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Reciprocate to accumulate july 2011


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Reciprocate to accumulate july 2011

  1. 1. May Your Communities Thrive! Reciprocate to Accumulate – July 2011 (Going out to 531 subscribers)1. Building Social Capital: A Learning Agenda for the Twenty – First Century2. If You’re Searching for the Big Society, Here’s Where You May Find it3. Social Capital and Economic Growth4. Social Capital, the Economy and Wellbeing5. Social Capital in Economics, Trade and Migration6. Social Media’s Effect on World Economy7. 3rd Social Capital World Forum8. Interesting Links1. Building Social Capital: A Learning Agenda for the Twenty – First CenturyThe communities that successfully build or rebuild productive social capital will be those best positioned forprosperity and adaptability in the coming century. Those professionals who learn the tools, skills and values ofsocial capital building will lead their communities and their professions. Those schools and universities thateducate their students with the values and skills to build social capital, both in the work-place and in thecommunity, will help to set the standards, the pace and the vision. If You’re Searching for the Big Society, Here’s Where You May Find ItHarvard sociologist Robert Putnam, is perhaps best known for the phrase ‘Bowling Alone’, which he used todescribe the individualism afflicting ageing western democracies. The same man, who ten years ago deliveredthe bad news, has now given us the good news. According to new research, social capital, once thought lost,has been found again, at least in the US. Social Capital and Economic Growth"Social capital” is a term that refers to the goodwill, trust, and cooperation evident in any particularorganisation or society. Social capital has been informally recognised in the worlds of management andgovernment for some time, however little has been written on the subject or its practical applications. Social Capital, the Economy and WellbeingDistinctions are frequently made between “bonding” and “bridging” social capital, with the former focused onties within a group, sometimes in ways that increase distance and tension between groups, and the lattertypically having a wider and more inclusive radius. Many actual situations are characterised by social capitalthat mixes these two types in different proportions, and there is no reason to expect an either-or situation toprevail.
  2. 2. 5. Social Capital in Economics, Trade and Migration There is increasing evidence that trade at the macro level is influenced by social capital --a common property resource whose value depends on the level of interaction between people. While most work on social capital is microeconomic, social capital has implications for the effect of trade and migration, economic reform, regional integration, new technologies which affect how people interact, security, and more. 6. Social Media’s Effect on World Economy Any economy can be either good or bad from an individual’s point of view. There must be a force, which can supersede one economic phase over others. In the current global economy, social media is the driving force. Not only because it has changed the whole concept of online marketing, but also because it has been providing millions of job opportunities since 2009 both online and offline. 7. 3rd Social Capital World Forum The 3rd Social Capital World Forum (SCWF) takes place on 23-24 September 2011 in Dornbirn, Austria. SCWF 2011 will be of interest to participants from third sector organisations, government agencies, academic institutions and the private sector with an interest in social networking, community engagement, participatory democracy, community / environmental resilience, social entrepreneurship, social innovation and alternatives to GDP. 8. Training & Events Social Capital Analysis: The Newest and Strongest Tool for Driving Strategic Impact, Presented by Dr. Karen Stephenson - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Kentucky History Museum, Frankfort, Kentucky Dr. Stephenson will share the importance of mapping and measuring social capital networks to better manage human resources, which will likely be the cutting edge for HR leadership in this century. Rural Youth Europe Rally, 6‐13 August 2011, Ruše, Slovenia This activity will support and empower the member organisations of Rural Youth Europe in a positive and construct ive way by exploring social capital opportunities in rural areas. 9. Interesting Links NOPROS LifeLong Learning Blog - TO ADVERTISE JOBS / EVENTS WITH US CLICK HERE - Social Capital, 54 Manor Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7EHRegistration No. 270428 / Charity No. SC 035728 If you would like to unsubscribe from this e‐bulletin send an email to