On Thursday 25th September it was great to see so many people turn out for a creative, challenging and action based Leaders for Leeds design session! Here’s what we discussed…
IncLucid pop up dry bar
Becky Malby updated us on the progress of the IncLucid dry bar project. It is hoped that IncLucid will have a permanent home very soon, until then a pop up bar took place as part of Light Night in Holy Trinty Church, Friday 3rd October and was a great success! IncLucid’s mission is create a dry bar in Leeds, free from alcohol which provides a safe and sociable environment for the increasing diverse customer base seeking new abstinent alternative venues. It is a great example of how the Leaders for Leeds network can be used to take an idea and make it real.
For more on the project visit www.inclucid.co.uk!
Revd Ian Johnson brought a new proposal to hold a series of high profile events focused on dialogue about the flourishing needed to make Leeds the Best city. The group discussion challenged and explored the proposal in more detail to shape the idea. Sheena Pickersgill kindly agreed to host a breakfast event for Ian to bring the idea to the wider network – more details to follow soon!
Sharing learning approaches in the spirit of Leaders for Leeds
There was a lively and challenging discussion about what Leaders for Leeds meant to each of us. This led Tim Cain to blog “The Leaders for Leeds values-based culture is about leading by example, energising creativity. It is achieved through individuals and communities helping each other to grow their ideas and foster opportunity, creating a climate of reciprocal trust.” As a result of the discussion we will be seeking more views from across the Leaders for Leeds community about how well leaders for leeds is meeting expectations – watch this space!
We will also be looking to increase the diversity of the sectors represented through the Leaders for Leeds network and will be encouraging people to be ‘connecting champions’.
Mentoring young people
The Mentoring and Supporting Young People in Leeds event is on 16th October 5.30pm to 7.30pm, you can book your place here!
This session provided in partnership with the Leeds University Student Union and the Black Health Initiative is focusing on ‘Mentoring and supporting young people who are excelling in Leeds’.
We will have presentations from young people who organised the successful #SELFIE youth conference recently in Leeds, and who are part of the BHI Teenage Health and Wellbeing group, about the challenges they face culturally and personally, as well as from Heather Nelson, CEO at BHI.
This issue of course does not just apply to young people from black and ethnic minority communities, so we will be exploring the issue for all young people in the City, including a presentation from students from the Leeds University Student Union on how their University experience is enhanced through the community projects they lead.
Together we will be exploring:
1. What makes a good mentor for young people?
2. What do young people need from mentors in the City?
3. How can we as Leaders for Leeds provide support?
Along with presentations from young people who organised the successful #SELFIE youth conference in Leeds! Book now!
The digital Leaders for Leeds network
Emma Browes outlined ideas to develop Leaders for leeds.com to create a more dynamic site, generating more conversations and diverse connections online. Watch this space!
Thanks to everyone who came along and contributed to the session!