Like most big cities Leeds has a certain way of working, informed by history and power. It has a ‘dominant paradigm’.
For many this way of working is just fine. And they work (consciously or not) to maintain it.
For others it leaves them frustrated, excluded and discriminated against.
These people are usually working in a different paradigm. They are trying (consciously or not) to establish new paradigms.
Some of us are working to reinforce existing working patterns, while some of us are developing new patterns of working.
In this free workshop session we will bring together a diverse group of people from a wide range of backgrounds to develop a way of thinking about how we work and what might be possible in our own work around developing a new paradigm in Leeds.
|Old Paradigm?||New Paradigm?|
|Curing Illness||Creating wellness|
|Professionally led||Community led|
|Top down||Bottom up|
|Culture as economic development||Culture as community development|
|In search of GDP/GVA||In search of Wellbeing|
|Deficit based||Asset based|
|Environment to be exploited||Environment to be loved|
So, whether you are working to improve and strengthen the existing paradigm or to create a new one – then please do join us at the The Playlab in the St Johns Centre on
- July 18th from 12 noon till 3pm (full)
- August 14th 12 noon till 3pm
- September 19th Noon til 3pm
Mike and Emma
5 thoughts on “The Leeds Way – and how we can all thrive in it…”
Would love to be there – but I work in the other paradigm. Any way we can have the same workshop at another time?
Yes we hear the challenge Jon, what times work best for you for future events?
I’m in the same situation, Jon.
The workshop definitely sounds a brilliant idea and I am glad I have come across Thrive together. I now work part time so in theory can come to more events like this – but on a Monday or a Tuesday.
Looking forward to sharing and learning with you all. Bottom(s) up!
Looking forward to meeting you too Margo