Launch Session at Marmalade

One of the pillars of the Social Lab practice, which Rapid Action Lab (RAL) stems form, is getting diverse set of stakeholders together and that was the purpose of the launch session to start that work. The launch session was design to get important people from the Oxford early years community to come together and get a clearer picture and understanding of what an RAL is, the design of the Oxford RAL, increase the delivery teams and the participants understanding of the early years sector and get people on board with the project.


About Marmalade

Marmalade is the informal, dynamic, free and open-access fringe event to the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship.

The core of Marmalade is user-centred content, generated by participants, focused on tackling intractable social and environmental challenges. In-depth workshop formats, typically one or two days long, foster community, friendship and real-world outcomes.

Marmalade was therefore the perfect option for launching the Oxford Early Years Rapid Action Lab.



Here is the content and short description of each document. Please press each one to get a PDF file.

Session Invitation

Contains the invitation for the launch session as part of Marmalade and who signed up.

Session Design

Contains all the details for the design of the session, from the roles of the facilitators to the agenda

Slide deck

Contains the final slide deck used at the launch session to present the Oxford RAL, explain the practice of RAL, takes an example of a RAL and some slide for facilitation purposes.

Principles for World Café

Contains conversation principles for a World Café (group discussion structure).