Andrea Cooper 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️✊🏾 Profile picture
Director @CPCatapult | Founder @PolicyLabUK | Trustee @cipd | @Royalcom1851 | Ex @cabinetofficeUK & CDO @designcouncil | FRSA | Fundraiser | Diversity Ally.
May 28, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
Lessons from @PolicyLabUK on the value of co-design & co-production in shifting from a dominant positivist mindset of paternalistic professionalism towards a more humble and genuine willingness to share power & ideas. You always discover something new from being on the ground. This was the green paper where social housing residents’ experiences were developed through unique @PolicyLabUK facilitated co-design workshops.…
Mar 6, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
‘Returns on social infrastructure’ and social R&D are topics that really resonate with me at the moment. Post covid renewal and recovery will depend on our ability to rebuild our social fabric in imaginative and creative ways. #SocEnt #socialinnovation If the 90s-2020s Digital Revolution was the era that transformed society through mass adoption of digital infrastructure, hoping the 20s-2050s will unlock an equivalent Social Revolution that increases wellbeing & inclusion through renewed social infrastructure & human connection
Aug 24, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
Reflecting today on what great leadership looks like. I have been very fortunate to have worked with really inspiring leaders over the years. Here are my top three favourite leadership qualities...1/4 2/4 Don’t assume anything. It’s probably the most obvious but, as Mark Twain might have said ‘it ain’t what you don”t know that gets you in trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so’. Be prepared to be surprised by things that are not on your radar & own your bias.