Our vision is about creating the world we want for now and our future. We convene people and organisations from many disciplines in support of a creative, flourishing society and a sustainable environment. We invite innovative thinkers to addres societal, cultural and environmental challenges through keynote events, dialogue days, films and educational programmes. Every two years we programme our Seed Festival: Planting Big Ideas www.seedfestival.co.uk an international festival which brings together these topics in an intensive weekend with over 200 contributors.
Hawkwood’s Centre for Future Thinking is emerging as a valuable community resource and a magnet for world leaders in social change
Visit our Hawkwood YouTube channel for talks from leading changemakers such as Tim Smit, Juliet Davenport, Matthew Taylor, Polly Higgins, Craig Bennet and Jonathon Porritt.
The personal meets the organisational
Organisational culture is moving from hierarchy towards cooperation and communication. With the growth of social media, flash mobs, kickstarting, crowd funding and more, our lives are becoming more complex and flexible, which presents challenges as well as choice and freedom. Qualities such as innovation, intuition, creativity, positive attitudes, resilience and empathy are more valued than ever before in the workplace and in relationships of all kinds.
At Hawkwood, these qualities are reflected in an emergent strand of our programme, bringing together resources for you to explore your development as a leader of your own life and in wider forums. These courses are guaranteed to bring you forward in your self development, and delivered by top mentors and guides.
Our 2018 programme includes evening talks and leadership courses:
Theory U network day. 11 June
Empowered activism October and November
In 2016-2017 we welcomed
Olivier Mythodrama Evolutionary Leadership (2016); Power, Authority and Ambition- Lessons from Macbeth (June 2017 Leadership, Adaptatbility and Autonomy - Lessons from As You Like It (October 2017)
David Whyte - March 2017
FemmeQ 6- 7 July - pop-up summit - Feminine Intelligence applied to real life. Scilla Elworthy, Karen Downes, Hetty Enzig, Renata Kellar and more....
SEED FESTIVAL: Planting Big Ideas 7-9 July - Tim Smit, Bruce Parry, Polly Higgins, Craig Bennett, Satish Kumar, Ed Gillespie, Juliet Davenport, Matthew Taylor, Helen Browning plus Matt Harvey, amazing music, youth activities and more.
Rising Women, Rising World Monthly Monday gathering 6.45pm for 7.00-9.00pm
Building Well-being together now 22-24 September - Network of Wellbeing conference.
Rising Women, Rising World - Scilla Elworthy and Karen Downes (2016)
Theory U - Live U Lab Webstreams - Otto Scharmer. Plus ongoing coaching circles
RSA - Royal Society of Arts and Engineering. Social watching - film evenings and discussion
Findhorn New Story Summit hub - ongoing networking group
Radical Wholeness: Get out of your head and into your Body - Philip Shepherd
Previous contributors include: Charles Eisenstein (Author of Sacred Economics), Natalie Bennett (Green Party Leader), Juliet Davenport (CEO Good Energy), Ed Gillespie (Futerra and author of Only Planet), Jonathon Porritt (Forum for the Future) and Arthur Potts Dawson (Economy and Ecology of Kitchen).
Below are some of the inspiring Centre For Future Thinking talks.