Cultural Leadership Programme – re:freshers 2010

Amplified is here at the Re:freshers event 7-9 July. This is a 3 day event at the Wellcome Collection in London. Re:freshers is a festival of ideas, networks and insights on leadership delivered by the Cultural Leadership Programme at the Arts Council.

On Wednesday night we had a DJ, singer songwriter, live art, poetry stand up (by @katefoxwriter), bossanova band…. 21 x 90 second presentations (phew! All covered by Amplified –  you’ll find them to the right in the AudioBoo box), networking, and an Amplified base from which we are encouraging people to use the CLP network and join in online.

Thursday and Friday we are amplifying the full event – grabbing the willing folk for interviews, taking pics and tweeting like mad (#ref2010 or follow @CLP_UK). Collecting interesting conversations and helping people join in online – on the CLP network, Twitter – we’re here to help. We are here to assist delegates with logging on to the new CLP networking site, to answer questions about social media (big or small!) and to persuade you that it is something that will be of huge benefit to your working life. Through documenting the event online by using social media tools – for example, live blogging, tweeting, photos, and interviews, that are easy for people to access and that can be done in real time and near time, you are able to see the bits you missed while here, or if you cannot attend the whole event, then you can follow from the comfort of your home, office or phone. After the event, you will be able to see the highlights from the event and revisit missed content. You will also be able to stay in touch with people you did – or perhaps didn’t – meet at the event.

We hope you enjoy the event – whether you’re here or elsewhere!

If you are using social media tools to report on the day remember the hashtag is:


CLP 360 Degree Presentation read more

The Wellbeing Choice

by , 09/07/10 2:34pm
This morning saw the Henry Wellcome auditorium taken over for a fascinating workshop facilitated by Bev Morton, founder of coaching and mentoring business The Art of Possibility. Bev described how she set up The Art of Possibility in 2007 after completing her Fellowship with The Clore Leadership Programme. telling the audience how she used to […]

Live blog recording of the launch of the Cultural Leadership Reader

by , 09/07/10 2:30pm
You’ll find the archived live blog of the launch of the Cultural Leadership Reader here.

Leadership in Uncertain Times

by , 09/07/10 2:30pm
In a turbulent time for the leaders of the cultural and creative sectors, the themes of this session were apposite; the desire to Contribute, the opportunities to Reflect, and the need for Resilience.  In a thoughtful and inclusive session, Hilary Carty set the scene in compelling style and an Open Space session led to illuminating […]

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Recording of live blog for Leadership in Uncertain Times session

by , 09/07/10 2:19pm
You’ll find a recording of the live blog of the Leadership in Uncertain Times session

Bev Morton – The Art of Possibility read more

After an invigorating and thought provoking array of 22 ninety second speeches at Wednesday night's drinks reception - listen via the Audioboo box here - the Wellcome Collection opened its doors to a swarm of leadership talent on Thursday morning for the first of two packed days of events and the conference centre has been buzzing ever since. In Keynotes for the 21st Century Dr Nina Smith invited three wildly different cultural leaders to present their stories and views on the road ahead. Writer and journalist Gary Younge asked of the phrase cultural leadership "whose culture, how to lead and where?", and discussed political correctness and tokenism. Musician and businessman Feargal Sharkey discussed mavericks, describing the UK music industry as one of the most entrepreneurial organisations in the world. Sarah Weir, Head of Arts and Cultural Strategy at Olympic Delivery Authority, focused on ... read more

Live blog recording of the Artist Practitioner Session

by , 09/07/10 10:26am
Here you will find the recorded live blog of Thursday 8th July’s Artist Practitioner session.

Lord Paul Boateng speaks on globalisation and cultural diversity. read more

Amplified and re:freshers 2010

by , 08/07/10 6:20pm
Amplified is working with the CLP on the refreshers event. Exclusive content from the Readers will be released online on the 5 July, and discussion topics will live online for people to join in live before the event.  The CLP network wiki pages will be available for members to use as a collaborative, shared document that unfolds […]

Live blog recording of Thursday’s Journeys & Discoveries Session

by , 08/07/10 6:10pm
Here you will find the recorded live blog of Thursday 8th July’s Journeys and Discoveries session.

Live blog recording of Thursday’s keynote

by , 08/07/10 6:10pm
A live blog record of Fergal Sharkey’s keynote on Thursday 8th July.

View more presentations from Andrew Missingham. read more

Some great images from the Re:Freshers 2010 event. read more

Live blog of the launch – re:freshers2010

by , 07/07/10 9:42am
Here you will find last night’s live blog of the launch event 90 second speeches as well as collation of all the material that the Amplified team were pulling together as the event unfolded.