The Better is Possible Project is an Overlap Associates initiative that has always aimed to remind us what it means to be human through the power of stories. Stories are how we learn, understand, empathize, and connect with one another.
In May 2020, Overlap hosted an experimental Roundtable event for over 75 people who came together to explore what the idea of better meant to them, particularly in the context of Covid and a changing world. At the time, people felt a renewed sense of connection and community.
The response was overwhelmingly in favour of convening ongoing discussions as a way of shining a spotlight on the people driving change in our world. And, there was a clear appetite from the group to participate in future events that offer tangible, outcome focused discussion. To get beyond ‘So What’, bringing people’s community experience, vision and ideas into meaningful discussion about doing better in our world.
This September, Overlap is launching the Better is Possible Roundtable Series.
Please join us for the first Roundtable of the Series, Better in Action on September 23rd at 10:30am EST. We ask you to bring a specific, local example of where you have seen better take hold during this deeply human moment in time. You may also want to share a situation where you are currently stuck getting to better. Overlap will facilitate large and small group discussion and you will interact with people from around the world, learning from and engaging with real-time stories of action.
This offers a starting point for the Series and each subsequent Roundtable will delve deeper into specific social issues and spaces that we choose to explore. For example, we may choose to collectively work on one area to help someone make a much-needed breakthrough in their work. These one-hour sessions also offer you the opportunity to ‘get out of the weeds’ in your own work and make a positive contribution to something that is totally different from your day-to-day life.
Better is Possible Project | Better in Action (Virtual) Roundtable
Wednesday, September 23rd
10:30am – 11:30am EST
Save the Date! 2020/2021 Roundtable Events Schedule:
- Wednesday September 23 10:30am-11:30am EST | Register Now
- Wednesday November 18 10:30am-11:30am EST | Details to follow
- Wednesday January 20 10:30am-11:30am EST | Details to follow
- Wednesday March 10 10:30am-11:30am EST | Details to follow