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-This is a page for reports, observations and ideas about the [February 2009 workshop](february_2009_workshop). In order to add content, just click "edit this page", type in your stuff, click save and you are done. If you get something wrong or delete other people'​s material, don't worry ... you can "​re-wind"​. Just go to the history tab. Email david@socialreporter.com if you have any problems, or would prefer that I add content for you here, or if you would like to author content directly on the [OpenRSA blog](http://​openrsa.blogspot.com/​). I'll give you a login+This is a page for reports, observations and ideas about the [February 2009 workshop](february_2009_workshop).  
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 Details of the follow-through meeting on March 6 2009 [RSAN meeting March 6 2009](/​rsan_meeting_march_6_2009) Details of the follow-through meeting on March 6 2009 [RSAN meeting March 6 2009](/​rsan_meeting_march_6_2009)
  
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 * That there needs to be a transparent,​ open system by which ideas are put forward and developed by Fellows and staff and RSA resources are allocated where necessary/​appropriate. The governance and decision making processes of this need to be communicated to everyone. Michael Devlin, Katherine and I have been working on a project development process that intends to meet all of these criteria as I agree it's absolutely essential. As I said at the workshop, I think the area of criteria and definition has been too hazy up until this point and the Fellowship charter and invitation process ought to make that clearer.  ​ * That there needs to be a transparent,​ open system by which ideas are put forward and developed by Fellows and staff and RSA resources are allocated where necessary/​appropriate. The governance and decision making processes of this need to be communicated to everyone. Michael Devlin, Katherine and I have been working on a project development process that intends to meet all of these criteria as I agree it's absolutely essential. As I said at the workshop, I think the area of criteria and definition has been too hazy up until this point and the Fellowship charter and invitation process ought to make that clearer.  ​
  
-I found it fascinating at the event and drawing from the reports how true it is that the invitation needs to be clear. Even for this workshop, perhaps people were a little confused by the invitation and weren'​t sure what to expect from the workshop. This may have led to some of the frustrations people have expressed. Hopefully it held some pleasant surprises too. Sharing expectations and hopes before the event built up a nice buzz and gave people the chance to co-design the agenda but perhaps where expectations weren'​t met it may have been a question of communicating. With such a diverse range of expectations,​ experiences and perspectives it can be difficult to be all things to all people. ​  + 
-I think this is a lesson I took from the workshop as a whole. The RSA's strength is in its diversity and we as the staff team need to remain open and articulate in responding to a range of different expectations. This is a tough challenge but we have the enthusiasm and commitment to take it forward. What unites the RSA Fellowship is a shared ethos and shared ambition for the world rather than a subscription to a set of services. ​  ​+I found it fascinating at the event and drawing from the reports how true it is that the invitation needs to be clear. Even for this workshop, perhaps people were a little confused by the invitation and weren'​t sure what to expect from the workshop. This may have led to some of the frustrations people have expressed. Hopefully it held some pleasant surprises too. Sharing expectations and hopes before the event built up a nice buzz and gave people the chance to co-design the agenda but perhaps where expectations weren'​t met it may have been a question of communicating. With such a diverse range of expectations,​ experiences and perspectives it can be difficult to be all things to all people. 
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 +I think this is a lesson I took from the workshop as a whole. The RSA's strength is in its diversity and we as the staff team need to remain open and articulate in responding to a range of different expectations. This is a tough challenge but we have the enthusiasm and commitment to take it forward. What unites the RSA Fellowship is a shared ethos and shared ambition for the world rather than a subscription to a set of services. 
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 However, the RSA wants to support its Fellowship and so we need to provide the environment in which these ambitions can be realised. The RSA is its Fellowship; access and influence within that Fellowship is why people join the RSA. By opening up, making the Fellowship accessible and stimulating and supporting new collaborations we can become the optimistic network that we left the room as on Thursday. However, the RSA wants to support its Fellowship and so we need to provide the environment in which these ambitions can be realised. The RSA is its Fellowship; access and influence within that Fellowship is why people join the RSA. By opening up, making the Fellowship accessible and stimulating and supporting new collaborations we can become the optimistic network that we left the room as on Thursday.
  
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