improve qualify of life for far more people. Yet for many professionals, turning their vision into a reality seems just too daunting a task, so they give up on their vision and carry on in the paid job.
This half day conference is about changing all that. It's about providing delegates with the vital facts and knowledge on how to run a successful business/organisation based on social change, and how to avoid the very common pitfalls. It will give you key information about marketing, getting known, getting your vision across well, getting funding, dealing with competitors, managing staff and managing money.
The speakers are successful social entrepreneurs who have suffered, got the t-shirt and are now running thriving enterprises. With real honesty they will speak about their high points, their low points, what drove them to nearly give up and what helped them to carry on to make a real change to people’s lives.
Emma is an Integrative Child Psychotherapist, UKCP accredited. She is Director, consultant and trainer for Your Space Therapies Limited (www.yourspacetherapies.org). Emma has worked with children for over sixteen years starting her career in therapy by working for Childline for three years. Emma then went on to specialise in bereavement work by working for CRUSE bereavement care and providing support for children and adults. Emma’s background is mostly in education having worked as a specialist attachment teaching assistant during her psychotherapy training, and she has had extensive experience in working with children who have learning disabilities and emotional difficulties. Emma has worked in an orphanage in Roysambu, Kenya, where she provided therapeutic group work for children who had experienced trauma. In this role she also advised carers and potential adoptive parents on how to bond and nurture secure attachments with the children and babies at the orphanage. Emma has worked as a consultant in a psychiatric hospital for adolescents and is also part of the exam panel for the Child Psychotherapy Masters and Child Counselling Diploma at The Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education.
Visual artist, HCPC registered art therapist, clinical supervisor, writer and lecturer. Since the early 1990’s she has worked as an art therapist in CAMHS, inner London schools and community settings both in the UK and internationally, with a particular interest in working with groups. She has developed a specialist focus on trauma, refugees, displacement, human rights and social change and with Debra Kalmanowitz has co-authored The Portable Studio: Art Therapy and Political Conflict and the edited book Art Therapy and Political Violence: With Art, without Illusion. A trustee of the charity Art Refuge UK (www.artrefugeuk.org) for 8 years she became its first CEO in early 2016. She has since led its ongoing art therapy project with unaccompanied minors and adult refugees in the border region of northern France and Art Refuge UK’s development as a lead UK charity in the field of art therapy and refugees.
As an artist Bobby exhibits regularly in the UK and internationally and undertakes public art commissions. She has ample experience of co-running small arts organisations, including On Site Arts (www.onsitearts.org) which she co-set up in 2004, and the drawing shed (www.thedrawingshed.org) which she joined as co-lead artist in 2010 soon after it was established. She is a Fellow of The Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD), University of East London and teaches in a number of higher educational settings.
Dr Margot Sunderland
Co-founded The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education over twenty five years ago and then went on to establish The Centre for Child Mental Health. The Institute has trained thousands of people to work with troubled children and adults and has provided five Masters Degree programmes in Arts and Child Therapy. The Centre for Child Mental Health is dedicated to disseminating the latest research and skills in the major issues concerned with child mental health. To this end it brings together those most eminent international practitioners and theoreticians. Again thousands of people have benefited from the events. The Centre also provides bespoke trainings all over the UK reaching thousands of people a year.