Conversation Circles

Conversation Circles: Futures/Now

SENVIC is programming a series of small, informal virtual forums for social enterprise practitioners to:

  • Connect: Create an opportunity for practitioner-led dialog, collaboration and problem-solving.
  • Strengthen: Build a deeper understanding of the features of and path towards a fair, inclusive and sustainable economy.
  • Influence: Identify opportunities for social enterprise to shape the new economy today and accelerate our advocacy.

The dissonance of ‘Futures/Now’ is a provocation for social enterprise to harness the unprecedented disruption and activate the power of social enterprise to generate alternative futures now. Dream it. Do it.

It’s about dialogue, not monologue. These ‘Conversation circles’ are not webinars, but will be facilitated to maximise participation and active learning by SENVIC members. Subject-matter experts will attend to facilitate conversation only. 

Come and use your voice. SENVIC has partnered with RMIT to collate your views for our advocacy work.

Previous events

9 September 2020  |  A Blueprint for thriving

Speaker: Gippsland Social Enterprise Collective

23 July 2020  |  Staff well-being before and after lockdown

Speaker: Loretta Bolotin, Co-founder of Free to Feed

16 July 2020  |  Shifting Tracks – Supply chains and partners with shared values?

Speaker: Rebecca Green – Engagement Manager, Business and Government at Social Traders

9 July 2020  |   Where Next for Government Buyers?

Speaker: Mark Daniels. Executive Director Market Operations, Social Traders

25 June 2020  |   What role can social enterprise play in the new economy?

Speakers: Professor Jo Barraket, Director of Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University
David Brookes, Managing Director, Social Traders
The Hon Wade Noonan, Associate Director, Social Enterprise and Investment, RMIT University

22 June 2020  |  Conversation with the Victorian Government

Nick Verginis, CEO SENVIC hosted a discussion with the Hon. Jane Garrett, Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs, Member for Eastern Victoria, and David Clements, Deputy Secretary Inclusion, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions