TQ Twenty-One Conference – 4th October 2012

Bob helped organise and then facilitated TQ Twenty-One’s Annual Conference – No More “Yes, Buts…” – with the theme of developing support for self-direction and contributing citizenship in this inspirationally led organisation. See his three key brief presentations (merged into one doc.) here


TQtwentyone Conference Programme
Thursday October 4th 2012
Botley Park Hotel, Southampton

No More ‘Yes, buts…’ (a ‘Yes and’ day)

09.15 Meet and Greet – Registration – Hospitality.

09.40 Welcome and introduction – celebrating and building Debbie Robinson/ upon the vision of TQtwentyone. Dominic Lodge

09.50 ‘What really matters?’ Learning and Ice-breaking Exercise. Bob Rhodes
Recognise those essentials of life that services can’t provide.

10.20 Money and Choice – Individual Service Funds at Hazel Rowe

10.40 ‘Your Life is Not Open to Negotiation’ Joe Powell

11.10 Tea/Coffee Break

11.30 (Sharp) TQ Tales – Stories of Aspiration (Films and
Commentary) Dominic Lodge with Gillian, Zena and John
On Screen.

12.00 ‘Picking the Bones Out – Simple Steps to Big Changes’. Bob Rhodes

12.30 ‘It’s not Rocket Science’ Colin Campbell

13.00 Lunch

13.45 World Café Facilitators Briefing

14.00 ‘How to….’ – Workshops on:

Personal Network Building – Iain Speed
Possibilities Thinking – Bob Rhodes
Good Life Planning – Colin Campbell/Joe Powell
Hospitality as a community strategy – Dominic Lodge

14.45 World Café Session:

Part 1:

‘Service should be supplementary and complementary to People’s lives – not the dominant players’ (Al Etmanski)
This should be our aim? Please discuss (20 minutes)

Part 2:

What are the things I/we are passionate to do or change? Table facilitators create and display a poster of no more than 5 key themes. (15 minutes)

For topic three join a table of people who share your goal.

Part 3:

Think about and list what you’ve got and what and who you’ll need to order to succeed. (10 minutes)

Part 4:

If you care enough to act, please write a SMART personal or shared commitment
and if you really mean to follow up, sign it. (10 minutes)

15.45 Commitment Session – ‘Tomorrow I will….in order that….’

16.30 Tea, Conversations and Close.