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Making Values Visible in Business - Video Seminars

 

We meet on Zoom to watch a live or video presentation and engage in discussions around the topic. A learning experience that is also an opportunity for networking.  Open to members and non-members who share our Quaker values and principles in business.   

 

Coming up 

 

7.00 - 8.00 pm Wednesday 20 October:   How new technologies and algorithms are shaping the future of work
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his month we will be joined by Q&B member Sabina Ali, who is a researcher at the Just Algorithms Action Group (JAAG.org.uk)  a Quaker-led business and education initiative in the UK which is spotlighting ethical issues in the fast moving world of artificial intelligence. Sabina says

Find out how the workplace is evolving rapidly and how this could affect workers of the future. 

 

Previously 

7.00 - 8.00 pm - Wednesday 15 September: A fresh look at the Origins of Quakers in Business

Our live guest is Andrew Fincham. No matter how far you look into the past of Quakers, you will always be surprised by how impactful their progressive work and trade practices were in the growth of the industrial revolution. Andy is our sponsored student in Quaker Business and Ethical business research at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre and University of Birmingham. He believes it's time to reframe the often-asked question, "Why were so many Quakers engaged in Commerce?" and ask "Why were so many engaged in commerce, Quakers?"     
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7.00 - 8.00 pm Wednesday 21 July: : How can we make the new world of work a better place?
Live guest, Cara Jeal, a young Quaker discusses how well her remote workplace aligns with Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and sustainability.     

16 June 2021:  Organising in Responsible and Progressive Ways 
Dr. Stephen Allen, Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the Work, Employment and Organisations Group, Sheffield University Management School presents research on what the Quaker Business Method and Quaker organising and relational leadership can bring to business.

May -  Six forms of wealth for a post-COVID world 
Rory Ridley-Duff Professor of Cooperative Social Entrepreneurship , Sheffield Hallam University reframes the notion of capital.

April - National Cooperative Bank (US) - Living Values
John Holdsclaw IV, Executive VP of strategic initiatives at the National Cooperative Bank. NCBis a thought leader in the area of community development and cooperative expansion.

March -  Business Towards the Common Good
Ander Etxeberria, is head of communication at Mondragon, the world 's largest cooperative. How to create wealth, transformation through entrepreneurial development and job creation.