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Here is an outline of the Talent Development Programme Framework I have developed for clients of local community facing organisations, non-Profits, local authorities, housing organisations seeking to deliver social impact programmes that can be adapted to any situation https://youtu.be/wZovmaQylPk

Some History Behind The Race and Immigration Construct What follows is a very short synopsis of in which I have referenced John Solomos’s, Black Youth, Racism and the State  – The Politics of Ideology and Policy. Race, Immigration and Housing – The Changing Policy Narrative after Windrush Race has always been a contentious issue for the UK to reconcile. When you delve into the academic research, much can be found to extrapolate a narrative that…

The irony of the Windrush saga, the momentum of the press and publicity that has unfolded over the last few weeks,  can only be said to be part of God’s plan, that is if you are a believer. Here we are in the year of 70th anniversary of HMT Windrush reaching the shores of the UK in 1948, with the first cohort of economic migrants from Jamaica; a celebration that may have only reached those…

On a recent visit to Jamaica, I made effort to record some of Trelawny, rural Jamaica, where my family comes from. A interview with Hugh. M Dixon a local historian, gave an alternative insight to Jamaica’s history focusing on the ecology of the landscape, which unfolded into a comprehensive contextual narrative of early Jamaican History, Escape and Resistance of the Maroons, Roots of the early Jamaican economy, Spanish and English Wars, Caribbean migration, Atlantic Slave…

The tributes for Cyrille Regis, ex-England International footballer who died aged 59 on the morning of Monday 15th January 2018 show the greatness of the man. A torch bearer in dark times. The most handsome, and coolest of personalities, has been lauded by all as a true gentleman; a black man who showed the strength, skill and subtlety on a football pitch, when blacks were excluded from the game by racial abuse and bias in…

London School of Economics/RSA’s joint Reinventing Work Networking Event – October 2017

Those in attendance, were either Fellows of the Royal Society of the Arts or soon to be, all of whom were evidently from the round of introductions, high achievers with practical experience of implementing change towards the new panacea of nurturing organisations to mitigate the corporate ills of self interest, power, inefficiencies in structural hierarchy, processes, communication, blurred lines of accountability, autonomy, role and boundary.

Self Management, and Distributed Leadership are some of the concepts that are the thread of the RSA’s reinventing work network; thinking outside the box to reconcile organisational development, using Fredric Laloux’s Opus Magnum, Reinventing Organisations as the standard bearer for reshaping the organisations of tomorrow. ( See a summary Frederic Laloux thinking in the video below)

https://youtu.be/GxGGkrtKZaA

Collective tears shed as the whole world witnessed what is suspected to be 100’s of people being burned alive in a tower block in North Kensington from all the cultural backgrounds that make up London’s population. The 24 storey 120 home Grenfell Tower block on Lancaster West estate, a devolved tenant controlled (TMO) council owned housing estate in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) with around 900 housing units overall….. 

Having been invited to take part a training course in the Netherlands entitled “talent development as a positive approach towards capacity building for youth (at risk) in order to prevent youth unemployment” in Spring of 2014; part of the application process was to describe my own experience in delivering programs to young people.

I have always thought carefully about the interventions I make in different forums. In the early years it was always based on heartfelt emotion, and the truth of the matter. Working within an organisational context, it becomes a little bit more sensitive to the surroundings and those in front of you. I am and have been guilty of trying to overload the discourse, with sometimes a little bit too much information. Recently hearing about the…

Community Development, Non profits and Voluntary Sector organisations are beset with that obvious challenge to their sustainability, “Where’s the money coming from?” Providing the much needed services that these organisations are set up to deliver are always dependent on the individuals involved and the connections and track record they have. Many are often beguiled into thinking these types of organisations are not businesses, when they are. They are incorporated as businesses, operate as legal entities,…