January 2022 IDEA Challenge

Resolve to engage more meaningfully with the IDEA Project

January’s Coworking IDEA Challenge is facilitated by Ashley Proctor on behalf of the organizing team.

The IDEA Project is a global initiative aimed at developing Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) within coworking and collaborative spaces. Each month, we will host a challenge that assists you in broadening your understanding of IDEA, whilst giving clear actions for you to take to develop IDEA within your space.

Challenge #12: This month, we challenge you to take your commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility a step further, and resolve to engage more meaningfully with the Coworking IDEA Project in 2022.

For some of you, that might mean making time to watch or read the IDEA challenge materials each month, and working through the checklist and resources with your own organization or community.

You can save the dates in your calendar – The Coworking IDEA Challenge will be issued the first Wednesday of each month in 2022, and the free Coworking IDEA Conversation takes place on the last Wednesday of every month.
Please note – there will be no IDEA conversation in December, to accommodate the year-end holidays.

For others, it might mean stepping up to help organize or facilitate future IDEA challenges – all are welcome!
Email us to make suggestions for future topics, or to offer your services as a volunteer or paid educator.

For many value-aligned organizations, supporting this important work in 2022 may take the form of sponsorship.
We are seeking collaborative coworking companies to help us keep the IDEA Project in the spotlight, and to ensure our facilitators are compensated for their valuable time and teachings.

As an individual, you can also make a donation to keep the IDEA Project growing.  Every dollar makes a difference, and is used to ensure the monthly challenges, events and conversations remain free for everyone to attend.

You don’t need to provide financial support in order to help the Coworking IDEA Project grow – you can simply invite your networks to participate!  Share the monthly challenges and invite your staff, your teams, your community members, your family and friends, and your extended network to join you in learning and practicing IDEA principles.

Don’t forget to follow the Coworking IDEA Project on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram and on YouTube.  You can like and share IDEA posts and videos to help boost awareness and spread the word.

Show some love to our 2021 sponsors!

These organizations have committed time, energy, and financial support over the past year, and we wouldn’t be here without them. A big thank you to Coworking Canada, Cobot, The Coworking Alliance Summit, Women Who Cowork, Nook, Creative Blueprint, The German Coworking Federation, Ada Coworking, Open Coworking, Included.co, and The European Coworking Assembly.

Thank you to all of our 2021 IDEA Project facilitators:

Tash Koster-Thomas, Laura Shook Guzman, Iris Kavanagh, Bernie Mitchell, Ashley Proctor, Ivanne Poussier, David O’Coimin, Krystal Paraboo, Jerome Chang, Shervonne Cherry, Johanna Voll, Christian Cordes, Shazia Mustafa, Marc Navarro, Barbara Andreatta, and to all of our Coworking Europe Panelists – thank you!

Thank you to each and every Coworking IDEA participant!

Your IDEA commitment will be unique to you, but we hope you will keep your resolution to engage more meaningfully in the New Year.  We look forward to working alongside each and every one of you in 2022!

Ashley, and the Coworking IDEA Project Team

January 26th 2022
9:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Eastern
5:00 PM UK | 6:00 PM CET


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Ashley Proctor

Creative Blueprint & Coworking Canada
Coworking IDEA Project Facilitator

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