Call #3: Getting your Village In The City off the ground with Richard Lucas
Village In The City is a post-COVID initiative to help you build micro-local communications and communities where YOU live. Read the Village In The City manifesto.
On this one hour call Dr Mark McKergow, creator of the Village In The City initiative, will be joined by social entrepreneur Richard Lucas. Richard is a serial connector and idea-builder and also leads TEDx Kazimierz in Krakow, Poland. Richard and Mark will talk about the initiative, and ways you can get started to connect with people and build inclusivity for your Village In The City. How do you get your village started? (And indeed how do you get any social enterprise started?)
There will also be a chance to ask questions, interact with our other guests, and have a chat about your own village-building ideas and activities.
Register here to receive details of the Zoom call link. We look forward to welcoming you!
Richard Lucas identifies as European, Polish, Krakowian, British, a citizen of the world, a TEDx-er, an immigrant, father, and as business and social entrepreneur. He has started more than 30 businesses in Poland, the UK and USA, and many initiatives promoting entrepreneurship since he moved to Krakow in 1991. He sometimes teaches entrepreneurship and leadership in schools, universities and business schools. He was responsible for the on line “Wojtek the Soldier Bear” movement and the Statue in Kraków’s Park Jordana for which the Polish Government awarded him a Pro Memoria medal. He has been involved in TED and TEDx events since 2009, is the Curator and Founder of TEDxKazimierz. He is committed to changing lives for the better through working on spreading great ideas, and is a member of the Village In The City Advisory Board.
Dr Mark McKergow is an author, speaker, facilitator and consultant based in Edinburgh’s West End village. His work over three decades has been about humanising organisations in learning, changing and leading. He is the co-author of six books including The Solutions Focus and Host: Six new roles of engagement. He has spent nearly two decades researching and writing about the role of the host in bringing people together, and was also the first network co-ordinator for the international Sunday Assembly movement of ‘secular churches’. Mark started Village In The City as a post-COVID initiative to encourage people to build on the micro-local communities which emerged during the pandemic.