Blog Archives

Shilpa Shah

Shilpa Shah is a professional learner and sharer of skills and knowledge, with her eye on transformational social change. Her community empowerment projects at Akashi and Friends of the Earth pioneered techniques to close the gap between the experience and leadership within marginalised communities and a powerful campaigning sector which often seems over-privileged and remote. She is now a freelance facilitator, trainer, strategist and mentor, supporting effective and inclusive participation and well-being in communities and organisations. The heart of her work is to transform the power dynamic and ways of working between the mainstream and the margin in any context, to help change-makers who think big to align their methods with their values and objectives. She also runs community singing workshops in London.

Richard Hawkins

Richard is a researcher, communicator and designer. He has led PIRC’s work on Common Cause over the past 3 years, which has included facilitating over 100 workshops across civil society in the UK and internationally. Richard previously worked to bridge the gap between climate scientists & campaigning NGOs. He likes frisbee, dancing (badly), bell hooks and any television made by David Simon.

George Woods

George works to build the ability of campaigners across civil society to take strategic campaigning actions together. His background lies in community organising and trade union campaigning. His interests centre around helping campaigners become the best they can be.

Daniel Vockins

Daniel Vockins is Lead Organiser of the New Economy Organisers Network (NEON) at nef – made up of over 500 campaigners from faith groups, NGOs, Trade Unions and grassroots groups working together to build the new economy movement. He’s a co-author ofFraming the Economy: The Austerity Story and (confusingly) also a co-founder of Campaign Bootcamp. Daniel was also a co-founder of the climate campaign 10:10 and before that ran the campaign behind climate film The Age of Stupid. Outside of work, Dan can mainly be found cooking delicious food.

Charlotte Millar

Charlotte works to build deeply connected communities of people leading transformative change. She helps to develop the inner and outer capacities communities need to lead and implement strategies for systems change. Charlotte has worked for WWF-UK for seven years, leading a number of their flagship programmes on systems change.

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