Welcome to the Church of Fail
Fostering innovation by celebrating mistakes
This special evening event takes place the evening before the conference for anyone who is in town. It is brought to you by Culture24 in collaboration with NixonMcInnes.
The Church of Fail is all about helping people celebrate personal ‘failure’ through fun and play, to turn it from a thing of shame to a learning opportunity. It’s the brainchild of NixonMcInnes, a consultancy specialising in creating more purposeful businesses through piloting and embedding new working practices. Church of Fail was featured in Inc Magazine last year:
Members of the congregation file into the room and sit in rows. The officiant stands before them, wearing a cardboard collar and holding a large book. He addresses the group: “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to confess and celebrate the failures of ourselves and our colleagues.”
NixonMcInnes are a people and culture consultancy which exists to create meaning in business. They help large, complex organisations become more purposeful, collaborative, innovative and customer-focused. They do this by working with groups to inspire and bring out the best ideas from within. Clients include Barclays, O2, Cisco and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Their own unique culture has seen them awarded a place on the WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces in the World every year since 2009.
The Church of Fail takes place on Wednesday 17th September, 7pm to 10pm. It is free to attend but you *must* book a ticket as places are limited. Burritos and beer will be available to buy on the night so get your ponchos and sombreros dusted down and get ready to ‘fess up to failure!