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Tristan Claridge

Institute for Social Capital

This webinar provides a general guide to the real-world application of social capital and the various ways the concept can be applied in practice. Social capital is vital for a wide range of contexts, from individual personal and professional success to organisational and group performance and community wellbeing, to name a few. This webinar goes beyond narrow academic definitions to outline a general approach capable of incorporating the complexity of social capital in a way that is easy to understand and apply to the real world. Every application of social capital is unique and requires a context-appropriate approach. Tristan will provide a framework for designing theory-informed practical applications of social capital and a brief description of the main ways social capital can be applied.

This webinar goes beyond theoretical abstraction, providing a nuanced and accessible approach to understanding and applying social capital in the real world. Rather than prescribing a one-size-fits-all solution, Tristan emphasises the uniqueness of each social capital application, acknowledging the need for context-appropriate strategies. Join us as we navigate the diverse landscape of social capital, empowering you with the knowledge and tools to tailor its application to your specific context.

About the presenter:

Tristan Claridge has been researching and applying social capital for over 20 years. Tristan is a geographer and environmental scientist with a passion for social processes and how social value is identified and communicated. Tristan has a deep and grounded understanding of social capital and its application, having worked on the concept from theoretical and practical perspectives. He draws on lessons from economics, sociology, political science, psychology, urban planning, and any other discipline that contributes understanding to the concept. In addition to his practical work with the concept, Tristan has been an active contributor to the academic debate about social capital. He has written over 200 open-access articles on social capital and related topics and is actively engaged in ongoing research.

About Our Webinar Series

This event is part of our regular webinar sessions for social capital researchers including PhD/master students. These sessions include invited presentations from prominent scholars as well as presentations by PhD students and experts in professional practice.

For social capital researchers, these sessions are an opportunity to hear about the latest social capital research and insights from scholars working on the concept. They can be a great way to connect with people, to get advice, discuss ideas or issues, get suggestions for literature to read, or you can just listen.

Are you researching social capital and want to present your research? Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.

Generally, presentations can be 20 to 45 mins. The content of your presentation will depend on your research stage.

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