Social Innovation Generation (SiG) is pleased to present its next offering in the Inspiring Action for Social Impact Series with one of Canada’s own social innovation thought leaders, Dr Frances Westley. Frances Westley is one of the world’s leading experts on social innovation. As the director of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience(WISIR) at the University of Waterloo, she leads an active research team that is exploring the dynamics of how change happens in complex linked social and ecological systems.
Dr. Westley is also co-author of “Getting to Maybe: How the world is changed” and she will specifically talk about getting back to “maybe”. Sharing new insights into understanding complexity and transformative change, she will explore:
-The importance of resilience concepts―strategies for both increasing and decreasing pockets of resilience within our social systems
-The potential of social innovation design labs for supporting system change
-The connective role of institutional entrepreneurs and their relationship to the inventiveness of social entrepreneurs
Register today for this event at the MaRS Centre in Toronto; September 25, 2012, 5.30-7pm