Beyond BREXIT – Design the World You Want!

  • Want to identify and map the key stakeholders and actions required to make a campaign successful?
  • Want to use bootstrap advocacy/activism strategies to design an effective campaign?
  • Want to work with other change makers to bring your vision to life?

It’s time to design your campaign. And when we say ‘design’ that’s exactly what we’ll be doing. In our most creative workshop, you will be challenged to draw your spectacle and plan participant action based on design thinking and story-telling methodologies.

Developed for: social businesses, NGOs, public servants, CSR managers and concerned citizens.

Why now?

This year we have seen a concerned public mobilised like never before – whether it has been for refugees, women’s rights or to BREMAIN. In this workshop, we help you design your spectacle to ensure you follow up and through. So your event sparkles for more than one display.

We will once again use theSustainable Development Goals– which must maintain public interest for another 13 years if they are to be achieved.

We will use a number of different design methodologies including ‘Design Thinking’ and “Storytelling”. You will take your knowledge of the Goals, the Targets and Indicators from weeks 1 and 2, as well as our Campaign Cards and our ‘Campaign Canvas’ to draw out your event – taking you one crucial step forward towards our final festival day

Join us if you you want to play an active and sincere role in charting our nation’s course past BREXIT and into a prosperous and sustainable future.


* Introduction to our “Campaign Canvas” which helps you plot all actors and actions required to make a campaign successful

* Plan an advocacy/activism from start to finish using Design Thinking and Storytelling

* Prepare to succeed with our SDG Festival (Aug 25)

The Proactivists

The Proactivists is a voluntary project developed by socially concerned citizens living in Dubai. It has been established to promote the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and in particular to address the UN’s advocacy targets of recruiting over 700,000 advocates before the end of 2017. Powered by the Impact Hub network, The Proactivists have so far conducted workshops and programs in Amsterdam, Budapest, Dubai, Geneva, London and Hong Kong. Over 600 delegates participated in our workshops in 2016.

About the Faciliators:

Stephen King, Founder and Lead Facilitator, The Proactivists

Stephen Kingis the founder of the Proactivists and a university lecturer at the Middlesex University Dubai. He has designed this series of workshops to inspire socially concious citizens to become effective participants in public policy debates. Over the course of the five-week program Stephen shares his 18+ years’ experience in public relations and strategic communications and his global network of contacts to empower social businesses, NGOs, public servants, CSR managers and concerned citizens to advocate for an agenda that benefits everyone, with no-one left behind.

Mia Jafari,Head of Programmes at Impact Hub Westminster

Mia Jafariis a start-up entrepreneur and designer specialising in sustainable fashion ( She is also an accomplished program designer supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises align their business with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mia is passionate about co-creation, sustainable fashion and manufacturing, human centred design, experiential learning and developing strategic partnerships.

Have any questions/comments/feedback about the workshop? Tweet to Stephen@stevekingindxb


  • Date: Tuesday, 8th August 2017
  • Location: Impact Hub Westminster
  • Time: 18:00
  • Fee: USD 1

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