You are Invited to Co-create a New Social Enterprise

1st April 2012  –  10am-5pm

Our mission is to support the emergence of resilient, sustainable and fulfilling livelihoods, communities and organisations. ‘This thing’ ~ we still haven’t decided on a name ~ does this by creating an experiential year-long training programme for the next generation of collaborative entrepreneurs and change-makers. We combine innovative and holistic education with a hands-on learning challenge: The learners work in partnership with local individuals and organisations to transform disused buildings into enterprise and learning hubs that have the mission to enable people in the local community to build fulfilling livelihoods that contribute positively to the world.

The prototype is set to start in September 2012. You are invited to shape its development.

Purpose of the day

Since our last co-creation day in February, the picture of what this thing is has become clearer ~ for the time being! Right now, its time to not only develop the business model, but to focus on creating the innovations needed for the project itself. 

The focus for this day is the learning journey of participants (click here if your interested to view where we got to so far), specifically the self-directed / personalized learning aspect. 

Our purpose will be to explore self-directed learning, and through this, to create ‘prototypes’ for our programme that we could potentially pilot together. 

The intention for our programme and potential ‘prototypes’ is that we create open yet supported learning processes and environments that enable people to learn what they need to learn in alignment with what they are called to do. This may be gaining a practical skill for earning a livelihood, changing or deepening your connection to your purpose, or obtaining the ‘know how’ for setting up a business.

Our guiding question is: how can we facilitate processes and nurture an environment that will enable diverse and purposeful learning?


We have designed this day to make it a rich experience for all involved as well as productive for the project. We will facilitate the day, drawing on creative participatory methodologies to stimulate rich and bold conversations, collective intelligence and ideas generation – an authentic meeting of diverse people who are passionate about creating new solutions to the challenges we face.


When? Sunday, 1st April, 10am – 5pm. We will be waiting for you with coffee and tea from 9.30am. And we invite you to join us in a nice river side pub afterwards. 

Where? Hermitage Community Moorings Limited, 16 Wapping High Street, London E1W 1NG

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Hermitage Community Moorings is situated at Hermitage Wharf, which is located at the entrance to the former London Docks, just downstream from Tower Bridge. Walk down Wapping High Street – the entrance to number 16 is just set back from the road, next to the memorial gardens.

Additional Info: There are no costs involved for you, and we will provide a simple but yummy home-made lunch and non-alcoholic drinks. 

To RSVP please register here:

We hope you can join us and are looking forward to hear from you!

Temujen Gunawardena, Johannes Moeller & Simone Tiesinga-Poutnik