Welcome to the Conscious Business Meetup site.

Conscious Business is a set of alternative ways to do business. There are many different alternatives, but they all have in common a belief that the purpose of business is not simply to make money. And that other objectives are equally valid.

Most of these alternative ways to do business are underpinned by increased consciousness. For some that means awareness and enquiry – of ourselves, of other people, and of what is happening in the world around us. For others it means ‘conscience’ and taking a more ethical position, and focussing more on sustainability.

We’re business people. But we’re generally critical of how business and management currently operate. So while we also acknowledge the very many positive changes that are underway, we are interested in helping bring about a world where business and management, and the economic system, work better – for a wider set of stakeholders.

This means delving into ideas such as consciousness, noticing and awareness themselves. And others such as purpose, a clearer ethical position, sustainability, increased transparency, profit as a 'fuel' and so on.

At the meetup you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the latest news and practice from the world of Conscious Business.
  • Meet like-minded people who are putting Conscious Business into practice.
  • Learn new skills and ways of working that you can take away and use.

Attendees include business owners, managers, and people working on the front-line, or advising and supporting businesses.

We're focussed mainly on evidence- and research-based practice - for example, in organisational development and design, management practice, engagement and culture, business performance etc. We're a welcoming and friendly bunch so please come along and join in.

If you want to find out more about Conscious Business you could have a look at our emerging community site:

http://www.conscious-business.org.uk

or join our LinkedIn discussion group at:

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4403257&trk=hb_side_g

Here's a typical agenda:

Draft Agenda

5:30pm - Arrive & Chat

6:00pm - Check-in

6.10pm - Intro – what’s it all about & 'ground rules'

6.15pm - News sharing from the CB world. Recommended reading, etc.

6.30pm - Speakers and/or workshop or group exercise.

7.45pm - Main Group Reflection

7:55pm Check-out

8pm - Social – Pub serves food until later

Looking forward to seeing you there. The CB-UK team.

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